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Organization navigates students through voting

Organization navigates students through voting

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2018

As the general election gets closer, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students are constantly reminded to prepare and register to vote. Warhawks Vote, an organization that has been active since 2007, was designed to provide information to UW-Whitewater’s campus community on elections, registration and...

Szerlong ‘equipped’ to serve in Wisconsin Assembly

October 22, 2018

What qualities and experiences does Gabriel Szerlong possess that would make him worthy of your vote on November 6th? I met Gabriel Szerlong this past July. I have found him to be a man of depth and wisdom. He is quick to listen even if he disagrees with you. Though young in age, his life experiences ha...

Voting is a crucial part of our democracy

Voting is a crucial part of our democracy

Royal Purple Editorial Staff, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

February 26, 2018

Casting a ballot during elections -- whether that’s at local, state or federal level -- is a vital duty all citizens share to help uphold our nation’s democracy. Last week, Wisconsin voters hit the polls Feb. 20 for the State Supreme Court primary election to advance candidates Michael Screnock ...

Five things to know before heading to the polls

April 2, 2016

Compiled by Kimberly Wethal April 2, 2016   Depending on whether you know who you’re voting for or not, drawing a line to connect the arrow on your ballot is the easy part of voting come April 5. Getting that ballot in your hand? That’s the harder part. With Wisconsin’s new vot...

Time to vote: The future depends on you

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 Attention all college students – the time is here. Your opportunity to help set your future in employment and life is NOW. A little history fact is that the life style of most of you students are the results of many years of unions that were determined to increase the wages, health,...

Students need to be informed before voting

Students need to be informed before voting

October 23, 2014

Oct. 22 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion With the gubernatorial elections quickly approaching on Nov. 4, most of Wisconsin’s citizens have been considering who they believe deserves their vote: Scott Walker or Mary Burke. The past month, UW-Whitewater students have been registering...

Letter to the editor: Lack of student interest in voting a concern

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 “My vote doesn’t matter”. I find that this is the reason I hear the most when other college students tell me why they do not vote or even register to vote. Many students voice their political views in the classroom, in social gatherings and over social media. However, only a small...

It’s not a popularity contest

November 12, 2012

  “A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the United States.” This is the definition of the Electoral College on Dictionary.com. If you’re at all familiar with the voting system we have in the United States, you know that the...

Students have a voice on campus

November 5, 2012

As students at UW-Whitewater, we are lucky to have a voice on campus. We have many opportunities to express our opinions and bring issues to the attention of administrators. Students with ideas of how to improve our university should take advantage of these opportunities. The university is here to...

A student’s guide to voting in Whitewater

October 24, 2012

  Registration requires multiple steps to complete: Well over half the student population is expected to vote in the upcoming Nov. 6, 2012 Presidential Election. “Both sides of the political spectrum have passionate supporters and I expect there to be a huge turn-out.” John Jense...

WSG campus redistricting act requires student vote

October 24, 2012

  Students can vote to redistrict campus for Whitewater Student Government because of legislation recently passed by the Senate. Currently, WSG has four districts: Drumlin, which represents students on the west side of campus; Esker, representing students on the east side; Off-Campus and At-Large,...

Chamber of Commerce may soon be established on campus

September 12, 2012

  Whitewater Student Government, which held its first meeting last Monday, will be voting whether or not to establish a Chamber of Commerce on campus at its next meeting. A local business owner addressed WSG last school year expressing the need for a Chamber of Commerce on campus to assist...

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