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Graduate Goodbyes: Cherish every moment because it goes by too fast

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 It is hard to believe that my four years at UW-Whitewater are coming to an end. I am leaving a very different person than I arrived. I chose this university because, as an eager high school senior, I had emailed several schools in the area about their journalism programs. Only one professor r...

Proposed budget complicates graduation

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Even with advising, four-year planning sheets, advice from professors and working hard to get good grades, graduating in just four years can be a difficult task to accomplish. What happens if you aren’t sure what you want to major in yet? What if you...

Ink, piercings and the workplace: Oh my!

May 4, 2015

April 29, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Throughout our younger years, we are told we are unique and we should embrace our differences from one another. We are taught that self-expression is a good thing, and we should be individuals and be proud of who we are. Once we get to college, however,...

Puff, puff, pass the legislation

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 Monday was April 20, the day popularly known for the celebration of marijuana. In just the past few years alone, the country has seen a growth in the legalization of marijuana, at first for medical use, but now including recreational use in four states: Colorado, Washington, Oregon...

Religious freedom differs from tolerance

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The “religious freedom” laws taking place in Indiana as well as other states in the news lately have created a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of religious freedom and discrimination. This is no new feeling when it comes to religion, however,...

Balance fun and financials; enjoy college

Balance fun and financials; enjoy college

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion As college students, we live in a constant paranoia of our growing debt and tight finances. Yet, at the same time, we are also experiencing some of the most exciting years of our lives. So when it comes time to party, have fun, enjoy spring break and take...

April Fool’s Day: Embrace practical jokes

April 1, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion April 1, 2015 Among hilarious cat videos and relatable rants on YouTube, a popular video subject viewers love to watch is pranking in all of its glorious forms. As a society, we love pranks so much that there’s even a specific day for it: April Fool’s Day. As much...

Privacy settings aid fearless self-expression

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion As college students preparing to enter the professional work force, we are constantly being warned about the consequences of our actions. Thanks to social media, our latest and greatest “adventures” can be shared with the world. It’s a blessing and...

Stop the stigma: Addressing the ‘F’ word

Stop the stigma: Addressing the ‘F’ word

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion It’s time to talk about the “F” word. That’s right… Feminism. Why do we treat feminism like it’s a bad word? So many people are willing to say they support the very things that feminists stand for, yet refuse to identify as a feminist themselves....

‘Privilege’ exists and you need to check it

‘Privilege’ exists and you need to check it

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion “Check your privilege.” This is a statement many of us have heard, but few recognize the significance of it or take the time to consider what it means. In fact, too often this statement is used ironically to make fun of those who say it. This is most...

Stand up, speak out, make a difference

Stand up, speak out, make a difference

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Gov. Scott Walker proposed a 2015-17  budget plan on Feb. 3 to cut UW System funding by $150 million annually. Since then, there has been a widespread conversation and concern over the future of the UW System. In an email sent to UW-Whitewater students...

The evolution of dating

The evolution of dating

February 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Movies, television shows and fiction books teach us what love, dating and relationships are supposed to look like. Guy meets girl by total chance, they hit it off, date a few times and fall madly in love. Instead what we find in today’s society is online...

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