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Policy discussions: more history, less bombing

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 Despite being the opinion guy at the Royal Purple, I don’t talk about politics all that often. It’s pretty easy to foresee a conflict between my own and someone else’s ideologies, and I tend to avoid those arguments. I’d rather smile, drink my beer and listen to the other guy sputter...

‘Pray for Paris:’ UW-Whitewater students gather in solidarity for Paris, other nations

November 17, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 18, 2015   The UW-W campus mourned those who were impacted in the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 during the Peace for Paris event in Hyland Hall on Monday. While the main topic of the gathering was to grieve the 129 people who died in the attacks on French soil, sen...

Intervention necessary in Syrian conflict

September 22, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion A wave of revolutions swept across the Middle East and Northern Africa in 2011, earning the name the “Arab Spring” for future history books. While these uprisings were supposed to result in stability and democracy, Syria has been trapped in a brutal civil war for th...

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

Is America still a ‘city on a hill’?

September 25, 2013

By Michael Riley   As the debate over involvement in Syria continues, the question of whether the United States is the most exceptional country has surfaced again. Yes, said President Barack Obama who touched on U.S. exceptionalism in his Sept. 10 speech on what the response to chemical...

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