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Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Carli Pope, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Biz & Tech

A snowstorm struck Wisconsin Sunday, Jan. 27 that kept the Whitewater community inside into the early morning the following day. Temperatures in the southern part of Wisconsin were consistently in the -30s. These lows that haven’t been recorded since 2014. Because Whitewater does not expect to get an...

LEAP workshops teach students, staff tools for success

January 21, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

During winter break, some students and staff took a unique opportunity to expand upon their own knowledge through the Liberal Education and America’s Promise run workshops held right on campus. The organization, also known as LEAP, focuses on empowering students and giving students the necessary too...

Career Fair draws hundreds

Career Fair draws hundreds

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater connected with local business owners at the annual Career Leadership and Development Career Fair  Oct. 3, and they didn’t have to leave campus to do it.Grace Holler The event was held in the Williams Center in hopes of connecting students with emplo...

International tunes to be featured at World Music Festival: Q&A with Shannon Dozorystent

International tunes to be featured at World Music Festival: Q&A with Shannon Dozorystent

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Arts & Rec

The Royal Purple recently interviewed Interim Director of Young Auditorium Shannon Dozoryst to discuss the upcoming World Music Festival event on campus. The festival will begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Young Auditorium Courtyard. It is free to students and community members, but attendees are requir...

UW-W team chosen in global contest

UW-W team chosen in global contest

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

Computer Science Seniors Luke Lamberg and Nicole Nelson were the only North American team, and one of the five teams worldwide, selected for the ULTRAHAPTICS Student Challenge. Lambert will travel to Pisa, Italy in June to present their proposal at the Eurohaptics 2018 conference. “It’s kind o...

Students and advisors provide insight to first year students

Students and advisors provide insight to first year students

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

With the semester coming to a close, registering for classes seems like just another thing we need to check off the to-do list before a well deserved break. For first year students, however, registering for classes is a huge step in their college career. Not only are they adjusting to a whole new at...

Alcohol council serves new view

Alcohol council serves new view

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

It sounds like the start of a college joke. Three people--a student, a housing rep, and a retired teacher--walk into a bar. And that bar was just given its full service license by the three: Jimmy Schulgit, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Senior, Stephanie Goettl, who works for DLK Enterprises and Carol McCo...

Students pull all-nighter coding

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Biz & Tech

Students pulled an all-nighter Saturday creating video games and computer programs in the spirit of competition for the 2017 Hackathon. Eight teams of students checked in to Hyland Hall for an entire night of coding from 8 p.m. Nov. 11 until 8 a.m. Nov. 12. The Hackathon was an overnight coding co...

Students gear up for fall season

Evan Gregor, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Rec

Whether on the water or in the woods, fall in Wisconsin is a special season for outdoor enthusiasts. The cooling weather and shortening days cause changes in wildlife that attract anglers and hunters alike. “The fish we’re looking for at this time of year are the ones trying to gorge themselves f...

Resident tuition freeze delays inevitable

April 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

April 27, 2016 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The cost of college education is high and going up – especially if you’re a nonresident undergraduate or graduate student at UW-Whitewater. Next semester, nonresident UW-W students can expect their tuition to raise by 3.4 percent, about $500. For...

Successful careers start with determined students

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Feb. 2, 2016 In my column last week, I feel that my approach sounded rather cynical, so this week I chose to look on the brighter side of things. I often wonder about what it would be like if all college students could know for sure that as soon as they graduate, there will be a job available for th...

Plenty to see at Light Recital Hall in January

Plenty to see at Light Recital Hall in January

January 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Rec

Jan. 22, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   Awea Duo Musicians:Jennifer Brimson Cooper, flute; and Mas Sugihara, saxophone. How did the group start: We both went to Moorhead State University in Kentucky. Moorhead is actually a town with a population of 7,000 people, so it’s a v...

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