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Students earn scholarships for geological research

May 1, 2012

Three UW-Whitewater students received scholarships this semester to conduct research in geological science. Senior Kristie Hansen, junior Shane Wulf and sophomore Daryl Johnson were each awarded a Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scholarship to conduct undergraduate research in the coming months. Hans...

Community looks to yoga for stress relief

March 7, 2012

Many students and community members in Whitewater look to yoga and meditation as a stress-relieving way to feel good physically and mentally. The University Health & Counseling Services and Working for Whitewater’s Wellness both strive to generate an environment enabling students to live healt...

Andersen Library welcomes Student Success Center

February 29, 2012

The main floor of Andersen Library is looking different these days. A much larger area has been provided for the Student Success Center, which contains the UW-Whitewater honors and undergraduate research programs. In May 2011, it was decided the Student Success Center needed much more space so...

Large-scale house party busted last night

October 21, 2011

Another year, another large-scale house party busted. Ninety people were cited for underage drinking after the Whitewater Police Department, with help from UW-Whitewater Campus Police and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, broke up a house party at 404 W. Center St. Thursday night. On O...

Student involvement in city issues

April 13, 2011

With UW-Whitewater being such a prominent part of the Whitewater community, students are affected by decisions made by the local government. UW-Whitewater students must become more aware of how decisions affect their lives here in Whitewater and the businesses they benefit from. For eight months out of t...

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 2, 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 2, 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...

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