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Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

The Whitewater Common Council meets to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2020

     The Whitewater Common Council met for a special meeting to discuss an ordinance prohibiting mass gatherings following concern over the rise of COVID-19 cases among UW-Whitewater students Sept. 9.      The proposed ordinance would have limited outdoor gatherings to 25 attendees and in...

UW-Rock County merger becomes official

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 3, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Rock County will be renamed to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater at Rock County this fall after a UW System restructuring of schools throughout the state.   The decision was made by The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents in December 2017, and the official r...

Deans moving on to new experiences

Deans moving on to new experiences

Evan Halpop, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018

Deans, Katy Heyning and David Travis are moving on to new experiences after spending many years at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Heyning, College of Education and Professional Studies dean since 2009, will be taking a position as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Brockpor...

Handing over the reigns

Handing over the reigns

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

It’s about time I pass the torch. For the past two years, I’ve been so proud to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Royal Purple, one of those years working alongside one of my best friends as co-editors and the other building up a fantastic reporter into an equally amazing manager. I wouldn’t ...

Congressional ban on gun control

Congressional ban on gun control

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 23, 2018

Gun violence is often touted as an argument of haves and have-nots, but we should have this conversation from the premise of research. In 1996, Congress passed the Dickey Amendment as part of the omnibus spending bill, which stated, “None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control ...

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 15, 2018

Children gathered last week at Irwin. L Young Memorial Library in Whitewater to build their very own virtual city. On Saturday, April 7, the library hosted its Super STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Saturday workshop. This week focused on civil engineering and city building in ...

Chancellor awards student researchers

Chancellor awards student researchers

Quadrae Walton, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2018

“High impact practice” was the message relayed on March 22 by Chancellor Beverly Kopper as she handed out awards to research teams that went above and beyond in a variety of categories. The event was held in the University Center Hamilton Room, full of students, faculty members and university...

Council approves zoning request

Council approves zoning  request

Nicole Amone, News Editor

April 2, 2018

After little discussion on the item, City of Whitewater Common Council approved a rezoning request for a duplex unit at 310-312 S. Janesville St. The rezoning request, made by the owner Marcus Tincher of Tincher Reality, would change the properties current classification as an R-2 property, to an...

Best of Whitewater results

Best of Whitewater results

March 19, 2018

Thank you to the more than 400 students and community members who particpated in our second annual Best of Whitewater survey! Your support and continued news engagement has made it possible for us to proudly carry on this tradition. The Royal Purple staff has enjoyed this project thus far, and we look...

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

March 18, 2018

Cassie Steiner is working to change the landscape in politics today. The 2015 graduate of UW-Whitewater’s international studies major hopes to become a politician and continue to bring women into a political picture that she describes as being currently dominated by men. “I think like many...

LA native, reporter speaks on heroin use

Los Angeles Times reporter Sam Quinones presents data and ideas on the issue of heroin use to a crowd of students on March 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 18, 2018

Opioids are taking over the United States. Not a single area across the country isn’t affected by the issue, and that includes Whitewater. Los Angeles native Sam Quinones is an award-winning author and journalist who visited campus last Monday to speak on the issue. Quinones has been writing ab...

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

From left, Scott Wild inquires about Bobby Landsee’s collection of salt cellars, which were used in the Victorian era because salt was not yet shakeable from salt shakers. Landsee said she has over 1,000 salt cellars that she’s collected over the years.

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

Bobby Landsee sat behind a maroon-draped table in the Cravath Lakefront Community Center on Saturday with almost 100 salt cellars resting on the table in front of her. The salt cellars – miniature bowls that were used during the Victorian era in formal dinner settings – held a small block of ...

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