Tag Archives: UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire curlers compete on national level

By Matt Halverson Several local curlers have participated in the United States Junior Curling National Championships, including gold medalist Jenna Burchesky who will be competing at the World Junior Championships in Scotland this coming March. Jeff Thompson, manager of the Eau Claire Curling Club, says that they see the biggest spike in membership following the

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Disabled students encounter obstacles on campus

By Matt Halverson Living with a physical disability can transform the simplest activities into a problematic experience. Something as mundane as an ankle sprain generates newfound difficulty in daily tasks. The three harmless steps on the front porch become a formidable barrier. An awkward shove on the bus becomes an awkward scene. Physical disabilities can

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Chippewa Valley is taking strides to improve veteran-specific addiction and mental health services

By Sydney Purpora It was May 2005 and David Carlson, who was about 21 years old at the time, had been in the U.S. Army National Guard for a little under a year. After searching for HVTs for hours in 100 degree weather on foreign ground and finding nothing of interest, Carlson and his dismounted

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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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UW-Eau Claire students of color report feeling unwelcome

By Taylor Pomasl and Allison Anhalt Joel Sweeny prefers to sit in the back of his University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire classes. When topics of diversity are brought up, he says, he is often singled out to speak on an entire race’s behalf. Sweeney, an African American student, says that how people on campus see him

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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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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

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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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