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Music on The Mind: Appreciation of the artist

Music on The Mind: Appreciation of the artist

Jon Ball, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

The singers and bands we hold near and dear have impacted our lives in myriad ways. Their lyrics have comforted us in times of breakups or failed exams. The melodies they composed have energized our bodies to move along with the rhythm. Their fashion influenced our physical message to the world and terrif...

Photo gallery showcases student’s exploration

Junior Sarah Nelson’s photo from her five-day excursion in Morocco hangs in the Wander, Explore, Discover and Reflect Center for Global Education photo contest exhibit in Roberta’s Art Gallery.

Kaarin Lorum, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

Many college students dream of one day studying abroad, and every year UW-W students head across borders to make those dreams a reality. Junior Sarah Nelson is one of those students who studied abroad and also brought back snapshots of her trip to enter in the Center for Global Education photo contest....

Planning for our future

Gerry Preciado leads a discussion about the UW-System merger with student body President Tom Kind and other attendees.

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

March 5, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater administration and members of University of Wisconsin-Rock County met for a planning session about the UW-system restructuring on Saturday, March 3. The planning session included brainstorming groups where attendees were given a topic to discuss different methods...

Parking prices to rise in fall

Portions of Lot 7 will be sacrificed to the construction of a new residence hall building on campus as the project progresses. The parking system will be temporarily re-structured.

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services Chief Matt Kiederlen says his wife isn’t going to be too happy with him as prices rise for on-campus parking  next year – for him included. While the price changes of parking permits are not yet formally approved, serious structural concerns in ...

UW-Rock students seek unity with UW-W

UW-Rock students seek unity with UW-W

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018

JANESVILLE Two student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County are looking to expand their membership and community outreach efforts as the UW-System Merger draws nearer. Both entities are geared toward increasing student engagement and providing a greater sense of unity. Student ...

We must stand beside our DREAMers

Both the administration and the overall campus population at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater need to be doing more to protect members of our community who are undocumented citizens. Steps we all can – and should – take involve contacting members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and setting up emergency reserve funds for students who must continue their education without federal loan support.

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

The senior trio of Brooke Trewyn, Malia Smith and Andrea Meinert (left-to-right) were all named first-team All-WIAC for the women’s basketball team.

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

Senior Zane Navratil was part of the Warhawks No. 1 doubles pair that defeated Wooster College’s pairing of Nathan Devereux and Joaquin Abos Amo. Navratil and junior Jimmy Engelhart won the match 8-4.

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...

Ground to break on new residence hall

A rendering of what the new residence hall is expected to look like, from the architecture firm, Eppstein Uhen Architects. Ground will be broken for the building in late march, weather permitting.

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

Sophomore biology major Elli Wahlberg donates blood on Feb. 20 in Esker Hall during the annual blood drive hosted by the Pre Health Associates of Today (PHAT) and TriBeta organizations.

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

Some bicycles in the Sotherland Custom shop are hanging in the back of the BicycleWise store. John Sotherland has been working with bicycles for nearly 40 years. He launched BicycleWise in 2001.

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...

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 ...

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