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Szerlong ‘equipped’ to serve in Wisconsin Assembly

October 22, 2018

What qualities and experiences does Gabriel Szerlong possess that would make him worthy of your vote on November 6th? I met Gabriel Szerlong this past July. I have found him to be a man of depth and wisdom. He is quick to listen even if he disagrees with you. Though young in age, his life experiences ha...

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

April 30, 2018

Hundreds of UW-Whitewater students rallied after the Spring Splash festivities last weekend to participate in a clean-up effort throughout the City of Whitewater and the City of Janesville. Make A Difference Day, an annual volunteering event sponsored by Career & Leadership Development, is focused on ...

Death to female journalists: a reporter’s perspective

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 I’m not a political writer, but as a photographer and journalist I was still excited to cover the Donald Trump rally when he made a stop in Janesville last week. I knew it was going to be an experience, especially when I received phone calls from family and friends who warned me t...

Trump’s campaign demonstrates “red flags”

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Donald Trump’s TV makeup might paint him orange, but the warning flags I got from his Janesville rally were red. It took his campaign five days to get Royal Purple Photo Editor Amber Levenhagen and I our press credentials. His rally started with a notice telling a thousand adoring supporter...

Protesters should remain cautious at Trump event

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 When I first heard the news a week ago that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to make an appearance in my hometown of Janesville on March 29, I was surprised. Without getting into politics, I thought it was interesting that not only Donald Trump, but also Te...

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 billionaire real estate tycoon are set to take place in response. As of Monday morning, a Facebo...

Save the Piggy Bank: autumn fun for fewer dollars

October 21, 2015

By Angelic Thompson By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 The change of season is marked by pumpkin cravings, hay rides and long nights after haunted houses. All of this fun adds up in cost and can empty your wallet if you’re not careful. You might not realize how much you’re spending until you l...

People of Whitewater: Nicholas Kliminski

People of Whitewater: Nicholas Kliminski

October 21, 2015

By Ashley McCallum Oct. 20, 2015 This fall, Nicholas Kliminski went from a Warhawk to a Falcon as he started his first year as a seventh grade teacher at Franklin Middle School in Janesville. Although he now wears a new pair of wings, Kliminski is still feeling the benefits of his time at the Unive...

Metal bands rock Janesville concert

Metal bands rock Janesville concert

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 Although it hasn’t even been three weeks since the 2015 JJO Sonic Boom concert, I can’t wait for the lineup next year. At this year’s Sonic Boom, I saw one of my all-time favorite bands, Five Finger Death Punch. Ever since my older brother introduced me to the 5FDP about six y...

Funding lost for public transit

September 16, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Managing Editor   Weekday public transportation will no longer service Whitewater – effective January 1, 2016 – after the loss of funding from a local sponsor. The Janesville Transit System’s (JTS) Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express (JMW) route has b...

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

November 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic At first glance, Thomas Slaten looks like a typical college student: casual and relaxed, sporting a hoodie and sweats. The only thing that could possibly give him away is his standard military cut. Enlisted at 17 and deployed to Iraq by 19, junior Thomas “Tom”...

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, serving as a volunteer and on the event staff. Now as student coordinator of the event, Wurtz...

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