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Democratic debate lacks student presence

February 23, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 23, 2016 With both Democratic candidates trying to get an endorsement from millennial voters, you’d think the audience at their UW-Milwaukee debate two weeks ago would have reflected that demographic. But it did not. Instead, UW-M students were given the chance to w...

Student debt a serious issue for candidates

November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015 Graduation is a day we’re all anxiously awaiting. We’ll finally be able to stand tall, chest puffed out, smile and say, “It wasn’t easy, but we made it.” Mom and dad, brothers and sisters, grandpa and grandma – they’ll all be there too, shaking hands, congratulating us on a j...

Social media and candidates, needs change

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Over and over, candidates vying for a nomination from their respective parties have attempted to appeal to the youth voter. The candidates flock to social media encouraging young adults to use hashtags as a form of pseudo political engagement blinding us with references to pop culture. ...

Disparaging costumes just aren’t funny

October 27, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Oct. 27, 2015 To a lot of college students, Halloween is a magical time of year. Partygoers dress in their best costumes, taking to the streets dressed as various goblins and ghouls, celebrities and cultural icons. It’s the one time of the year where even adults have an...

Prevent mumps on campus; get vaccinated

October 6, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Oct. 6, 2015 After six cases of mumps were confirmed on UW-Whitewater’s campus, it’s time for us to make a point about vaccinations: Getting yourself and your children vaccinated is a civic responsibility, not a personal choice. It ought to be required across the country t...

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