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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.

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April 20, 2017

A’viands to bring Einstein Bagels, more

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

April 13, 2017

Filed under News, News

A flurry of new flavors will be presented to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus community beginning this summer. Food service provider, A’viands, will replace Chartwells as the campus’ dining services provider...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017

Filed under News, News, Uncategorized

Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up...

Concussions threaten future of the NFL

February 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 16, 2016 Last week, we celebrated Super Bowl 50 with the same ritualistic precision as any American holiday. Nachos were eaten,  and those tiny, little cocktail weenies were consumed as we watched g...

Editor or firefighter?

November 17, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Nov. 17, 2015 When I started with the Royal Purple three years ago, I admired every Editor in Chief before me. I looked at their jobs as glamorous and easy, and I imagined all the ways I could do things better. I wanted the ...

Letter to the Editor: Governance, tobacco bans and the worker’s perspective

November 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Nov. 10, 2015 The Royal Purple's coverage of a possible tobacco ban on campus is a fantastic example of how our current system does not work.  We are just shy of four years without a Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it shows. No ...

Journalism classes benefit all majors

October 13, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Oct. 13, 2015 The disinterest in general education and elective courses is something I’ll never understand. Why would you want to live in a world where college graduates aren’t educated about different cultures, have a solid ...

Swearing at strangers, rookie mistake

September 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

  When Chancellor Richard Telfer announced his retirement, I can’t lie, a tiny part of me was excited. I wasn’t excited to see him go. I was excited about the chance to have an embarrassing past wiped clean. There...

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