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COBE helps students find the right internship

Dylan Piccolo, Biz & Tech Editor

April 22, 2019

UW-Whitewater is home to one of the top business schools in the midwest, and that doesn’t stop at academics.  While students can set up their own individual plans for the summer, UW-W’s College of Business and Economics’ (COBE) different  departments offer a specific class and curriculum for...

Technical colleges make a difference for many

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 1, 2018

My senior year of high school was a constant barrage of questions about my future and college plans. Every time I was asked these questions, my response was the same. There was an awkward pause, and my face would turn crimson red. “Oh, just technical college for now,” I would sheepishly respond. I was em...

Workshop gives glimpse into new learning system

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

February 26, 2018

The University of Wisconsin system is switching from a Learning Management System (LMS) to a Digital Learning Environment (DLE). This is fancy mumbo-jumbo talk for the initiative incorporating more technology into the learning environment like Google Drive and switching from Desire 2 Learn (D2L) ...

Bitcoin bites back

Bitcoin bites back

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

January 30, 2018

The digital currency bitcoin experienced tremendous growth recently, but along with that raised many  concerns amongst those involved. Bitcoin prices skyrocketed recently to a worth of $10,800 per coin as of Jan. 26. The price of the same single bitcoin in 2010 topped at $0.39, according to buybitcoinworldwide.com The...

Canvas shows potential at UW-W

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2017

Students got their first taste of what’s in store for the switch to Canvas last Tuesday in a seminar designed to garner feedback before the learning management system is implemented next fall. “It was nice to give feedback so we can make improvements and talk about what we need to see on ther...

Users react to iPhone X

Max Schlueter, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017

The Apple versus Samsung feud has been taking place for almost a decade, but the battle has really taken shape over the past five years amidst infringement lawsuits. Each company has tried to one-up the other with technology and brand-new phone features. Apple’s latest attempt to over perform the...

Professor tech makes the grade

Professor tech makes the grade

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 8, 2017

Professors are looking at new technology options to improve the classroom experience. The last session of the Fall 2017 Student Engagement Series focused on technologies and techniques Nov. 6 in the University Center. Instructors received an up-close and personal look at different technology they ca...

Goodbye D2L, hello Canvas

Goodbye D2L, hello Canvas

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 1, 2017

Canvas will replace Desire2Learn (D2L) at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, whose contract ends with the UW System in July of 2018. Canvas will also replace Moodle, which is used by other departments in the UW System. As of Oct. 13, Canvas, a product of Instructure, was contracted to be the Di...

Website homepage gets cosmetic facelift

Hannah Schultz, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

A new UW-W website went live last week with new pages and visuals focused on answering questions of prospective students. “The previous website didn’t project to prospective students,” said Web Coordinater Christa Vrabel, who worked with the Marketing and Communication Department on the update...

Technology should play a role in classes

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2017

Technology has been evolving  rapidly over the past few years. From waiting until your parents get off the landline to use the internet to having lightning fast smart phones in our pockets, it has now become a nightmare for teachers and professors in the classroom. Some say technology is distracting and ...

Global Game Jam at Whitewater 2017

Story by Brad Allen

January 25, 2017

The annual event, Global Game Jam, occurred on Friday, January 20th at UW-Whitewater. This is the video compliment to the Business & Technology article, "Gaming Event Puts Students to the Test."

Top Stories for the Week of January 25th!

January 24, 2017

Welcome back to the new semester! Check out this week's top stories of the Royal Purple. It includes new stories, new editors, and more fun!

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