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Advertising manager says goodbye

Emily Leclair, Advertising Manager

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 Cunningham: Oh Kevski. I think it’s fair to dedicate my entire Royal Purple career to you. If...

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 setting a season high of 17 hits against St. Thomas (Minnesota), “potential” may be the...

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. They became eligible to the championships by competing in back-to-back meets at the UW-Plattevill...

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 city. I’d encourage all students to travel to a big city at least once, because it provides a new perspective...

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 team earned spots at the NCAA Division-III Championship on March 11 and 12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Our reg...

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 compete in the WIAC Tournament on Feb. 24, where it will face UW-River Falls in the first round. ...

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 UW-LC, 122-121, but the women’s team lost, 126-115. “Even though we didn’t come up on top, w...

’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 on Jan. 21, and a current overall record of 22-16. “I’m obviously not happy about the one loss,...

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. The ’Hawks will not compete again until Jan. 23 in a triangular meet against Lake Forest College...

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 couch with questionable stains that’s held up by a cinder block, a creepy photo of a man with the ...

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, but fell to Wheaton College 1-0 to bring its season to an end. “We’ll hold our heads up and we...

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 St. Cloud Univeristy (Minnesota) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The meet included a team from each athletic division. St...

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