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Snapchat botches facelift in latest app update

Snapchat botches facelift in latest app update

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

February 21, 2018

Snapchat, the social media platform popular with millennials and their younger counterparts, has received harsh criticism after rolling out a new update at the beginning of February. The biggest shift on the application amongst other changes was combining the ‘conversations’ and snapchat stori...

Snapchat video inspires student to speak out

March 8, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 9, 2016 Sophomore Shaun Raymond has decided no one makes him “the butt of their joke” after a Snapchat video of him gained popularity last week. Raymond was unknowingly filmed by a Snapchat user as he struggled to get around on the snow-covered sidewalk in a wheelcha...

Trump antics reflect negative campus climate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 For college students, the presidential    campaign seems like a far-off land where a rich bigot and two career politicians are in a street brawl for the GOP nomination, and the two Democratic candidates, one an “email-deleter” and the other a “socialist,” are politely disagr...

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

March 1, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Nathan Kober March 2, 2016 Freshman Ahmya Cheatham said it shouldn’t have taken a “Bloody Sunday” for students to rally together about race issues on campus at the Action Forum held last week. “The most comical and sad thing of it all is that it took a catastr...

Administration’s actions censor press

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 As you read through the story about last week’s Action Forum, you might not take notice of the fact that we had photos of the event. We weren’t supposed to. The media was told that we couldn’t take photographs or video of the event because the UW-Whitewater Campus Climate Working Grou...

Publication note from editor in chief

Publication note from editor in chief

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 I woke up to a Facebook message from a former Royal Purple editor in chief, three emails threads and one really anxious news editor, the morning of Feb. 17. Through the night, the social media post with 1,115 shares sparked conversation on race and the campus climate, and the world seemed t...

Racist terms, social media cause outcry

Racist terms, social media cause outcry

February 23, 2016

By Nathan Kober Feb. 24, 2016 Freshman Black Student Union (BSU) member Tatyana Covington told Chancellor Beverly Kopper she has considered transferring out of UW-Whitewater due to the racist and bigoted speech heard on campus at the Pizza with the Chancellor event on Feb. 16. “I don’t ...

Traveling without sibling brings new adventure

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 Growing up with a sister one year apart from me was like having a built-in best friend and travel buddy all my life. Coming from parents who placed such a big importance on experiencing different cultures, food and people, I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty in the world. But from S...

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