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Local responds to Vukmir’s visitation to UW campus

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To the RP Editor:                                                                                     In response to the article about Leah Vukmir’s visit to the UW-Whitewater campus prior to the election Nov. 6, if wha...

Incumbent Rep. Vruwink supports bills for veterans

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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 the Uniform Law Commission model as it relates to placement of children when a parent or guardian is ca...

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

Warhawk alumna strives to change political landscape

March 18, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

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...

GOP tax bill will burden lower and middle class families

Royal Purple Editorial Staff, Staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

 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 on middle-class Americans and adding $1.4 trillion to the national debt. Meanwhile massive corporations will receive...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 2, 2016


Filed under News

  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 deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s...

Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

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 ballot contains far more candidates for office than just the presidential candidates. Many people might b...

Let’s talk politics: Do’s and Don’ts

Alex Salas, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

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, it is best to not start the conversation. This is according to Diane Gottsman, a nationa...

Media endorsement of politicians is unethical

November 5, 2012


Filed under Opinion

  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 “The New York Times” and the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” also have a history of taking...

Wisconsin will shine in political spotlight this year

February 16, 2012


Filed under Opinion

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 state is going to play a major role in the politics of the United States. We are on the cusp of a...

Inspiring march for their rights

April 5, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

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 in life as well. When associate professor James Hartwick and assistant professor of geology and...

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2011


Filed under Opinion

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 not old enough to remember Republicans Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon and the dirty tricks Wate...

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