By Grant Geier Tan shirts blanketed with badges filled the room of Jacob’s Well Church. The young Boy Scouts eagerly watched on to their troop leader who was instructing them on the various starting and finishing strategic moves that were necessary to winning a game of chess. Nick Shoemaker, a member of the regional Chippewa Valley
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By Gretchen Reese Small businesses are common in south Minneapolis. For one woman, a hobby turned into a successful business soon after she made her son’s first birthday cake. “I have pretty much always worked in the food industry,” Healy said. “But when my daughter, Meg, was five and my youngest, Matt, was one –
By Lucas Semb “I didn’t care if there were weeds on the field or if there was a palace for an arena, I just knew that I wanted to do play-by-play announcing.” These are the words of Scott Montesano, a 13-year-old boy who fell in love with sports. Montesano is a Utica, New York, native
By Max Perrenoud While the namesake Monk of his brewery may be Lazy, it would be a mistake to refer to Czechoslovakian immigrant Leos Frank as such. Arriving in America the same year his homeland became Slovakia in 1993, Frank is a man who finds himself in a position many might hope to someday be
By Annemarie Payson In this silent classroom, bodily movement does the talking and the words couldn’t be any more clear. This is the everyday classroom lesson plan for Nicole Jones. No spoken words are ever exchanged between student and teacher. “It really is the best way to learn American Sign Language,” Jones said. Jones is
By Ben Petersen Each day most wake up, go to work, go back home, eat, drink and sleep. Most have an average idea of what will occur on their average day of work. Most have some sort of daily routine set. However, for police officers, this is often not the case. “Every day is a
By Evan Hong The summer sun rose over the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin, giving light to a new day. Hardly anyone walked the streets at 6:30 a.m., as most people sought the maximum amount of sleep before their early morning shifts. But there sat Dalton Hessel, all alone in the local coffee shop with
By Casey Ryan The owner of “Tropic Waters Pet Center” greets his customers while his golden retriever Torque, is watching his every move. Torque walks down the aisles of the store, checking on all of the animals. Jim Reiman has been in Eau Claire for 40 years managing and now owning the store. This is
By Clara Neupert In the wake of the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting that was recorded as the largest mass shooting in modern American history, Diane Cable said she noticed a change in herself and her coworkers during their weekly meeting. Determined to start the healing process, Cable encouraged people to pair up, leave the
By Kiersten Clifford Basements, garages and abandoned trucking company complexes. When you think of these spaces you don’t necessarily think art gallery. But, one Eau Claire resident is trying to change the way you think. “We just want to change the way that people in the community are viewing contemporary Art,” Kelsey Wenburg said. Wenberg
Freedom of speech: Infringed upon by UW System speech codes or securely navigated by bias response teams?
By Lara Bockenstedt Where should the line be drawn for how far universities should interfere when potentially inflammatory words are said on a college campus? The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) disagrees with many UW speech codes deciding just that, yet for many students, speech codes in the form of bias response
“Rewarding.” “Tough.” These are some of the words education professors at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire use to describe the teaching field — as well as the process of becoming ready for it. UW-Eau Claire’s education program, the first program at the university, celebrated their centennial last week with pomp, circumstance and some meaningful moments.