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Royal Purple Staff Goodbyes: Chris Kuhagen

May 11, 2011


Filed under Opinion

All good things must come to an end. This is the reality I face as my time at the Royal Purple has come to a close. It’s tough to put this chapter of my life behind me, because working at this publication has meant so much to me. After all, when you’ve been at one place for so long, saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do. But after four yea...

Coppage stands tallest

May 11, 2011


Filed under Sports

Royal Purple 2010-11 Male Athlete of the Year It’s Game Day and Levell Coppage’s eyes are closed. He’s lying down and visualizing what will occur on the football field that day. He sees himself making hard cuts and breaking loose from defenders trying to take him down. He sees himself ...

Men’s club rugby team wins national title

May 1, 2011


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First it was the UW-Whitewater football team in December that won a national championship. Then it was the men’s wheelchair basketball team’s turn to snatch a national title of its own in March. Now, it’s the men’s club rugby team that is bringing home the hardware. Behind an impressive defensive fro...

Walker looks toward future in budget address

March 1, 2011


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It’s all about the future. That was the general theme of Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year $59.2 billion budget proposal he gave Tuesday inside the Capitol State Assembly in Madison. Walker addressed a slew of issues that ranged from UW Madison splitting off from the UW System and local job cuts. But Walker stressed throughout his speech that the...

P.E.A.C.E. to hold rally today at UC

February 17, 2011


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Gov. Scott Walker's proposed Budget Repair Bill has caused uproar across the state. Schools have been cancelled. Protests have been plentiful and the more than 18,000 people have flocked to the Capitol in Madison this week.  Law enforcement has also been called in today to search for democrat senators...

Royal Purple, staff bring home awards

February 16, 2011


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Kuhagen The Royal Purple received second place for general excellence at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association convention and fourth place for Best of Show at the Best of Midwest convention over the weekend. Three staff members also earned individual awards at WNA: Editor in Chief Christopher Kuhagen, Photo Editor Tim Gumz ...

A legacy beyond basketball

February 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

Phil Negri can’t believe where the time has gone, but still doesn’t like thinking about the finish line. “I’ve tried really hard not to,” Negri said. “[I’m] just trying to stay focused and not really worry about the end.” But the end of his basketball career is quickly approaching...

Classes on schedule after flood tears through Upham Hall

February 9, 2011


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One day after a flood ripped through Upham Hall Wednesday night due to a water pipe bursting, all classes are being held as scheduled in the building. However, two general access computer labs are not accessible as of Thursday morning due to the floods. Greg Swanson, the director of facilities...

Whitewater loses an icon: Kachel donated millions of dollars to the athletic department over the years

February 9, 2011


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To some, David Kachel was known for the millions of dollars he donated to the UW-Whitewater Athletic Department for more than half a century. Words like rich, powerful and wealthy probably filled the minds of the outside population. But to those who were closest to him, it went much deeper....

Carollo’s bunch turn skeptics into believers

February 5, 2011


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With last Saturday being Alumni Day for the women’s basketball team, the likes of Heidi Sonntag and Nicole Bundy were wandering the halls at the Kachel Gymnasium. Memories probably lingered in their heads of what they, along with Kelsey Hendrickson, accomplished here. They were at the forefront ...

A trip bound to be super

February 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Going to a Super Bowl was never one of Eric Hanson’s lifelong dreams. It wasn’t even something he thought would ever occur – especially this year. Nonetheless, Hanson, a UW-Whitewater senior, will not be watching Super Bowl XLV from the confines of his living room in Wisconsin. He’ll...

Pitt fans invade Whitewater

February 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Samantha Vrabel was born one, while Sam Mimier converted into one. No matter how they became Pittsburgh Steelers fans, these two UW-Whitewater students are the minorities around campus these days with the Green Bay Packers playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV this Sunday. While M...

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