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We must stand beside our DREAMers

We must stand beside our DREAMers

Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion, Royal Purple Editorial Staff

March 5, 2018

A major deadline set for Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation has run out of time. The ramifications could be devastating if the policy is repealed, which allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented citizens to call the United States home. In September 2...

Three’s company for All-WIAC

Three’s company for All-WIAC

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2018

Three players from both the UW-Whitewater women’s and men’s basketball teams were named to All-WIAC teams, which was announced Feb. 27. Women senior guards Brooke Trewyn and Malia Smith, along with senior forward Andrea Meinert, were selected to the All-WIAC first team. For the men, junior guard An...

Men win eight straight after two losses out the gate

Men win eight straight after two losses out the gate

Joe Byers, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s tennis team defeated Wooster College on Saturday at the Aspen Racquet Club, in Wooster, Ohio, by a score of 7-2 to push their win streak to eight in a row. With this win, the Warhawks improve their record to 8-2 on the season and are currently ranked 40 in the country, accor...

Last chance to make the dance

Last chance to make the dance

Calahan Steed, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field team competed in three last chance meets in hopes of improving marks to reach qualifying status for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Warhawks traveled to UW-Platteville and Wartburg (Iowa) on Friday and UW-Stevens Point on Saturday to compete in...

’Hawks tournament run ends sour, not sweet

’Hawks tournament run ends sour, not sweet

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2018

Despite the many accomplishments in the women’s basketball 2017-2018 season, the tournament ended more bitter than sweet for the team. The No.11 Warhawks (25-4) were defeated 74-60 by Gustavus Adolphus (24-6) in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament, falling short of the Sweet 16, on...

Ground to break on new residence hall

Ground to break on new residence hall

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018

The residence hall that was designed in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s master plan and built into the State of Wisconsin’s ’13-15 biennial budget will finally be breaking ground this spring after years of delays. “It was exciting to hear that it was moving forward,” Frank Bartlett, di...

Students donate blood, give back to community

Students donate blood, give back to community

Evan Halpop, Photo Editor

February 26, 2018

Students lined up to donate blood last week in an annual blood drive on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. UW-Whitewater club Pre-Health Associates of Today (PHAT) and TriBeta hosted the drive Feb. 20 and 21 in Esker Hall. Elli Wahlberg, a sophomore biology student and member of the...

Sotherland Customs focuses on fitness

Sotherland Customs focuses on fitness

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

February 26, 2018

Sotherland Customs hosted an open house for the community Feb. 24, showcasing how the shop can support people’s passion to get out and ride. John Sotherland owns the business located in the BicycleWise and Sports Fitness building on W. Main St. in Whitewater. “My goal is to make a positive imp...

Music on the Mind: The Beauty of Disagreement

Music on the Mind: The Beauty of Disagreement

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

Music sends messages, develops discussion and creates unity. Its impact on society never ceases to amaze me. We are blessed with a multitude of genres and sub-genres such as Jazz (a personal favorite), hip hop and even math rock. Since there are so many differing types of music, it is only natural fo...

Women’s gymnastics stumbles on senior day

Women’s gymnastics stumbles on senior day

Joe Byers, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater women’s gymnastics team was defeated by UW-La Crosse 192.125-190.975 Saturday Feb. 24 in front of a large crowd at the Russell arena in Whitewater. UW-La Crosse and UW-Whitewater both came into the meet with an undefeated record in conference. With this win, the Eagles claimed ...

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Rongstad’s career-high 34 not enough to snap skid

Kolton Hegstrom, Sports Editor

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s basketball team dropped the first game of the WIAC tournament despite a career-high 34 points from junior Derek Rongstad. The Warhawks lost 79-68 to UW-River Falls, dropping their third game of the season to the Falcons. UW-W came back from an 18-point first half deficit to ...

Track and field take on WIAC in Indoor Championships

Track and field take on WIAC in Indoor Championships

Calahan Steed, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams placed second and sixth, respectively, Feb.23-24 at the WIAC Indoor Championships in Stevens Point. The men’s team finished the two day event with a score of 105, and the women’s team finished with a score of 51.50. On the men’s sid...

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