Royal Purple

A freshman looks ahead to a new year

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

September 2, 2019

I always knew I was going to go to college one day, but now that that day is finally here, it feels a little surreal. Moving away to college always seemed like a destination on the horizon until it was right in front of my face. Moving in is, of course, the one thing that I think is most stressful for new s...

‘Freshman Fifteen’ fears become reality

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

September 12, 2017

College is a time of intense studying, lasting memories and a pivotal point in each adult’s life. Stress comes with the reality of managing college academics and a social life. Having the epidemic of stress hanging over the heads of many students leads to the infamous 'Freshman Fifteen'. Stress eatin...

Advice from the Editors

Advice from the Editors

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

September 4, 2017

Welcome to another semester filled with books, new memories and a life of bleeding purple. Coming to a college campus for the first time can be both a terrifying and exciting experience — sometimes both. Adjusting to the campus culture, a new lifestyle and a busy schedule are all challenges faced ...

UW-Whitewater provides fond memories

Commentary by Signe Trewyn Staff Writer

September 22, 2015

From the day I set foot on campus I have felt as though UW-Whitewater has been more than just a school. It has acted like a family. My entire college career has gone by so fast, but that does not mean I didn’t love every minute of it. Every week I always find myself learning something new, which has...

College freshmen top three reading list

Review by Managing Editor Abbie Reetz

September 4, 2013

  1. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin If you haven’t jumped on the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon yet, you’re missing out on a key part of college culture. “A Game of Thrones” is one of the biggest crazes on campus. Whether you’ve seen the popular HBO TV adaptation or not...

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

September 4, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   With the passing of Labor Day weekend comes the inevitability every public school student in Wisconsin knows so well: the start of the fall semester. Members of the incoming freshmen class can find advice on how to add a little more culture and fun to begin their college...

Program shows students pathway to success

October 25, 2012

  Life as a freshmen isn’t easy. Whether it’s in high school or college, you’re at the bottom of the pecking order, and adjusting can be difficult for various reasons. To help freshmen that are at-risk get on track for graduation, UW-Whitewater has Pathways for Success, a program that...

Freshman Do’s and Don’ts

August 29, 2012

Do's Acquaint yourself with D2L D2L, or Desire 2 Learn, is what a lot of your professors will use to post course news, grades, readings and assignments. D2L will become a go-to webpage for you, so the quicker you learn how to use it, the better. Ask your professor, RA, or an upperclassman to give you...

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