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Homecoming business

Corey Moen, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2019

For many, Homecoming brings one of the most anticipated weeks at UW-Whitewater. Along with that anticipation comes excitement to show school pride as a Warhawk, and also as a member of various campus organizations. The excitement was through the roof for the American Marketing Association (AMA), wh...

Warhawks celebrate homecoming week

Members of student organizations run in the bed races.

Olivia Storey, News Editor

October 14, 2019

Homecoming week is a yearly celebration at UW-W, and it brings many activities for students and student organizations to take part in. Many students participated in the events that Homecoming Steering Committee put on. Homecoming is an opportunity for bonding, making connections and celebrating you...

Campus orgs should be allowed to participate in Homecoming events

Students participate in Indoor Games Night Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 in the University Center as part of Homecoming Week.

Scout Springgate, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

Homecoming in my eyes is a time for organizations to express their school pride and promote themselves to other students, community members and alumni. As part of the managerial staff on the Royal Purple, one of my short-term goals was to get the publication more involved with this year’s Homecoming ...

Cows, goats and school spirit

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

October 7, 2019

The year is 1922, and UW-Whitewater is celebrating the school’s first ever homecoming complete with everything one might associate with the yearly event - football, a parade and school spirit. And though the basics of homecoming remain the same, nowadays, things are a little different than they we...

UW-Whitewater marches into homecoming

UW-Whitewater marching band performing during pre-game at the UW-Whitewater versus UW-Eau Claire Football game on Oct. 5.

Kaylee Pryble, Arts & Red Editor

October 7, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Marching Band, widely referred to as Wisconsin’s Finest, is a historic part of homecoming and the campus community as a whole. Each year, marching band performs in the homecoming parade as well as the football game. One of the large, lasting impacts marching...

A look at homecoming court

Olivia Storey, News Editor

October 7, 2019

Homecoming court is a staple of homecoming week at UW-W. Students are encouraged to submit their names in the hope of being crowned homecoming king or queen. Applying for homecoming court begins with an application (the application session is now closed). Students are sent an email with a link to th...

Lifestyle Editor will always have memory of school spirit

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

October 7, 2019

As a sophomore, this is only my second time around with homecoming. Still, I truly believe that I’ve seen enough in that one year to know: there is no better feeling than school spirit. When you walk to class during homecoming week and see a sea of purple and white shirts, of people who are proud ...

UW-Whitewater students continue to raise the bar

Ross Guyette, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2019

Enrollees of our university don’t always know where their path will end. They come because they believe that they have made the best decision on who they want to be and how they can become that person. As the years go along, as do the experiences that are shared among all of past and present individ...

Excited to experience UW-Whitewater Homecoming

Danielle Kronau, Assistant Arts & Rec Editor

October 7, 2019

I am very excited for homecoming this year because it means I get the chance to celebrate not only being a Warhawk, but being a part of something that is warm and welcoming. The last time I ever had a homecoming celebration was my senior year of high school. Even though I didn’t really actively part...

Football continues season-long dominance

Senior quarterback Cole Wilber threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one in Whitewater's 44-7 victory over UW-River Falls. Wilber has 16 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions this year.

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

October 22, 2018

The No. 6 football team’s winning streak is now at 13 dating back to last season thanks to a dominant 44-7 homecoming victory against UW-River Falls Oct. 20. The howling 25 miles per hour wind gusts at Perkins Stadium made it more difficult than usual for both squads. Coming into the game, head coach Kevin...

Homecoming Star Search features songs, school spirit

Alpha Sigma poses with their sorority flag at the end of their Thursday night mashup skit.

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

October 22, 2018

The Star Search Talent show is a 72-year tradition that may never change for many Homecoming’s to come. “The Star Search Talent show has been going on since 1946, right after World War Two,” said Homecoming chair Kayla Tevepaugh. “This is roughly when the new time of Homecoming came about in the Uni...

Students should value UW-W traditions

Royal Purple Staff, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 15, 2018

Everyone has traditions. Everyone has a place they go to celebrate holidays, a specific way of celebrating holidays or a certain activity that their family has done for generations. Whatever they may be, traditions play a large role in many lives. College is no stranger to tradition. Homecoming is a t...

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