Tag Archives: Journalism

Obesity rates are climbing, but hope is coming in Wisconsin

By Taylor Pomasl and Elizabeth Gosling Mariah Ruehle goes out to parties, treats herself to ice cream after writing a long paper and sprawls out on the couch to watch Netflix. The 20-year-old college student, however, made a commitment last summer and hasn’t turned her back on it since. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire criminal

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Social media addiction negatively impacts college students

By Erica Jones and Elizabeth Gosling After a long day of high school, Brian Ellingboe, who is now 20 years old, intended to go home and sit down to face his homework. Instead, he would let the “pings” of social media notifications take his attention elsewhere. “Back in high school, when I was addicted to

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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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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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Eau Claire Express owner raises bar for baseball experience

By Travis Nyhus Come the last day of May, fans will file into Carson Park to take in the 2016 season opener for the Eau Claire Express baseball team. Some, hard-core fans, others just there for the game day atmosphere. The focus won’t be on behind-the-scenes events that led to the Express’s formation. Bill Rowlett

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Abused animals shape Eau Claire caretaker’s career

By Taylor Pomasl Tammy Schimmel gently lifted an injured cat from its kennel, the open wound on its back glistening. She held it in her arms for a few moments, kissing the animal’s forehead and laying her on the examination table. A bad case of ringworm had devastated the cat physically, and Tammy held in

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