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Retired professor has 2020 concerns

December 9, 2019

To The Editor: As we move into the 2020 election year, there are two issues/concerns that I would like to see Democrats and Republicans pay more attention to: 1. Equal pay for equal work for women. 2. Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and in Academia. Sexual harassment should never occur.  I myself ...

Election 2020: Here’s what you need to know

December 2, 2019

You probably know that 2020 is a presidential election year. Next November, Americans will decide whether to rehire President Trump for four more years, or give the job to a Democratic challenger. Much of the political battle will take place right here in Wisconsin, a state that supported the D...

New Hall not prepared for students

Nick Matsunaga

September 9, 2019

Dear Royal Purple Reader, The New Hall has become tiresome to become accommodated with. To begin, the time of estimated completion was scheduled for three to four months prior to the fall 2019 semester. That date was bumped to June 29th, one month after the spring 2019 semester. Once June 29th was re...

Lifestyle editor grateful to have another year

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

September 2, 2019

Dear Royal Purple Reader, Welcome to an exciting new school year - new professors, new classes, new memories to make and a million new chances to improve from last year. The idea of a new beginning is always exciting. For as long as I can remember, a new school year has always had so much promise, and...

Former professor says men can fight for women too

April 3, 2019

While I disagree with his conservative-Republican political and economic views about 95% of the time, I happen to agree with something that Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson says in his recent book. The gist of his position is that the women of 2019 in our country seem to dislike men overall much more s...

Whitewater Reverend invites growth through Lent

March 11, 2019

As we enter into Lent we do it with the full knowledge that God is with us and there is nothing to fear – and that is a relief, because if we take it seriously Lent could be pretty scary, but here, in this time of diving deep and cracking open spiritually, we have the opportunity to let in the new d...

Local responds to Vukmir’s visitation to UW campus

November 28, 2018

To the RP Editor:                                                                                     In response to the article about Leah Vukmir’s visit to the UW-Whitewater campus prior to the election Nov. 6, if wha...

US falls short in supporting new mothers

US falls short in supporting new mothers

November 28, 2018

Imagine going through nine months of carrying and growing a human baby inside of your body, going through hours of intense and difficult pain and stress from delivering that baby or having to go through major surgery such as a cesarean section, and then having to go back to work in a few days because ...

Incumbent Rep. Vruwink supports bills for veterans

October 15, 2018

Dear Editor, I have been talking with state legislators about an issue near and dear to my heart: the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. This law, if enacted, would conform Wisconsin law to the Uniform Law Commission model as it relates to placement of children when a parent or guardian is ca...

Letter to the Editor: Student raises concern about WE Energies report

Letter to the Editor: Student raises concern about WE Energies report

Jonathan Roberts, Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE) Co-President

April 8, 2018

On March 5, residents of Oak Creek woke up to black dust covering their homes, cars and the neighborhood playground. Many already knew that the culprit was the coal-fired power plant less than a mile south. Three days later, independent testing done by Aspen Consulting confirmed this assumption. ...

Simpler policies, counterfeit solutions

October 3, 2017

Since January 20, we've "virtualized" great things totally inconceivable earlier--and still today.  So now what? Health Care? Do exercise; it lowers premiums, corrects pre-existing conditions.  Golf? Tax Reform? Lower the tax of the "one-percenters." Since others pay no taxes at all, this balances things.  De...

There are better times for a protest on national anthem

September 28, 2017

Over the last few weeks, many Americans seem to have been polarized over whether or not one should stand for the national anthem. Unfortunately, I am one of them. I hold the belief that everyone should stand for the national anthem, but understand that it is not the law and you can decide to do what...

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