Royal Purple

The people of the RP have forever changed me

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Writer Anna Taylor once said, “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” When I arrived at the Royal Purple and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I was hungry for knowledge. I was ecstatic about the endless ...

Creating an IMPACT

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under News

Not every student receives love and support when they go home for Thanksgiving. IMPACT, the LGBTQIA+ student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, recognized this and decided to host an event in hopes to include all individuals. “Not every person has the luxury to be their true, authenti...

Innovation Center wins Impact Award

Innovation Center wins Impact Award

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

The Whitewater University Innovation Center won the Impact Award in Mixed-Use from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) in February of 2018. InBIA is the largest member-based entrepreneurial support network in the world with more than 2,200 members. Their goal is to enrich ind...

How you can change life today

Ross Guyette, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under News

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has passed, but your chance to make an impact remains.  University of Wisconsin Whitewater is trying to bring awareness to a big issue impacting each of us. The issue of improperly disposing of medication has never been so important.  As the day for awareness was ...

Org supports students during holiday season

Org supports students during holiday season

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under News

For some students, going home for the holidays means comfort and relaxation. But for others it may not be the case. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (LGBT*) may have a difficult time celebrating the holiday season if families are not as accepting of their gender identities, expressions ...

College love: only a swipe away?

February 9, 2016


Filed under News

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 10, 2016 The pressure’s on. Walmart’s aisles have transformed from the leftover holiday misfit toys to pink and red boxes of chocolate and teddy bears holding hearts with the sappy “I love you” message boyfriends and girlfriends can’t reiterate in person. As the d...

Ally Open House aims to build bridges

September 23, 2015


Filed under News

By Sidney Birkett Sept. 22, 2015 PRIDE Center Intern Sam Azzaro believes UW-Whitewater students are not only supportive allies to fellow LGBTQA peers, but to one another as a whole. This was the thinking behind holding an Ally Open House for students. While everyone was welcome to attend, the op...

Panelists discuss marriage equality

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

April 15, 2015 By Brad Allen The long-debated issue of marriage equality was discussed in the Marriage Equality Roundtable Discussion Panel on Wednesday, April 8 at noon in the UC room 259. The panel was moderated by LGBT coordinator Cindy Konrad. The panel was comprised of Development Director...

Org makes IMPACT: UW-Whitewater LGBT* & Allies organization hosts 6th Anual Drag Show, participates in Pride Week

Org makes IMPACT: UW-Whitewater LGBT* & Allies organization hosts 6th Anual Drag Show, participates in Pride Week

April 1, 2015


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  April 1, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik     When host of the 6th Annual UW-Whitewater Drag Show, Vivian Storm, announced the first performer to the catwalk, timid cheers could be heard throughout the Hamilton Room. The quiet cheers quickly turned into loud roars when Jaida Hall glided across the stage in gold pumps and an all gold se...

UW-W will see gender-free bathrooms in future

October 16, 2014


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Oct. 15, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik Imagine if every time you had to use the restroom, you felt fear over which bathroom you would choose, the male or the female. This is a reality transgender students may face on a daily basis. To solve the restroom problem for UW-W students, Whitewater Student...

Students tell stories of coming out

Students tell stories of coming out

October 16, 2014


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By Ethan Hill   A group of students assembled on the lawn in front of the UC to celebrate “Coming Out Day.”  Equipped with a podium, microphone, speakers and a goal to raise awareness and support for LGBT life on campus, students from all walks of life gave personal testimonies. One...

Starin Hall to offer gender-neutral housing

April 2, 2014


Filed under News

By Josh Hafemeister April 2, 2014     Of all of the colleges and universities across the nation, only 149 colleges offer a gender-neutral housing option for members of the LGBT community, according to campuspride.org. Three of the UW system colleges are among them: UW-La Crosse,...

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