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Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2016

It is that time of year again. The time when millions of people head out to the polls to cast a vote, more often than not, for the president of the United States. What is unapparent to many is that the ballot contains far more candidates for office than just the presidential candidates. Many people might b...

Letter to the Editor: Student loans a government investment in the future

October 6, 2015

Oct. 6, 2015 Why can’t the government find a way to stop colleges from charging thousands of dollars for students to go to college? Not all students can afford to go to college and some have to take student loans to afford it. After students are done with college for two to four years as an underg...

Working hard for the money

October 10, 2012

Every school year, approximately 600 students apply for work study on campus, and it is up to the UW-Whitewater Financial Aid office to find jobs for as many of those students as possible. A form of financial aid, work study allows students to work on campus to earn money at an hourly rate to help...

Student involvement in city issues

April 13, 2011

With UW-Whitewater being such a prominent part of the Whitewater community, students are affected by decisions made by the local government. UW-Whitewater students must become more aware of how decisions affect their lives here in Whitewater and the businesses they benefit from. For eight months out of t...

Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2011

How to avoid a Revolution This is in response to Andrew Smith’s article in last week’s Royal Purple, titled “Revolution: to be, or not to be?” Revolutions being bloody conflicts that we can agree should be averted if at all possible, it behooves us to attempt to resolve the issues we fa...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 1, 2011

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first erupted in Madison. However, with limited space in the Royal Purple, I finally have an opportunity to bring it to the...

Revolution: to be, or not to be?

March 1, 2011

First, let me begin by saying I love America and all of the freedoms that come along with being born in it.  Though I, as do many, see issues in need of correction. Take Scott Walker for instance, a man the people of Wisconsin voted into office, a man now trying to balance a budget with a $3.6 billion...

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