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Advertising manager says goodbye

May 3, 2017

Four years ago, I walked into the Royal Purple office with my tail between my legs and not a clue as to what I was doing. The following people are the reason that I made it to where I am today: To Kevin...

No. 9 ’Hawks stay perfect

April 4, 2016

By Emily Leclair March 30, 2016 “Potential” is the word head coach John Vodenlich says best describes the No. 9 ranked 2016 UW-Whitewater baseball team, and with eight-straight wins over break, including...

Next stop: Grinnel, Iowa

March 11, 2016

By Emily Leclair March 9, 2016 Seven members of the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field team qualified for the 2016 NCAA Division-III Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend....

There’s no place like Whitewater

Column by 
Emily Leclaire
Assistant Sports Editor
March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 I’ve spent my entire life in the Midwest. All I’ve ever known is flat lands, cows and the occasional farm here and there. It may make sense that all I’ve ever wanted is to see a big...

Four score, many ’Hawks ago

Four score, many ’Hawks ago
March 2, 2016

By Emily Leclair March 2, 2016 The UW-Whitewater wrestling team tied for third place on Feb. 28 at the NCAA Regional Championship at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana where four members of the...

Third time may be the charm

Third time may be the charm
February 24, 2016

By Emily Leclair Feb. 24, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team ended its regular season last week with a win against UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 17 and a loss to UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 20. The team will...

Warhawks eye trophy

Warhawks eye trophy
February 15, 2016

By Emily Leclair Feb. 10, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men and women’s swim and dive teams completed its final conference meet of the regular season on Feb. 6 against UW-La Crosse. The men’s team defeated...

’Hawks finish up WIAC Play

January 27, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 By Emily Leclair The No. 20-ranked UW-Whitewater wrestling team completed its last WIAC meet of the season, finishing with a 4-1 record, including a victory over No. 5 ranked UW-La Crosse...

Swimming squad looks ahead to second half

December 10, 2015

By Emily Leclair Dec. 9, 2015 The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swim and dive team finished fourth and third of six teams, respectively, at the Wheaton College Invitational on Dec. 4 and 5....

Graduate goodbyes: RP memories last a lifetime

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 As I sit at the edge at the end of table in the center of the Royal Purple office, I look around at the room that I’ve learned to call my home for the past three years. There’s an ugly...

Men’s team bows out early

November 19, 2015

By Emily Leclair Nov. 18, 2015 The UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team defeated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on penalty kicks to advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament,...

Swimming in the deep water

Swimming in the deep water
November 11, 2015

By Emily Leclair Nov. 11, 2015 The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swim and dive team finished third out of three teams after two days of competition at the Phoenix 1-2-3 against UW-Green Bay and...

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