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‘No Right or Wrong Process’

‘No Right or Wrong Process’

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

January 30, 2018

In the untimely events of students’ deaths, the processes of setting arrangements and assisting those on campus during the grieving process are handled chiefly by two entities. “University Health and Counseling Services is notified of students’ passings by the dean of students, who handles ...

‘People should not feel ashamed’

‘People should not feel ashamed’

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

January 30, 2018

Overcoming an eating disorder is a more complicated issue than some people might think. Thankfully, an upcoming event on campus can educate and enlighten students on the matter. Speaker and author Ryan Sallans will visit the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Feb. 5 to share the story of his personal e...

Mixing business and friendship

Mixing business and friendship

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student has blended business and friendship as a means of helping to pay for his college education. Sophomore Michael Raemisch and longtime friend Brady Reigstad co-own Firewood Outdoors, a business they launched together in December 2017 after several people ...

Entrepreneurs ‘Go Nutz’ for local business

Hannah Jewell, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018

Alumnus Richard Guidry, 27, and current Whitewater senior, Leigh Olszewski, 23, have broken the status quo to fulfill their dream of opening two businesses: a donut shop and a farm. Guidry, an integrated science and business major graduate, quit his current job to pursue the dream; Olszewski, an entr...

‘It will Ultimately Save More Lives’

‘It will Ultimately Save More Lives’

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

Four police officers advanced down the corridors of Hyland Hall behind the cover of a riot shield, checking each classroom for potential threats. The officer holding the shield commanded a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt to stop moving. After he chose not to comply, the policemen pursued and engage...

Crossroads of thought

Nicole Aimone and Brad Allen

December 13, 2017

Failure to accommodate to Native American students, violence against women and queer identity within in Shakespeare’s works were among a range of topics students touched on during the first annual Language Crossroads mini-conference. Language Crossroads mini-conference co-organizer Elena Levy-Nava...

UW-W student joins advocacy effort in Washington, D.C.

UW-W student joins advocacy effort in Washington, D.C.

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

October 9, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater sophomore student Oscar Perez joined a group of 150 students and professionals in Washington, D.C. last week to meet with Congressional representatives to ask them find a non-partisan solution for replacing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. “...

DREAMers by the numbers

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

September 27, 2017

According to 2016 data compiled by the Migration Policy Institute, approximately 14,000 people in Wisconsin are eligible for DACA – 10,000 immediately eligible, 2,000 solely for educational purposes and 2,000 potentially eligible in the future. Wisconsin’s DACA-eligible population makes up just one perc...

A’viands’ transition marked by growing pains, positive response

A’viands’ transition marked by growing pains, positive response

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

September 19, 2017

Any transition has its ups and downs, but many say they feels it’s overall been a great conversion into the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for A’viands, which began its food service contract through UW-Whitewater Dining Services on June 1. Residential District Manager Gilbert Vilas said UW-Whitewater ha...

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...

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