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UW erodes students’ free speech

UW erodes students’ free speech

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

February 19, 2018

Fellow students, you might want to start watching your volume. Thanks to a new University of Wisconsin System policy, if your speech, protest or demonstration “substantially disrupts” another person’s speech or choice to listen to someone else’s speech, it will be regarded as misconduct a...

More than just a holiday

More than just a holiday

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Staff

February 12, 2018

Valentines Day is a scary day for couples everywhere. But it shouldn’t be. ABC News estimated that a whopping $18.2 billion would be spent last year on the holiday of Cupid, equating to just over $136 a person. While it’s understandable that people want to please their significant other...

Welfare changes penalize working class

Welfare changes penalize working class

Royal Purple Staff

January 23, 2018

Wisconsin is turning into a food fight for lower income families, and Gov. Scott Walker wants it that way. Walker recently called a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on Thursday to make changes to programs utilized by low-income households. The bills, authored by Assembly Speaker Robi...

Los Angeles Weekly layoffs about more than mismanagement

Royal Purple Staff

December 13, 2017

After a management and ownership change, the LA Weekly announced that they were laying off most of their production staff and would rely on the submissions from unpaid readers instead of paid employees. While the decision to layoff a majority of the publication’s staff seems like a horrible solution ...

FCC to eliminate fair internet usage

Royal Purple staff, Editorial Staff opinion

November 30, 2017

Welcome to the new, unequal, cut-throat age of internet service deregulation. Last week Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced the agency was moving forward with plans to roll back federal net neutrality regulations that prevent Internet Service Providers fro...

A look ahead at Men’s basketball

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2017

The UW-W men’s basketball team starts their season against No. 15 Claremont Mudd-Scripps in a game that Warhawk players hope is the start of another championship-winning season. “Win it all, that’s the main goal,” senior guard Chris Jones said. The greatest strength of the Warhawks last ...

Police should not hide body cam footage

Royal Purple staff, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Viewing footage from a police officer’s body camera might be about to get more difficult. A Wisconsin state bill, AB 351 – which has been voted out of the assembly’s criminal justice and public safety committee – pits First Amendment rights up against the Fourth, creating a boxing ring between...

Opioid abuse opinion

Royal Purple Staff, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Opioid abuse cases and deaths related to drugs such as methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine have been on the rise since 2000, and until a treatment facility not ran by local authorities is opened, that reality is unlikely to change. Data publically available through the Wisconsin Department of He...

JP says goodbye to the RP

John Paul Czerwinski, Assistant Sports Editor

May 3, 2017

The Royal Purple, so many different words and emotions come to mind when thinking about describing this place. Fun, serious, crazy, sarcastic, friends, hard work and late nights are just a couple of the words that immediately come to mind. Although I spent less than a year working here as the Assistant...

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

May 3, 2017

By Ashley McCallum   A former Royal Purple Editor-in-Chief once wrote that this job is about putting out flames and being a firefighter, but I disagree. This job is about igniting sparks. When I assumed the position as co Editor-in-Chief, I came in with to-do list longer than my 5’4...

Royal Purple Staff Goodbyes: Tim Gumz

May 11, 2011

Wait for it…just one more second…I’M FREE!!! As my final days of college come to an end, I look back and think of all the people who helped me get here. First off, Mom and Dad thank you so much for helping me out and not giving up on me even though I know this trip called college has taken much longer than I ever planned. Droste, Scott, BD & LD, maybe ...

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