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Mary Burke will stand up for student loan borrowers

September 5, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014 Throughout his first term, the message Scott Walker has sent to students in Wisconsin is clear: college affordability is not a priority. That’s why young voters plan to choose Mary Burke for governor this November. Student debt is the only kind of household debt that continued to...

Transparency necessary in UW-W investigation

Transparency necessary in UW-W investigation

May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion On Thursday, May 1, the Department of Education released a list of 55 schools that are being investigated on a federal level for the mishandling of sexual violence and sexual harassment claims. There were 4,706 higher education institutions in the...

Anti-vaccination agenda harmful for everyone

Anti-vaccination agenda harmful for everyone

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion Before Jonas Salk introduced his polio vaccine in 1955, more than 35,000 children contracted the polio virus in the United States annually. Yet by 1957, only 2,500 children were diagnosed with the disease, according to the United States Centers...

Drunk driving laws need to be stricter

Drunk driving laws need to be stricter

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion Many statistics about drinking in Wisconsin get passed around social media as something to laugh about. For example, there is a graph showing that Wisconsin has more bars than grocery stores, and there is a statistic showing that Wisconsin has...

Hunting club trains students

Hunting club trains students

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19, 2014 by Josh Hafemeister   Offering students the chance to learn a safe way to experience a part of Wisconsin’s culture is a key goal of one of UW-Whitewater’s newest clubs. Uniting inexperienced hunters with veteran hunters is how the U Dub Dub Hunting Club plans...

Despite student concern, UW-Whitewater remains open in cold

Despite student concern, UW-Whitewater remains open in cold

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic   With campus closings and class cancellations throughout Wisconsin due to dropping temperatures and harsh wind chills, some students are wondering why UW-Whitewater held out and left its doors open during the harsh conditions. The first few weeks of...

Whitewater couple fights for gay marriage

Whitewater couple fights for gay marriage

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 By Michael Riley   Two UW-Whitewater employees are among four couples named in a lawsuit filed Monday aiming to lift Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. “We expect that this lawsuit will bring the freedom to marry to all Wisconsinites,” said Larry Dupuis, legal director...

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

September 4, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   With the passing of Labor Day weekend comes the inevitability every public school student in Wisconsin knows so well: the start of the fall semester. Members of the incoming freshmen class can find advice on how to add a little more culture and fun to begin their college...

Investing in entrepreneurs

Investing in entrepreneurs

March 13, 2013

Student entrepreneurs could potentially receive mirco-loans through the UW-Whitewater Student Chamber of Commerce. Sophomore Dan Fink, the co-founder of the chamber,  said micro-loans are usually used for the initial costs associated with starting a business, such as inventory, supplies or machinery. ...

Carnegie Hall calls, UW-W answers

Carnegie Hall calls, UW-W answers

March 6, 2013

  The 54 students in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble all returned to UW-Whitewater from New York empty handed. Not one had a medal draped around his or her neck, or so much as a certificate of achievement tucked away in a backpack. But that didn’t matter. No one needed an award to validate what...

Owners, dogs play at Whitewater’s Bark Park

December 12, 2012

  “If you take your dog there once, you’ll want to come back again and again.” This is what junior Ashley LaRock said about Whitewater’s Bark Park, a fully fenced area for dogs to enjoy. The Bark Park is a located at Technology Drive and Corporate Drive in Whitewater. The park contains three fenced areas for small dogs, large dogs and an agilit...

Holiday shopping on a budget

December 5, 2012

  With the Holidays around the corner, students everywhere are looking for inexpensive and personable gifts for their friends and family. For those still struggling, here is a guide for cheap and easy-to-make gifts to help you get the perfect gift for your loved ones.   1. Picture...

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