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University mentor helps students of color navigate college

By Scott Procter Making the campus of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire more diverse has long been a goal of the university. Expecting an influx of multicultural students without the faculty and resources to keep them here has made the task more difficult, according to one former student turned college mentor. “As an African-American male at a

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ECCT Director Opens The Curtain On Another Show

By Kailin Schumacher  The lights go out. The curtain drops and the auditorium bursts into applause. Behind the curtain children scream and giggle as they prepare for curtain call. The kids all take their turns bowing and receiving hoots and hollers from the audience. The audience members rise from their seats to give a standing

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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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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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Community leaders continue organizing support, hold peaceful picket

By Lara Bockenstedt Leaders in the interfaith prayer service group, as well as Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope (JONAH) and city councilman Andrew Werthmann have been organizing events intended to offer support following the recent Presidential election and series of executive orders. The first event, “Eau Claire Coming Together,” was a candlelit event at Phoenix

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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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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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Entrepreneur promotes feminism, community with store

By Samantha West If someone had told Rebecca Cooke a few years ago that she was going to open a home goods store in her hometown, she swears she wouldn’t have believed it. “I think a few years ago, I wasn’t here … and I think being home inspired this mindset,” said Cooke, 28. But

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City Considers Backing Neighborhood Redevelopment Project

By Jack Martinek City officials say recommendations to create a neighborhood development corporation could help revitalize downtown Eau Claire neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Revitalization Task Force was created specifically to look at revitalization of the aging central neighborhoods of Eau Claire, and members were drawn from the residents and businesses that call those neighborhoods home. In

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