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Follow polls at your own discretion

Follow polls at your own discretion

Carina Lopez, News Editor

October 18, 2020

Political science professors took to the stage Oct. 8 with the League of Women Voters of Whitewater Area to help others better understand how polling and forecasting assist in collecting data for elections.  Eric Loepp, Ph.D accompanied by host Karl Brown, Ph.D. welcomed the public to attend a virtual pres...

Listen. Care. Do.

Beth Drew

October 18, 2020

Dear Editor: Beth Drew is a candidate for State Representative in the 43rd Assembly District.  Her motto is Listen. Care. Do.  There are many reasons for this motto.   First of all, that is exactly WHO she is….one who listens, one who cares and one who does what needs to be done for whatever enti...

Virtual event prepares voters for election

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library is located at 431 West Center St. in Whitewater Wisconsin.

Ben Yang, Journalist

September 20, 2020

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library and the League of Women Voters of Whitewater Area banded together to put on a virtual event to help educate community members on how to vote in the Nov. 2 election titled Voting Basics: What you Need to Know to Vote in Wisconsin’s General Election 2020. “We...

Election 2020: Here’s what you need to know

December 2, 2019

You probably know that 2020 is a presidential election year. Next November, Americans will decide whether to rehire President Trump for four more years, or give the job to a Democratic challenger. Much of the political battle will take place right here in Wisconsin, a state that supported the D...

Organization navigates students through voting

graphic by Elliot Weld / Graphic Editor

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 If you’re at all familiar with the voting system we have in the United States, you know that the...

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