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Funds must be kept for family planning

March 24, 2011

As students at UW-Whitewater, we are fortunate to have excellent family planning services available to aid us in times of need. However, the recently passed budget-repair bill will affect funding for family planning services offered to men and women with low to moderate incomes. Gov. Scott Walker’s...

Civilization: a product of education and experience

March 11, 2011

To begin, I must define the terms of discussion. Civilization refers to the quality of excellence in thought, manners and taste. Civilization and culture, knowledge and values shared by society are closely related. Education is  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction as well as the result...

Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will affect numerous aspects of Wisconsinites’ lives including one UW-Whitewater holds near and dear to it’s heart:     Education. With a strong education program at UW-Whitewater, students might fear they will see the students they will one day teach face struggles in the upcoming years. Also, a decrease...

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2011

Opinions expressed in letters to the editor and staff commentaries do not reflect the views of the Royal Purple. A hard learned lesson Many of the voters who elected handsome young Scott Walker are not old enough to remember Republicans Richard “I am not a crook” Nixon and the dirty tricks Wate...

Understand your First Amendment Privileges

March 1, 2011

In light of recent events in the Wisconsin legislative branch, it's important to review the fine line between the terms "right" and "privilege." This is something that should have been addressed when protests first erupted in Madison. However, with limited space in the Royal Purple, I finally have an opportunity to bring it to the...

Revolution: to be, or not to be?

March 1, 2011

First, let me begin by saying I love America and all of the freedoms that come along with being born in it.  Though I, as do many, see issues in need of correction. Take Scott Walker for instance, a man the people of Wisconsin voted into office, a man now trying to balance a budget with a $3.6 billion...

UW System should remain united

March 1, 2011

At UW-Whitewater, every student, faculty and staff member is part of a community. Likewise, UW-Whitewater is a member of a greater family: the UW System. With the recent push of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, many concerns have come to light, one of which would split the family apart. Withi...

Time for state politicians to grow up

February 23, 2011

In light of growing political tensions in Madison, both political parties have failed Wisconsin voters. Neither political party has handled the progression of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill proposal in a mature and professional manner. Both sides have acted childish, interrupting the democratic ...

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