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New athletic director tries to improve athletics revenue

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

October 17, 2017

UW-Whitewater Director of Athletics Todd Garzarelli is in his first year at UW-W and he already has plans for increasing the revenue generated by UW-W athletics. “Being fiscally responsible we gotta go out and develop resources to invest in our student athletes,” Garzarelli said. Accordin...

Students raise thousands in United Way donations

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 10, 2017

Students raised $2,718 so far toward their $12,000 goal for the 2017 United Way campaign. UW-Whitewater’s Live United Day is Oct. 20. Whitewater student Sean Ledvina created a video to promote the fundraiser and highlight how the United Way supports the community on the organization’s website ht...

Dive into campus Diversity Week

Dive into campus Diversity Week

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 10, 2017

The College of Arts & Communication will host the campus’s annual Diversity Week Oct. 16-20 through the theme of “pARTicipate.” The forum will exemplify diversity and inclusion through communication and art with dialogues, exhibitions and perspective-taking programming to emphasize the importan...

SAGE cleans up campus

Brenda Echeverria, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE), completed yet another successful volunteer clean-up Sunday, Oct 8. The student organization addresses environmental and sustainability issues of all types through programming like these bi-weekly clean-up sessions. Members walk around campus picking up any...

New commencement structure sticks

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017

While the structure of next semester’s spring commencement hangs in the balance of how many students participate, the dual-commencement system implemented last spring is expected to be used again. The registrar’s office, which plans the commencement ceremonies at the conclusion of the winter and sp...

McNair Renewal Aids First Generation Grad Students

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

October 3, 2017

Students aspiring for their doctorate degree and working on graduate research projects will continue to receive help at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater after a five year renewal of the McNair Scholars Program. The program aims to prepare low income, first generation and/or students from underrepre...

September 5, 2017 Whitewater Common Council brief

September 5, 2017 Whitewater Common Council brief

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2017

Tuesday’s Common Council meeting included the discussion of a new timeline for the 2018 city budget and postponed the discussion about a contractual agreement pertaining to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s use of public streets to a different meeting. The Finance committee, who develops the city budget, asked to do...

Campus bookstore to host new student event

Campus bookstore to host new student event

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

September 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus bookstore will host its third annual New Student Night on Sunday, Sept. 3, in an event aimed at getting new students acclimated to the store and introducing them to the resources it has to offer. Students will learn how to rent textbooks, participate in games and raffles and learn about other services offered th...

Top Stories for the Week of December 14th!

December 13, 2016

Hey guys, check out this week's top stories of the Royal Purple. Last one until Spring Semester!

Alleged hate crime takes place near campus

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik When Jordan Gittens – a sophomore at UW-Whitewater – left Barbados at age 13, he said he never would have imagined being bullied for being gay in the United States.  He figured the U.S. would be more accepting. Late at night on Oct. 3, Gittens was walking...

Baseball: UWW wins world series, completes trifecta

May 28, 2014

By Justin St. Peter When the NCAA makes a new record book, it should leave an entire chapter reserved for the Warhawks. The ’Hawks (44-7) beat Emory College (38-13) 7-0 May 27 to win the College World Series and accomplish something that no other college has ever done. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

Referendum removed from WSG ballot

Referendum removed from WSG ballot

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Whitewater Student Government election ballot offers more than just two slates running against each other. Before the WSG Senate meeting on March 17, two non-binding referendums were to be placed on the ballot. Non-binding referendums...

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