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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...

Letter to the Editor: Discussion on hate/bias policies should continue on campus

May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 In his letter to the editor in the April 20 issue of The Royal Purple “Incident Reporting Left Unclear,” Dr. Mark Zunac raises important questions relating to the implementation of the Hate/Bias Incident Reporting Form and measures being contemplated in response to the blackface incident ...

Letter to the Editor: Energy and assault on campus

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Concerning energy use on campus, back in 2008, the custodians in the academic buildings were moved from the overnight shift to the day shift in order to conserve the energy used at night. The FP&M Academic East Zone (in which I work) had a lead worker during the second shift who...

Letter to the Editor: Make suicide prevention essential

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Suicide is a major issue that has been brushed under the rug all too often. Feelings of suicide not only occur in adulthood, but also can occur in years as early as grade school. I believe it is important to bring awareness and educate children in grade school about suicide and the...

Letter to the Editor: Technology ruins youth and education

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 What is the purpose of school? We, as a society have lost track of the purpose of school. Technology has gotten in the way of what’s really important. School is about learning, listening to the teacher, showing respect, participating in class and working together, not against each...

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