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The stories we’ll remember

The stories we'll remember

May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014 By Andrea Behling I’d rather do anything than write this goodbye letter after four years at the Royal Purple. I’ve cried over dozens of them since my freshman year—written by people that have become some of my closest friends—and I knew writing my own would be more difficult than words c...

Column: Not goodbye, yet

Andrea Behling

December 11, 2013

  Dec. 11, 2013 By Andrea Behling During my time at the Royal Purple student newspaper, I’ve come across quite a few situations that have challenged my ethical standards, my moral guidelines and most of all, my will power. It hasn’t always been fun and by no means have the lessons...

The reason I write

Andrea Behling

September 12, 2013

Sept. 12, 2013 Column by Andrea Behling, Royal Purple EIC Why do I write? The answer to this four-word question is, well, hard to put down in writing. Joan Didion did it in a piece first published in 1976 with a confessedly stolen title from George Orwell, “Why I Write.” In about 2,600 words, Didion bares the bones of the writer hold...

UW-W alumnus hits six gallon mark for blood donated

Mike Doyle

September 11, 2013

By Andrea Behling   Mike Doyle remembers vividly the first time he donated blood as a student at UW-Whitewater in the late 1960s. “I’ll never forget it,” Doyle said. “Whenever I give blood or see someone I don’t know, I’ll always tell the story on how I started giving blood.” Doyle...

EIC says goodbye to departing staff


May 8, 2013

  The Royal Purple office is a fun place to be on Monday production nights. From “quote-board-worthy” conversations to kazoo serenades, we somehow find the fun on deadline. That being said, we are forced to say goodbye to four dedicated and talented students this semester. The missing presence ...

A new heart, a new beginning

A new heart, a new beginning

March 13, 2013

  UW-Whitewater alumna Lindsay Markos would go to church every Sunday with a beeper in her lap, praying it would go off. Markos knew that when it did, it meant the Herma Heart Center of Children’s Hospital in Wisconsin had found a compatible heart for her four-month-old daughter, Autumn,...

New Name, New Face, New Style

January 23, 2013

  Royal Purple Spotlight section gets new name:   “Imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively.” That is the definition of the arts. “Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.” That is the definition of recreation. ...

Four more years: President Obama wins re-election

November 8, 2012

  Nov. 7, 2012 By Andrea Behling Sophomore Cassandra Medved, a member of the UW-Whitewater College Democrats, was glued to her TV and her laptop taking in as much information as possible on the 2012 Presidential Election. This was a nerve-racking day for Medved, who over the past few...

Make This: the petite pumpkin

October 24, 2012

The Petite Pumpkin The Supplies Styrofoam ball Orange fabric paint Orange and green yarn Brown twine Green twine Push-pins Marker Scissors The Steps                 ...

Royal Purple says goodbye to trademarked logo

September 12, 2012

Sept. 12, 2012 By Andrea Behling There were big changes at the Royal Purple last semester when we debuted our new banner, replacing the Warhawk head logo, on top of the April 4 issue following spring break. This change was made upon request by the UW-Whitewater Marketing and Media Relations Departme...

My secret to keeping sane

April 25, 2012

I love to be busy. All through out high school and even now, I pack my schedule to full capacity. I do this for many reasons. For one, I was taught at a young age the importance of involvement and activity. To this day, I see value in staying busy and taking part in activities outside of the classroom. Yet...

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