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Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Rocky Roccos heart-shaped pizza

Businesses share the love

Blake Erwin, Community Editor February 11, 2024

Local businesses are spreading the love this Valentine's Day with a number of sales and specials. Rocky Rococo is leading the way with its annual heart-shaped pizza special. If you think a heart-shaped...

 sewn-in heart Valentines day card that has “Be Mine” written on it.

Tips for thoughtful Valentine’s Day gifts

Katie Zee, Assistant Lifestyle Editor February 6, 2023

Chocolates, flowers, and stuffed teddy bears are great gifts for Valentine’s Day, but are they really that thoughtful? I can’t tell you what to buy your special someone, but I can give you some tips...

Video-chat on Valentines Day

Video-chat on Valentine’s Day

Aaron Holiday, Graphic Designer February 13, 2022

Cameron and Karen Clinton-Earl enjoy working in different departments on the UW-Whitewater campus.

Stories of love and wisdom

Alicia Dougherty, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2021

For Valentine's Day, the Royal Purple interviewed campus members whose spouses also work at UW-Whitewater to get insight into what it's like to work with a loved one.  Cameron Clinton-Earl and...

Love is in the air

Love is in the air

February 7, 2021

Royal Purple asked and you answered. We asked folks what their Valentine’s Day plans were for this lovely holiday. “My life is pretty boring so I will be babysitting on Valentine’s Day.” -Kynzie...

UWWCASIV showing awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month with social media campaign #StandWithSurivors.  Shown above is UWW CASIV Treasurer Vanessa Wleizien.

Organization brings awareness to survivors of assault

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor February 7, 2021

There is an organization on campus working to bring awareness against sexual and interpersonal violence called Coalition Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence (CASIV). CASIV works with students on...

Spend time, not cash

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor February 11, 2019

It’s not about how much money you spend. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends just over $130 on Valentine’s Day. Americans spend more than $2 billion on flowers...

In the business of love

In the business of love

Garrett Kluever, Biz And Tech Editor February 13, 2018

Love is a powerful thing this time of year. It’s in the air, on the mind, and in the wallets. Valentine’s Day holds a special place in our culture. The 14th of February crafts images of chocolates,...

Newsie Editor will (someday) go for the rose RK

Newsie Editor will (someday) go for the rose RK

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor February 13, 2018

I had a lot of my friends and family fooled. Thanks to an Instagram post of me holding up a rose, I lead people to believe I was going to be a contestant on the next season of ABC’s hit television...

More than just a holiday

More than just a holiday

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Staff February 12, 2018

Valentines Day is a scary day for couples everywhere. But it shouldn’t be. ABC News estimated that a whopping $18.2 billion would be spent last year on the holiday of Cupid, equating to just...

Thoughtful gestures define Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 9, 2016 Valentine’s Day stirs up a lot of controversy and salty sentiments, despite being a holiday intended for lovers. Single or taken, people either love it or...

Column by 
Mary Davisson
Assistant Arts & Rec. Editor

Valentine ideas and gory old traditions

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 There are worse things than being single on Valentine’s Day. This is one of those times in the year when people are subconsciously obligated to find someone “special-enough” to do...

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