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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.

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor and staff commentaries do not reflect the views of the Royal Purple. A hard learned lesson Many of the voters who elected handsome young Scott Walker are not old enough to rem...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 1, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first eru...

Revolution: to be, or not to be?

March 1, 2011

Filed under Opinion

First, let me begin by saying I love America and all of the freedoms that come along with being born in it.  Though I, as do many, see issues in need of correction. Take Scott Walker for instance, a man the people of Wisconsin...

UW System should remain united

March 1, 2011

Filed under Opinion

At UW-Whitewater, every student, faculty and staff member is part of a community. Likewise, UW-Whitewater is a member of a greater family: the UW System. With the recent push of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, ma...

Time for state politicians to grow up

February 23, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In light of growing political tensions in Madison, both political parties have failed Wisconsin voters. Neither political party has handled the progression of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill proposal in a mature and ...

University should rethink how it observes Darwin Day

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Judging from the UW-Whitewater website, it looks like we’re going all out to observe “Darwin Day.” It’s a little unusual to have a day in honor of a person who proposed a theory.  In fact, I can't think of even one...

10 tips to be financially successful in college

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

1)   Avoid Fraud & Scams Become scam-savvy so you can identify scams when you see them. An important red flag to remember: If someone sends you a check or money order and asks you to wire them money in return, it’s...

Whitewater police need to punish drunk driving, not condone it

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In a state soaked in a culture that revolves heavily around alcohol, it is no wonder the topic of drunk driving is present in almost every source of news we watch or read on at least a weekly basis. While I could go on abou...

Examining Gov. Walker’s proposals

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With Gov. Scott Walker unveiling legislation that will nearly eliminate all collective bargaining rights for many public employees and change how the state negotiates with unions, many Wisconsinites are understandably angry. However,...

Snow removal efforts unsatisfactory

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Though warmer weather is finally making its way back to UW-Whitewater, it’s important to reflect on this past winter and look at areas we can improve on for next year. Throughout the winter, it seemed many walkways were con...

That’s what … she said/he said

February 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Question: My significant other and I have been fighting a lot lately. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Do we sweep our issues under the rug until the “holiday” has passed, or do we talk about it now? I don’t want to ruin...

Kachel’s generosity should inspire

February 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With the passing of David Kachel, UW-Whitewater alumnus and donor, it’s important we take time to recognize the many contributions Kachel has made to the university. Now that classes are in full swing for the semester, ma...

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