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March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Commentary by Royal Purple Editorial Staff The Royal Purple was honored with third place in the general excellence category in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Collegiate Newspaper Contest. In addition, four individuals received awards: Samantha Jacquest, second ...

Staff goodbye column: The opportunity of a lifetime

Staff goodbye column: The opportunity of a lifetime

December 11, 2013

By Abbie Reetz When I started writing for the Royal Purple my freshman year at UW-Whitewater, I was the type of writer editor’s grumble about constantly–I didn’t come to writer’s meetings, I often interviewed my sources via email and I may have once used my roommate as a student source for...

Album Review: ‘Bangerz’ by Miley Cyrus

November 13, 2013

  I received Miley Cyrus’ latest album, “Bangerz,” as a joke birthday gift from my boyfriend. I was pretty surprised (and only somewhat ashamed) that I didn’t entirely hate it when I finally realized it had passed its return period and I might as well give it a listen. I’m not going...

That’s what (s)he said

Abbie Reetz

November 6, 2013

My partner spends a lot of time at my apartment. Is it wrong to ask for money to help pay for the food and electricity we both use?   She said: From personal experience, I think it’s completely acceptable to ask your partner to pitch in for groceries or help out with utility bills if ...

How to buy happiness

October 30, 2013

Spending money on others benefits community, self Abbie Reetz In one of my classes last week, we spent a day talking about things you can do to  make yourself happier and relieve stress. As part of this particular lecture, we watched a TED Talk about how money can buy you happiness. The presentation was given by Michael Norton, associate professor of Busin...

Book Review: ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight’

October 21, 2013

  Once every few weeks, there comes a book that is slightly cheesy and predictable, but adorable nonetheless. “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” by Jennifer E. Smith is one of these books. Like most books or movies that fall into the “romantic comedy” genre, “The...

That’s what (s)he said

Commentary by Chris Johannsen, Copy Editor

September 11, 2013

Should you keep a high school relationship in college?   She said Heading off to college is a huge step in life, but it’s no reason to end an otherwise functional and happy relationship. You might be afraid that you or your significant other are going to change a lot at college or tha...

College freshmen top three reading list

Review by Managing Editor Abbie Reetz

September 4, 2013

  1. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin If you haven’t jumped on the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon yet, you’re missing out on a key part of college culture. “A Game of Thrones” is one of the biggest crazes on campus. Whether you’ve seen the popular HBO TV adaptation or not...

10 tips for surviving finals

May 8, 2013

Final exams can be stressful. The weather is finally nice outside, and the last thing anyone wants to do is barricade themselves inside to study. Because it can be difficult to motivate yourself and get everything done before summer vacation arrives, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you survive...

Wearing heels for hope: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes promotes sexual assault awareness

Wearing heels for hope: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes promotes sexual assault awareness

May 1, 2013

Men in high-heeled shoes are not a typical sight on the UW-Whitewater campus, but on Wednesday, April 24, men and women from the campus and community put on the tallest shoes they could find and walked to raise awareness about sexual assault. The event, known as Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, was hosted...

Celebrating survivors: Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society

April 24, 2013

Fairy tales and dreams. That is the theme for this year’s UW-Whitewater Relay for Life. The relay, hosted by Colleges Against Cancer, is a 12-hour event where teams walk and participate in games and activities to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This year, the relay will take place...

Book series review: The ‘Delirium’ Trilogy

Commentary by Lifestyle Editor Abbie Reetz

April 17, 2013

  Shortly after starting the first book of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy, one major thought kept running through my head: move over, Hunger Games. There’s a new dystopian trilogy in town. Like the popular Hunger Games series, the Delirium books (Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem) are...

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