Tag Archives: UWEC

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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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 pet store has been in Eau Claire for 43 years

By Casey Ryan The owner of “Tropic Waters Pet Center” greets his customers while his golden retriever Torque, is watching his every move. Torque walks down the aisles of the store, checking on all of the animals. Jim Reiman has been in Eau Claire for 40 years managing and now owning the store. This is

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Education program celebrates centennial, preps students for the modern classroom

“Rewarding.” “Tough.” These are some of the words education professors at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire use to describe the teaching field — as well as the process of becoming ready for it. UW-Eau Claire’s education program, the first program at the university, celebrated their centennial last week with pomp, circumstance and some meaningful moments.

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Middle class students struggle to cover cost of college

By Lara Bockenstedt For some middle class families, a lack of financial aid among other resources has resulted in a struggle to cover the cost of college. The Washington Post recently reported that a trend of tuition rising faster than the rate of inflation, paired with slower financial aid and wages increases, has presented a

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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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Wisconsin College Republicans reject Trump

By Lara Bockenstedt In a third-floor classroom at UW-Eau Claire’s Schneider Hall, College Republicans convened on the brink of 2016 elections. “Get to the office, make some calls, knock some doors, whatever you can,” Vice Chair, Sam Heiden said encouraging members to take advantage of volunteer opportunities. “Really do that last push to get Republican,

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UW-Eau Claire student transforms on-campus TV station

By Luke Young Most people wouldn’t start filling out a job application if it was due within the hour. Then again most people aren’t Matt Peterson. “I wasn’t going to do it, because I didn’t think I’d been here long enough,” Peterson said. “I didn’t think I was qualified.” After only one year of working

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