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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...

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...

Debate allows students to make their voices heard

February 16, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal, Andrew Eppen and Emily Lepkowski Feb. 17, 2016 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) were the only two candidates on stage at the Democratic primary debate on Feb. 11, but that didn’t stop past and present UW students from fighting to h...

Democratic primary debate hosted at UW-Milwaukee

February 11, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 11, 2016   Just days after the New Hampshire caucus, the two remaining Democratic candidates held their sixth presidential primary debate in the heart of the midwest. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) discussed their di...

Student debt a serious issue for candidates

November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015 Graduation is a day we’re all anxiously awaiting. We’ll finally be able to stand tall, chest puffed out, smile and say, “It wasn’t easy, but we made it.” Mom and dad, brothers and sisters, grandpa and grandma – they’ll all be there too, shaking hands, congratulating us on a j...

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