Royal Purple

College degree should be priority

November 22, 2010


Filed under Opinion

In America, having a college education is important. You’ll typically make more money than a person who did not graduate from college. You’ll typically get selected for jobs over someone who did not earn a bachelor’s degree. And in this country, we preach about how important higher education is. ...

Raebel defeats cancer

October 27, 2010


Filed under Sports

This Homecoming will be special for AJ Raebel. Actually, all the Homecomings from here on out will be quite special for him. Raebel, who graduated in May 2009, looks at life a little different these days. “I don’t take the little things in life  for granted anymore,” Raebel said. “Just thi...

Donovan delivers in more than one way

May 12, 2010


Filed under Sports

2009-10 Royal Purple Male Athlete of the Year: Jeff Donovan Jeff Donovan’s year has been a non-stop process. It’s been practice-after-practice, game-after-game. It’s also been win-after-win and one championship after another. After putting on a dominating display during the football season,...

Weyer leaves no doubt

May 5, 2010


Filed under Sports

2009-10 Royal Purple Female Athlete of the Year: Justine Weyer Justine Weyer’s place in the UW-Whitewater gymnastics record books is very secure. The eight All-American honors help her cause, as do her two individual national championships. To cap it off, Weyer ended her college career with her second vault national title March 27 in Sp...

Warhawks eye WIAC title

April 28, 2010


Filed under Sports

All one could hear were the flags blowing in the wind. Silence filled the air. One would have thought the baseball team was in last place from the somber tone in the players’ voices after letting the series finale against UW-Stevens Point slip away Monday evening. The 15-9 loss was a disappointment for a team that entered last week as the ...

Softball team hopes to raise more money for Slakstrong

April 28, 2010


Filed under Sports

Tyler Slak was called one of the softball team’s biggest fans last year. “He came to all of our home games,” senior leftfielder Lauren Cruz said. Now, Cruz and the Warhawks are giving Slak’s family a helping hand. At Thursday’s home doubleheader against Lawrence University, there will be a...

Boston Marathon has local feel

April 14, 2010


Filed under Sports

Getting cut from a collegiate sport can end some athletic careers, but for junior Griffin Schroeder it has fueled his. While Schroeder did not make the UW-Whitewater cross country team his sophomore year, he will be one of 25,000 individuals competing in next Monday’s Boston Marathon. “The only thing ...

Raebel has new battle

April 14, 2010


Filed under Sports

It wasn’t the news AJ Raebel wanted to hear, but he’s sure not going to stop fighting now. The former two-time All-American linebacker, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer last November, learned last week he will need to have surgery to remove his lymph nodes. “There are days wh...

Benefit for AJ Raebel being held tonight

March 10, 2010


Filed under News, Sports

When the news first spread in January that AJ Raebel was diagnosed with testicular cancer, many knew that they had to help the former UW-Whitewater football player in some fashion. Led by former Warhawk running back Justin Beaver, the Cure 33 Fund was established, where people could simply give a...

Long road traveled

February 16, 2010


Filed under Sports

Dupree Fletcher counts his blessings each and every day. “By the grace of God I turned my life around,” Fletcher said. He knows, however, his life could have turned out quite differently if he didn’t change. He knows his life has been a struggle at times. And he knows his life has taken more detours than he ever anticipated. But he doesn’t hide from his past. “The...

Mitchell’s balancing act

February 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

Dustin Mitchell was surrounded by children who came and left Saturday night at the Kachel Gymnasium. It’s something that isn’t out of the ordinary for him, however. It was Kid’s Day as the men’s basketball team battled UW-Stout, meaning after the game, many children lined up to get Mitche...

Vowing to take down cancer

January 27, 2010


Filed under News, Sports

The thought was in AJ Raebel’s mind for nearly eight months. Yet, he tried to put that thought out of his mind and no where near the surface. That is until he had no choice. “The pain got worse,” said Raebel, who last played on the UW-Whitewater football team during the 2007 season when...

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