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  • April 7The man who was spotted with a gun near Whitewater Middle School has been taken into custody without incident, according to the Whitewater Police Department.

Thought on RP reporting

Tiffany Wood, Social Work Major

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Feb. 1 publication of the Royal Purple, featuring explicit detail about a sexual assault that took place on campus, lacked a sensitivity to the effects of trauma. Within this situation, there are now two lives that have been fur...

Noah Rusch Supports VP Tom Kind

Noah Rusch, Former Speaker of the Senate Whitewater Student Government

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

About a year ago, Tom Kind and I ran for student body President and Vice President. We lost by two votes, but in the end, he still ended up as Vice President because of his dedication to students. Now, I’m happy to write this...

Common council member endorses VP Thomas Kind

Stephanie A. Goettl, City of Whitewater Common Council-District 5 Representative

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

For over seven years now, I have had the unique opportunity to represent students at UW-Whitewater.  First, as a senator on Whitewater Student Government, then as the Speaker of the Senate, and finally/currently, as a representativ...

Technology should play a role in classes

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Technology has been evolving  rapidly over the past few years. From waiting until your parents get off the landline to use the internet to having lightning fast smart phones in our pockets, it has now become a nightmare for teach...

On Dustys Desk: Unpopular opinion: Being single is fine

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

February 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In this day and age, it seems like everyone is caught up in who is dating who and who isn’t dating anyone. I understand the Bible says “be fruitful,” but the Bible also says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this ...

Former professor urges vice-president to speak up

Brian Kevin Beck, Associate Professor UW-W Emeritus

February 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

How are we doing? In a recent TV interview with you, the host criticized the Executive Order on immigration. He claimed problems in input, structure, timing, and communication-about. But your response was a wave-off, a non-response....

Badger praises former Gov.

David A. Pettersen, Junior, UW-Madison

February 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Vitamin D? Discovered at UW. First isolating and culturing of human embryonic stem cells? Happened at UW. All around us, history is being made every single day, right here in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Idea: It’s exemplified in the...

Senator backs seg fees

Braden Chester, Speaker of the Senate Whitewater Student Government

February 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Let me begin with I am largely in support of the Governor’s budget for the biennium, but there is one significant issue the students, especially students who are involved with organizations at any UW-System school should be con...

ACA Repeal

Tiffany Wood, BA Social Work

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The effects of Congress’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, will reach beyond the 22.5 million low income Americans who now have greater access to health insurance. Within the ACA, ther...

The Countdown

Brian Kevin Beck, Associate Professor UW-W (Ret.)

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Interestingly, these days, the “count-down” has become a part of our culture, it seems. As in, ‘fifteen seconds for pedestrians to exit crosswalk.  14, 13...’ and “You are fifth in line” (although for how long).  Oh, an...

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