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Parking rule could lead to drunk driving

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s all fun and games until someone decides to drive home. In the City of Whitewater, it is illegal to park on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31 every year. In theory, these winter guidelines make sense. If there is snow overnight or early in the morning, it makes sense to ...

Ready to serve

Ready to serve

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under carousel, News

The City of Whitewater Police Department (WPD) swore in a new officer, Aleksandar Marjanovic Jan. 3. Officer Marjanovic is 24 years old and has a degree in Healthcare Administration from UW-Milwaukee. Before choosing to work in law enforcement, Marjanovic worked at Blount Orthopedics in Milwaukee ...

The new and improved Bark Park

The new and improved Bark Park

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

   City of Whitewater officials and community members marked the June 13 opening of the new “Bark Park” with the slice of a ribbon.    Bark Park, located on the corner of Jefferson Street and Starin Road, was previously home to Industrial Park. At the new-and-improved park, community members can bring their p...

Council discusses higher fines

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under News

The City of Whitewater Common Council might decide to raise fines and fees for using false identification, being intoxicated in public or carrying illegal substances. During its first meeting of the month Tuesday, Sept. 4, the council members addressed a proposal to increase financial penalties for...

Student fills vacancy in Whitewater Common Council

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

July 25, 2017


Filed under News

The City of Whitewater swore in its newest Council Member for Aldermanic District 2 on July 18. James "Jimmy" Schulgit, a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, replaces James Langnes as the alder for Whitewater's District 2. Langnes resigned from the Common Council in May. Schulgit...

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

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...

Spring Splash crime: Who’s at fault?

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

April 20, 2017


Filed under News

When it comes to Spring Splash, University of Whitewater-Wisconsin students are the largest contributors of crime.   A Royal Purple investigation of the City of Whitewater Police Department’s reports, accessed from a Freedom of Information request, from the days of Spring Splash from 2013 throu...

Common Council prepares for party fouls

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under News

The City of Whitewater will be sending out notices regarding proper guidelines for house parties in the city, the Whitewater Common Council voted on Thursday, April 6. The postcard reminders about illegal behavior and phone numbers to call if residents are concerned about a nearby party will either...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up garbage in the community after the event. Students are working in hopes of...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under News

The end-of-semester celebration, Spring Splash, has lost its major sponsor for this year. Marketing company Wisconsin Red backed out after receiving criticism on last year’s event from city officials. In regards to last year’s party, Wisconsin Red stated in a news release published on Feb. 9 tha...

Professors caution skepticism on tax policies

Professors caution skepticism on tax policies

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Only two things in life are certain: Death and taxes, according to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. While the reality of paying taxes is certain, the prospect of whether the winner of this year’s presidential election will be able to implement the full details of their taxation reform plan remains...

Local lockbox ordinance decision pushed back

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief

October 13, 2016


Filed under News

Whitewater business owners and community members will remain locked out of a decision on the Key Lock Box Ordinance after the Whitewater Common Council decided to defer final action until its Nov. 1 meeting. A revised version of the ordinance was brought to the Council at the Oct. 4 meeting. The ordi...

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