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Hotel proposed for west side

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

The Whitewater Planning and Architectural Review Commission approved a proposal to develop a hotel on Whitewater’s west side. If approved, a 45 ft. tall, three-story, 70-room  Fairfield by Marriott hotel will  be built at 1260 W. Main St., south of the former Sentry grocery store. Troy Hoekstra is...

Men’s basketball strengthens

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 25, 2017

W-Whitewater men’s basketball added two new staff members for the upcoming season, both who understand what it means to be a Warhawk. Lou Chapman and Jarod Wichser were announced as assistant coaches to the Warhawks’ 2017-2018 staff Sept. 14 by head coach Pat Miller. “He [Chapman] brings a lot o...

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 25, 2017

UW-Whitewater is the only university in the state to devote an entire week to sexual assault awareness, said Bryan Thommes, Director of Student Safety for Whitewater Student Government (WSG). The “Its On Us” campaign run Oct. 23-26, featuring a self-defense class, bingo night, documentary film scr...

Volunteers dish out for decades

Volunteers dish out for decades

Chase Morrison, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Terry Parenteau and the volunteers for the First Methodist Church of Whitewater welcome students for a home-cooked meal every Tuesday from 10:45a.m.-1 p.m. at 145 S. Prairie St. The ministry has served over 56,000 students at more than 200 of the events. “We have a unique vision. It’s all about...

Symposium eyes new projects

Symposium eyes new projects

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

October 25, 2017

Communicating Health in Practice (CHIP) invited experts from across the state to discuss emerging communication and health practices with students at the 6th annual Corporate and Health Communication Symposium Oct. 19. “I felt it was important to increase awareness of the campus and community initi...

Warhawks men’s soccer defeats Millikin on Senior Day

Warhawks men’s soccer defeats Millikin on Senior Day

Zach Semancik, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

It was the UW-Whitewater underclassman who lead the Warhawks to a 4-2 victory over Millikin University on senior day. Whitewater jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 15th minute of play, thanks to a goal from junior midfielder Taylor Ortiz, assisted by freshman midfielder Lucas Monterroso. The go...

Women’s volleyball wins eighth straight at home

Women’s volleyball wins eighth straight at home

Calahan Steed, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

The UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team’s home dominance continued as the Warhawks dropped UW-Platteville in three sets. The ninth-ranked Warhawks were able to improve to 15-3 on the year, while Platteville falls to 13-12 overall. Junior Amanda Spera led the Warhawks with nine kills and ...

You have a right to sit, stand or kneel

You have a right to sit, stand or kneel

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff

September 26, 2017

People are taking a stand by not standing. When at least 200 NFL players knelt, locked arms or neglected to appear during the National Anthem at all, they were protesting President Donald Trump's comments on being punished or fired if they choose not to  stand for the National Anthem. The Pitts...

Royal Purple News Update 9-27-2017

Royal Purple News Update 9-27-2017

September 25, 2017

This week's edition includes stories on Whitewater Common Council, the local impact of Trumps DACA announcement and a preview of the UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Oshkosh football matchup. The paper hits news stands this Wednesday!

New adviser, new ideas: A glance at what’s next

New adviser, new ideas: A glance at what’s next

Dr. Keith Zukas, Faculty Adviser

September 5, 2017

It’s going to be an exciting year for the Royal Purple student newspaper. Working with the Editorial and Business Departments has already yielded some important results that will move the paper forward to better serve the campus and community. We are happy to announce that Wingra Printing Group in...

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Survey finds drop with recycling trend

Brian Schanen and Katie Zwiefelhofer, Contributors

May 3, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students’ positive attitude towards recycling efforts does not appear to line up with behavioral intent regarding waste products, a public opinion course survey has found. A number of UW-Whitewater students and community members responded to a recent survey regarding lo...

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