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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. in the morning hours of March 14. No major injuries were reported, but one occupant was taken to Mercy...

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 necessary to classify a quality horror movie.  With a budget of only $300,000, this classic ...

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. “I remember the fun, I remember the looseness, and I remember how they got everything. I’m very...

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 founding member, tour manager and fiddler spoke with the Royal Purple about the show and gave some insi...

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 freshmen class can find advice on how to add a little more culture and fun to begin their college...

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 with midterms, said SEAL Large Event Intern Nicole Pumarada. “I’m really happy with the turnout...

‘Overrated’ takes home first at Battle of the Bands

‘Overrated’ takes home first at Battle of the Bands

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 Beran, a senior at UW-Whitewater, said he wasn’t sure if the group would win, but when their n...

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 tucked away in a backpack. But that didn’t matter. No one needed an award to validate what...

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 from the novel of the same name, is witty and entertaining, and the direction, by the boundary pushing...

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 was really amazing,” Lesh said. “I was extremely excited, and I was confident...

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. ...

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 spoke with the team before the game and said if they didn’t feel like playing that nigh...

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