Royal Purple

New director steps into new role

LaDae'meona McDowell, Arts & Rec Editor

September 2, 2019

Young Auditorium’s new director is in bloom as Shannon Dozoryst steps into her new position. Dozoryst is passionate in showing the campus and community what the auditorium has to offer. Dozoryst, having spent 13 years working for the Young Auditorium, has goals of  increasing sponsorships and par...

View, appreciate campus art

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 18, 2019

After being the Arts & Rec Editor at The Royal Purple for almost two years there is one thing I have learned about college students. Most students don’t do anything unless they absolutely have to or unless there is some sort of extra credit involved. This realization happened quickly after...

Phishing attacks luring UW-W emails

Phishing attacks luring UW-W emails

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater have been noticing an increase in spam messages infiltrating their email accounts. Instructional, Communication, Information and Technology (ICIT) Senior Communication Specialist Dane Seckar-Anderson said phishing emails have continued to find their...

Suspicious packages lead to evacuation

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

February 28, 2017

The City of Whitewater Police found two suspicious packages outside of Whitewater High School Monday morning, Feb. 27, causing the school to go into lockdown. Students were moved to UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. According to an updated news release from Whitewater Unified School District and Wh...

Grease sing-a-long dances to the big screen

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

January 30, 2017

Hang out with Sandy and the Pink Ladies for the Grease sing-a-long on at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 with an interactive musical in the Young Auditorium, where the real stars of the show are the audience. The event is free and every audience member gets a free goody bag filled with props at the beginning of ...

Veteran, author receives Chancellor’s literary award

Veteran, author receives Chancellor’s literary award

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

November 9, 2016

Award-winning author Tim O’Brien told a crowd of students and faculty on Monday, Nov. 7 that he has learned to hate the Fourth of July and how our culture tends to celebrate killing people. “Killing people is terrible,” O’Brien said. “I find it sickening to celebrate that, it’s disgusti...

Speaker Craig Childs shares adventures, insights

Speaker Craig Childs shares adventures, insights

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016

Students learned more about the ever changing landscape on Monday night as the College of Letters and Sciences held their first lecture of the year on Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Young Auditorium, with guest speaker Craig Childs. Childs is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author who has written ...

Pulitzer prize-winning author addresses students

April 26, 2016

By Nathan Kober April 27, 2016   The powerful effect of climate change was the major topic of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert’s lecture for the Contemporary Issues Lecture Series at UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. Her appearance was part of the annual lecture series sp...

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

February 23, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 24, 2016 Professor of economics Russ Kashian said his name might be in a slightly bigger, bolder font on a new study finding UW-Whitewater’s local financial impact, but it’s the students who deserve the credit because they’re the ones who “created the magic.” ...

“Ragtime” explores American Dream

“Ragtime” explores American Dream

January 27, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 By Mary Davisson The issues regarding race and social stature in regard to the American Dream are classic and ongoing. In the hit Broadway musical, “Ragtime,” those issues take center stage as they are displayed among the various characters that make up the diverse ensemb...

Young Auditorium moves to the rhythm of Motown

November 11, 2015

By Shakeva Oliver Nov. 11, 2015 Eisenhower Dance will shake Young Auditorium’s stage on Nov. 11, with their high-energy show, “Motown in Motion.” Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower established Eisenhower Dance in Detroit in 1991. Since then, the once small company has expanded and now...

Explore Greek love through song

October 29, 2015

By Charles Trafelet Oct. 28, 2015 There are four Greek loves, and with Cantus, a nine-man a capella ensemble, students are invited to explore each one through song. The program they have created is titled “The Four Loves” and it is based on the four ancient Greek categorizations of...

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