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Primary sparks high turnout

Primary sparks high turnout

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 6, 2016   The HawkCard office was a busy place on April 5, Wisconsin’s primary election day. After months of primaries, it was finally Wisconsin’s turn, making UW-Whitewater a hub of activity. Student workers printed dozens of student Voter ID’s for tho...

Crowd divided over Trump rally

Crowd divided over Trump rally

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Amber Levenhagen April 6, 2016 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump held a rally at the Janesville Connection Center in the Holiday Inn Express on March 29. His rally drew in thousands of people, both in support and opposition to his first campaign stop. Trump was the last of the...

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’s campaign demonstrates “red flags”

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Donald Trump’s TV makeup might paint him orange, but the warning flags I got from his Janesville rally were red. It took his campaign five days to get Royal Purple Photo Editor Amber Levenhagen and I our press credentials. His rally started with a notice telling a thousand adoring supporter...

Protesters should remain cautious at Trump event

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 When I first heard the news a week ago that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to make an appearance in my hometown of Janesville on March 29, I was surprised. Without getting into politics, I thought it was interesting that not only Donald Trump, but also Te...

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...

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

March 24, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 24, 2016 Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) focused on national security, private sector job growth and freedom at his rally at the The Armory in Janesville on March 24. The venue was full of people standing by the time the rally started around 5:10 p.m. ...

Policy discussions: more history, less bombing

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 Despite being the opinion guy at the Royal Purple, I don’t talk about politics all that often. It’s pretty easy to foresee a conflict between my own and someone else’s ideologies, and I tend to avoid those arguments. I’d rather smile, drink my beer and listen to the other guy sputter...

Trump antics reflect negative campus climate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 For college students, the presidential    campaign seems like a far-off land where a rich bigot and two career politicians are in a street brawl for the GOP nomination, and the two Democratic candidates, one an “email-deleter” and the other a “socialist,” are politely disagr...

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 When it comes to politics, I identify as a Democrat. If I had to guess, I’d say I agree with 80 to 85 percent of liberal philosophies.  I believe climate change is a big threat to our future, I think we need tougher and stricter gun laws and I’m against the death penalty. ...

National security at odds with personal privacy

March 1, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 1, 2016 Donald Trump recently called for a boycott of Apple products, and because he’s obviously the prevailing expert on cybersecurity ethics, we think you should listen … unless you read our publications from an iPhone … then you should ignore him (on seco...

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