Royal Purple

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up garbage in the community after the event. Students are working in hopes of...

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

Benches are a place to rest your butt. But what about a bench made out of butts? Cigarette butts, that is. Downtown Whitewater, Inc. has partnered with Terracycle, a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, to conduct an ongoing project in which cigarette butts are recycled into fiberglass and...

‘No Matter Who Won, We Lost’

‘No Matter Who Won, We Lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 3, 2016


Filed under News

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 been three w...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2016


Filed under News

  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...

Q&A with S.A.G.E President Lorenzo Backhaus

Q&A with S.A.G.E President Lorenzo Backhaus

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under News

The Royal Purple recently sat down with Students Allied for a Green Earth (S.A.G.E) president Lorenzo Backhaus to talk about their trip to North Dakota’s Standing Rock.   Royal Purple: What was SAGE’s motivation for going out to Standing Rock? Lorenzo: It comes from, climate change is a g...

Founded 1901
Lorenzo Backhaus