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UW erodes students’ free speech

UW erodes students' free speech
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...

More than just a holiday

More than just a holiday
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...

Welfare changes penalize working class

Welfare changes penalize working class
January 22, 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...

Los Angeles Weekly layoffs about more than mismanagement

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....

FCC to eliminate fair internet usage

November 29, 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...

A look ahead at Men’s basketball

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...

Police should not hide body cam footage

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...

Opioid abuse opinion

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...

JP says goodbye to the RP

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...

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...

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...

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