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Mental health should not be normalized

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

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The first time I ever experienced a panic attack, I was 17. My mom rushed me to the emergency room because she thought I was dying. That was the first time I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The first thing the nurse said to me a...

It’s okay to be “just a freshman”

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

February 25, 2019

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When I first came to UW-Whitewater last fall, the only goal I had for myself was to do well in school. For me, this meant that clubs and activities were the last thing on my mind because I figured they would only hurt my GPA. St...

Continue to learn after college

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

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For the last--hold on, let me do the math--16 years, I have been in school. My life has been surrounded by grinding towards one goal--graduation. I had a striking thought as I circled May 18 on my calendar (graduation day)...

Time down under a life changing experience

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2019

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I never thought I would be brave enough to study in a foreign country, but it was truly the best experience of my life. This past winterim, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Australia. I have always wanted to study abr...

Prioritize health

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2019

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I was sitting in the emergency room Wednesday night, my head in my hands from the pain of the most intense migraine I’d ever experienced. Nurses and doctors were swirling around trying to get me hooked up to an IV and attem...

View, appreciate campus art

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 18, 2019

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After being the Arts & Rec Editor at The Royal Purple for almost two years there is one thing I have learned about college students. Most students don’t do anything unless they absolutely have to or unless there is so...

Spend time, not cash

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019

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It’s not about how much money you spend. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends just over $130 on Valentine’s Day. Americans spend more than $2 billion on flowers alone for the holiday. ...

Halftime show disappoints

Garrett Kluever, Advertising Manager

February 11, 2019

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Smeckledorf: Spongebob lingo for “to bamboozle” or “to mislead”. It’s not a real word, but it can describe a real issue. As of writing this, 1.2 million+ people signed a petition on Change.org to have the song ‘...

Parking rule could lead to drunk driving

February 11, 2019

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It’s all fun and games until someone decides to drive home. In the City of Whitewater, it is illegal to park on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31 every year. In theory, these winter guidelines make...

Just one word can inspire, better you

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

January 29, 2019

Filed under Opinion

It’s 2019. What are your New Years resolutions? You know you made them, but if you’re honest with yourself, you know that you really won’t keep them all year long. Here’s my challenge for you —pick a word. Jus...

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