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Turner’s three-point shot descended from heavens to let ’Hawks advance

Turner’s three-point shot descended from heavens to let ’Hawks advance

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

When sophomore guard/forward Maurquis Turner received a pass from junior point guard Chris Jones and launched a three-pointer from the corner right in front of the UW-Whitewater bench, he turned to prayer. “It hung in the air for a long time,” Turner said. “I’m like, ‘please it’s gotta...

RP wins awards, editors present at ACP conference to peers

RP wins awards, editors present at ACP conference to peers

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

February 22, 2017

The Royal Purple brought home seven awards from the 2017 Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota this last weekend. The newspaper brought home second place in General Excellence and eighth place in the Special Edition category. Co Editor-in-Chief Kimberly We...

Biennial budget proposes tuition cut, SUFAC changes

Kimberly Wethal, Co Editor-in Chief

February 15, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker released the 2017-19 biennial budget for the State of Wisconsin last week. In a change of pace from the prior budget cycle where the University of Wisconsin System received $250 million less in funding, Walker is now proposing to fund the public higher education system by an increas...

Soaring ‘Hawks win seventh in a row

Soaring ‘Hawks win seventh in a row

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

The Warhawks men’s basketball team extended the team’s winning streak to seven after a pair of victories last week to move into sole possession of second place in the WIAC conference with four games left in regular season competition. The ’Hawks began the week with a late rally to break the se...

Wrestlers deliver a slice of victory

Ben Lokken, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017

The UW-Whitewater wrestling team finished off a busy weekend with mostly successful results.  The Warhawks ended Jan 21. with  three wins and one loss in a three day span to improve their overall record to 10-6 (3-2 in WIAC).  On Jan. 19, the 12th ranked Warhawks headed up for a showdown UW-La C...

Threats to press, journalists hits home

Staff Collaboration

January 10, 2017

Last spring, our former Photo Editor attended a political rally where a man shouted at her “death to female journalists.” Journalists and First Amendment rights have been under attack. Threats have been made to open up libel laws, making it easier for public figures to sue news outlets. The media ...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2016

  At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s...

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Kimberly Wethal and Ashley McCallum

October 25, 2016

UPDATE, Oct. 26, 2016, 11:29 a.m.: City of Whitewater Police have identified the man found dead yesterday on the 900 block of Peck Street as Kenneth J. Myskewicz, age 43. In a news release, the City of Police Department called the death a homicide and said that the suspect has been taken in custody. Police...

Record crowd witnesses history

Record crowd witnesses history

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor

October 13, 2016

When sophomore running back Drew Patterson received a toss on the Warhawks patented stretch play on third-and-13 with the game on the line, a collective groan emerged from some of the 17,535 fans in attendance. Seconds later, the groan turned to a cheer for Warhawk fans as Patterson waited for a creas...

Athletic director to be replaced

Athletic director to be replaced

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

October 9, 2016

Amy Edmonds, current athletic director for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will be changing job positions to become an associate athletic director once an interim director is named in her place. UW-Whitewater spokesperson Sara Kuhl did not elaborate on the reason for the change in Edmo...

Hawk Cup comes back to UW-W

Hawk Cup comes back to UW-W

Josh Sinclair, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

By Josh Sinclair Oct. 5, 2016 The UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team won their second straight Hawk Cup when they defeated Loras College on Sept. 28. The UW-W men’s soccer team topped the Loras Duhawks 2-1 to come away victorious. This was the eighth edition of the Hawk Cup, which started back...

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

October 6, 2016

By Emily Lepkowski Sept. 14, 2016 Everyone who filled the bleachers of the Kris Russell Volleyball Arena on Sunday, Sept. 11 wished they wouldn’t have been there in the first place. A Celebration of Life ceremony was held at 1 p.m. inside the Williams Center for 21 year old student Spencer Twi...

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