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March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Commentary by Royal Purple Editorial Staff The Royal Purple was honored with third place in the general excellence category in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Collegiate Newspaper Contest. In addition, four individuals received awards: Samantha Jacquest, second ...

EIC says goodbye to departing staff


May 8, 2013

  The Royal Purple office is a fun place to be on Monday production nights. From “quote-board-worthy” conversations to kazoo serenades, we somehow find the fun on deadline. That being said, we are forced to say goodbye to four dedicated and talented students this semester. The missing presence ...

Royal Purple Staff Goodbye: Zach Hicks


May 8, 2013

  After two years on the Royal Purple’s editorial staff, it’s finally time to say goodbye. It’s exciting to begin a new chapter as a young journalist, but my departure also comes with mixed emotions. I still remember my first section meeting as a sports writer, trying to inject my opi...

Campus shooter safety plan


April 24, 2013

  Despite the many tips and tools that UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matthew Kiederlen provides students in the event of an active shooter, they must rely on their instincts to ensure their safety. “It’s one of the things that keeps me up at two o’clock in the morning,” Kiederlen said....

Tragic day in Boston

Tragic day in Boston

April 17, 2013

  UW-W senior runner safe after participating in Boston Marathon As he slowly sipped a cold beer in the famous Boston bar, Cheers, on Monday afternoon, UW-Whitewater senior Griffin Schroeder let his muscles relax. Just hours before, he had crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon and his...

TV Show Review: ‘House of Cards’

Commentary by Zach Hicks, Sports Editor

March 13, 2013

  When I first heard of the Netflix original series, “House of Cards,” I scoffed at it. I had serious doubts if Netflix could produce a quality television series. Then, I watched an episode. After about a week, I was done with all 13 episodes of season 1, and now I must suffer the long...

‘Hawks rip through regional, advance to Final Four

'Hawks rip through regional, advance to Final Four

March 13, 2013

  By Zach Hicks Asphyxiating defense, vicious rebounding and tightknit chemistry has led the Warhawks women’s basketball team to focus their crosshairs on a national championship. The ’Hawks (25-6), ranked No. 22 in the latest d3hoops.com top-25 poll, knocked off the No. 10 Simpson...

Athletic Department emails coaches about confessions page

February 28, 2013

  By Zach Hicks The university's Athletic Department sent an email to coaches late Thursday morning, warning them of the Facebook and Twitter pages titled "UW-Whitewater Confessions." The email advised the coaches to encourage their players to not participate in the two pages. The pages operate through a servi...

Super Bowl rumblings

Super Bowl rumblings

February 6, 2013

Last Monday was a dark day. It wasn’t because there was more snow on the ground before the sun rose, it was because it was the first day of the NFL’s offseason. It’s a day that should be a national holiday. Everyone is either too worn out from their Super Bowl parties the night before or too...

Warm-hearted memories of UW-W’s biggest fan

Warm-hearted memories of UW-W’s biggest fan

January 23, 2013

  By: Zach Hicks Lying in his bed on Milwaukee Children’s Hospital’s cancer floor, Shaymus Guinn turned to his father to make a request. The request was not one many would expect from an 11-year-old who was losing his fight against Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, with his...

Warhawks whip Titans, move to 13-3

January 16, 2013

  By Zach Hicks The No. 15 ranked Warhawks men's basketball team (13-3, 6-2) defeated the UW-Oshkosh Titans (6-11, 1-7) 68-50 tonight at Kachel Gym in Whitewater. Sophomore point guard Quardell Young led the way for the 'Hawks with 11 points and junior guard Eric Bryson and freshman forward...

Wisconsin ‘votes blue’ for sixth consecutive time

November 12, 2012

  GOP regains control of state Senate, now  has control of entire state government:   It is finally safe to watch television, listen to the radio and drive down the interstate without the threat of being bombarded with political ads. After months of fighting over a few key swing ...

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