Royal Purple

Royal Purple ready with fresh look

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I’ve always viewed the first week of school in September as a breath of fresh air and a new start that allows for growth and change. The Royal Purple and its staff are no exception this fall. Our biggest fresh start is our new office. That’s right, we’ve moved. We no longer spend our ...

Spring election day brings stability and change

Spring election day brings stability and change

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

The words stability and change are rarely associated with each other. After the results of this year’s Whitewater Student Government (WSG) election, however, the terms go hand-in-hand. The continuity and stability comes in the re-election of incumbent candidate Tom Kind. The current student body ...

Samaranayake, Marquez aim for WSG leadership

Samaranayake, Marquez aim for WSG leadership

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under News

Pasan Samaranayake could be the next Whitewater Student Government (WSG) president. The junior economics major is running against incumbent candidate Tom Kind in the presidential election, which ends Friday, April 6. The aspiring professor wants to become president to give back to a place that liter...

Kind and Miller run for head seats at WSG table

Kind and Miller run for head seats at WSG table

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2018


Filed under News

Tom Kind could be the fourth-ever Whitewater Student Government (WSG) president elected to a second consecutive term. The junior economics major is running against Pasan Samaranayake in the WSG presidential election, which ends today. He is running alongside third-year student Zoe Miller. Miller...

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

March 18, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

Cassie Steiner is working to change the landscape in politics today. The 2015 graduate of UW-Whitewater’s international studies major hopes to become a politician and continue to bring women into a political picture that she describes as being currently dominated by men. “I think like many...

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

Opioids are taking over the United States. Not a single area across the country isn’t affected by the issue, and that includes Whitewater. Los Angeles native Sam Quinones is an award-winning author and journalist who visited campus last Monday to speak on the issue. Quinones has been writing ab...

Whitewater students give up 17 minutes for Florida’s fallen 17

Whitewater students give up 17 minutes for Florida’s fallen 17

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

    For 17 minutes, clocks ticked as approximately 100 desks at Whitewater High School sat empty Wednesday. Whitewater High School students participated in a nationwide walkout at 10 a.m. The event was partly in memoriam for the 17 students and faculty who lost their lives in last ...

Banquet takes Warhawks around the world

Banquet takes Warhawks around the world

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

More than 300 members of the Warhawk family traveled around the world on Friday. Thanks to the International Student Association, they didn’t even have to leave campus to do it. The ISA hosted its annual International Dinner event on March 9 in the University Center Hamilton Room, catering to t...

New emergency care kits to keep campus prepared

New emergency care kits to keep campus prepared

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

A recent shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead is sending shockwaves through the country. Should an emergency situation break out here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a recent addition to campus is designed to help. Emergency care kits were installed earlier this m...

Newsie Editor will (someday) go for the rose RK

Newsie Editor will (someday) go for the rose RK

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I had a lot of my friends and family fooled. Thanks to an Instagram post of me holding up a rose, I lead people to believe I was going to be a contestant on the next season of ABC’s hit television series, The Bachelorette. My parents received an onslaught of phone calls about my next endeavor fo...

WSG fills seats, keeps one vacant

WSG fills seats, keeps one vacant

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

The shuffle in Whitewater Student Government (WSG) continues. At the first meeting of the spring semester Monday, Jan. 29, the body of senators selected a new speaker, a new parliamentarian and swore in a significant number of returning senators. For the second time this academic year, sophomore accounting...

Floyd Rose talks MLK, jellybeans with students

Floyd Rose talks MLK, jellybeans with students

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

Dr. Floyd Rose paced the front of the Hamilton Room in the University Center Wednesday, holding nothing but a jar of jellybeans. “How many jellybeans are in this jar,” he asked the crowd. Multiple members of the crowd offered ideas, ranging from 200 to 1,500 beans. “Here’s the thing,...

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