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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.
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...

Memory garden for Mackin, others underway

April 26, 2017

The memory garden inspired by former Dean of Students Mary Beth Mackin, who died in November, 2015, is to not only remember her, but Robin Fellows, Spencer Twining and the many Warhawk faculty and students...

Vruwink defeats Hetz with two thousand vote difference

43rd District candidate Don Vruwink greets students on campus and urges them to vote for him in the local elections on Nov. 8. Vruwink defeated his opponent Allison Hetz, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Alumni
November 9, 2016

After a long night of vote-counting Don Vruwink (D-Wisconsin) has won the race for the 43rd Assembly District State Representative seat against opponent Allison Hetz with 16,178 votes. Vruwink, a retired...

It’s a wrap: The Royal Purple’s top five stories

top five, Beverly Kopper, Kimberly Wethal
May 3, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal May 4, 2016   Collectively, the Royal Purple’s staff of 17 editors and many more staff writers wrote about the good, the bad and the political news, penned editorials 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...

SEAL not extinct but evolving

September 16, 2015

By: Ashley McCallum Lifestyle Editor As of this semester, a familiar group on campus has gone extinct. The former structure of SEAL (Student Entertainment and Awareness Leauge) is gone, but the events...

B.o.B rocks UW-Whitewater

B.o.B rocks UW-Whitewater
September 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik By Emily Leclair After the audience listened to a professional drumline from Madison, Wis. and forty minutes of bass-bumping mashups, B.o.B finally stepped...

Hip-Hop artist B.o.B. kicks off Fall 2014 Semester

Hip-Hop artist B.o.B. kicks off Fall 2014 Semester
July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014 By Michael Riley Hip Hop star Bobby Ray Simmons – widely known as B.o.B. – will perform at the Sept. 2 free concert for UW-Whitewater students.  The performance is confirmed by...

UW-W Students go MADD for volunteering

UW-W Students go MADD for volunteering
April 30, 2014

Make a Difference Day supports the surrounding communities April 23, 2014 By Michael Riley Senior Katelyn Wurtz has been involved in UW-Whitewater’s Make a Difference Day for the past five years,...

Sorority house not up to fire code

Sorority house not up to fire code
March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 By Michael Riley The Tri-Sigma house, where a fire occurred on the morning of March 14, did not have an operational fire sprinkler in place, according to a news release from the Wisconsin...

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire
March 14, 2014

By Ben Holzhueter and Samantha Jacquest March 14, 2014   A fire occurred on the first floor of the UW-Whitewater Tri Sigma sorority house located at the corner of Main and S. Prairie St....

Final funds raised for Whitewater K-9 unit

Final funds raised for Whitewater K-9 unit
February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Emma Cunninghham   After more than a year’s worth of fundraising, the Whitewater Police Department finally reached its financial goal of $45,000 and will soon bring on...

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