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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.

Graduate Goodbyes: Future unknown; gratitude certain

May 3, 2016

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May 4, 2016 I closed my camera bag today for the indefinite future. It’s a bittersweet feeling to know that graduation is so close and that the start of my life is here, but I can’t help but feel sad because this will...

News editors bring home SPJ award

May 3, 2016

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May 4, 2015 Last month, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Royal Purple News section editors, sophomore Kimberly Wethal and freshman Emily Lepkowski, in the 2015 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards in Minneapolis. The ...

Official Royal Purple commencement speech

May 3, 2016

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May 4, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The Royal Purple wants to give a heartfelt congratulations to all of UW-Whitewater’s 2016 graduates. We’re losing quite a few good reporters and editors in the newsroom, so we’re...

Resident tuition freeze delays inevitable

April 26, 2016

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April 27, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The cost of college education is high and going up – especially if you’re a nonresident undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Whitewater. Next semester, nonresident UW-W...

Watch last week’s satire today

April 26, 2016

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April 27, 2016 For those of you that don’t know who John Oliver is, I urge you to type his name into your search engine and go to a YouTube treasure trove of greatness. I have, and probably will in the future, spend hours...

Letter to the Editor: Energy and assault on campus

April 26, 2016

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April 27, 2016 Concerning energy use on campus, back in 2008, the custodians in the academic buildings were moved from the overnight shift to the day shift in order to conserve the energy used at night. The FP&M Academic...

Letter to the Editor: Athletes should talk mental health

April 26, 2016

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April 27, 2016 “Mental toughness” is a term that every athlete has heard consistently throughout their sports career; meaning that an athlete must remain level headed through failures, and to not be afraid to go up and...

Letter to the Editor: Technology ruins youth and education

April 26, 2016

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April 27, 2016 What is the purpose of school? We, as a society have lost track of the purpose of school. Technology has gotten in the way of what’s really important. School is about learning, listening to the teacher,...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting rules of conduct

April 19, 2016

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April 20, 2016 The Chair will be running all the Department meetings. She will conduct them as she sees appropriate. If you have concerns about how meetings are being conducted, you should schedule an appointment to meet with he...

Letter to the Editor: Incident reporting left unclear

April 19, 2016

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April 20, 2016 Last week’s memo announcing the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form takes us one step closer toward the erasure of prejudice. Huzzah. With this new protocol, perhaps now offending students won’t feel compelled to...

Letter to the Editor: Labor and HR must work together

April 19, 2016

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April 20, 2016 My message for this week is that you are not alone, and you don’t have to go through your troubles alone. The path is not always clear to see, and it can often times be daunting, but there is always a way. Yo...

Observe Earth Day with practical initiatives

April 19, 2016

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April 20, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Earth Day is about more than planting trees, Woody Guthrie songs and picking up trash off the highway. It’s about coming together as cohabitants of our natural world and consciousl...

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