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Stay thankful this holiday season

Stay thankful this holiday season

December 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion

We love Thanksgiving here at the Royal Purple. The holiday means good food with people we love, and it also serves as a reminder that through all the crazy, stressful things that happen in life, there is still plenty to be thankful for. Let’s make sure that thankfulness doesn’t end in the last wee...

Homecoming history at ‘Meet the Archives’ event

Homecoming history at  ‘Meet the Archives’ event

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under carousel, Lifestyle

Through the “Meet the Archives” event, staff at the Andersen library hope to introduce students to the elaborate archives that many students don’t know exists. “October is National Archives Month, and we found it to be an opportune time to shed some light on the newly named Archives and Area R...

Women’s tennis strong as tournament approaches

Augie Spankowski, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


Filed under Sports

Women's tennis had a busy and successful road trip Oct. 13. They first beating UW-River Falls, then traveled to UW-Stout and grabbed their second road win of the day. The Warhawks won both matchups 9-0. Whitewater improves to 6-1 overall and 6-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. ...

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...

Students should value UW-W traditions

Royal Purple Staff, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Everyone has traditions. Everyone has a place they go to celebrate holidays, a specific way of celebrating holidays or a certain activity that their family has done for generations. Whatever they may be, traditions play a large role in many lives. College is no stranger to tradition. Homecoming is a t...

Preparing for a festive fall season

Preparing for a festive fall season

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Rec

The City of Whitewater has a past that still haunts it to this day. During the month of October, multiple tour groups are lead through the city’s mysterious history. This eerie past contributes to its nickname of “Second Salem.” It all began when the Morris Pratt Institute was built in 1889, which was n...

Women’s Soccer vs. Carthage and Eau Claire

Dylan Piccolo, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

Women’s soccer came up short twice on their two-game road trip this week. The Warhawks first traveled to Kenosha to face Carthage College and fell 1-0 Sept. 26. Carthage defenders limited Whitewater’s offense, which amassed five shots on goal over the course of the game. The Warhawks played...

Technical colleges make a difference for many

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My senior year of high school was a constant barrage of questions about my future and college plans. Every time I was asked these questions, my response was the same. There was an awkward pause, and my face would turn crimson red. “Oh, just technical college for now,” I would sheepishly respond. I was em...

The RP is here to serve students

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Royal Purple is a weekly student-run newspaper, but it’s no secret that news happens on University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s campus just about every day. While it’s true that we only release one printed newspaper a week, we are committed to giving students, professors and community members the news...

’Hawks tennis squad splits weekend series at home

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The women’s tennis team had a strong day Sept. 15 with a double header against University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Carleton College [Minn.]. In their first meet against UW-L, the doubles team kicked off the day by winning three out of four matches. Gabi Kitchell and fellow senior Julie Marti...

Women’s volleyball dominates four match week

Women’s volleyball dominates four match week

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under carousel, Sports

The women’s volleyball team played four games throughout the week of Sept. 10 and  showed nothing but success. The Warhawks won all four of their games in a five-day span, and plan to continue this winning streak in upcoming games. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted Elmhurst College (Ill.)...

The new and improved Bark Park

The new and improved Bark Park

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

   City of Whitewater officials and community members marked the June 13 opening of the new “Bark Park” with the slice of a ribbon.    Bark Park, located on the corner of Jefferson Street and Starin Road, was previously home to Industrial Park. At the new-and-improved park, community members can bring their p...

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