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Trump antics reflect negative campus climate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 For college students, the presidential    campaign seems like a far-off land where a rich bigot and two career politicians are in a street brawl for the GOP nomination, and the two Democratic candidates, one an “email-deleter” and the other a “socialist,” are politely disagr...

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 For the 2015 season, the Royal Purple was recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest as second place in the general excellence category. The general excellence category recognizes the best weekly newspaper at the collegiate level in the st...

Graduate goodbyes: Little moments can mean the most

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 My time with the Royal Purple has been nothing if not interesting. By interesting, I mean it was a mixture of good, bad, intolerable and unforgettable. The people at this paper have been nothing but a constant source of entertainment, learning, annoyances and wonderful memories. My room...

Graduate goodbyes: RP memories last a lifetime

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 As I sit at the edge at the end of table in the center of the Royal Purple office, I look around at the room that I’ve learned to call my home for the past three years. There’s an ugly couch with questionable stains that’s held up by a cinder block, a creepy photo of a man with the ...

Editor or firefighter?

November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 When I started with the Royal Purple three years ago, I admired every Editor in Chief before me. I looked at their jobs as glamorous and easy, and I imagined all the ways I could do things better. I wanted the paper to be some shining plaque that represented me as a person. It was so easy to si...

Social media and candidates, needs change

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Over and over, candidates vying for a nomination from their respective parties have attempted to appeal to the youth voter. The candidates flock to social media encouraging young adults to use hashtags as a form of pseudo political engagement blinding us with references to pop culture. ...

Arrests of alcohol, drugs drop on campus

October 14, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Oct. 14, 2015   When Chief of the UW-Whitewater Police Services Department Matthew Kiederlen looked at the numbers for 2014, he didn’t see anything that surprised or shocked him. There has been a steady decrease in arrests for liquor (19.8 percent) and drug (14.3 pe...

Students seek real-world guidance at Hawk Career Fair

Students seek real-world guidance at Hawk Career Fair

October 13, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Oct. 13, 2015   Maggie Connelly is going to take a walk in December. Like most college students, she spends four years preparing for the moment she will walk across the stage at graduation. Until then, she is preparing for life after graduation was by attending...

Bad luck expert turns fails into wisdom

September 30, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Editor in Chief I have been a beacon of questionable luck my entire life. There was the time I pooped my pants at Wal-Mart, slipped at graduation, fell down the stairs at the Wisconsin State Capital, lost permanent feeling of my lower lip. Sure, I’m a champ at the ga...

Elderly cats make unforgettable companions

Elderly cats make unforgettable companions

September 22, 2015

When it comes to pets, I thought kittens and puppies were the way to my heart. I never would have taken the time to consider an older pet. This past week I found out I was incredibly mistaken when my roommate and I adopted a homely and scraggly cat named King Bedford Thomas II. Bedford isn’t much. ...

Swearing at strangers, rookie mistake

September 2, 2015

  When Chancellor Richard Telfer announced his retirement, I can’t lie, a tiny part of me was excited. I wasn’t excited to see him go. I was excited about the chance to have an embarrassing past wiped clean. There was an incident with a broken recorder at an organization fair and me trying...

State budget causes waves in higher education

May 6, 2015

May 6th, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik Weeks away from leaving the Joint Finance Committee and even being signed into law, the 2015-17 biennial budget is already causing waves in the higher education world. "If the budget is enacted as proposed, UW-Whitewater would have a budget reduction of $6.4...

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