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A campaign flag was placed at the top of an evergreen tree near Hyland Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus on Wednesday. Sept. 2.

Election flag under investigation

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor September 13, 2020

The campus opened to the first day of classes with a presidential election flag flying atop an evergreen tree near Hyland Hall Sept. 2. The flag violated UW System guidelines for political activity, prompting...

Local responds to Vukmir’s visitation to UW campus

November 28, 2018

To the RP Editor:                                                                                     In response to...

Incumbent Rep. Vruwink supports bills for veterans

October 15, 2018

Dear Editor, I have been talking with state legislators about an issue near and dear to my heart: the Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. This law, if enacted, would conform Wisconsin law to...

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...

GOP tax bill will burden lower and middle class families

Royal Purple Editorial Staff , Staff December 7, 2017

 The tax plan that passed through the U.S. Senate last Saturday will not save American citizens an extra $4,000, as promised. Instead it will cost many of us in the long-run through increasing taxes...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief December 2, 2016

  At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be...

Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor November 2, 2016

It is that time of year again. The time when millions of people head out to the polls to cast a vote, more often than not, for the president of the United States. What is unapparent to many is that the...

Let’s talk politics: Do’s and Don’ts

Alex Salas, Staff Writer November 2, 2016

Talking politics can be risky at any time, but with presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, conversations can take a sharp turn for the worst. Since politics are extremely controversial,...

Media endorsement of politicians is unethical

November 5, 2012

  With the presidential election less than a month away, people across the United States are taking sides. This is to be expected because they must decide who to vote for. Media outlets including...

Wisconsin will shine in political spotlight this year

February 16, 2012

With a population of about 5.7 million people in Wisconsin, it’s easy to get lost in the grand scope of things relative to other larger states. This year, Wisconsin will get its day to shine. The...

Inspiring march for their rights

April 6, 2011

With our years at UW-Whitewater being a time of growth and maturation for many of us, we often look to faculty and staff members as role models. We look to them to not only guide us in our studies, but...

Letters to the Editor

March 2, 2011

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor and staff commentaries do not reflect the views of the Royal Purple. A hard learned lesson Many of the voters who elected handsome young Scott Walker are...

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