Author Archives: Lagarde

Local education administrators discuss Betsy DeVos, implications of voucher school programs

By Gabriel Lagarde Reporter Gabe Lagarde sat down with local educators to discuss the controversial appointment of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and what it means for local schools, both the public institutions and the voucher programs in the city of Eau Claire. While both men agreed DeVos’ influence is expected to be small, the

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International Folk Fair showcases diverse music offerings, draws crowds

By Gabriel Lagarde Music and Community. These two themes formed the heart of the 2016 International Folk Fair and, by 4 p.m. Sunday, 25 different cultural groups and 2000 visitors packed the Davies Center in order to celebrate. Our reporter, Gabe Lagarde, visited the event and sat down with performers, club members and organizers to

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Robert Frost Celebration of Poetry: Photo Essay

By Gabriel Lagarde Members of the UW-Eau Claire came together for the first Robert Frost Celebration of Poetry. Monday’s event in the Dakota Ballroom served as the awards ceremony for the UW-Eau Claire Centennial Poetry Competition featuring cash prizes for the winning entries from a number of past and present Blugolds. The event also showcased the

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UW-Eau Claire plays host to 2017 National Collegiate Table Tennis Championship

By Gabriel Lagarde Hundreds of athletes converged on the UW-Eau Claire campus over the weekend. From April 7-9, ping pong phenomes duked it out in the McPhee center for the right to say they were the best college players from both Canada and the United States. Our reporter, Gabe Lagarde, was able to attend the

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Experts laud modern security systems, say market has spiked in recent years

By Gabriel Lagarde Home security is reaching an intersection where the quality of the products rise and their prices steadily decrease to the point where it’s both practical and affordable for a large chunk of the population to purchase – and Eau Claire County residents are taking advantage. Garrett Lewis and Hunter Braatz, co-owners of

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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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