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Graduate goodbyes: Experience lands summer internship

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 It’s hard to believe this semester is coming to a close. Being the lifestyle editor has made the time fly. For me, the position made the last few months go by so fast because taking on the work was busy, challenging and fun. I went into the position having little experience in print jo...

Graduate goodbyes: Special shout out to the RP couch

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 So, my time here at the ol’ UW-Whitewater is at its end, and I was told to write something about it. I wish that I had something to say, but, as usual, I have nothing to give. Sentimentality is not something I’m good at, unless it involves something really, really fluffy and cute. Gett...

Graduate goodbyes: Friendships, mentors and average grades

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 Before I say goodbye to the Royal Purple, I have to clarify one thing. I spend a lot of time mulling things over in my head. Not that that makes me unique or special or anything like that – everyone does. There’s that little voice that permeates our thoughts, influences our actions...

Graduate Goodbyes: Heart will remain in Whitewater

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 Being a journalist is the most important thing I will ever do, and I am so grateful that every week for the past four years I have been able to learn and grow alongside so many talented, passionate people at the Royal Purple. It’s not easy to do your job well. It’s late nights and l...

Graduate Goodbyes: Future unknown; gratitude certain

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 I closed my camera bag today for the indefinite future. It’s a bittersweet feeling to know that graduation is so close and that the start of my life is here, but I can’t help but feel sad because this will be my last week in the Royal Purple office. I started as a shy, baby p...

Graduate Goodbyes: Bylines do not matter; coworkers and people do

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 The temptation to be cliché and impersonal when writing a goodbye letter such as this is hard to avoid if you are not careful.  That is my problem. Four years at the Royal Purple has taken me from a freshman sports staff writer to leading a 30-man staff as Editor in Chief. Ever...

Graduate Goodbyes: Cherish every moment because it goes by too fast

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 It is hard to believe that my four years at UW-Whitewater are coming to an end. I am leaving a very different person than I arrived. I chose this university because, as an eager high school senior, I had emailed several schools in the area about their journalism programs. Only one professor r...

Graduate Goodbyes: The lessons learned and the memories made will stay forever

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 When I first walked into the Royal Purple office, I did not know what to expect. I was excited because I was finally getting the opportunity to pursue my dream career as a journalist. As an extremely shy, and at times a socially anxious person, I was nervous because I did not know most...

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