Royal Purple

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

March 24, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 24, 2016 Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) focused on national security, private sector job growth and freedom at his rally at the The Armory in Janesville on March 24. The venue was full of people standing by the time the rally started around 5:10 p.m. ...

Active shooter procedures crucial on campus

October 13, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Oct. 13, 2015 Another mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon left 10 people dead, and the gun control debate is up for discussion once again. But while the left and right argue over the Second Amendment and more stringent gun control laws, we’re left here at...

Understanding the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Understanding the ‘Fiscal Cliff’

February 13, 2013

  Sophomore Francesca Glorioso said she is concerned about the impact of the national budget on finding a job and college tuition. Freshman Liz Eichsteadt and senior Melissa Kroll said it is difficult to understand the national budget and the government’s impact on college students. “I...

Electoral college should not decide presidential elections

November 18, 2012

The dust has yet to settle from last Tuesday’s presidential election. President Obama was re-elected due to a dominant performance in the battleground states. In 2008, Obama won every battleground state. This election, he won every battleground state except North Carolina. Indiana was the only other...

Wisconsin ‘votes blue’ for sixth consecutive time

November 12, 2012

  GOP regains control of state Senate, now  has control of entire state government:   It is finally safe to watch television, listen to the radio and drive down the interstate without the threat of being bombarded with political ads. After months of fighting over a few key swing ...

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...

The Great Debate

November 5, 2012

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debate one of the most important political issues in this year’s election: which candidate has the best internet meme?...

Local spa shooting inspires legislation

November 5, 2012

Last week’s shooting at a Brookfield, Wis. spa brought the issue of gun control once again to the front of Americans’ minds. The shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, legally purchased a handgun from a private seller two days after his wife obtained a restraining order against him. Even though Wisconsin...

Media endorsement of politicians is unethical

November 5, 2012

  With the presidential election less than a month away, people across the United States are taking sides. This is to be expected because they must decide who to vote for. Media outlets including “The New York Times” and the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” also have a history of taking...

Educate yourself on election issues

October 3, 2012

With the presidential election only a month away, many Americans are in the process of deciding who will get their votes. It’s easy to pick a candidate based on political party alone, but unless you research where the candidates stand on the issues that matter, you may end up voting for someone who...

Judgment on Walker should wait until 2014

April 5, 2012

The recall against Gov. Scott Walker has some of Wisconsin’s and America’s core principles at stake. When you elect an official, you’re stuck with them. Sometimes it’s a harsh and unfortunate truth.However, some citizens of the state of Wisconsin have pushed for another election for governor,...

Tensions between Iran and United States could affect college students

January 24, 2012

Every semester at UW-Whitewater seniors graduate and new students enroll. Those who leave UW-Whitewater are embarking on their first steps into the real world. While this is often celebrated, today’s world seems to have a grim outlook on the future of our generation. As our friends leave us and...

Founded 1901
Barack Obama