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Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team dropped the first game of the WIAC tournament despite a career-high 34 points from junior Derek Rongstad. The Warhawks lost 79-68 to UW-River Falls, dropping their third game of the season to the Falcons. UW-W came back from an 18-point first half deficit to ...

Mysterious Dress Leads to Historical Discovery

Mysterious Dress Leads to Historical Discovery

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

February 19, 2018

Editor's note: Story has been updated as of Feb. 23 at 3:12 p.m. for increased accuracy.   Stories of those who came before us will always stay with us. On Feb. 12,  an authentic dress dating back to the 1880s was installed in Old Main Lane, which is located on the upstairs level of the U...

Professor appeals dismissal decision

Professor appeals dismissal decision

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018

A tenured University of Wisconsin-Whitewater art history associate professor is appealing the UW Board of Regents’ decision to dismiss him earlier this week. Chris Henige – who was hired by the university in 2001, received tenure in 2007 and served as the Chair of the Art and Design departmen...

150th kicks off on April 21

150th kicks off on April 21

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

February 19, 2018

Since its inception 150 years ago, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has changed names, mascots and school colors – only for one year, as it was so disliked that it was changed back to purple – but the one thing we’d all like to think hasn’t changed is the legacy Warhawks have created. ...

UW erodes students’ free speech

UW erodes students’ free speech

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

February 19, 2018

Fellow students, you might want to start watching your volume. Thanks to a new University of Wisconsin System policy, if your speech, protest or demonstration “substantially disrupts” another person’s speech or choice to listen to someone else’s speech, it will be regarded as misconduct a...

WSG fills seats, keeps one vacant

WSG fills seats, keeps one vacant

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2018

The shuffle in Whitewater Student Government (WSG) continues. At the first meeting of the spring semester Monday, Jan. 29, the body of senators selected a new speaker, a new parliamentarian and swore in a significant number of returning senators. For the second time this academic year, sophomore accounting...

Meet the new voice behind WSG

Meet the new voice behind WSG

Benjamin Pierce, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student body has a new voice. The sophomore accounting major Charles Kudy will serve as speaker of the senate for the UW-Whitewater Student Government for the remainder of the year after winning an 11-10 second-round vote at the Oct. 23 senate meeting. One senator...

Hotel proposed for west side

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

The Whitewater Planning and Architectural Review Commission approved a proposal to develop a hotel on Whitewater’s west side. If approved, a 45 ft. tall, three-story, 70-room  Fairfield by Marriott hotel will  be built at 1260 W. Main St., south of the former Sentry grocery store. Troy Hoekstra is...

Prelim numbers show overall enrollment drop

Prelim numbers show overall enrollment drop

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

October 17, 2017

Preliminary numbers for Fall 2017 semester were released on the 10th day of classes, showed a total drop of 262, with 12,366 total enrolled students. These numbers include both undergraduate and graduate students and show an increase of 30 graduate students seeking master’s degrees from 2016, according ...

Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center to aid in bettering success of UW-W students

Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center to aid in bettering success of UW-W students

Ross Guyete, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

A dedication ceremony was held on Friday, Oct. 13, for the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center, as alumni, students and staff were all at hand to celebrate the dream of alumni to promote student success. Mary’s late husband, and benefactor for the building, Byron “Chris” Chrisman, shared a heartwarming...

Hawks beat by No. 12 Vikings

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

October 17, 2017

Riding a seven-game unbeaten streak, the UW-Whitewater men’s soccer team (8-4-4) was blanked 3-0 against No. 12 North Park University Oct. 15 in Chicago, Illinois at the Holmgren Complex. With the win, North Park University retook the North Park-Whitewater Cup after the Warhawks’ were v...

UW-W Diversity Week forum sparks students

UW-W Diversity Week forum sparks students

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 17, 2017

Evan Halpop The Diversity Week forum has hit the ground running. On Monday, Oct. 16, pARTicpiation forum’s Art Fest began in the UC. This year’s art fest produced various audiences ranging in a wide variety of demographic backgrounds and orientation. The forum presented various demonstrations ranging in...

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