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UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

At least 1,300 service hours contributed during this year’s event
Brad Allen, Managing Editor April 30, 2018

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...

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

At least 1,300 service hours contributed during this year’s event
Brad Allen, Managing Editor April 26, 2018

  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...

Council discusses Spring Splash

City focused on post-event efforts
Nicole Aimone, News Editor April 8, 2018

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...

This graphic shows how some local businesses were impacted by several events over this past weekend, including Spring Splash, State Solo & Ensemble and several sporting events.

Multiple events cultivate stronger sales

Rainy weather, police crackdown didn’t deter economic boost
Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor May 3, 2017

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,...

Common Council prepares for Spring Splash

Inspections, door-to-door campaigns to ready citizens for heavy party traffic
Kolton Hegstrom , Assistant News Editor March 15, 2017

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...

Upcoming event sees uncertainty

Shannon Columb , Staff Writer February 22, 2017

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...

Council clashes over annual Spring Splash

Wisconsin Red cancels sponsorship after three years of involvement
Marisa LaBello , Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2017

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...

21 and Over: Drinking Holidays

21 and Over: Drinking Holidays

October 14, 2015

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...

Spring Splash livens up Whitewater

April 22, 2015

  April 22, 2015 For a Wisconsinite, not much beats day-drinking. So when Spring Splash came around last weekend, I was among the smiling Badger folk. Waking up in the morning and cracking...

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