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UW-Eau Claire's student newspaper.

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Trump earns praise for dynamic address to congress; doesn’t produce details to satisfy detractors

While President Trump’s first address to the joint session of congress last Tuesday is being hailed by pundits as more controlled and presidential compared to past statements by the real estate mogul, there are critics who found the speech long on style but short on substance. Trump — who that morning gave his administration a

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Local nature writers encourage discussion about environmental policy

Wisconsin has witnessed nature writers such as Aldo Leopold and John Muir, and Eau Claire community members recently came together again to celebrate local nature writers. Around 200 people came to the State Theater Tuesday, February 28th, to listen writers share excerpts of their stories and deliberate environmental policy. The writers included Dr. Kathy Schneider, Steve

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Eau Claire school referendum impacts more than just area schools

The Eau Claire school referendum has made paying off city infrastructure costs in Downtown Eau Claire significantly easier. The $87.9 million referendum, voted on in November, includes money that exceeds state-imposed spending caps, educator pay raises, and various building projects. This “operating referendum” will spend roughly $5.8 million each year for the next 15 years.

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Eau Claire’s Annual Doll and Pet Parade Relaunches with New Leadership, a New Date, and a New Parade Route

By Jack Martinek The 69th Annual Eau Claire Doll and Pet Parade last year came close to being the last, until a new plan putting the Clear Water Kiwanis Club in the leadership role of the parade, was announced last month. With some re-energizing changes, the 70th iteration of this annual offensive is coming our

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Walker’s 2017-2019 Budget Reverses a Cutting Trend on UW System

By Jack Martinek In the winter of 2015-16, hundreds of students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire looked at their degree audits and realized that their plans for “four years and done” on campus may have been affected. Between eliminated electives, reduced section offerings, and rearrangement of some majors, there was a very real possibility

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Governor Walker budget proposal emphasizes re-funding of Wisconsin’s K-12 public schools

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has officially released his two-year state budget bill. Much like his last budget proposal, education is a prominent topic, as he intends to pour millions back into the public schools. Two years into his second term, Governor Walker has proposed giving $648 million of state aid back to Wisconsin’s K-12 public schools. This

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Community leaders continue organizing support, hold peaceful picket

By Lara Bockenstedt Leaders in the interfaith prayer service group, as well as Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope (JONAH) and city councilman Andrew Werthmann have been organizing events intended to offer support following the recent Presidential election and series of executive orders. The first event, “Eau Claire Coming Together,” was a candlelit event at Phoenix

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Middle class students struggle to cover cost of college

By Lara Bockenstedt For some middle class families, a lack of financial aid among other resources has resulted in a struggle to cover the cost of college. The Washington Post recently reported that a trend of tuition rising faster than the rate of inflation, paired with slower financial aid and wages increases, has presented a

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Earning While Learning is New Normal for College Students

By Jack Martinek For many students, working in college is not just a choice, it’s a financial necessity. For others, it’s a chance to jump start their career or learn some valuable life skills. Whatever the reasons, according to a 2015 Georgetown University national study, for more than 70 percent of college students nationwide, earning while

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Educator teaches in the classroom and on the ice

   By Libby Schauer For Mary Summers, teaching special education classes at Eleva-Strum High School is not simply just a job. It’s a career that she excels in, evident by the awards and praises given to her year after year. These awards include the 2015-2016 Cardinal Pride Teaching Excellence Award, the WEAU Sunshine Award, given

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