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Why Down syndrome awareness matters

Why Down syndrome awareness matters

Olivia Storey, News Editor

October 21, 2019

I remember the day my mom told me the news that my baby sister was going to have Down syndrome. It’s a scene that replays in my mind like a favorite song. My mom was 4 months pregnant with my soon-to-be baby sister. I went to school that day knowing she had her regularly scheduled check-up with her doc...

Proud to find home at the Royal Purple

Kaylee Pryble, Arts & Rec Editor

September 30, 2019

I am ecstatic to be the new Arts and Rec Editor for the Royal Purple. When I was a kid, starting just before kindergarten so four or five, I would be glued to the news whenever it was on TV (I was a bit of a weird child, I know, maybe I should blame a lack of cable for this one). Honestly, I’m stil...

Warhawk families get festive

Warhawk families get festive

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 8, 2018

   Hundreds of Warhawk families flooded campus  Saturday for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s annual Family Fest. The day was an opportunity for the families of students and staff to experience the campus and enjoy festivities and football at UW-Whitewater.    The day featured the Warhawk ...

Family ties are stronger than adversity

November 3, 2015

Commentary by Jalen Cole Nov. 3, 2015 When I was a little kid, I was too young to know why my father and I always spent the night at his friend’s house. You may look at me as just another college student, but you’d never know that I was once homeless in my life. Yes, it’s true; my closest frien...

Old World Wisconsin gives spooky haunt

Old World Wisconsin gives spooky haunt

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Michael Riley Black Annis is rumored to have a blue face, black scraggly hair and sharp teeth with an appetite that would rival a tiger, said the guide to a family of four as he urged the group further down the forest’s path. He suddenly stops, slowly turns with his voice...

Vocalist prepares for recital

September 18, 2013

Senior Emily Roach has been singing since she was 12 years old: By Signe Trewyn   Emily Roach is preparing to take the stage for the moment she’s worked toward her entire college career: her senior recital. Roach, a music major, began taking voice lessons when she was 12 years old...

Student found voice in middle school

Student found voice in middle school

May 1, 2013

  Support from family helps drive junior Makenna Parish-Day toward goals: A late start to singing has not held back Makenna Parish-Day in the slightest. A dancer from age 3, Parish-Day picked up singing around 6th grade and continued in middle school by participating in her school’s c...

Whitewater welcomes winter holidays

December 5, 2012

  With the holiday season upon us, many students look forward to family gatherings, stuffed stockings, caroling, decorating trees, eating baked goodies and most importantly, no classes. Get in the holiday spirit, and check out some of these local celebrations before heading home for the holidays. Join...

A warhawk’s life down under

November 28, 2012

  Imagine waking up on your birthday and having to say goodbye to all of your friends and family before you leave the country for six months. That was me, heading to Australia to study abroad for one of my last semesters of college. As excited as I was to be able to embark on this incredible jou...

Black Friday sales overshadow the point of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2012

There is no arguing that the day after Thanksgiving brings some of the best sales of the year to many stores. It can be fun to go out in the wee hours of the morning to join the Black Friday crowds, each person searching for special deals. However, Black Friday is technically no longer the day after...

A family’s unanswered questions

October 30, 2012

  Student death ruled accident by county, city officials: Although the death of former UW-Whitewater student Benjamin Fuder was ruled accidental by the Walworth County Coroner’s Office, the Fuder family questions the final ruling. Fuder was found dead at the northeast edge of the Whi...

Rare opportunity, rare experience

September 26, 2012

The only way I can think to describe President Obama’s speech is to say that it was exactly like a rock concert. I have been to countless other events at the Summerfest Grounds, which is where Obama’s speech took place, but to my surprise, this wasn’t much different. Thanks to the organization...

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