Royal Purple

Thanks for the memories, good times Royal Purple staff

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion

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. Trust me, the adults in the room gave me some crazy looks. This dream of being a journalist first beg...

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


Filed under News

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 be shown in Timmerman Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. Entry for the event is free and no tickets ...

Handing over the reigns

Handing over the reigns

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018


Filed under News

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 and the other building up a fantastic reporter into an equally amazing manager. I wouldn’t ...

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


Filed under Biz & Tech

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 dance floor, dancing on the stripper pole at Cheap Shotz or taking down an entire pitcher of L...

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

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 bowls that were used during the Victorian era in formal dinner settings – held a small block of ...

Parking prices to rise in fall

Parking prices to rise in fall

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

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 the price changes of parking permits are not yet formally approved, serious structural concerns in ...

Ground to break on new residence hall

Ground to break on new residence hall

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

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 after years of delays. “It was exciting to hear that it was moving forward,” Frank Bartlett, di...

Professor appeals dismissal decision

Professor appeals dismissal decision

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

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 university in 2001, received tenure in 2007 and served as the Chair of the Art and Design departmen...

Council mulls civility pledge

Council mulls civility pledge

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under News

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 their role in democracy. It wasn’t the manual itself that raised issues – most council members...

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


Filed under Opinion

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 wondered where my next meal was coming from. I’m well-off enough to take out private student loan...

April Council Election Sees Only One Contest

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2018


Filed under News

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 2 and 4 won’t have a pool of candidates to select from as their Common Council representative on Tu...

Council Approves Two WPD Requests

Council Approves Two WPD Requests

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

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 with the decision between Ketterhagen Motor Sales Inc. of Whitewater or Ewald Automotive of Milw...

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