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‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

‘Just the tip of the iceberg’

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

Bobby Landsee sat behind a maroon-draped table in the Cravath Lakefront Community Center on Saturday with almost 100 salt cellars resting on the table in front of her. The salt cellars – miniature bowls that were used during the Victorian era in formal dinner settings – held a small block of ...

Campus wants graffiti gone

Campus wants graffiti gone

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2018

It’s art – until it’s not. A graffiti perpetrator has taken their artistic ideas too far and is spooking the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The graffiti features a face with the eyes crossed out and occasionally has a crown. The word ‘soon’ is featured with the drawing and ...

We must stand beside our DREAMers

We must stand beside our DREAMers

Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

March 5, 2018

A major deadline set for Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation has run out of time. The ramifications could be devastating if the policy is repealed, which allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented citizens to call the United States home. In September 2...

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...

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

February 6, 2018

A natural gas leak near Starin Road caused brief evacuations from several campus buildings at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, university officials and campus police confirmed. Upham Hall, Ambrose Health Center and the University Bookstore were placed under evacuation orders just after 1 ...

Police services conduct active threat scenario training

January 16, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services will host officers from the Delavan Police Department to conduct active threat scenario training in Hyland Hall on Jan. 16 and 17. An announcement that training would be conducted was initially made in a news release to the entire campus that was sen...

Whitewater man convicted of reckless homicide in October 2016 murder

Whitewater man convicted of reckless homicide in October 2016 murder

November 8, 2017

A jury convicted Alan M. Johnson of first-degree reckless homicide Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the fatal shooting of his brother-in-law in 2016. According to the Janesville Gazette, the jury did not reach a guilty verdict after deliberating for nearly nine hours on Johnson’s original criminal charges of first-degree i...

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...

CEO shows innovations at conference

CEO shows innovations at conference

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater College Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) chapter attended the Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida Oct. 26 - 28. Conference attendees had the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, attend presentations, talk with experts and ...

Impact college experience with travel

Hannah Jewell, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Studying abroad is an opportunity that not all students choose to take advantage of while in college.   Less than five percent of all UW-Whitewater students -- about 400 people -- take advantage of studying abroad each year. The remaining students pass up the chance of a lifetime. “Gaining in...

Exhibit brings nostalgia to viewers

Lauren Fedorovich, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Artist Shelley Smith paints missed opportunities. In her art, scenes depicting situations where people walk past a place and never give it a second glance are the subject of the exhibition “More Sights Often Seen, Rarely Noticed” held in Roberta’s Art Gallery in the University Center. The exhib...

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