Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Photo taken from the UWW graduation informational site.

Warhawks leave the nest

Libby Nabhan, Assistant Campus News Editor May 4, 2023

It's time for our senior Warhawks to reach new heights outside the sacred walls of UW-Whitewater. This semester's spring commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 13 in the Kachel Fieldhouse...

Some of the wild apples growing in the woods

Making cider and making memories

Chris Hardie, Contributor October 2, 2022

It’s apple harvest season with community festivals celebrating the fruit and many commercial orchards open for picking and family fun. While we have never grown apples commercially, we have a few...

“I get my news from the apps of the CNN and Apple News,” - Cynthia Lin, Sophomore

Where do you get your news?

Alicia Dougherty, Editor October 3, 2021

In honor of National Newspaper Week, the Royal Purple asked where do you get your news?

James Kates is a professor in the Department of Communication. He worked as an editor at metropolitan newspapers for 25 years.

‘Look at news that challenges your assumptions’

September 26, 2021

Here’s a confession: When I’m looking for a quick read on the news, sometimes I’ll turn to the Drudge Report. Maybe you’re familiar with the site. It’s a “news aggregator,” meaning it...

Sam Martino faces the bayonets of National Guard  soldiers during a protest on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in 1969.

Journalists get it ‘write’

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

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor 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...

Inside the sound booth at WSUW 91.7 FM The Edge.

News is essential

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...

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

Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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