Category Archives: Video

Blugold football players ‘raise a fist’ for injustice

By Travis Nyhus, Sydney Purpora, Justin Dade Paralyzed with fear, 9-year-old Darius Sims stood frozen in place, suddenly staring down the barrel of a gun. A few minutes earlier he was playing in his friend’s yard a few blocks from home. Without warning, a police car pulled up in front of his cousin’s car and

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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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Red’s Mercantile Owner Supports Women through Grant

By Lexi Ehlenbeck Becca Cooke stood behind the counter. Her hands moved back and forth methodically as she prepared pieces of jewelry for display in her store. She spoke as she worked; eyes watching the store, hands on the merchandise. “I had always had this desire to be my own boss,” said Cooke. This dream came

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Beauty pageants help sexual assault victim find healing

By Kenzie Mueller A typical Monday for Sara Axness begins with a morning meeting to discuss the week’s events, followed by a brainstorming session to think of new leads, and, if there is time, a lunch break before dashing off to a client meeting. As the afternoon rolls around, a second, if not third cup

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Softball coach hopes passion will lead team to victory

By Alyssa Layton Once spring comes around that means softball is starting. Rain or shine, the passion on and off the field is something that the Johnson Creek Softball program does not take lightly according to coaches and fans. Dean Herman became the head coach in 2015 and changed the softball program. Herman has been

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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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Educator teaches in the classroom and on the ice

   By Libby Schauer For Mary Summers, teaching special education classes at Eleva-Strum High School is not simply just a job. It’s a career that she excels in, evident by the awards and praises given to her year after year. These awards include the 2015-2016 Cardinal Pride Teaching Excellence Award, the WEAU Sunshine Award, given

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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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Brain trauma victim inspires others through injury

By Nicole Bellford Eager to see familiar faces, family, and sleep in her own bed, Audrey Nelson made the familiar trip from Northwestern College in St. Paul to her home in Cornell, Wisconsin. An icy patch of road near Highway 27 between Cadott and Cornell triggered a head on collision between the car that the

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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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