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SweetSpot captures coffee title

SweetSpot captures coffee title

Carli Pope, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

The SweetSpot is on the top of the coffee world in Whitewater. The local café and bakery was recently given the Royal Purple Best of Whitewater 2019 award for best coffee. The SweetSpot is a family-run, community focused business. The owners, the mother and daughter team of Karen Moline and Lac...

Purple Pride

Purple Pride

Alyssa Brooks, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

475 gallons. That is how much paint is used on Warhawk Drive at the beginning of each school year. First Year Experience (FYE) hosts ‘Warhawk Welcome’ to help incoming freshmen adapt to UW-W. Painting Warhawk Drive purple is a yearly tradition that started in 2008, and over 20,000 students have...

Gymnastics’ season-high score not enough

Scout Springgate, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

The Warhawk gymnastics team closed out the regular season this past Saturday against WIAC foe UW-Oshkosh at Kris Russell Arena, and dropped the meet by a close score of 190.675-191.850 on Senior Day. UW-W’s score was the highest team score this season and 19th-highest in Warhawk gymnastics history....

Bowling squad defeats top-ranked team in Big Red Invite

Ben Lokken, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

The No. 13 Warhawk bowling team took home fourth place with a 5-6 record in the Big Red Invitational against nine other schools, including Big 10 host the Nebraska Cornhuskers March 1-3 . “This weekend went really well,” senior Emma Kuhn said. “You will always have some bad breaks or bad luck an...

‘Success is earned and not given’

‘Success is earned and not given’

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

If there is one thing that senior guard Andre Brown wants people to realize about him, it’s that earning something is not as easy as some would assume. The Warhawk men’s basketball star recently wrapped up his basketball career here and achieved something only 28 other players have accomplished in p...

Strive for your passions, take chances

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019

Getting to the sports editor position at the Royal Purple was not an easy journey. In fact, it took a lot longer than I hoped for. But I earned it by striving day in and day out to get here. I’ve known I wanted to do something associated with writing since my senior year at Ozaukee High School. I began writin...

Competition promises free tuition

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

March 4, 2019

High schoolers from all across Wisconsin had a chance to win one year of free tuition at UW-W. High school seniors, juniors and sophomores from Wisconsin came to Whitewater on Wednesday to compete and show off their small business ideas thanks to the company BizTank. “BizTank is a business that deci...

Vaping targets younger audience

Vaping targets younger audience

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

March 4, 2019

Roughly 30 students, staff and community members attended a forum focused on vaping and the dangers of tobacco use Feb. 19 in Heide Hall. The forum, “Tomorrow’s Potential Customer”, was sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Communicating Health in Practice (CHIP) and Social Work...

Event to bring global meals

Kelsey Morey, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

The International Dinner is back. Next week the UW-Whitewater campus can look forward to a one of a kind event put on by the International Student Association. This organization has been on campus for several years. The ISA is arranging the annual dinner, which is available to both students and the gener...

Drag show promotes community, freedom

Drag show promotes community, freedom

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

March 4, 2019

For the tenth year, UW-Whitewater’s LGBTQ student organization, IMPACT, has brought music, color and diversity to campus with their annual drag show event. This year’s show, which was titled Fire and Ice, featured two-and-a-half hours of dancing, singing and humor performed by nine different dra...

Stress relief on and off campus

Stress relief on and off campus

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

March 4, 2019

For many, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress of daily life, but it isn’t always easy to find a place to relieve that stress. It was this need that drove UW-Whitewater staff and Whitewater residents  to create a few extra programs both on campus and in town to help alleviate stress. For sta...

Wisconsin business leads innovation for farming

Wisconsin business leads innovation for farming

Tierney Breitkreutz, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Representatives from Fork Farms, an indoor farm which focuses on healthy and sustainable food, visited UW-Whitewater Feb. 20 to discuss new methods of healthy eating and living a happy life.  Alex Tyink became involved in the world of healthy and sustainable farming through a friend who was growin...

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