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Arrest made in campus sexual assault

September 2, 2015

The suspect in a sexual assault that took place on the east side of campus was arrested on Aug. 27. Charges have not yet been filed as of press time. The UW-Whitewater Police Department made the arrest after the female victim reported the assault that took place on Aug. 25 in the Wells towers area. The v...

Welcome back concert in second year with Timeflies

Welcome back concert in second year with Timeflies

September 2, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor   The sidewalks leading up to the Williams Center were lined with students waiting with friends and acquaintances from their Residence Halls. The duo Timeflies performed in the second annual Welcome Back Concert  in the Kachel Fieldhouse on Sept. 1, as the finish...

Kopper honored to be UW-Whitewater’s 16th Chancellor

Kopper honored to be UW-Whitewater’s 16th Chancellor

September 2, 2015

  By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Chancellor Beverly Kopper has a closet overflowing with purple. It’s not all Warhawk purple, she admits, but the days she’s not donning one of the many shades of the color, she’s almost invisible. “One of my co-workers saw me today not wearing purple and said I was almost unreco...

Student org embraces Hmong culture

Student org embraces Hmong culture

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 By Kimberly Wethal A dance recital, moral-based skits and a fashion show could all be found in the Hamilton Room in the University Center last Thursday, thanks to the Southeast Asian Organization. The Southeast Asian Organization (SAO) put on their annual SAO Cultural Show starting...

Organization encourages students to donate

March 11, 2015

  March 11, 2015 Kimberly Wethal   UW-Whitewater Student Safety Organization President Robert Krien has thought of a way to prove to the Whitewater community that the university isn’t just a bunch of “rowdy kids.” The Student Safety Organization (SSO) started its first-ever...

RP takes home 10 awards at WNA

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 The Royal Purple took home 10 awards at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s 2014 Better Newspaper Contest on Feb. 27. The UW-Whitewater weekly independent newspaper collected two first-place awards, three second-place awards, two third-place awards and three honorable mentions...

Second Salem Spooks: student organization aims to experience and discover the truth behind the paranormal

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 By Kimberly Wethal [dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust because they don’t wear tan “Ghostbusters” jumpsuits or carry proton packs doesn’t mean that the Second Salem Spooks don’t enjoy discovering the paranormal in the same way. Second Salem Spooks, a paranormal investigation student...

Org sells body scrubs, donates to charity

February 11, 2015

  Feb. 11, 2015 By Kimberly Wethal   Giving back to a charitable cause has never been quite so sweet. On February 9, 10 and 12 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center, the student organizations the Freedom Force and Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE) will be team...

Feminist Super Bowl commercial sparks Twitter controversy

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 Just because I didn’t watch the Super Bowl doesn’t mean I didn’t feel the backlash from it. I didn’t take any hits from linebackers or get brought to the ground while attempting to catch a pass. I wasn’t carted off a field due to an ACL tear. But when the four-hour dis...

On-campus activity benefits your future

On-campus activity benefits your future

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 “Survival of the fittest” isn’t just a phrase used when referencing evolutionary theory or the latest cut-throat season of whichever reality game show you deny watching. While the Whitewater campus certainly isn’t set up like Survivor Island (mainly because of a lack o...

Involvement fair brings organizations together

Involvement fair brings organizations together

September 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 By Kimberly Wethal   All UW-Whitewater students had to do in order to find their passion was walk outside. The Student Involvement Fair, held by Career & Leadership Development, brought together around 170 organizations whose tables lined the Wyman Mall outside of...

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