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Journalists get it ‘write’

Sam Martino faces the bayonets of National Guard  soldiers during a protest on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in 1969.
Former journalism lecturer shares career insights for National Newspaper Week
October 11, 2020

Journalism matters. Facts matter. Truth matters.  These are the ingredients that help shape the pursuit of information in newspapers. Journalists get it “write.” From selling newspapers on...

Drug violations top campus Sept. crime log

Drug violations top campus Sept. crime log
UW - Whitewater Campus Police report monthly crime in online log
October 4, 2020

The UW-Whitewater campus police reported an array of on-campus crimes throughout the month of September. The reported crimes were added to the University Police website in daily and weekend logs.  The...

News is essential

Inside the sound booth at WSUW 91.7 FM The Edge.
WSUW 91.7 FM The Edge fills the social distance void
September 28, 2020

News is essential to the public. It is responsible for getting information out to the masses. Whether the organization be run by professionals or student volunteers like the university’s radio station...

Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

The Whitewater Common Council meets to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.
Common Council and UW - W plan measures to prevent rise in COVID-19 cases
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....

UW-Rock County merger becomes official

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...

Deans moving on to new experiences

Deans moving on to new experiences
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...

Handing over the reigns

Handing over the reigns
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...

Congressional ban on gun control

Congressional ban on gun control
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...

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Video game used for STEM workshop education
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...

Chancellor awards student researchers

Chancellor awards student researchers
Students apply real experience
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...

Council approves zoning request

Council approves zoning  request
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...

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...

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