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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

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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...

Finding light within darkness

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

I couldn’t breathe. Sweat streamed down my face as the pale, cold ceiling of my bedroom came into view early Tuesday. I was awake once again. Crawling from my sheets, I clambered to the bathroom sink to look in the mirror a...

Putting ‘super’ in super senior

Brad Allen, Copy Editor

September 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Syllabus week icebreakers felt bittersweet and awkward this semester. I wasn’t able to graduate in four years. Now, I’m a super senior. My first senior year was a rocky road. Dropping classes to reserve more time for a manag...

Tweets not punishable

September 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Chancellor Kopper: I am a veteran of dangerous military and (paid and unpaid) civilian service, a holder of a UW degree, well (better?) educated via the Milwaukee County Public Library System and the “school of hard kno...

Kopper promotes Warhawk pride

Beverly Kopper, Chancellor

September 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Dear Mr. Lofton, As a proud member of the Packer and Warhawk nations, I wanted to thank you and your colleague Mr. Kevin Harlan for your positive words regarding Jake Kumerow during last Thursday’s Packer game. We ar...

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