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Battle for the midwest: Wisconsin becomes focus for presidential hopefuls

Battle for the midwest: Wisconsin becomes focus for presidential hopefuls

March 30, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 30, 2016 With its bordering neighbor states already won by different candidates, Wisconsin is the next battle ground for the five remaining presidential candidates. On the GOP side, there’s 42 delegates at stake. Minnesota to the west went to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), whose campaign was suspended following a...

Letter to the Editor: Administration fails on shared governance

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2015 On March10, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted on new policies related to Faculty Tenure and Post-Tenure Review, among others. This was followed immediately by a note from the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to the campus community which included the follo...

Silencing fans discourages competition

January 26, 2016

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Jan. 26, 2016 There’s less than 10 seconds to go before the half. The visiting team is down by two. The inbound pass goes in, the player dribbles down the court and the gym is rife with suspense. A pullup jumper flies, just beyond the three-point line. The ball sails thr...

Drug testing for welfare a waste of tax dollars

November 17, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Nov. 17, 2015 Gov. Scott Walker recently approved an administrative rule that will allow the state to drug test people who receive public benefits. The rule took effect on Nov. 9 and has brought our state one step closer to requiring welfare applicants to take a drug...

Ohio fake IDs found at local bars

Ohio fake IDs found at local bars

November 10, 2015

By Jordan Moser Nov. 11, 2015 Curt Patrick, general manager of Pumpers and Mitchell’s, has witnessed his fair share of antics serving bar patrons over the years. However, the latest incidences at local bars have him and other area bartenders and security employees becoming more cautious about f...

Mumps cases on campus double

November 4, 2015

By Sidney Birkett Nov. 4, 2015   The current number of mumps cases has increased with six new cases, bringing the number to 12 confirmed cases on campus. The last confirmed case was on Oct. 23. At the moment, there are no pending cases. This means there is no one that has been tested and is await...

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco task force promotes health

November 3, 2015

Nov. 3, 2015 Last week, Kyle Brooks raised concerns about the proposed recommendation to have a tobacco-free campus. I hope to respond to some of those concerns by providing information about the Chancellor’s Tobacco Policy Task Force and the rationale behind the current recommendation. In 2013, Ch...

Letter to the Editor: Smoking ban infringes on personal liberties

October 27, 2015

Oct. 27, 2015 “The right to swing my fist ends where the other man’s nose begins.” This quote from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. encompasses the essential idea of American liberty. If an individual action does not hurt another, then it ought to be of no concern to the public. The universi...

Terminally ill have right to die with dignity

October 20, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Oct. 20, 2015 California passed a bill last month that will allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients, making it the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Four other states have already passed similar legislation, inclu...

Ditch the keys, not your life

September 2, 2015

  Commentary by Signe Trewyn Assistant Opinion Editor Friday, or any day of the week that ends in “weekend” can be a time for celebration and having fun. Most of the time this means with a few friends and of course, alcohol. While this picture doesn’t sound all that problematic, it...

State budget causes waves in higher education

May 6, 2015

May 6th, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik Weeks away from leaving the Joint Finance Committee and even being signed into law, the 2015-17 biennial budget is already causing waves in the higher education world. "If the budget is enacted as proposed, UW-Whitewater would have a budget reduction of $6.4...

Kilkenny for Wisconsin State Senate: A supporter’s tribute

October 23, 2014

Oct. 22 2014 Dan Kilkenny, a lifelong resident of Walworth County, is running for Wisconsin’s 11th State Senate District. Active in the community, Dan serves on the Walworth County Board and on the Town Board of Darien. I have had the privilege of working with Dan on both the Walworth County...

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