Category Archives: Profiles

Local Entrepreneur Advocates for Sex Education Reform

By Tiah Marr An Eau Claire local is trying to change the way young people receive sex education through research, implementation and entrepreneurship. “The older I get, the more ‘Aha’ moments I experience -and they suck.” CEO of Bending Paperclips, Mack John, discusses finding their answer to the question: What is sex? “My goal is expediting those aha

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Professor brings awareness to deaf culture in Eau Claire

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

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Local author finds human connection through his writing

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

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Eau Claire fitness instructor becomes studio owner

By Jenna Ambrosius One woman went from running around taking care of children to running around in a fitness studio. After taking Zumba classes at a local gym, Emily Balow, owner of Dragonfly Dance and Wellness, decided to become a certified Zumba instructor and began leading classes once a week at the studio under its

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Human Services director leads with 30 years of experience

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

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Eau Claire artist attempts to the city’s viewing of art

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

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Eau Claire Marathon Runner Crosses Finish Line for Credit

By Jessie Meyen Rachel Ann Haviland is training for a marathon. It’s something that she’s had her heart set on since high school. “Ever since I can remember I’ve been running. It’s amazing to still be running in the college level environment and training for something as big as a marathon.” Haviland is a sophomore at

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