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Thanks for the memories, good times Royal Purple staff

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief
May 6, 2019
Filed under Opinions

I’ve wanted to be a journalist since I was 10 years old. Most kids would say they wanted to be an astronaut or a princess, and then there was me proudly announcing that I was going to be a reporter. Trust me, the adults in the room gave me some crazy looks. This dream of being a journalist first beg...

Time at UW-W a life-changing journey

Brad Allen, Assistant Copy Editor
December 10, 2018
Filed under Opinions

My passion for journalism ignited at the age of 17. I was sitting in a high school photography class paging through a National Geographic magazine. I realized I wanted to be a journalist instead of enlisting into the U.S. Army. A recruitment officer I was interning for encouraged this decision, alon...

‘Never stop pushing’

‘Never stop pushing’

Killian Jauch, News Editor
December 10, 2018
Filed under carousel, News

   Graduation is quickly approaching, and while all graduates get the opportunity to make their way across the stage when they receive their diploma, only one has the opportunity to speak in front of their fellow graduates.    This year’s Student Commencement Speaker is Starr Lee. Lee will be receiving a B...

Dallet scoops state Supreme Court seat

Nicole Aimone, News Editor
April 3, 2018
Filed under News

Rebecca Dallet defeated her opponent Michael Screnock with approximately 55 percent of the statewide vote for the State Supreme Court judge seat. Although Dallet’s win does not impact the overall conservative majority held on the court, it does shift the court’s ideological bend down one to a ...

Advice from the Editors

Advice from the Editors

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor
September 4, 2017
Filed under Lifestyle

Welcome to another semester filled with books, new memories and a life of bleeding purple. Coming to a college campus for the first time can be both a terrifying and exciting experience — sometimes both. Adjusting to the campus culture, a new lifestyle and a busy schedule are all challenges faced ...

Advertising manager says goodbye

Emily Leclair, Advertising Manager
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Four years ago, I walked into the Royal Purple office with my tail between my legs and not a clue as to what I was doing. The following people are the reason that I made it to where I am today: To Kevin Cunningham: Oh Kevski. I think it’s fair to dedicate my entire Royal Purple career to you. If...

News editor moves on to future endeavours

May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinions

By Emily Lepkowski I started working at the Royal Purple as Assistant News Editor my Freshman year. There are a lot of things people don’t understand or know about how putting together a newspaper works, or even being a journalist for that matter. However, I came to UW-Whitewater with nothing bu...

RP wins awards, editors present at ACP conference to peers

RP wins awards, editors present at ACP conference to peers

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Uncategorized

The Royal Purple brought home seven awards from the 2017 Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota this last weekend. The newspaper brought home second place in General Excellence and eighth place in the Special Edition category. Co Editor-in-Chief Kimberly We...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under News

  At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s...

Whitewater man murdered

Whitewater man murdered

November 2, 2016
Filed under News

An early-morning gunshot on  Oct. 25 on the 900 block of Peck Street in Whitewater resulted in a first-degree intentional homicide charge for a 31-year-old Whitewater man. Alan M. Johnson confessed to murdering Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, 43, in Myszkewicz’s Whitewater home early Tuesday morning  Johnson, now...

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Kimberly Wethal and Ashley McCallum
October 25, 2016
Filed under News

UPDATE, Oct. 26, 2016, 11:29 a.m.: City of Whitewater Police have identified the man found dead yesterday on the 900 block of Peck Street as Kenneth J. Myskewicz, age 43. In a news release, the City of Police Department called the death a homicide and said that the suspect has been taken in custody. Police...

Campaigns ramp up as election winds down

Campaigns ramp up as election winds down

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
October 13, 2016
Filed under News

As an election cycle spanning almost a year and a half enters its final weeks before the Nov. 8 election day, both voters and candidates for public office all over the state of Wisconsin are preparing for the ballot box. On campus, advocates for the Warhawks Vote campaign are ramping up their efforts to...

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