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Incumbent Rep. Vruwink supports bills for veterans

October 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, I have been talking with state legislators about an issue near and dear to my heart: the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. This law, if enacted, would conform Wisconsin law to the Uniform Law Commissi...

Alumnus has political experience despite youth

October 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Editor, Please bear with me for a moment. While we are seeing so much coverage on the Governor’s and our U.S. Senator races lately, it can be so easy to tune out and overlook the crucial races for state senate and stat...

Students should value UW-W traditions

Royal Purple Staff, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Everyone has traditions. Everyone has a place they go to celebrate holidays, a specific way of celebrating holidays or a certain activity that their family has done for generations. Whatever they may be, traditions play a large ...

The importance of voting

George Savage

October 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Vote! Some things don’t make sense. In the 2016 Presidential election, 71 percent of my demographic (65 years and older) voted, but only 46 percent of the demographic most likely to be reading this (18-29 years old) voted. ...

Internships, jobs key in furthering education

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There’s no doubt that coursework and education in a classroom play a key role in preparing students for full-time work in their area of study. Professors harbor tons of valuable information and real-world experiences to furthe...

Kopper shouldn’t leave Chancellor post

Brian Kevin Beck, UW-Whitewater Associate Professor

October 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When bad things happen, when should a public figure “step down” or resign? Well, not when their service to society would be lost—irrelevantly. Not when we ineptly confuse personal and societal issues. And especially (as here...

Technical colleges make a difference for many

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

My senior year of high school was a constant barrage of questions about my future and college plans. Every time I was asked these questions, my response was the same. There was an awkward pause, and my face would turn crimson...

The RP is here to serve students

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The Royal Purple is a weekly student-run newspaper, but it’s no secret that news happens on University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s campus just about every day. While it’s true that we only release one printed newspaper a week, ...

Kind ready to serve students in second term

September 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When I started looking ahead this year to my second term as Wisconsin Student Government (WSG) president, I asked what changes needed to be addressed on campus that would have measurable success and garner the support needed ...

Council member asks chancellor to resign

Stephanie Goettl Vander Pas, Common Council Member

September 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Chancellor Kopper, I’m sure by now you have heard I contacted the UW System president Friday, Sept. 14. I’m sure seeing me today was as uncomfortable for you as it was for me. Despite that, there are things I need to say t...

Chancellor shares thoughts on husband’s dismissal from UW-W

Beverly Kopper, Chancellor

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Campus Colleagues, I want to share with you a difficult situation for me personally and professionally.  The University of Wisconsin System completed, and has now released, an independent investigation into sexual harassment...

Ad manager ready in new role

Garrett Kluever, Advertising Manager

September 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The last time I (sort of) ran a business, I was selling Kool-Aid to my neighbors 12 years ago. A lot has changed since then. Dedicated readers might recognize my name because last year as a freshman, I proudly worked for the newspa...

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