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UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under News

Hundreds of UW-Whitewater students rallied after the Spring Splash festivities last weekend to participate in a clean-up effort throughout the City of Whitewater and the City of Janesville. Make A Difference Day, an annual volunteering event sponsored by Career & Leadership Development, is focused on ...

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under carousel, Lifestyle

  Hundreds of UW-Whitewater students rallied after the Spring Splash festivities last weekend to participate in a clean-up effort throughout the City of Whitewater and the City of Janesville. Make A Difference Day, an annual volunteering event sponsored by Career & Leadership Development, i...

Council discusses Spring Splash

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under News

The city will also be sending out a letter to all rental property owner, which serves to not only make the landlords aware of the events of Spring Splash, but also ensure that property owners are communicating with their tenants about acceptable behavior on the property, and specific rules regarding pa...

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

May 3, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

Rainy weather and every student residence being on lockdown did not deter an economic boost for some local businesses. This wasn’t the first time, either. In the March 8 edition of The Royal Purple, it was reported that last year’s Spring Splash event cultivated an increase in sales for many lo...

Spring Splash crime: Who’s at fault?

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

April 20, 2017


Filed under News

When it comes to Spring Splash, University of Whitewater-Wisconsin students are the largest contributors of crime.   A Royal Purple investigation of the City of Whitewater Police Department’s reports, accessed from a Freedom of Information request, from the days of Spring Splash from 2013 throu...

Common Council prepares for party fouls

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017


Filed under News

The City of Whitewater will be sending out notices regarding proper guidelines for house parties in the city, the Whitewater Common Council voted on Thursday, April 6. The postcard reminders about illegal behavior and phone numbers to call if residents are concerned about a nearby party will either...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up garbage in the community after the event. Students are working in hopes of...

Common Council prepares for Spring Splash

Kolton Hegstrom, Assistant News Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under News

Spring Splash continued to command attention at the March 7 Common Council meeting. City Manager Cameron Clapper got Spring Splash discussions started by not mentioning the event. “There is not one specific event that we can mention by name,”  Clapper said. Wisconsin Red and Pumpers and Mitchel...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under News

The end-of-semester celebration, Spring Splash, has lost its major sponsor for this year. Marketing company Wisconsin Red backed out after receiving criticism on last year’s event from city officials. In regards to last year’s party, Wisconsin Red stated in a news release published on Feb. 9 tha...

Council clashes over annual Spring Splash

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under News

The City of Whitewater Common Council collectively agrees that the annual Spring Splash party is a growing concern for all residents, but disputes on handling the event became an issue for the Common Council. City Manager Cameron Clapper announced  at the Feb. 7 meeting that Wisconsin Red, a business that promotes ...

21 and Over: Drinking Holidays

21 and Over: Drinking Holidays

October 14, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

By Jordan Moser Oct. 14, 2015 In addition to beer pong, flip cup and the shotski, the concept of the drinking holiday is one of the notable accomplishments college students can take credit in establishing. Freshmen move-in day is the first celebrated drinking holiday of the academic year. From th...

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