By Kelsey O’Connor Heart pumping, sweat dripping down his face; he pushes with the last of his energy to get the bar back up one more time. He has reached muscle failure. Exhausted from today’s workout he grabs his gear and heads to the locker room to get ready for the rest of the school
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By Bree Meier Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visited UW-Eau Claire Tuesday, just one week before the national election. Supporters and protesters alike combined for a crowd of about 5,000 people who gathered outside Zorn Arena. Some arrived as early as 7:30 a.m. for Trump’s speech scheduled at 6 p.m. Campus parking lots overflowed with supporters
By Lauren French This story originally ran in the May 9 issue of the Leader-Telegram. UW-Eau Claire junior Eric Bauer’s love for cars doesn’t have a start date. For as long as the operations management major can remember, he’s been collecting colorful Hot Wheels cars, romping around at car shows with his dad and testing
By Sydney Purpora In the Hmong culture, women are traditionally expected to stay home and care for their family. The role of homemaker conflicts with the desire to get an education. Linda Xiong, a junior majoring in marketing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, said straddling two cultures can be difficult. She said keeping the Hmong
Editor’s Note: The video accompanying this story contains mention of child abuse, alcohol abuse, suicide and transphobia. By Kessa Albright Annie Titus: mayor, parent, trucker, student, writer, woman. Titus has held all these titles in her life, but coming to terms with her identity as a transgender woman was the starting point of her journey to self-discovery. Titus
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
By Sydney Purpora Eau Claire hosted more than 4,000 runners for the annual Eau Claire Marathon on Sunday, May 1, 2016. A favorite of the event is the the Blugold Mile. This year, the marathon highlighted the sights of the city and the bridges of Eau Claire. The Eau Claire Marathon consisted of five events that
By Symone Foster A year after Wisconsin colleges were hit with a huge budget cut, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt said he hopes in the next few months state legislators and business leaders will say “We’ve gone too far.” Schmidt spoke in an open forum on April 12 where faculty, staff and
By Pete Winslow and Mackenzie Amundsen April 22, 2016 marked the kickoff of the 50th Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival. The two-day event featured concerts on Friday and Saturday night with national jazz headliner Jimmy Heath. Barstow Street transformed into 52nd Street bringing jazz to the streets and local businesses in Downtown Eau Claire on
By Alyssa Anderson In March, local children from throughout the Chippewa Valley gathered in the McIntyre Library for the Mortar Board’s first Kids in STEM event. Members of the UWEC Mortar Board showcased the many areas of science from physics to geography.
By Lauren French, Thomas Henson and Andee Erickson In the first of four visits from presidential hopefuls this weekend, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders rallied for votes Saturday morning on the UW-Eau Claire campus and garnered an audience of over 3,000 people. After an introduction from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Sanders promised a packed Zorn Arena
By Zack Katz An Eau Claire author stood framed in the warmly lit entrance of downtown’s Local Store, greeting faces as they poured past him. The busy jangling of the doorway’s bells served as a reminder that the Chippewa Valley’s community of writers far exceeds the roughly 50 seats prepared for an otherwise quiet weeknight.