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Graduate Goodbyes: Heart will remain in Whitewater

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 Being a journalist is the most important thing I will ever do, and I am so grateful that every week for the past four years I have been able to learn and grow alongside so many talented, passionate people at the Royal Purple. It’s not easy to do your job well. It’s late nights and l...

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 For the 2015 season, the Royal Purple was recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest as second place in the general excellence category. The general excellence category recognizes the best weekly newspaper at the collegiate level in the st...

Publication note from editor in chief

Publication note from editor in chief

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 I woke up to a Facebook message from a former Royal Purple editor in chief, three emails threads and one really anxious news editor, the morning of Feb. 17. Through the night, the social media post with 1,115 shares sparked conversation on race and the campus climate, and the world seemed t...

Traveling without sibling brings new adventure

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 Growing up with a sister one year apart from me was like having a built-in best friend and travel buddy all my life. Coming from parents who placed such a big importance on experiencing different cultures, food and people, I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty in the world. But from S...

Graduate goodbyes: RP memories last a lifetime

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 As I sit at the edge at the end of table in the center of the Royal Purple office, I look around at the room that I’ve learned to call my home for the past three years. There’s an ugly couch with questionable stains that’s held up by a cinder block, a creepy photo of a man with the ...

Editor or firefighter?

November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 When I started with the Royal Purple three years ago, I admired every Editor in Chief before me. I looked at their jobs as glamorous and easy, and I imagined all the ways I could do things better. I wanted the paper to be some shining plaque that represented me as a person. It was so easy to si...

New development to replace historic trees and home

New development to replace historic trees and home

October 20, 2015

Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday, marking the start of the development of a nine-unit townhouse to replace the old Olsen Funeral Home o...

Journalism classes benefit all majors

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 The disinterest in general education and elective courses is something I’ll never understand. Why would you want to live in a world where college graduates aren’t educated about different cultures, have a solid background of standard knowledge or have a well-rounded education? I kn...

Chapter gives voice to UW-W faculty, professors

October 7, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic October 7, 2015   Twenty-nine UW-Whitewater faculty and staff from various departments filed into Hyland Hall 2101 on Sept. 29 for the kickoff of the American Association of University Professionals (AAUP) chapter. AAUP is a national organization, developed in 1915, meant to ...

Professionalism in email is essential

Professionalism in email is essential

September 22, 2015

I wouldn’t doubt the “E-Mail” link is the most clicked on our university home page with how much students have to rely on their university account for updates, reminders and (hopefully morning) class cancellations. It’s easy to forget, with the ease and convenience, that emails are an extensi...

Funding lost for public transit

September 16, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Managing Editor   Weekday public transportation will no longer service Whitewater – effective January 1, 2016 – after the loss of funding from a local sponsor. The Janesville Transit System’s (JTS) Janesville-Milton-Whitewater Innovation Express (JMW) route has b...

Valuable experiences gained through travel

September 2, 2015

Commentary by Vesna Brajkovic Telling a bunch of broke and disgustingly complain-y college kids to travel the world might be a lost cause, but it’s my cause. (I’m not calling anyone young adults here because, let’s be honest with ourselves, some of us are barely there.) It’s really not...

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