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My Whitewater experience

Natalie Hummelt, Contributor December 13, 2020

Whitewater has honestly been a huge reason why I’ve become the woman I am today. Their actions taken to keep us all safe and healthy, as well as their flexibility and understanding has shown me an amount...

Don Vruwink meets with veterans.

Learn from Don Vruwink

Former student endorses teacher for assembly
October 18, 2020

There are always those teachers that stick out to you when you remember your childhood. Their fun way of presenting a subject, their kindness, their humor...whatever the reason, they’ve made an impact....

US falls short in supporting new mothers

US falls short in supporting new mothers

November 28, 2018

Imagine going through nine months of carrying and growing a human baby inside of your body, going through hours of intense and difficult pain and stress from delivering that baby or having to go through...

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...

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...

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Royal Purple , Editorial Staff Opinion April 23, 2018

Amidst a whirlwind of trade-war threats, increased tariffs and retaliatory economic measures, many media jobs and a number of local farms could be at serious risk of struggling to survive. The United...

Support systems are vital for people with autism

Support systems are vital for people with autism

Editorial Opinion, Royal Purple staff April 8, 2018

There are 3.5 million truck drivers, homeless people and Evangelical Lutherans in the United States each, respectively. You would never say that people with any one of these traits are rare, or that...

Letter to the Editor: Student raises concern about WE Energies report

Letter to the Editor: Student raises concern about WE Energies report

Jonathan Roberts, Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE) Co-President April 8, 2018

On March 5, residents of Oak Creek woke up to black dust covering their homes, cars and the neighborhood playground. Many already knew that the culprit was the coal-fired power plant less than a mile south....

Dark stores drop tax on homeowners

Dark stores drop tax on homeowners

Janis Ringhand April 2, 2018

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) has been trying to defend the Dark Store property tax loophole in Wisconsin that has allowed Big Box Stores to shift millions of dollars in property taxes onto...

White Hall, located along Starin Road by the Visitor Center, will soon be home to a food pantry. The initiative will help prevent food insecurity and will be open for students to drop off or pick up food items as needed.

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion March 18, 2018

When thinking of hunger and who it impacts most, our minds often drift to populations who are more vulnerable – children, the elderly, those living below the poverty line. As a society, we often forget...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

Sarah Godlewski, co-founder of MaSa Partners March 18, 2018

  On April 3, Wisconsin voters will be asked if they want to remove the office of state treasurer from our state’s Constitution. Should this amendment pass, Wisconsin would be the only state...

Both the administration and the overall campus population at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater need to be doing more to protect members of our community who are undocumented citizens. Steps we all can – and should – take involve contacting members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and setting up emergency reserve funds for students who must continue their education without federal loan support.

We must stand beside our DREAMers

Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion, Royal Purple Editorial Staff March 5, 2018

A major deadline set for Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation has run out of time. The ramifications could be devastating if the policy is repealed, which allows...

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