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‘Never stop pushing’

‘Never stop pushing’

Killian Jauch, News Editor

December 10, 2018

   Graduation is quickly approaching, and while all graduates get the opportunity to make their way across the stage when they receive their diploma, only one has the opportunity to speak in front of their fellow graduates.    This year’s Student Commencement Speaker is Starr Lee. Lee will be receiving a B...

Hannah Jewell Goodbye Letter

Hannah Jewell Goodbye Letter

Hannah Jewell, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

This past semester was something of a whirlwind. The time just flew by and now it is almost graduation. Through all the craziness, one of my favorite experiences here at UW-W was being part of the Royal Purple. At first, I was nervous about participating. I really did not know what to expect. I was not sure what I wan...

Monica Harts Goodbye Letter

Monica Hart, Copy Editor

December 7, 2017

You know you have a good job when being sick just means you’re sad to miss work.   Over the last year (has it only been a year?),  The Royal Purple has become a second home to me. The people I have worked with are entirely responsible for many wonderful college memories. I would like to take ...

Using Her Voice

Using Her Voice

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017

School student Eleana Maria Alvarez Yepez was afraid to speak. She was outgoing, but having been uprooted from her native country of Venezuela and moved to the United States by her parents for their safety, she didn’t know English. “[Venezuela] was just not safe anymore,” Alvarez said. “We...

Tips for landing that job

Hannah Schultz, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be holding the Fall 2017 graduation commencement on Saturday, December 16. College graduation marks the completion of a long journey through education. Students have fulfilled all the requirements in their selected majors and minors, and are entering the wo...

Official Royal Purple commencement speech

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The Royal Purple wants to give a heartfelt congratulations to all of UW-Whitewater’s 2016 graduates. We’re losing quite a few good reporters and editors in the newsroom, so we’re feeling the nostalgia along with everyone else. We decided that, in the...

Graduate goodbyes: Graduation means ‘adulting’ and new experiences

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 Wow. Graduation. I’m still figuring out how to say the word without thinking about my impending doom after the actual graduating thing happens. Dude, the real world? I eat ice cream as a main meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a regular basis and prefer to walk around in onesies all day, every day. I know what you’re thinkin...

Letter to the Editor: Senior’s advice to graduates: no more selfies

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 Students have become extremely dependent on social media, both academically and in their everyday lives.  Social media selfies have become an addiction that is reliant specifically on the moment you are living in. This has high relevance to all graduating college students because the...

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...

Post-graduation career facts and options

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 Congratulations! You’ve graduated! But wait a second, school’s over! This is not an uncommon reaction that most students have upon graduation. The one thing that has been ingrained in your mind by your parents is to find a job; it’s above everything else such as buying a nice car...

Proposed budget complicates graduation

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Even with advising, four-year planning sheets, advice from professors and working hard to get good grades, graduating in just four years can be a difficult task to accomplish. What happens if you aren’t sure what you want to major in yet? What if you...

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