Author Archives: Bree Meier

less talk more walk; uw-eau claire strives for diversity goal

On the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s campus just 10 percent of students are of color according to the admissions office. Of that 10 percent, many are Southeast Asian students looking to live within U.S. society all while maintaining their cultural roots. One way students strive to maintain these roots, are through programs and events highlighting and promoting their

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American Legion Riders of District 10 host first ever chili cook-off to raise money for veterans and their families

The American Legion Riders of District 10 hosted their first ever chili cook-off Saturday to raise money for Veterans and their families. The Legion Riders raised over $1,000 to go towards the Legacy Scholarship Fund, which assists children of veterans in paying for college, and Camp American Legion. Fifteen types of chili were cooked up

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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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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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Brewery hosts Christkindlmarkt in downtown Eau Claire

By Bree Meier Lazy Monk Brewery in downtown Eau Claire is hosting it’s first annual Christkindlmarkt the first three weekends in December. The German/Czech brew hall is hosting this old-world Christmas market to spread Christmas spirit. Twenty local vendors are selling a variety of items, including wooden wall decor, cheeses, and baked goods. Inside Eau

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Trump visits UW-Eau Claire in final campaign push

By Bree Meier  Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visited UW-Eau Claire Tuesday, just one week before the national election. Supporters and protesters alike combined for a crowd of about 5,000 people who gathered outside Zorn Arena. Some arrived as early as 7:30 a.m. for Trump’s speech scheduled at 6 p.m. Campus parking lots overflowed with supporters

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