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Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Ryan Dietrich, Journalist

February 24, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes, as the keynote speaker for the event “Focusing on Progress,” which was presented in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 19,. Barnes arrived on stage to sizable applause after the choir sang, ...

VP becomes new president

VP becomes new president

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2020

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) finds itself under new leadership after Former President Jen Purcell stepped down due to graduating after the fall term. Alex Ostermann, former vice president and a three-year veteran of WSG, will take over as the new president of the organization. In his last semester...

Org of the week: PAWS

November 18, 2019

Many people have a four-legged friend that is near and dear to their heart. PAWS, founded last spring, is a relatively new club on the Whitewater campus that focuses on bringing the community and animals closer together. The Royal Purple reached out to Kallie Fowler, president of PAWS, to ask a few ...

NHVP continues to make a difference

NHVP continues to make a difference

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

February 25, 2019

The idea for the UW-Whitewater Nursing Home Visitation Program (NHVP) started years ago when a student came to Dr. Clifford O’Beirne, a then school psychologist, looking for extra credit by visiting a nursing home. Now, 43 years later, that idea has transformed into a program with a total of 5,000 ...

Willie Warhawk turns 150

Willie Warhawk turns 150

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 10, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater celebrated Willie the Warhawk’s 150th birthday on Sept. 7. The event was the culmination of many people’s time and effort throughout the last few months.    The event featured tons of food, live music by the Roadhouse Chiefs, the Guiness Book of World Records break...

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

March 18, 2018

When thinking of hunger and who it impacts most, our minds often drift to populations who are more vulnerable – children, the elderly, those living below the poverty line. As a society, we often forget about another population that might be unsure of where their next meal is coming from – that ...

Fraternity donates food for drive

Fraternity donates food for drive

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 11, 2018

Last spring, junior Alex Zalewski walked into the chapter room at the Lambda Chi Alpha House only to be greeted by mountains of food blocking his way. “The room was overflowing with these bags of food,” said Zalewski, who is the current chapter president for Lambda Chi Alpha. “You couldn’t ...

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

Bobby Landsee sat behind a maroon-draped table in the Cravath Lakefront Community Center on Saturday with almost 100 salt cellars resting on the table in front of her. The salt cellars – miniature bowls that were used during the Victorian era in formal dinner settings – held a small block of ...

Students donate blood, give back to community

Students donate blood, give back to community

Evan Halpop, Photo Editor

February 26, 2018

Students lined up to donate blood last week in an annual blood drive on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. UW-Whitewater club Pre-Health Associates of Today (PHAT) and TriBeta hosted the drive Feb. 20 and 21 in Esker Hall. Elli Wahlberg, a sophomore biology student and member of the...

Mysterious Dress Leads to Historical Discovery

Mysterious Dress Leads to Historical Discovery

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

February 19, 2018

Editor's note: Story has been updated as of Feb. 23 at 3:12 p.m. for increased accuracy.   Stories of those who came before us will always stay with us. On Feb. 12,  an authentic dress dating back to the 1880s was installed in Old Main Lane, which is located on the upstairs level of the U...

Santa hosts 25th annual breakfast event

Santa hosts 25th annual breakfast event

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

December 13, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Optimist Club hosted its 25th annual Breakfast with Santa event where they fed 760 people, 397 of which were children. At the event kids had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and even Frosty the Snowman. “Frosty has ...

Weapon of Whitewater

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2017

Director of Equipment and Football Operations Tim Baldry plays a central role for UW-Whitewater football. Before his time with the Warhawks though, Baldry oversaw a much more significant type of equipment management. One month after Baldry graduated high school at Janesville Craig, he went to joi...

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