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Scholarship opportunities for journalism majors

February 10, 2020

Hi Royal Purple, My name is Dror Liebenthal and I lead, a student scholarship platform. One of our donors just funded a new College Journalism Grant, and I’m writing to see if you can share the award opportunity with The Royal Purple readers. The grant awards $1,000 to a current student to cover...

Proud to find home at the Royal Purple

Kaylee Pryble, Arts & Rec Editor

September 30, 2019

I am ecstatic to be the new Arts and Rec Editor for the Royal Purple. When I was a kid, starting just before kindergarten so four or five, I would be glued to the news whenever it was on TV (I was a bit of a weird child, I know, maybe I should blame a lack of cable for this one). Honestly, I’m stil...

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones presents data and ideas on the issue of heroin use to a crowd of students on March 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2018

Opioids are taking over the United States. Not a single area across the country isn’t affected by the issue, and that includes Whitewater. Los Angeles native Sam Quinones is an award-winning author and journalist who visited campus last Monday to speak on the issue. Quinones has been writing ab...

Journalism classes benefit all majors

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 The disinterest in general education and elective courses is something I’ll never understand. Why would you want to live in a world where college graduates aren’t educated about different cultures, have a solid background of standard knowledge or have a well-rounded education? I kn...

Entire ‘Rolling Stone’ staff at fault for reporting failure

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 Following an outside review by Columbia Journalism School professors, Rolling Stone magazine has retracted Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s story “A Rape On Campus” after “major avoidable failures” were detected in the reporting. The response to Rolling Stone’s decision to retract...

Katherine and Quartz

May 9, 2012

Imagine your college experience lacking one of your five senses. Would it have gotten in your way? For senior Katherine Watson, being blind hasn’t slowed her down in the least. As a journalism major, Watson decided she wanted to work at the Royal Purple. She started out as a writer for the lifestyle section and then got hired as a copy-ed...

Adventures Abroad

April 25, 2012

Dia duit! (That’s hello in Irish!) As of today, I will have 37 days left in Ireland. It may seem like a lot, but I know that time will fly by. I feel so comfortable here. Dublin is my home, and thinking about leaving makes me extremely sad. This irreplaceable experience has changed my life in the ...

The war over words in the journalism world

April 17, 2012

When writing an article for the Royal Purple, there are a lot of things to keep in mind. We are taught to put the most important information first and trickle down throughout the story, similar to an inverted pyramid. Journalists swear by The Associated Press Stylebook and we constantly check and doub...

A reminder to our readers

February 8, 2012

If there’s one thing I’ve been working on this semester, it’s having tougher skin. But when it comes to the Royal Purple, I tend to take things straight to heart. Last semester, an anonymously critiqued paper was slipped under our office door filled front to back with hand-written notes and corr...

Kilar family represents community well

October 12, 2011

In early September 2010, a story came across several media sources about a 6-year-old Whitewater boy who was killed by a drunk driver. Many people, including myself, didn’t think much of it at the time; being from a larger city like Milwaukee, I would watch the news and often hear of murders or...

The untold story of a journalist: Dr. Ndirangu “David” Wachanga has traveled far as a student, professor

May 4, 2011

Assistant professor Dr. Ndirangu “David” Wachanga knows how to tell a good story. “I consider myself a storyteller,” Wachanga said. Wachanga not only tells stories through writing and documentary filmmaking, but he also teaches his students how to become articulate storytellers as well. Yet one story, which might be the most interesting of them all, i...

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