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Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

May 3, 2017

Rainy weather and every student residence being on lockdown did not deter an economic boost for some local businesses. This wasn’t the first time, either. In the March 8 edition of The Royal Purple, it was reported that last year’s Spring Splash event cultivated an increase in sales for many lo...

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Brian Schanen and Katie Zwiefelhofer, Contributors

May 3, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students’ positive attitude towards recycling efforts does not appear to line up with behavioral intent regarding waste products, a public opinion course survey has found. A number of UW-Whitewater students and community members responded to a recent survey regarding lo...

College Works program draws mixed feelings

College Works program draws mixed feelings

Hannah Maes and Brad Allen

April 27, 2017

When it comes to College Works, a company that seeks student interns to manage teams to paint houses through summer programs, those whom have been involved in any capacity have mixed feelings. The Royal Purple spoke with several individuals in hopes of gathering various sources’ opinions on the c...

Locals aim to break world record

Locals aim to break world record

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

April 27, 2017

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. and The SweetSpot Cafe are leading an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest potluck event. The community potluck will be held on May 7 at the Whitewater Train Depot and is open to any and all members of the community, including both students and residents. Guests...

Tech experts urge caution

Tech experts urge caution

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

March 15, 2017

It’s good to have a healthy sense of paranoia when it comes to receiving and opening emails. This is the message the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Instructional, Communication & Information Technology (ICIT) has for students. Amid an increasing frequency of phishing emails — potentially...

Gaming event puts students to the test

Gaming event puts students to the test

Brad Allen and Ashe McDarison

January 25, 2017

Famed inventors hurling destructive sound waves at one another, defending a precious flower from endless waves of enemies, using deadly brain waves to take down countless foes. These are three of many video games designed by UW-Whitewater students in the 2017 Global Game Jam. The Global Game Jam is...

Is possible ACA repeal cause for alarm?

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

January 25, 2017

With the potential for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s currently no need for concern – that’s the message from health care specialists in and around South Central Wisconsin. While both houses of Congress at the federal level, along with President Donald Trump, support actions...

Morales’ mission: Latino success

Morales’ mission: Latino success

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 14, 2016

Lowering poverty levels among Latinos and increasing the number of Latino college students whom are hired before graduation are not simple tasks. But a UW-Whitewater student has made these two of his goals as part of his greater mission to help the Latino population succeed. UW-Whitewater senior Benjamin...

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016

Benches are a place to rest your butt. But what about a bench made out of butts? Cigarette butts, that is. Downtown Whitewater, Inc. has partnered with Terracycle, a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, to conduct an ongoing project in which cigarette butts are recycled into fiberglass and...

Online sales highest ever

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 30, 2016

The four-day shopping frenzy following Thanksgiving Day has ended, and consumers are shopping online more than ever before. The preferred method of shopping varies for everyone, with some eager to peruse corporate stores for clearance sales, others intent on shopping local and supporting small businesses...

Taking tradition home

Taking tradition home

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 30, 2016

A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater alumnus has been propelled into conducting sales on behalf of his family’s coffee and tea distribution business, Door County Coffee. Doug Wilson graduated from UW-W in 2013 with degrees in finance and economics. Door County Coffee, which opened in 1993, is a...

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