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UW System restructuring official

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

November 15, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted to continue forward with the restructuring of the University of Wisconsin-Systems during a Nov. 9 meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chancellor Beverly Kopper and other UW-Whitewater administrators visited staff and faculty at UW-Roc...

Hope helps prevent suicide

Hope helps prevent suicide

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

November 15, 2017

In 2014, at least 7,388 U.S. veterans committed suicide, and 133 were from Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In response, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) created the Zero Veteran Suicide Initiative to combat the issue. The initiative is a...

Police should not hide body cam footage

Royal Purple staff, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Viewing footage from a police officer’s body camera might be about to get more difficult. A Wisconsin state bill, AB 351 – which has been voted out of the assembly’s criminal justice and public safety committee – pits First Amendment rights up against the Fourth, creating a boxing ring between...

CEO shows innovations at conference

CEO shows innovations at conference

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater College Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) chapter attended the Global Conference and Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida Oct. 26 - 28. Conference attendees had the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, attend presentations, talk with experts and ...

Goodbye D2L, hello Canvas

Goodbye D2L, hello Canvas

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 1, 2017

Canvas will replace Desire2Learn (D2L) at University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, whose contract ends with the UW System in July of 2018. Canvas will also replace Moodle, which is used by other departments in the UW System. As of Oct. 13, Canvas, a product of Instructure, was contracted to be the Di...

Hotel proposed for west side

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

The Whitewater Planning and Architectural Review Commission approved a proposal to develop a hotel on Whitewater’s west side. If approved, a 45 ft. tall, three-story, 70-room  Fairfield by Marriott hotel will  be built at 1260 W. Main St., south of the former Sentry grocery store. Troy Hoekstra is...

UW-W senior raises $135,000 for Special Olympics

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 3, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater senior Alyssa Bohm emceed the Special Olympics Wisconsin Truck Convoy in Richfield, Wisconsin on Sept. 16. “This event is absolutely incredible, it is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Wisconsin where truck drivers from all over volunteer themselves and their trucks ...

DIY: Whitewater City Market inspired smoothie

Jordan Barker, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016

Trying to live a healthy lifestyle on a limited budget? When buying produce, there is nothing like giving back to the community while getting the best quality product. That’s where Whitewater’s City Market comes in. The City Market was established last year, and it has grown. There are now more t...

Meet the Candidate: Don Vruwink

Meet the Candidate: Don Vruwink

July 16, 2016

With incumbent Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) electing to not run again for his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Don Vruwink, a retired social studies teacher for the Milton School District and a city council and school board member, is one of three candidates looking to fill the seat come November. ...

‘Right to Rescue’ bill lacks protections

‘Right to Rescue’ bill lacks protections

May 29, 2016

Kimberly Wethal May 29, 2016 It’s advised to not throw stones at glass houses, but California legislators are looking to make it legal to throw blunt objects – or a fist, if you’re daring – at car windows, to save the life of a domesticated animal. Upon first glance, I agreed wit...

Urban Forestry Commission seeks input through tree survey

Urban Forestry Commission seeks input through tree survey

April 19, 2016

By Emily Lepkowski April 20, 2016 Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) member Anne Zarinnia and UFC chair Karen Coburn remember a time when you could drive down Main Street and a canopy of Elm trees covered the street. It’s because of that canopy that the UFC is inviting Whitewater...

State senators hurt families, block CBD bill

April 5, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion April 5, 2016 Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause some people to have as many as 100 seizures in a single day, and it affects more than 450,000 children across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cannabidio...

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