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WAA promotes cultural and artistic diversity

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

October 3, 2017

The Cultural Arts Center (CAC) is an important part of the art community in Whitewater, as they promote cultural diversity and host a variety of creative events. The CAC is the historical building located at 402 West Main Street where many art exhibits and workshops take place. However, this hub of cultural di...

Tips for planning overseas ventures on student budget

Hannah Maes, Arts & Rec Editor

September 19, 2017

Let’s face it, we’re all completely broke. Whether we realize it or not, our financial abilities as college students are limited, but that shouldn’t stop us from living out our youth to the fullest. Everyone wants to see what the world has to offer and experience new opportunities through trave...

Savage animals portray human nature

Savage animals portray human nature

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

May 1, 2017

“Animal Farm” is a dirty tale that warns against the corruption of power and the savagery of human nature. The play put on by UW-Whitewater students who definitely did justice to the rawness of the messages and the filth of the environment. The play started with a long, philosophical speech from...

WOTA choir event proves importance of the arts

WOTA choir event proves importance of the arts

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

May 1, 2017

Last Sunday my roommate started complaining about the World of the Arts event she had to attend that night. I was bored and a little curious, since I have not taken WOTA yet, so I decided to tag along. It was a mixed concert from UW-Whitewater’s Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and because...

College Works program draws mixed feelings

College Works program draws mixed feelings

Hannah Maes and Brad Allen

April 27, 2017

When it comes to College Works, a company that seeks student interns to manage teams to paint houses through summer programs, those whom have been involved in any capacity have mixed feelings. The Royal Purple spoke with several individuals in hopes of gathering various sources’ opinions on the c...

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

March 6, 2017

Andy Warhol’s artwork is like an all you can eat buffet for your eyes- it assaults your senses and makes you question reality.    I was recently traipsing through  the contemporary  section of the Art Institute in Chicago, getting ready to leave, when something suddenly caught my eye... the Andy Warho...

Endowment allows for world renown artist visit

Endowment allows for world renown artist visit

Ashley McCallum and Hannah Maes, Co-Editor in Chief / Arts and Rec Editor

March 6, 2017

One million dollars and a dream to inspire will allow students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the opportunity to work alongside some of the biggest names in contemporary art for years to come.     The UW-W Art and Design Department received The Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endo...

Indie artist debuts relatable album

Indie artist debuts relatable album

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec editor

March 2, 2017

David Jacobsen is an independent solo artist and singer/songwriter whose music in his new album, Chagrin, focuses on both personal and general issues that affect all of us. He uses his personal experiences as an artist and musician to portray universal struggles, like loneliness, the longing to feel r...

Grease sing-a-long dances to the big screen

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

January 30, 2017

Hang out with Sandy and the Pink Ladies for the Grease sing-a-long on at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 with an interactive musical in the Young Auditorium, where the real stars of the show are the audience. The event is free and every audience member gets a free goody bag filled with props at the beginning of ...

Wheelchair dance: Taking the leap

Wheelchair dance: Taking the leap

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

November 14, 2016

   For many students with disabilities, activities like dance are seen as impossible, but recently there has been an effort to integrate performers who dance with and without physical disabilities.    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater attracts many students because it offers numerous progr...

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