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Q&A: College Democrats and College Republicans give their opinion on State of the Union address

Q&A: College Democrats and College Republicans give their opinion on State of the Union address

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Michael Riley In front of the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address Jan. 20 unveiling his Democratic agenda. The Royal Purple asked both chairs of the College Republicans and the College Democrats to respond to a variety of questions...

UW-Whitewater students take stance on State of the Union

UW-Whitewater students take stance on State of the Union

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 Information compiled by Michael Riley Information compiled by Alexandria Zamecnik   The Royal Purple interviewed three different student political leaders on campus; Shane Otten of Young Americans for Liberty, Jonathan Fera of College Democrats and Madeline Walton of Colle...

U.S. debt ceiling may limit all financial aid

U.S. debt ceiling may limit all financial aid

October 23, 2013

By Lucas Wimmer The United States government avoided crisis Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the late hours of the night as Congress passed a measure to reopen the government and prevent a credit default. If the government had not agreed to increase the debt ceiling, however, students could have faced collateral...

Government shutdown yields problems for students, citizens

Government shutdown yields problems for students, citizens

October 16, 2013

By Michael Riley If a UW-Whitewater student has been living under a rock for the past month or is simply confused by the whole government shutdown situation, a brief breakdown will bring anyone up to speed. A disagreement on the budget between the House of the Representatives and the Senate resulted...

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

September 25, 2013

By Michael Riley   As the debate over involvement in Syria continues, the question of whether the United States is the most exceptional country has surfaced again. Yes, said President Barack Obama who touched on U.S. exceptionalism in his Sept. 10 speech on what the response to chemical...

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