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Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will affect numerous aspects of Wisconsinites’ lives including one UW-Whitewater holds near and dear to it’s heart:     Education. With a strong education program at UW-Whitewater, students might fear they will see the students they will one day teach face struggles in the upcoming years. Also, a decrease...

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2011

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor and staff commentaries do not reflect the views of the Royal Purple. A hard learned lesson Many of the voters who elected handsome young Scott Walker are not old enough to remember Republicans Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon and the dirty tricks Wate...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 1, 2011

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first erupted in Madison. However, with limited space in the Royal Purple, I finally have an opportunity to bring it to the...

Revolution: to be, or not to be?

March 1, 2011

First, let me begin by saying I love America and all of the freedoms that come along with being born in it.  Though I, as do many, see issues in need of correction. Take Scott Walker for instance, a man the people of Wisconsin voted into office, a man now trying to balance a budget with a $3.6 billion...

UW System should remain united

March 1, 2011

At UW-Whitewater, every student, faculty and staff member is part of a community. Likewise, UW-Whitewater is a member of a greater family: the UW System. With the recent push of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, many concerns have come to light, one of which would split the family apart. Withi...

Walker looks toward future in budget address

March 1, 2011

It’s all about the future. That was the general theme of Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year $59.2 billion budget proposal he gave Tuesday inside the Capitol State Assembly in Madison. Walker addressed a slew of issues that ranged from UW Madison splitting off from the UW System and local job cuts. But Walker stressed throughout his speech that the...

Time for state politicians to grow up

February 23, 2011

In light of growing political tensions in Madison, both political parties have failed Wisconsin voters. Neither political party has handled the progression of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill proposal in a mature and professional manner. Both sides have acted childish, interrupting the democratic ...

Faculty, staff ‘appalled’ by bill

February 23, 2011

Some UW-Whitewater faculty and staff have written a statement about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill. The statement was sent out last Wednesday. The statement says faculty and staff are “appalled” by Walker’s bill, which would further cut benefits as soon as April. Faculty and staff...

Protesters swarm Capitol

February 22, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget-repair bill has spawned protests and demonstrations almost everywhere in the state, including at the Capitol building, most UW System schools and even outside state legislators’ houses.   Many UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff, such as fresh...

Protests occur at UW-Whitewater Thursday afternoon

February 17, 2011

About 175 students, faculty and staff gathered at noon Thursday between McGraw and Heide Halls to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Chants, such as “Kill that bill,” “Stop the bill,” “Stop the hate,” “Don’t let Walker legislate,” “Hey hey, ho ho, Scott Walker has got to go,” and “The people united will never be d...

P.E.A.C.E. to hold rally today at UC

February 17, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed Budget Repair Bill has caused uproar across the state. Schools have been cancelled. Protests have been plentiful and the more than 18,000 people have flocked to the Capitol in Madison this week.  Law enforcement has also been called in today to search for democrat senators...

College degree should be priority

November 22, 2010

In America, having a college education is important. You’ll typically make more money than a person who did not graduate from college. You’ll typically get selected for jobs over someone who did not earn a bachelor’s degree. And in this country, we preach about how important higher education is. ...

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