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Thanks for the memories, good times Royal Purple staff

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2019

I’ve wanted to be a journalist since I was 10 years old. Most kids would say they wanted to be an astronaut or a princess, and then there was me proudly announcing that I was going to be a reporter....

Commencement to be shown in Timmerman auditorium, on campus TV’s

Commencement to be shown in Timmerman auditorium, on campus TV’s

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2018

There are no extra tickets available for either of the commencement ceremonies, but you can still watch your graduate cross the stage with a live broadcast showing. Both commencement ceremonies will...

Handing over the reigns

Handing over the reigns

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2018

It’s about time I pass the torch. For the past two years, I’ve been so proud to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Royal Purple, one of those years working alongside one of my best friends as co-editors...

App reminds users to drink water while at the bars

App reminds users to drink water while at the bars

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2018

Although St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, a hangover doesn’t necessarily have to follow. But how do you remember to drink the proper amount of water while getting down on the Pumpers & Mitchell’s...

From left, Scott Wild inquires about Bobby Landsee’s collection of salt cellars, which were used in the Victorian era because salt was not yet shakeable from salt shakers. Landsee said she has over 1,000 salt cellars that she’s collected over the years.

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

Whitewater collectors display vintage, unique items
Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2018

Bobby Landsee sat behind a maroon-draped table in the Cravath Lakefront Community Center on Saturday with almost 100 salt cellars resting on the table in front of her. The salt cellars – miniature...

Portions of Lot 7 will be sacrificed to the construction of a new residence hall building on campus as the project progresses. The parking system will be temporarily re-structured.

Parking prices to rise in fall

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services Chief Matt Kiederlen says his wife isn’t going to be too happy with him as prices rise for on-campus parking  next year – for him included. While...

A rendering of what the new residence hall is expected to look like, from the architecture firm, Eppstein Uhen Architects. Ground will be broken for the building in late march, weather permitting.

Ground to break on new residence hall

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2018

The residence hall that was designed in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s master plan and built into the State of Wisconsin’s ’13-15 biennial budget will finally be breaking ground this spring...

Professor appeals dismissal decision

Professor appeals dismissal decision

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2018

A tenured University of Wisconsin-Whitewater art history associate professor is appealing the UW Board of Regents’ decision to dismiss him earlier this week. Chris Henige – who was hired by the...

Council mulls civility pledge

Council mulls civility pledge

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2018

The City of Whitewater Common Council debuted their Municipal Official Orientation Manual on Tuesday night, as a way to guide new city employees, council alders and residents appointed to committees through...

On this Hazelwood Day Of Action, support the New Voices movement

On this Hazelwood Day Of Action, support the New Voices movement

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2018

I grew up with a lot of privilege to be where I am in my career. I’ve had little to no adversity in my life: I was raised in a solidly middle-class family where my parents were married, and I never...

April Council Election Sees Only One Contest

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2018

Incumbent James All faces opposition for the councilmember-at-large seat from Brienne Diebolt-Brown in the Common Council Tuesday, April 3 election. While the voters in City of Whitewater Districts...

The City of Whitewater denied a request to rezone the property that the 1868 Hamilton House resides on last Tuesday night. Following the guidance of the Plan Commission and Christine Munz-Pritchard, who recommended the Council deny the rezone application, the Council unanimously voted to keep the property zoned as Planned Development instead of R-3. The sale of the home was contingent on the approval of the rezone application.

Council Approves Two WPD Requests

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2018

There was no debate within the City of Whitewater Common Council Tuesday night as to who was going to be awarded the bid for the Whitewater Police Department’s addition to their squad car fleet. Posed...

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