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The people of the RP have forever changed me

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

May 6, 2019

Writer Anna Taylor once said, “Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.” When I arrived at the Royal Purple and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, I was hungry for knowledge. I was ecstatic about the endless ...

Strive for your passions, take chances

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

Getting to the sports editor position at the Royal Purple was not an easy journey. In fact, it took a lot longer than I hoped for. But I earned it by striving day in and day out to get here. I’ve known I wanted to do something associated with writing since my senior year at Ozaukee High School. I began writin...

Stay thankful this holiday season

Stay thankful this holiday season

December 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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