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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...

Campus pushes for renewable energy

Campus pushes for renewable energy

April 19, 2016

By Brad Allen April 20, 2016 Conducting research on solar energy and utilizing a solar energy collection panel system on top of Hyland Hall are just some of the systems UW-Whitewater students and faculty have been working on bringing to campus. The Hyland solar panels are used to help power...

Follow passions, do your own thing in college

April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016 College is the time to figure out who you are and where you hope to go in life. In the time it takes to earn a degree, students are able to take away some incredibly important life lessons. It’s the little tips and life hacks we’re told along the way that really stick. For me, the...

Protesters should remain cautious at Trump event

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 When I first heard the news a week ago that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to make an appearance in my hometown of Janesville on March 29, I was surprised. Without getting into politics, I thought it was interesting that not only Donald Trump, but also Te...

Grant program expansion considered by community

March 8, 2016

By Brad Allen March 9, 2016 The Whitewater Community Foundation (WCF) is expanding its overall vision by implementing a new Active Grant Program. The grant program will serve to help raise funds for various community projects in the hopes of improving Whitewater’s cultural and educational climat...

Successful careers start with determined students

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 In my column last week, I feel that my approach sounded rather cynical, so this week I chose to look on the brighter side of things. I often wonder about what it would be like if all college students could know for sure that as soon as they graduate, there will be a job available for th...

Imagine: people doing what they love with ease

January 26, 2016

Jan. 26, 2016 Most kids in America grow up hearing they can be anything they want to be. This is a grand ideal, but I wonder if it’s truer in theory than in reality. There are thousands of universities in America that offer the opportunity for students to study for any career imaginable. For example, if someone wants to be a paleontologist and discover the remains of dinosaurs,...

Graduate goodbyes: RP memories last a lifetime

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 As I sit at the edge at the end of table in the center of the Royal Purple office, I look around at the room that I’ve learned to call my home for the past three years. There’s an ugly couch with questionable stains that’s held up by a cinder block, a creepy photo of a man with the ...

Metal bands rock Janesville concert

Metal bands rock Janesville concert

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 Although it hasn’t even been three weeks since the 2015 JJO Sonic Boom concert, I can’t wait for the lineup next year. At this year’s Sonic Boom, I saw one of my all-time favorite bands, Five Finger Death Punch. Ever since my older brother introduced me to the 5FDP about six y...

Royal Reviews: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 (so far)

May 6, 2015

  HBO’s most popular show, Game of Thrones, is now almost halfway through its fifth season, and the show is moving at an incredibly fast pace, with more action and plot twists than most of the previous seasons. Each week, a new episode is aired on HBO at o 8 p.m. CT. There will be 10 epi...

Alumni showcase new ideas

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Brad Allen The first step toward changing the world is having an idea; UW-Whitewater students and alumni did just that when they presented their startup business ideas at the 2015 Innovators’ Spring Showcase. The event is organized at the end of each semester, and allows entrepreneurs...

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