Royal Purple News


The Royal Purple is the independent, student-run weekly newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Its goals are to provide the students, faculty and staff with a forum for news, entertainment and sporting events, as well as provide an open forum for opinions and commentary on events and issues that affect the students. The Royal Purple will also provide a medium for advertising, a laboratory learning experience to the students of UW-Whitewater and a permanent record of contemporary events throughout the campus and community. The Royal Purple has an editorial and an advertising staff, an adviser and a staff of reporters. This staff retains the right to choose content and to determine the priority of stories for its readers. No other individuals have the right to review or censor the content of the Royal Purple prior to publication.

The Royal Purple will strive to present the news in an objective manner. The writers will be encouraged to research the views, policies or actions that are being reported. Opinions will belong only to sources and will be clearly attributed. The Royal Purple will use fairness, impartiality, accuracy, truthfulness and responsibility in presenting ideas to its readers without editorializing.

The Royal Purple is published every Monday in print and online during the academic school year. A circulation of 5,000 newspapers are delivered to 55 news stands in high-traffic locations across the University and in the city of Whitewater, except in cases of severe weather or security alerts.

The Royal Purple student newspaper is open Monday – Friday from 9a.m. – 5p.m. during the academic school year at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. It is located in room 66 on the lower level of the James R. Connor University Center off North Prairie Street.
Phone: (262) 472-5100
Mailing Address: 
Royal Purple 
James R. Connor University Center, Room 66
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Staff Listing
Editor-in-Chief: Kimberly Wethal – [email protected]
Managing Editor: Brad Allen – [email protected] 
News Editor: Nicole Aimone – [email protected]
Assistant News Editor: Benjamin Pierce – [email protected] 
Biz & Tech Editor: Garrett Kluever – [email protected] 
Lifestyle Editor: Gabriella Neurock – [email protected] 
Arts & Rec Editor: Brenda Echeverria – [email protected]
Sports Editor: Kolton Hegstrom – [email protected]
Assistant Sports Editor: Jack Miller – [email protected]
Copy Editors: 
Riley Kauzlaric – [email protected]
Nathan Kober – [email protected]
Photo Editor: Evan Halpop – [email protected]
Graphics Editor: Elliott Weld – [email protected]
Website Manager: Matthew Sudsberry – [email protected]
Social Media Manager & Outreach Coordinator: Anna Catlin – [email protected]
Advertising Manager: Maddy Scheel – [email protected]
Advertising Representative(s):
Taylor Buschke – [email protected]
Erika Marion – [email protected]
Emily Curley – [email protected]
Distribution Manager: Nick Trossen – [email protected]
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Keith Zukas – [email protected]
Advertising Adviser: Dr. Sumin Shin – [email protected]
The student news site of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater