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Katie Gruber is role model on and off the court

Cheer squad
March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 by Samantha Jacquest   Auditions can be nerve-wracking experiences; people are judging, watching, waiting, scrutinizing a performance for any mistake. Sophomore...

Student Journalism: difficult, time consuming, but a chance for greatness

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Commentary by Royal Purple Editorial Staff The Royal Purple was honored with third place in the general excellence category in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Collegiate...

A college student’s guide to holiday shopping

Flower portrait
December 4, 2013

  Dec. 4, 2013 By Samantha Jacquest   Haven’t started your holiday shopping yet? Don’t have the funds to get something for everyone on your list? Not to fear – I’m here to...

Keeping history alive

Murders of Whitewater and Surrounding Counties
November 13, 2013

  Local author preserves some of Whitewater’s more scandulous pieces of history in new book   Nov. 13, 2013 By Samantha Jacquest   Many people think nothing interesting...

TV Show Review: ‘The Originals’

Review by Lifestyle Editor Samantha Jacquest
October 30, 2013

  Before I get into this review, let me put in one disclaimer: vampires are overplayed. I dislike all the vampire books, movies and T.V. shows that have come out in the last couple years. Having...

A day to remember

September 10, 2013

By Samantha Jacquest   September 11, 2001. A piece of history that we are still living through. Twelve years later we are still experiencing the aftermath. While most students at UW-Whitewater...

Man convicted of stalking banned from campus

September 5, 2013

A Whitewater man has been banned from the UW-Whitewater campus for three years, according to a release from campus Police Services. David M. Duvair, 52, was convicted of felony stalking and two counts...

Surviving college, a freshman’s guide

Samantha Jacquest
September 3, 2013

Dear freshmen, College has officially begun. You’re away from your parents, many of you for the first time. You have complete control of your sleep schedule, eating habits, money and lifestyle....

Coppage sentenced to four months in jail

August 14, 2013

  By Samantha Jacquest A Walworth County judge reluctantly followed a plea agreement and on Tuesday sentenced former UW-Whitewater football standout Levell Coppage to four months in jail and...

Whitewater Student Government Election Debate

March 14, 2013

Whitewater Student Government presidential elections are underway. Three candidates are campaigning for the position of president for the 2013-2014 school year. Justin Murphy, Connell Patterson III and...

Movie Review: “Side Effects”

Commentary by News Editor Samantha Jacquest
February 20, 2013

  “Side Effects” is an unpredictable psychological rollercoaster. The movie in a nutshell is long, twisting, thrilling and long (although it was only an hour and 46 minutes). I wanted...

Final donations made to ‘Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams’

Final donations made to 'Treyton Kilar's Field of Dreams'
February 20, 2013

  Six-year-old Treyton Kilar was killed by a drunk driver Sept. 2, 2010 at the intersection of Highway 20 and County N near East Troy. In remembrance of their son, who was a baseball fanatic, the...

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