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Football takes care of business in opener

Football takes care of business in opener

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

September 3, 2018

The No. 12 University Wisconsin-Whitewater football team kicked off the 2018 season with a bang by rolling past the University of Dubuque 38-6 Sept. 1 in Dubuque, Iowa. The Warhawks ensured not to repeat their performance in last season’s regular season opener, and did so by playing quality footba...

Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Brad Allen and Nicole Aimone, Staff Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018

A technical error with the campus-wide emergency warning system caused a false emergency alert to sound at approximately 3 p.m. on May 13. An alert was sent out campus-wide via email and broadcast in buildings and residence halls on campus at 3:11 p.m. saying, “There is an active threat to life sa...

Handing over the reigns

Handing over the reigns

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

It’s about time I pass the torch. For the past two years, I’ve been so proud to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Royal Purple, one of those years working alongside one of my best friends as co-editors and the other building up a fantastic reporter into an equally amazing manager. I wouldn’t ...

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

April 26, 2018

  Hundreds of UW-Whitewater students rallied after the Spring Splash festivities last weekend to participate in a clean-up effort throughout the City of Whitewater and the City of Janesville. Make A Difference Day, an annual volunteering event sponsored by Career & Leadership Development, i...

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 23, 2018

Amidst a whirlwind of trade-war threats, increased tariffs and retaliatory economic measures, many media jobs and a number of local farms could be at serious risk of struggling to survive. The United States government recently announced plans to up the tariff rates on imports of Chinese steel and...

Support systems are vital for people with autism

Support systems are vital for people with autism

Editorial Opinion, Royal Purple staff

April 8, 2018

There are 3.5 million truck drivers, homeless people and Evangelical Lutherans in the United States each, respectively. You would never say that people with any one of these traits are rare, or that people belonging to these groups don’t play an important role in our society. There’s another gr...

Samaranayake, Marquez aim for WSG leadership

Samaranayake, Marquez aim for WSG leadership

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2018

Pasan Samaranayake could be the next Whitewater Student Government (WSG) president. The junior economics major is running against incumbent candidate Tom Kind in the presidential election, which ends Friday, April 6. The aspiring professor wants to become president to give back to a place that liter...

Heavy is the hand that holds the hymnal

Column by Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 3, 2018

Over Spring Break, I attended Easter Sunday service with my family, like I do every year. Except four years ago, I stopped practicing religion. I grew up Lutheran, but post-confirmation I went through as much of a mental mid-life crisis as a fifteen-year-old can. I decided it would be best disassociate...

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Thumbs up to campus food pantry initiative

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

March 18, 2018

When thinking of hunger and who it impacts most, our minds often drift to populations who are more vulnerable – children, the elderly, those living below the poverty line. As a society, we often forget about another population that might be unsure of where their next meal is coming from – that ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

Sarah Godlewski, co-founder of MaSa Partners

March 18, 2018

  On April 3, Wisconsin voters will be asked if they want to remove the office of state treasurer from our state’s Constitution. Should this amendment pass, Wisconsin would be the only state without a treasurer or financial equivalent, a position that provides a critical check on the state...

Eau Claire bar policy makes no sense

Eau Claire bar policy makes no sense

Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion

March 13, 2018

“Life ain’t all blueberries and paper airplanes. You know what I mean?” No, former Bachelorette contestant Chad Johnson, who eats tons of meat, drinks too much and soils himself, and made fun of a female amputee’s arm on national television. Nobody has the slightest clue what you mean. ...

Ten partake in Track and Field nationals

Ten partake in Track and Field nationals

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

March 13, 2018

The UW-Whitewater track and field teams wrapped up their indoor seasons in Birmingham, Alabama with the men’s team finishing in the top 25 of the nation. The UW-W men’s track and field team finished tied for 16th place with WIAC opponent UW-Stevens Point, while the women’s team had three top...

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