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“I’d like to shout out to my grandpa who served in the army for a number of years in the 50s.”
Junior John Leahey, Journalism

What do we appreciate our veterans?

November 7, 2021

“When I think about our Veterans, my heart is flooded with appreciation. Appreciation for their bravery; appreciation for their sacrifice; appreciation for their selflessness. Thank you endlessly, now...

Editor/Reporter Kim McDarison

Happy National Newspaper Week

Kim McDarison, Contributor October 3, 2021

Editors today, like those in many professions, face the challenges of a complex and fast-changing world, but, in our case, along with the reporters who gather the news, we get to document events, learn...

UWW-TV adviser Jim Mead adds closed captioning to a video clip for the hearing impaired.

UWW-TV adviser receives press award

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor November 8, 2020

The Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) honored 15-year adviser and director of UW-Whitewater Television station Jim Mead with the Friend of KEMPA award at the 2020 fall conference. The award was...

Sam Martino faces the bayonets of National Guard  soldiers during a protest on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in 1969.

Journalists get it ‘write’

October 11, 2020

Journalism matters. Facts matter. Truth matters.  These are the ingredients that help shape the pursuit of information in newspapers. Journalists get it “write.” From selling newspapers on...

Scholarship opportunities for journalism majors

February 10, 2020

Hi Royal Purple, My name is Dror Liebenthal and I lead Bold.org, 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...

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...

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.

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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