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Greek life rethinks recruitment in pandemic

The UW-W Delta Chi Fraternity poses for a picture with their 2020 Region V Chapter Awards.

Mac Molli, Journalist

September 20, 2020

Greek Life at UW-Whitewater is venturing into new territory this fall as leaders attempt to recruit new members in the midst of a pandemic and abide by rules and restrictions put in place by local government and the university. On June 23 the Chancellor’s Cabinet released the Warhawk Return Plan,...

Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

The Whitewater Common Council meets to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2020

     The Whitewater Common Council met for a special meeting to discuss an ordinance prohibiting mass gatherings following concern over the rise of COVID-19 cases among UW-Whitewater students Sept. 9.      The proposed ordinance would have limited outdoor gatherings to 25 attendees and in...

Whitewater Student Government elects slew of new officials, gives COVID-19 update

Student Body President Johanna Wentworth

Jackson Mihm, Journalist

September 20, 2020

The Whitewater Student Government (WSG) met virtually Monday, Sept. 14 to discuss multiple matters such as appointing a number of new senatorial seats and concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “In a vote of 14 to 0 congratulations, Mr. Brown, on being named the next at-large senator of the Whitewater ...

Local businesses lean on community

The Book Teller is the local used bookstore and artisan gallery Located on Main Street in downtown Whitewater,

Ben Yang, Journalist

September 20, 2020

As local businesses are still adjusting to the current state that COVID-19 has left them in, business owners have experienced a great deal of change within their organizations. After almost seven months of continuing business during the pandemic, retailers have noticed the toll that the pandemic has ...

Important message from Student Body President Johanna Wentworth regarding COVID-19

Student Body President Johanna Wentworth

September 20, 2020

 Fellow Warhawks,      This school year is not like anything we’ve experienced before. There is no “college experience” during a pandemic. If there is, it is against safety practices set in place for other’s wellness. If there is, it is from choices that put fun before other’s lives an...

Important message from Interim Chancellor Greg Cook regarding COVID-19

Interim Chancellor Greg Cook

September 20, 2020

Dear Warhawks,      Today, I come to you with a plea that each of us do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We said before the start of the semester that we only had 79 days until we move to remote classes on Nov. 20. Today, that number is 67.      UW-Madison announced that a...

Common Council meeting about COVID-19

Photographer Dane Sheehan takes a self portrait wearing the new UW-Whitewater Warhawks mask.

Nichole Learman, Journalist

September 6, 2020

The Whitewater Common Council met Tuesday, Sept. 1 to discuss concerns of students throwing parties off campus during the pandemic. The meeting began with members describing the partying they saw the previous weekend. The main concern is keeping students safe on and off campus. The problem that t...

How we’re staying safe

Photographer Dane Sheehan takes a self portrait wearing the new UW-Whitewater Warhawks mask.

Makayla Fedler, Editor

August 31, 2020

A main concern that we face in 2020 is how people are staying healthy and safe during this global pandemic. Royal Purple wants to ensure not only to our staff, but to our community and campus as well that we are taking extra precautions during this school year.  At Royal Purple, we have meetings ...

Hope and heartache

Andres Villarreal, 2019 Team photo

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many changes worldwide to how everything ordinarily happens. As the norm has changed, so has sports at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The fall season has been cancelled for sports across the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and now athletes across ...

Athletics adapts to the new normal

Warhawk football won't be seeing fans in the stands this season as pictured here in this game against UW-Platteville last October.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

August 31, 2020

The July 27 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) cancellation of fall competition due to COVID-19 affects several teams on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Those include football, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Women’s tennis...

The show must go on

College of Arts and Communication Dean Eileen M. Hayes is proud that returning students are continuing to learn and improve their skills through the pandemic. Hayes is an ethnomusicologist with expertise in race and gender in the music of U.S. social movements. She is also President of the College Music Society. In her spare time she lectures to her cats Tiger and Woods, and practices singing like Beyonce. Dr. Hayes loves her Warhawk face covering.

Lizzy Rost, Arts & Recreation Editor

August 31, 2020

The show will go on for the Greenhill Center of the Arts this fall despite the inability to host in-person experiences. Performers will step out of the spotlight and into people’s homes through online software like Cisco Webex Events. The virtual performances will allow the campus and community...

City outdoor eating park gets makeover

Volunteers paint picnic tables for a new outdoor eating area in downtown Whitewater open through Oct. 31.

Ben Yang, Journalist

August 31, 2020

The recently-opened outdoor eating park in downtown Whitewater received a makeover by community members and organizations who came together to paint picnic tables in the area Friday, Aug. 21. Participants who aided in painting the picnic tables include the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, the Whitew...

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