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Royal Purple takes home nine awards

Column by 
Ashley McCallum 
Managing Editor

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 For the 2015 season, the Royal Purple was recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest as second place in the general excellence category. The general excellence category recognizes the best weekly newspaper at the collegiate level in the st...

Royal Reviews: Book Review ‘Jurassic Park’

December 9, 2015

Spoiler alert: The lawyer doesn’t get chomped by the T-Rex while sitting on the toilet. It generally goes without saying that a book is better than its movie version. This is true for Michael Crichton’s “Jurassic Park,” which the 1993 film of the same name and its sequels were based off of....

Graduate goodbyes: Stolen pens, the infamous couch and quote board

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 What a strange and crazy trip it’s been. From warding off student government representatives trying to bully us, to writing the newspaper’s horoscopes (yes, it was I who wrote those terrible/hilarious horoscopes), the things I’ve learned here at the Royal Purple, and at UW-Whitewater i...

Graduate goodbyes: RP memories last a lifetime

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 As I sit at the edge at the end of table in the center of the Royal Purple office, I look around at the room that I’ve learned to call my home for the past three years. There’s an ugly couch with questionable stains that’s held up by a cinder block, a creepy photo of a man with the ...

Local group seeks a presence

WIPIT visited the Peavy family home in Rockton, Illinois on Oct. 9. The Peavy family says their house has been haunted since the day they moved in. 

Photo by Amber Levenhagen

October 14, 2015

By Amber Levenhagen By Josh Hafemeister Oct. 14, 2015 Between the realm of the living and the unknown, a local investigation team hunts to define the paranormal. The Wisconsin-Illinois Paranormal Investigation Team spent Oct. 9 at a house in Rockton, Illinois, a house rich with a terrifying history....

Intern Betas wins business contest

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Josh Hafemeister For Ulysses Smith and the rest of the members of their company, Intern Betas, winning first place in the eighth Annual Warhawk Business Plan Competition was just one more step in their company’s continued growth. The final stage of the competition, hosted...

Dots, Steve Jobs, college and getting laid

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 I remember when I was in high school, teachers would tell us, freshman year, to start thinking about what we want to do with the rest of our lives. Are you kidding me?! Most of us were 14 or 15 years old at that time! My biggest concern at the time was lunch period and getting laid. How can anyone at that age be...

RP Outdoors: Wyalusing State Park and Kettle Moraine Northern Unit

April 1, 2015

                    For many college students, spring break is a time to get out, enjoy the sun, relax and forget about homework. Wisconsin, true to form, crapped all over that idea with temperatures reaching b...

Head to head: Whitewater Student Government candidates debate day before election

March 11, 2015

  March 11, 2015 Josh Hafemeister Vesna Brajkovic   Among last night’s participants in the Whitewater Student Government presidential debate, the audience included several members of the Black Student Union (BSU), whose weekly meeting was rescheduled in favor of attending the...

Royal Reviews: Game Review ‘The Long Dark’

February 25, 2015

  Have you ever seen films like “The Day After Tomorrow” or “The Grey” and thought “boy I wish they’d make a video game out of that?” No? Well, someone made a game about it anyway. In Hinterland Studio Inc.’s “The Long Dark,” an environmental disaster has left the...

Budget threatens DNR power

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By now, it is safe to assume a majority of Wisconsinites have heard about Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget proposal. The focus seems to be on the cuts to the UW System. Indeed, that’s what I was focused on since it was announced. Then this past weekend, I learned about...

Walk through winter on the Ice Age Trail

Walk through winter on the Ice Age Trail

January 28, 2015

  I’ve never done winter hiking before, but I knew the trails were open all year so I decided to go explore my favorite trail, Lapham Peak, outside of Delafield, Wisconsin. During the winter months, Lapham Peak is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. When I arrived at the park I stopped by the parks...

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