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Death to female journalists: a reporter’s perspective

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 I’m not a political writer, but as a photographer and journalist I was still excited to cover the Donald Trump rally when he made a stop in Janesville last week. I knew it was going to be an experience, especially when I received phone calls from family and friends who warned me t...

Trump still entitled to freedom of speech

March 29, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 29, 2016 Donald Trump is scheduled to roll through Janesville on Tuesday afternoon and following suit with his previous rallies around the country, protests against the billionaire real estate tycoon are set to take place in response. As of Monday morning, a Facebo...

MMA fighter, poet shares lessons

Poet, world traveler and former mixed martial arts fighter Cameron Conaway presented “Bare Knuckle Warrior Poetics: On Fighting, Writing and the Worlds Between,” a lecture dedicated to sharing his learned experiences while living in Thailand. Photo by Amber Levenhagen.

March 1, 2016

By Nicole Aimone March 2, 2016 Cameron Conaway went from being a poet to a journalist because of a story he saw on CNN about male sex trafficking in Thailand, he told a crowd of UW-Whitewater students. He discovered a group of boys of seven and eight years old, who were sold into a life of se...

Young journalist finds place on News Team

Emily Lepowski
Assistant News Editor

February 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016 If someone told me I would be covering a national event as huge as a Democratic Debate this early in my journalism career, I would have laughed. Not because it’s unimaginable, but because opportunities like these don’t happen easily for 18-year-olds.    I had no idea what to ex...

Managing Editor takes stance on Charlie Hebdo

Josh Hafemeister
Copy Editor

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Josh Hafemeister As many have heard by now, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was attacked earlier this month. Twelve staff members were killed and several more wounded, according to an article by Catherine E. Shoichet and Josh Levs of CNN. Days later, al Qaeda leader Nasr...

Jack Hanna brings zoo to Whitewater community

Jack Hanna brings zoo to Whitewater community

April 8, 2014

April 9, 2014   By Michael Riley   176 million Americans visited a zoo, making it the most popular recreational activity in 2013. Animal expert and world-renowned zookeeper Jack Hanna brought the zoo to UW-Whitewater on April 7. Hanna said UW-W was a fortunate location because...

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