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Sports editor signs off on Whitewater experience

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

As the Spring 2020 semester comes to a close, graduating seniors like me will leave Whitewater’s campus to head into an uncertain world. The threat of COVID-19 may have ruined the last half of some seniors’ semesters, but before the campus was abandoned it was a place with many good faces. My...

Academic advising leads to graduation success

January 20, 2020

Academic advising is a serious responsibility that BOTH the student and faculty advisor  share.  Having been a University Master Advisor, College of Arts and Communication advisor and Department of Communication advisor as well as being recognized as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advi...

‘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 on the right

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

Eleana Maria Alevarez Yepez works hard in Laurentide Hall while she shares stories of her life, and how she has succeeded in becoming the Commencment speaker at the 2017 winter ceremony.

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 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 7, 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...

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