Royal Purple

Inventors gather for ‘Show and Tell’

Inventors gather for ‘Show and Tell’

December 11, 2014

By Nat Edson   A wave of creativity will be upon Whitewater soon, as the local Makerspace puts on another Show and Tell. The event, which aims to network the minds behind local innovation, will allow inventors to showcase their creations in front of like-minded individuals. The Makerspace...

Royal Reviews: Cinema Retrospective 2014

December 4, 2014

Every time a year comes to an end I like to look back and think about the movies I’ve seen. 2014 wasn’t exactly a year of cinematic mastery, but it certainly contained its fair share of gems amongst the disconcertingly large pile of crap. Let’s go through this chronologically, and keep in mind...

Royal Reviews: Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6’

November 20, 2014

The comic company Marvel continues to expand its catalog of film adaptations with one of its lesser known titles, “Big Hero 6.” The film follows Hiro, a young prodigy living in the fictional city of San Fransokyo. When a freak accident kills someone he loves, Hiro gathers his friends and sets out...

The joy of moving: Parkour sees no obstacles

The joy of moving: Parkour sees no obstacles

October 2, 2014

By Nat Edson   Parkour is defined as the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. To the people involved in it, it can mean a lot more than that. “It’s a way to express through...

Movie Review: ‘Lucy’

September 25, 2014

  Did you know that the average person only uses 10 percent of their brain, and it’s also said that extraordinary powers could be unlocked if more of the brain could be accessed? If you didn’t, it’s probably because it’s not true. Nevertheless, this urban legend is the basis for the...

TV Show Review: Season 2 ‘Orange is the New Black’

September 11, 2014

  The Netflix Original show “Orange is the New Black” stormed onto the scene last year with a very successful first season. The show, which follows an outwardly normal woman, Piper, who is sent to prison for a crime she committed a decade ago, examines the lives of inmates in a female prison. Based...

Dance Co. hosts student-run show


May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014 By Signe Trewyn By Nat Edson   Students have the opportunity to find their place in the art of dance at the Emerging Choreographer’s Concert. Artistic Director and President of the Dance Company Rachel Ammerman said the annual dance show is entirely student-run. ...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ take center stage

‘Romeo and Juliet’ take center stage

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014 By Nat Edson   The UW-Whitewater theatre department will perform a rendition of “Romeo and Juliet,” the classic Shakespearean play. It’s mostly the same story many people are familiar with, of star-crossed lovers and interfamilial disputes. This time, however, people...

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

April 16, 2014

  The new Marvel movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is being hailed by many as the best in the incredibly productive series. Granted, that’s what they said about “Thor: the Dark World,” “Iron Man 3,” “The Avengers,” and, oh you get my point. The movie opens with...

Game Review: “Titanfall”

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 Resplendent with high octane intensity, a flood of bullets, parkour action and more giant robot battle-suits than you can shake a stick at, “Titanfall” charged out of the gate with the intention of restructuring the state of competitive multiplayer games. Does the attempt warrant you prepping to dro...

Biographer shares stories of Rolling with the Stones

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 By Nat Edson   The “Beggar’s Banquet” was a “fanzine” that catered to those hungry for information about the rock  mega-group the Rolling Stones. A fan-based magazine lasting nearly two decades with a worldwide subscription, it covered topics other media couldn’t,...

A Play for a day at UW-Rock County

February 20, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014 By Nat Edson   A writer drafts the play, actors are hired, the director gets everything organized, and then, after a lot of practice, the show is put on. This time there’s only one difference: it all happens in 24 hours. UW-Rock County in Janesville is set to put on its...

Founded 1901
Nat Edson