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Graduate goodbyes: Friendships, mentors and average grades

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 Before I say goodbye to the Royal Purple, I have to clarify one thing. I spend a lot of time mulling things over in my head. Not that that makes me unique or special or anything like...

Official Royal Purple commencement speech

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The Royal Purple wants to give a heartfelt congratulations to all of UW-Whitewater’s 2016 graduates. We’re losing quite a few good reporters and editors...

Resident tuition freeze delays inevitable

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The cost of college education is high and going up – especially if you’re a nonresident undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Whitewater. Next semester,...

Observe Earth Day with practical initiatives

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion Earth Day is about more than planting trees, Woody Guthrie songs and picking up trash off the highway. It’s about coming together as cohabitants of our natural...

State senators hurt families, block CBD bill

April 5, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion April 5, 2016 Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause some people to have as many as 100 seizures in a single day, and it affects more than 450,000 children across...

Trump still entitled to freedom of speech

March 29, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 29, 2016 Donald Trump is scheduled to roll through Janesville on Tuesday afternoon and following suit with his previous rallies around the country, protests against the...

Policy discussions: more history, less bombing

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 Despite being the opinion guy at the Royal Purple, I don’t talk about politics all that often. It’s pretty easy to foresee a conflict between my own and someone else’s ideologies,...

Tipping culture should change over time

March 15, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 15, 2016 With St. Patty’s Day approaching, many students are searching their closets for last year’s shamrock t-shirt and matching leprechaun hat, but others aren’t...

Drug industry no place for consumerism

March 8, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 8, 2016 We don’t think much about those poor guys with erectile dysfunction from the Cialis ads, but they are a little awkward to watch with mom and dad in the same...

National security at odds with personal privacy

March 1, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion March 1, 2016 Donald Trump recently called for a boycott of Apple products, and because he’s obviously the prevailing expert on cybersecurity ethics, we think you should...

Beyoncé, Black Panthers and meme-sharing

Column by 
Jake Prinsen 
Opinion Editor
February 23, 2016

Feb. 23, 2016 I didn’t like this year’s Super Bowl halftime show because I don’t like pop music. And yes, I fully acknowledge the fact that I’m a pretentious hipster, and I prefer sad, boring...

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...

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