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Vukmir says America should focus on border control

Leah Vukmir, U.S. Senate candidate (R)

November 5, 2018

A 20-year-old college student in Iowa didn’t return home to her family after going on an evening run. Mollie Tibbets was brutally stabbed to death. Her loving parents, unaware of their daughter’s fate, agonized for days as police searched for clues. Little did they know her dead body had been abandoned in...

Spring election day brings stability and change

Spring election day brings stability and change

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2018

The words stability and change are rarely associated with each other. After the results of this year’s Whitewater Student Government (WSG) election, however, the terms go hand-in-hand. The continuity and stability comes in the re-election of incumbent candidate Tom Kind. The current student body ...

Voting is a crucial part of our democracy

Voting is a crucial part of our democracy

Royal Purple Editorial Staff, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

February 26, 2018

Casting a ballot during elections -- whether that’s at local, state or federal level -- is a vital duty all citizens share to help uphold our nation’s democracy. Last week, Wisconsin voters hit the polls Feb. 20 for the State Supreme Court primary election to advance candidates Michael Screnock ...

When Trump wins: Liberals rage, day is made

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2016

I told you so. Those are the only positive words I can offer you right now. In one of my political science courses, I was told to see from the point of view of the protesters who think Trump is the root of all that is evil in America. It is hard to see from that point of view because that point of v...

‘Stealth Trump supporters’ steal election

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2016

This election cycle has been a whirlwind. There’s no other way to say it because much of the unthinkable happened on Election Night. The Republican debate stage was lined more than a dozen experienced politicians and nobody thought that businessman Donald J. Trump would be the nominee, but nobody thou...

Five things to know before heading to the polls

April 2, 2016

Compiled by Kimberly Wethal April 2, 2016   Depending on whether you know who you’re voting for or not, drawing a line to connect the arrow on your ballot is the easy part of voting come April 5. Getting that ballot in your hand? That’s the harder part. With Wisconsin’s new vot...

Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

November 4, 2014

Nov. 4, 2014 Column by Alexandria Zamecnik The statistics say, “I won’t vote,” because I’m a 20-year-old. During the 2012 Presidential Election, 38 percent of people from the age of 18 to 24 voted compared to that of the 63.4 percent from people of the age 45 to 64, according to the Census...

Must think of middle class workers in governor election

October 16, 2014

Oct. 15 2014 People think politicians are just people who only work to enhance their self image and would do anything to get backing money to keep their jobs. Look at the person who with the very rich backers took away the basic union rights of all public workers except police and firemen. You might...

Student government candidates engage in debate

Student government candidates engage in debate

March 16, 2014

March 16, 2014   By Vesna Brajkovic   After a close-call with disqualification, the Nathan Perry and Lucas Tomachek were able to attend the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) 2014-2015 Presidential Election Debate against candidates Rob Emmett and Thomas Ziolkowski on March 11...

Four more years: President Obama wins re-election

November 7, 2012

  Nov. 7, 2012 By Andrea Behling Sophomore Cassandra Medved, a member of the UW-Whitewater College Democrats, was glued to her TV and her laptop taking in as much information as possible on the 2012 Presidential Election. This was a nerve-racking day for Medved, who over the past few...

Local spa shooting inspires legislation

November 5, 2012

Last week’s shooting at a Brookfield, Wis. spa brought the issue of gun control once again to the front of Americans’ minds. The shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, legally purchased a handgun from a private seller two days after his wife obtained a restraining order against him. Even though Wisconsin...

Media endorsement of politicians is unethical

November 5, 2012

  With the presidential election less than a month away, people across the United States are taking sides. This is to be expected because they must decide who to vote for. Media outlets including “The New York Times” and the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” also have a history of taking...

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