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Royal Purple ready with fresh look

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2018

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...

Spring election day brings stability and change

Spring election day brings stability and change

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor April 15, 2018

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...

WSG presidential candidate Pasan Samaranayake, right, with running mate Marco Marquez.

Samaranayake, Marquez aim for WSG leadership

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2018

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,...

Current student body president Tom Kind, left, with his vice-presidential candidate Zoe Miller.

Kind and Miller run for head seats at WSG table

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2018

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...

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

March 18, 2018

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...

Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones presents data and ideas on the issue of heroin use to a crowd of students on March 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor March 18, 2018

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...

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

    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...

 University Health and Counseling Services medical assistant Leah Jurgens dances to the tune of a mandolin. Her dress was embroidered with coins, which would make a ringing sound.

Banquet takes Warhawks around the world

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor March 11, 2018

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...

The emergency care kits installed on campus include a variety of tools including tourniquets, bandages and more. The kits were installed earlier this month.

New emergency care kits to keep campus prepared

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2018

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,...

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

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...

WSG fills seats, keeps one vacant

WSG fills seats, keeps one vacant

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor February 6, 2018

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...

Floyd Rose talks MLK, jellybeans with students

Floyd Rose talks MLK, jellybeans with students

Benjamin Pierce , Assistant News Editor February 6, 2018

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...

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