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Szerlong ‘equipped’ to serve in Wisconsin Assembly

October 22, 2018

What qualities and experiences does Gabriel Szerlong possess that would make him worthy of your vote on November 6th? I met Gabriel Szerlong this past July. I have found him to be a man of depth and wisdom. He is quick to list...

Chancellor should support victims, students

October 22, 2018

Retired professor Brian Kevin Beck posited last week that Chancellor Kopper should not step down because she has not failed in any of her responsibilities. Chancellor Kopper herself said that her primary responsibility as Chancellor has al...

RP editor proud to be UW-W athlete

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 22, 2018

Here is a quick disclaimer to this column: I am a freshman. I have not been on campus very long. I do not want to pretend like I understand how everything here at UW-Whitewater works. But since I have been on campus, I have noticed somet...

Incumbent Rep. Vruwink supports bills for veterans

October 15, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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