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ACA Repeal

Tiffany Wood, BA Social Work

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The effects of Congress’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, will reach beyond the 22.5 million low income Americans who now have greater access to health insurance. Within the ACA, ther...

The Countdown

Brian Kevin Beck, Associate Professor UW-W (Ret.)

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Interestingly, these days, the “count-down” has become a part of our culture, it seems. As in, ‘fifteen seconds for pedestrians to exit crosswalk.  14, 13...’ and “You are fifth in line” (although for how long).  Oh, an...

Thomas Kind for WSG President

Lauren Foegen, President UWW College Republicans

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As the Chair for the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater chapter of College Republicans, it is with great enthusiasm that I will be casting my vote this spring for my friend, Tom Kind, as Student Body President. Over his period of b...

Rep. Vruwink (D-43 District) encourages participation

Don Vruwink, 43rd District Assembly Person

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Happy New Year! It has been a very busy and exciting time for me as I was recently sworn in at the State Capitol as the new State Representative from the 43rd Assembly District. This is a true honor and privilege and I look fo...

WSG Vice President to seek presidential position

Thomas Kind, Whitewater Student Government Presidential Candidate

January 25, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Today, I am thrilled to announce to you that I am seeking the office of the Student Body President. This campaign that I am running is one I hope can help unite our campus. When I first ran for a senate seat in the Student Gover...

Threats to press, journalists hits home

Staff Collaboration

January 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last spring, our former Photo Editor attended a political rally where a man shouted at her “death to female journalists.” Journalists and First Amendment rights have been under attack. Threats have been made to open up libel...

System regent seeks to find end to sexual violence

James A. Langnes III, UW-W Senior & UW System Regent

December 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

*Editors note: Claims made have yet to be independently verified. In the Nov. 30 edition of the Royal Purple, a letter to the editor was addressed to Chancellor Kopper in regards to the issue of sexual assaults on campus. At...

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