Royal Purple

Pugmire keeps students in the loop


April 8, 2015

By Signe Trewyn By Abrielle Backhaus   Music allows its listeners and players to become one with the beat. SEAL presents an artist who exhibits talent in covering songs while looping them during the entirety of the show. Looping uses electronic floor petals to repeat sounds or tones...

Pin your artistic talent down with SEAL


January 21, 2015

  By Abrielle Backhaus   Creative students can put their imagination to use at SEAL’s Pinterest Night. SEAL selected three different crafts for students to make, including a painted or decorated wooden letter “W,” a painted or decorated picture frame, or tissue paper flowers. “The...

Career starts young


November 20, 2014

Singer finds voice and begins vocation as teen By Signe Trewyn By Abrielle Backhaus   An early love of music along with a rapidly growing fan base and a pop/rock genre were all Scott Wesley said he needed to get involved with the music business. “When I was 5 years old, I was dr...

Be ‘Home Free’ in the UC Down Under

Be ‘Home Free’ in the UC Down Under

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   Season four “Sing-Off” champions Home Free, an a cappella country band, will take the UC Down Under Tuesday. Although Home Free was crowned the champion this past December, their win was by no means the beginning of their country...

The Asia Project delivers poetry from the heart

The Asia Project delivers poetry from the heart

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   A small group of about 20 students gathered in the UC Down Under Thursday night to engage in a poetry performance by The Asia Project. Asia Samson, a slam poet, was accompanied by his brother-in-law Jollan Aurelio, who plays guitar. The night...

Dancer, comedian Xclusive at UW-W

February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 By Signe Trewyn   Students often have more than one job; Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo, has turned what would normally be many jobs into one. Paryo said he found his love for dance when he was 13, and while he has fun with it, he didn’t want to dance on stage for an hour. “I...

Love, heartbreak and karaoke


February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Signe Trewyn   You don’t have to spend big bucks to enjoy Valentine’s Day. There will be a free karaoke event at 8 p.m., Feb. 14, in the University Center Down Under. SEAL intern Rachel Lee said karaoke events take place frequently on campus, two or three times a semester, but this is the first Valentine’s D...

Group is far from ‘Kazual’ on and off stage

Group is far from ‘Kazual’ on and off stage

October 16, 2013

A cappella group embraces motto of ‘work hard, play later’ in life and music: By Abrielle Backhaus   Kazual, a quartet of four Atlanta-based young men who sing the latest hits of the modern age as well as the greatest hits of the Doo-Wop era, is getting ready for a show at UW-White...

Comedian returns to familiar stage

Comedian returns to familiar stage

September 11, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   Comedian Eric O’Shea hasn’t performed at UW-Whitewater since 2007, but he still fondly recalls his last time here. “The students were very sharp,” O’Shea said. “I remember the fun, I remember the looseness, and I remember how they got everything. I’m very...

Country/rock trio Scarletta takes the stage at UW-W

September 4, 2013

Band founder, manager, fiddler speaks with Royal Purple: By Ben Holzhueter   Country/rock band Scarletta performed at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the UC Down Under. Nathan Stoop, the trio’s founding member, tour manager and fiddler spoke with the Royal Purple about the show and gave some insi...

Freshmen explore campus, city

Freshmen explore campus, city

September 4, 2013

  By Lucas Wimmer Several  offices across campus, including the First Year Experience, Career and Leadership Development, Residence Life and others, have come together to put on the first ever Whitewater Week of Welcome. A large amount of resources were dedicated to encourage not only...

Spoken word artist Shanelle Gabriel performs at University Center’s Down Under

April 6, 2011

Poetry and music tend to be thought of as separate entities in terms of how they are presented, but Shanelle Gabriel brings them both together for something amazing. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, the Utica College alumna began her career as a Def Jam College promoter. Gabriel was on HBO’s Def...

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