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Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

UW-Whitewater Flute Ensemble performs holiday songs during intermission at the Gala Holiday Concert put on by the UW-Whitewater Music Department at Young Auditorium Dec 2 2023.

Celebrating the season

Jayden Kimpel, Campus Journalist December 4, 2023

Red bows, festive ties, Santa hats and concert black adorned UW-Whitewater music students as they performed at the 2023 Gala Holiday Concert at Young Auditorium Dec. 2. The lobby was decorated with poinsettias,...

The community gathered on Main Street on Friday, Dec. 1 to celebrate the holiday season with a lighted parade. A Disney character float grabbed the attention of all the children in attendance and featured Olaf, Minnie, Mickey, and Minions.

Parade of Lights brings holiday cheer

Aliza Kaiser, Assistant Community Editor December 4, 2023

Jingle bells, Disney characters, Santa and Mrs. Clause, and more made an appearance at this year’s annual Parade of Lights down Main Street on Dec. 1 to spread some holiday cheer. The parade is held...

Caitlin Mangino

What’s your favorite part of the holidays?

December 11, 2022

My favorite part about Christmas is getting to go home and spend time with my family. I don’t get to see my family often because I have a job in Wisconsin which is why I cherish the moments I get to...

Workshop attendees browse the wide array of craft supplies.

Crafts made with holiday spirit

John Leahey, Assistant Community Editor December 11, 2022

The holiday season is upon us, and many people are gearing up to give gifts to their loved ones. With many focused on getting just the right gift, the wrapping for the gifts can get glossed over. The Handmade...

Christmas tree lit with Christmas lights in downtown Whitewater after tree lighting ceremony.

City lights up holiday shopping season

Gracia Boley, Assistant Community Editor November 28, 2022

The holiday spirit has come to town. All those young and old gather around, for the Christmas spirit has brought joy to the city of Whitewater. Citizens rang in the season with the community's first...

University organizations, decorated cars, floats and lights fill Main Street for the annual Parade of Lights event Friday evening, Dec. 3, 2021.

Lighting up lives

Dauntae Green, Managing Editor December 12, 2021

Whitewater in December is a wonderful time of the year for many citizens and visitors alike. One of the best ways they celebrate the joyous holiday season is coming to see the Parade of Lights. The Parade...

Co-owner and operations manager Curt Patrick stands outside Pumpers & Mitchell’s at 158 W. Whitewater St.

St. Patty’s Day party survival guide

Hunter Wade, Journalist March 7, 2021

 St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and Whitewater pubs offer plenty of shenanigans this year to get your shamrocks off. Multiple bars will be offering drink specials, music and games. This...

Various holiday decorations including trees, presents and lights fill the front windows of
Reflections of the Past, on West Main Street in downtown Whitewater.

Windows of Whitewater

Dane Sheehan, Photographer December 13, 2020

The Whitewater Chamber of Commerce is celebrating hometown holiday spirit with a storefront window display competition across the city from Nov. 28 - Dec. 26. An official voting committee judged the...

More than just a holiday

More than just a holiday

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Staff February 12, 2018

Valentines Day is a scary day for couples everywhere. But it shouldn’t be. ABC News estimated that a whopping $18.2 billion would be spent last year on the holiday of Cupid, equating to just...

Campus day of giving

Nathan Kober, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater held its first Day of Giving on Tuesday Nov. 8. The campaign was organized to support student programs on campus, including scholarships and undergraduate research,...

Holiday spending is younger and more online

Garret Kluever, Biz and tech Editor November 30, 2017

The mega deals of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are winding down but a trend is growing among young consumers. While a majority of consumers, 54%, say they will spend more than they did...

Halloween celebrations make holiday unique

October 27, 2015

Oct. 27, 2015 The thing I love the most about Halloween is the decorations because I love seeing the creativity of Halloween lovers around the community. If nothing else, the spooky decorations always...

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