Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple


Student Journalism: difficult, time consuming, but a chance for greatness

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...


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...


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...


Campus shooter safety plan

April 23, 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...

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...

Commentary by Zach Hicks, Sports Editor

TV Show Review: ‘House of Cards’

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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