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UW-Eau Claire's student radio station.
By Samantha West MONDOVI — Gone are the days of small family farms — the days when most of America grew up on a farm, or at the very least, children had their grandparents’ farm to play freely on and to understand where food comes from. Stephanie and Andy Schneider had been raising cattle, pigs
By Nicole Bellford “Me too.” When put together, these two words have been used to create a national movement regarding sexual assault. The phrase trended on Twitter for weeks at the end of 2017 and helped broaden the conversation about the culture of sexual assault, especially in athletics and the workplace. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
By Allison Anhalt Uber and Lyft are approaching one year of operation in Eau Claire, and some are benefitting from the services, but others wish there were more restraints. Some area drivers of the rideshare program use the service to supplement income, while area taxi company questions the insurance policies of these out-of-town businesses.
By Parker Reed Thousands of screaming rock fans, dozens of fried food slinging vendors and more than 65 national and regional bands will take the stage this summer at one of the Midwest’s premier rock festivals, but in the midst of fan anticipation, a debate has sparked. The 25th anniversary of Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin
By Matt Halverson Several local curlers have participated in the United States Junior Curling National Championships, including gold medalist Jenna Burchesky who will be competing at the World Junior Championships in Scotland this coming March. Jeff Thompson, manager of the Eau Claire Curling Club, says that they see the biggest spike in membership following the
By Rachel Schmidt It’s calm and quiet in the Chippewa Valley Technical College library. About two dozen students fill the space but the only sounds are the clicks of computer mice, muted beeps from the circulation desk and the whirr of the printer as it spits out sheets of paper for a waiting student. Shelves
By Max Harding In wake of the recently passed budget, concerns have been rising about the state of Wisconsin’s infrastructure, more specifically, it’s roads. One of Eau Claire’s main transportation services, Eau Claire Student Transit, depends on the quality of the roads for daily operations. This one business is not the only one affected by
By Max Harding and Allison Anhalt Vince Britton started using Adderall when he was a college student in the Chippewa Valley. He became addicted and this led him to try other drugs. The US Food and Drug Administration says Adderall is an amphetamine which may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness in people with
Matt Hasenmueller didn’t start singing until he was 16. In fact, he didn’t even know he could sing. “Originally, I thought I couldn’t sing,” said Hassenmueller, “I just liked a girl in choir so I joined and that’s when I found out I could sing well. It just came super natural.” Local artist Matt Hasenmueller,
By Matt Halverson Living with a physical disability can transform the simplest activities into a problematic experience. Something as mundane as an ankle sprain generates newfound difficulty in daily tasks. The three harmless steps on the front porch become a formidable barrier. An awkward shove on the bus becomes an awkward scene. Physical disabilities can
Steps are being taken to address the problem of diversity on the Eau Claire campus, but the problem persists By Parker Reed & Seth Abrahamson A single mother raises her child while attending the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She sees her child taking in local media that is curated by mostly white individuals,
By Nicole Bellford It all began as a community conversation. Nearly 10 years ago, when former Eau Claire City Manager, Michael Huggins, helped form Clear Vision, a citizen-based community visioning and strategic planning initiative, he wasn’t sure what kinds of problems the program was going to tackle. By 2015, rising poverty levels in Eau Claire