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GOP students, faculty speak up

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2016

Editor’s Note: *Names have been changed to protect source integrity. In a continuation from the story “‘No matter who won, we lost’” from two editions ago, three of the many conservative voices on campus take their place in the spotlight. The challenge to several states, leading to a recou...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2016

  At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s...

Badger state tips the electoral meter to Trump

Badger state tips the electoral meter to Trump

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

November 9, 2016

The 30th state in the United States was the late-night deciding factor for the nation’s 45th president. Wisconsin was the final push needed for the first step of now-President Elect Donald Trump’s mission to “Make America Great Again,” winning 276 of the electoral vote in a stunning blow to Demo...

Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2016

It is that time of year again. The time when millions of people head out to the polls to cast a vote, more often than not, for the president of the United States. What is unapparent to many is that the ballot contains far more candidates for office than just the presidential candidates. Many people might b...

Professors caution skepticism on tax policies

Professors caution skepticism on tax policies

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 2, 2016

Only two things in life are certain: Death and taxes, according to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. While the reality of paying taxes is certain, the prospect of whether the winner of this year’s presidential election will be able to implement the full details of their taxation reform plan remains...

Voter Pal can save you hours on election day

Voter Pal can save you hours on election day

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

October 26, 2016

Standing in a four-hour line on election day just to register to cast your ballot is probably the second most tedious waste of an afternoon, just after waiting in line at the DMV. But what if I told you there was a way to skip that line entirely? Voter Pal, powered by ThinkVoting, provides users with...

App Review – “Polytics”

App Review – “Polytics”

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

September 28, 2016

The goal of the free app “Polytics” is an admirable one: Encourage civil and insightful political debate among U.S. citizens within a chat system that is easy to use. But the responses it’s been getting from users is far from insightful. Reading through the chats between some users makes it tempting...

Candidates deserve equal opportunity

Candidates deserve equal opportunity

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

September 28, 2016

This year, three presidential candidates will be on the ballot in all 50 states, but only two were in the nationally televised debates. Those two are Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, who’s the third? The third candidate is Libertarian Gary Johnson. Although he is on...

Primary sparks high turnout

Primary sparks high turnout

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 6, 2016   The HawkCard office was a busy place on April 5, Wisconsin’s primary election day. After months of primaries, it was finally Wisconsin’s turn, making UW-Whitewater a hub of activity. Student workers printed dozens of student Voter ID’s for tho...

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

Kasich: a respectable GOP candidate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 When it comes to politics, I identify as a Democrat. If I had to guess, I’d say I agree with 80 to 85 percent of liberal philosophies.  I believe climate change is a big threat to our future, I think we need tougher and stricter gun laws and I’m against the death penalty. ...

Democratic debate lacks student presence

February 23, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 23, 2016 With both Democratic candidates trying to get an endorsement from millennial voters, you’d think the audience at their UW-Milwaukee debate two weeks ago would have reflected that demographic. But it did not. Instead, UW-M students were given the chance to w...

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