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Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire
March 14, 2014

By Ben Holzhueter and Samantha Jacquest March 14, 2014   A fire occurred on the first floor of the UW-Whitewater Tri Sigma sorority house located at the corner of Main and S. Prairie St....

Best scary movies, old school & new

October 29, 2013

Old school, compiled by Chris Johannsen Halloween (1978) - Ranked in the top five scariest movies of all time by Entertainment Weekly, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” proves that blood and gore aren’t...

Comedian returns to familiar stage

Comedian returns to familiar stage
September 11, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   Comedian Eric O’Shea hasn’t performed at UW-Whitewater since 2007, but he still fondly recalls his last time here. “The students were very sharp,” O’Shea said....

Country/rock trio Scarletta takes the stage at UW-W

September 4, 2013

Band founder, manager, fiddler speaks with Royal Purple: By Ben Holzhueter   Country/rock band Scarletta performed at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the UC Down Under. Nathan Stoop, the trio’s...

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore
September 4, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   With the passing of Labor Day weekend comes the inevitability every public school student in Wisconsin knows so well: the start of the fall semester. Members of the incoming...

No bluff, Casino Night a hit

No bluff, Casino Night a hit
March 21, 2013

  More than 300 attend night of poker, prizes: Casino Night attracted more than 300 people last Friday night, which is no small feat considering the day of the week and how busy students are...

‘Overrated’ takes home first at Battle of the Bands

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March 13, 2013

   A year after finishing second in the SEAL sponsored Battle of the Bands, “Overrated” returned to the competition, and, this time, took home the $500 first-place prize. Lead singer Brad...

Carnegie Hall calls, UW-W answers

Carnegie Hall calls, UW-W answers
March 6, 2013

  The 54 students in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble all returned to UW-Whitewater from New York empty handed. Not one had a medal draped around his or her neck, or so much as a certificate of achievement...

Movie Review: “Silver Linings Playbook”

January 23, 2013

  “Silver Linings Playbook” is an outstanding film and has earned a spot in my top five favorite movies of all time. The actors are perfectly cast in their roles. The screenplay, adopted...

Theater student makes NYC debut

Theater student makes NYC debut
January 23, 2013

  UW-Whitewater senior Jake Lesh has officially made his New York debut. On Jan. 15, the theater major reprised his role as Edwin Booth in a staged reading of “The Edwin Booth Company Presents….” “It...

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...

UW-W loses former athlete

November 28, 2012

  Fewer than 24 hours after learning of the death of  former teammate Alex Scarbro, the UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team was scheduled to play Edgewood College. Head coach Keri Carollo...

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