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Students choreograph spring show

Senior Rebecca Andraschko hits a dance pose for the “machine.

March 11, 2015

By Hilary Igl   DanceScapes’15 will feature a “machine” made of seven dancers. DanceScapes is an annual spring dance performance produced by students and faculty that exhibit the skills and talents students have acquired through their years of dancing. Performances will be held March...

Royal Reviews: TV Show review ‘Blacklist’

February 18, 2015

  NBC’s “Blacklist,” starring James Spader and Megan Boone, takes capturing criminals to a whole new perspective. “Blacklist” is about the FBI’s decision to allow a criminal, who has been on 10 different most wanted lists, to help them capture some of the world’s most dangerous...

Royal Reviews: ‘Maybe Someday’ book review

February 12, 2015

  Every once in a while, I like to pick up a book that seems to be somewhat of a mindless read. Because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, this round’s pick was “Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover, which depicts the aftermath of a college student’s breakup. Initially, I was under the...

Skate into an active winter season

December 4, 2014

  With winter upon us, it’s important to find ways to stay active, especially in a state where we see so many months of cold and snow. I have the tendency to want to curl up on the couch and binge watch multiple seasons of my favorite television shows, so I have trouble finding motivation to...

Senior recitals: music students in action

November 20, 2014

Senior recitals are required for every student pursuing a music performance degree. The Royal Purple sat down with  Dylan Ovanin who has been preparing for  concert since the fifth grade.  Royal Purple: What instruments do you play? Dylan Ovanin: Saxophone and occasionally doubling on fl...

TV Show Review: Season 1: ‘Forever’

November 13, 2014

Dr. Henry Morgan wants to discover why his immortal life won’t end. Forever a new television show on ABC network launched this fall is set in in present day New York City focusing on 200-year-old immortal medical examiner, Morgan. ABC released the pilot episode of Forever on Hulu Plus in late Augus...

Haunted house offers frights for a purpose

Haunted house offers frights for a purpose

October 30, 2014

By Hilary Igl   A haunted house intended to stir up frights has a larger purpose than just spooking the community. Starting in July, UW-Whitewater student Dustin Lang has been preparing for the sixth annual Lang Family House of Terror: a donation-based haunted house that Lang along with...

Autumn Gala, Idared, Jonagold: It’s harvest season

Autumn Gala, Idared, Jonagold: It’s harvest season

October 23, 2014

RP Outdoors: Apple Barn Orchard and Winery   Pumpkin and apple picking, a country store, a winery and rides through the orchard and pumpkin patch can all be found at a local treasure. Anyone looking for a fun fall havest-themed activity should take a trip out to Apple Barn Orchard and Winery...

Orchestra focuses on music of the world

October 16, 2014

By Hilary Igl   At midnight any day of the week the trill of violins, trumpets, clarinets and many other instruments can be heard when walking by practice rooms in the Center of the Arts. The late-night preparations mean the Whitewater Symphony Orchestra members have an upcoming performance. Senior...

Test gaming skills in tournament


September 25, 2014

  By Hilary Igl Mario drifts off Yoshi to gain the lead, but that wasn’t enough to carry him to the finish line. Mario gets hit by a blue shell and spins out seconds before the finish line. Yoshi takes the win. Part of this year’s Warhawk Alley tournament line-up is a Mario Kart tournament...

Book Review: ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green

Review by Hilary Igl
Staff Writer

September 18, 2014

  “Looking for Alaska,” by popular American novelist John Green, follows Miles Halter as he journeys through his first year at Culver Creek Preparatory High School in Alabama. Based on the description of the book, I was under the impression that “Looking for Alaska” would revolve around...

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