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Life after Bernie

Life after Bernie

June 15, 2016

Third-party alternatives worth considerating   Dusty Hartl June 15, 2016 If you are like me, a “Bernie Bro,” then you must be having a hard time in this primary. With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) down almost three million votes and all primaries finished, it’s not l...

Trump’s campaign demonstrates “red flags”

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Donald Trump’s TV makeup might paint him orange, but the warning flags I got from his Janesville rally were red. It took his campaign five days to get Royal Purple Photo Editor Amber Levenhagen and I our press credentials. His rally started with a notice telling a thousand adoring supporter...

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 When it comes to politics, I identify as a Democrat. If I had to guess, I’d say I agree with 80 to 85 percent of liberal philosophies.  I believe climate change is a big threat to our future, I think we need tougher and stricter gun laws and I’m against the death penalty. ...

Democratic debate lacks student presence

February 23, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 23, 2016 With both Democratic candidates trying to get an endorsement from millennial voters, you’d think the audience at their UW-Milwaukee debate two weeks ago would have reflected that demographic. But it did not. Instead, UW-M students were given the chance to w...

Debate allows students to make their voices heard

February 16, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal, Andrew Eppen and Emily Lepkowski Feb. 17, 2016 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) were the only two candidates on stage at the Democratic primary debate on Feb. 11, but that didn’t stop past and present UW students from fighting to h...

Democratic primary debate hosted at UW-Milwaukee

February 11, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 11, 2016   Just days after the New Hampshire caucus, the two remaining Democratic candidates held their sixth presidential primary debate in the heart of the midwest. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) discussed their di...

Student debt a serious issue for candidates

November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015 Graduation is a day we’re all anxiously awaiting. We’ll finally be able to stand tall, chest puffed out, smile and say, “It wasn’t easy, but we made it.” Mom and dad, brothers and sisters, grandpa and grandma – they’ll all be there too, shaking hands, congratulating us on a j...

Social media and candidates, needs change

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Over and over, candidates vying for a nomination from their respective parties have attempted to appeal to the youth voter. The candidates flock to social media encouraging young adults to use hashtags as a form of pseudo political engagement blinding us with references to pop culture. ...

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