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UW-Eau Claire's student radio station.

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The work of UW-Eau Claire student journalists.

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UW-Eau Claire's student newspaper.

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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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Eau Claire YMCA Offers Teacher New Outlook

By Taylor Johnson Laughter and tears surround Sarah Jiskra on a daily basis. Kids running in all directions describe the scene, don’t tell us it’s “normal” at the YMCA Child Development Center in Eau Claire. Jiskra has become an expert at managing chaos. Jiskra’s family says she has always loved spending time with kids, and

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Library director pushes changes forward

By Hannah Pitzl During her 27 years of experience as a library director, you can bet that Pamela Westby has seen her fair share of change among libraries over the years. Westby joined the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in March 2016. Her job entails managing the budget, people, collections and the facility. “If you

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Local Man Keeps Film Processing Alive

By Max Harding Even though much of the world has moved on to digital photography, film photography still holds a special place in photography shop owner, Bill Eklund’s, heart. Eklund owns Sharp Photo and Portrait, a shop that services both digital and analog needs. The act of film development is something he doesn’t want to

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TV-10 Station Manager Looks To Keep Moving Forward

By Maxwell Inskeep As long as she can remember, Anna Wischmann wanted to be involved with broadcasting. “Coming in as a freshman, I wanted to be in sports broadcasting,” said the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior. “Being a part of TV-10 made me realize that that’s not the career path I want to take. But

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