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Sports reporting job a crazy journey

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

May 6, 2019

I’m not sure where to begin. To be honest, I wasn’t even interested in sports until 10 years ago. I’ve been a WWE fan for most of my life, but that’s sports entertainment, not actual sports. I’m not sure what got me interested in sports, but for some reason it stuck with my one day and I ha...

Despite flaws, Dragalia Lost a fun mobile gaming experience

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

November 28, 2018

This past September, video gaming giant Nintendo teamed up with Cygames to release an action role-playing game for mobile devices called “Dragalia Lost.” Dragalia Lost is a free-to-play app game that focuses on the story of Prince Euden and his quest to restore power to his homeland of Alberia. ...

Technical colleges make a difference for many

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018

My senior year of high school was a constant barrage of questions about my future and college plans. Every time I was asked these questions, my response was the same. There was an awkward pause, and my face would turn crimson red. “Oh, just technical college for now,” I would sheepishly respond. I was em...

The RP is here to serve students

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 1, 2018

The Royal Purple is a weekly student-run newspaper, but it’s no secret that news happens on University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s campus just about every day. While it’s true that we only release one printed newspaper a week, we are committed to giving students, professors and community members the news...

Brady cements legacy with win

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Atlanta Falcon fans are still cowering in disbelief as their beloved dirty birds blew a 25-point second half lead to fall short to the Patriots in a heartbreaking overtime Super Bowl 51 thriller 34-28. The Patriot’s comeback, led by Tom Brady, James White and company, was gigantic. How big you as...

John Cena: The man, the myth, the legend

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Whether WWE fans love him or hate him, John Cena is the greatest wrestler of all-time, and it is not even close. Some may argue that Ric Flair, Triple H, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, or The Undertaker are greater wrestlers than Cena. There is no question those...

Remember the Royal Rumble

Tyler Job, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 The tagline for the WWE 2017 Royal Rumble was “Remember the Rumble.” In the end, it certainly was a rumble to remember. The Royal Rumble event has been a year-long tradition for the past three decades that features one of the most anticipated contests every year: the Royal Rumble matc...

Hoopers win fifth in a row

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 After a quick stumble during the first few WIAC games without the UW-Whitewater men’s basketball leading scorer, junior guard Chris Jones, the ’Hawks have turned the tide and tallied five straight victories. The ’Hawks began the week with an 80-74 victory against UW-Stevens Point b...

What’s happening in the Young Auditorium? – May 2015

April 30, 2015

  For the last installment of the monthly Young Auditorium briefing, I’m sorry to say May doesn’t have many scheduled events on the big stage. Don’t let this discourage you, however, as there are still plenty of Arts & Rec opportunities around campus and even in the community. To...

How to cope with the end of a favorite show

How to cope with the end of a favorite show

April 29, 2015

April 29, 2015 By Ellie Christensen Whether you’ve finally run out of episodes on Netflix or your favorite show is drawing to a close for the season, it’s hard to know what to do when your favorite TV show ends. For many, this experience can feel like an incurable heartbreak. In fact, many experience the same grieving process as a break up when their go-to sh...

An Air Force ROTC experience

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Josh Sinclair It’s 6 a.m. when I wake up. My roommate is still asleep. I climb out of my bed and change into my gray T-shirt, noting the logo on the back. I put on my shorts and sneak out without making a sound. I walk to the Williams Center, still wiping the sleep out of my...

RP Outdoors: The ‘tail’ of a hunting companion

March 4, 2015

  Before I tell my story, I should clarify that “Pie” refers to the name of my dog, not the story of my struggle with pie (as a dessert) addiction. Yes, I have a beagle named Pie – Sweetie Pie to be exact, but just Pie for short. She’s your typical beagle for the most part, always...

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