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Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 18, 2019

After being the Arts & Rec Editor at The Royal Purple for almost two years there is one thing I have learned about college students. Most students don’t do anything unless they absolutely have to or unless there is some sort of extra credit involved. This realization happened quickly after...

New spring courses begin to flourish

New spring courses begin to flourish

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

February 18, 2019

While registering for classes for the 2019 spring semester, students may have noticed new course opportunities listed on the course catalog. Last semester The Royal Purple wrote a story introducing a new LGBTQ course entitled Queering American History as well as a new program— Early Child Care Edu...

College Works program draws mixed feelings

College Works program draws mixed feelings

Hannah Maes and Brad Allen

April 27, 2017

When it comes to College Works, a company that seeks student interns to manage teams to paint houses through summer programs, those whom have been involved in any capacity have mixed feelings. The Royal Purple spoke with several individuals in hopes of gathering various sources’ opinions on the c...

Locals aim to break world record

Locals aim to break world record

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

April 27, 2017

Downtown Whitewater, Inc. and The SweetSpot Cafe are leading an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest potluck event. The community potluck will be held on May 7 at the Whitewater Train Depot and is open to any and all members of the community, including both students and residents. Guests...

Concussions threaten future of the NFL

February 16, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 16, 2016 Last week, we celebrated Super Bowl 50 with the same ritualistic precision as any American holiday. Nachos were eaten,  and those tiny, little cocktail weenies were consumed as we watched grown men smash each other’s faces in on the gridiron.  Those men are...

Editor or firefighter?

November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 When I started with the Royal Purple three years ago, I admired every Editor in Chief before me. I looked at their jobs as glamorous and easy, and I imagined all the ways I could do things better. I wanted the paper to be some shining plaque that represented me as a person. It was so easy to si...

Letter to the Editor: Governance, tobacco bans and the worker’s perspective

November 10, 2015

Nov. 10, 2015 The Royal Purple's coverage of a possible tobacco ban on campus is a fantastic example of how our current system does not work.  We are just shy of four years without a Collective Bargaining Agreement, and it shows. No matter what your political affiliation, it is clear that the experime...

Journalism classes benefit all majors

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 The disinterest in general education and elective courses is something I’ll never understand. Why would you want to live in a world where college graduates aren’t educated about different cultures, have a solid background of standard knowledge or have a well-rounded education? I kn...

Swearing at strangers, rookie mistake

September 2, 2015

  When Chancellor Richard Telfer announced his retirement, I can’t lie, a tiny part of me was excited. I wasn’t excited to see him go. I was excited about the chance to have an embarrassing past wiped clean. There was an incident with a broken recorder at an organization fair and me trying...

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