The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

Parker Reed
Parker is a 21-year-old junior journalism major and sociology minor. If he isn't writing statistic-laden sports stories, you can find him working at Blugold Radio 99.9FM, Blugold Radio Sunday, Revival Records or playing in his band Claire's Basement. Oh, and he saw "La La Land" five times in the theaters (it is a masterpiece).

Parker Reed, Sports Editor

May 10, 2017
Blugold softball falls in the WIAC championship (Story)
May 10, 2017
The Face Off: Does Adrian Peterson have anything left in the tank? (Story)
May 10, 2017
The NBA playoffs need to be restructured (Story)
May 10, 2017
Green Day – ‘American Idiot’ (Story)
May 10, 2017
Student Senate begins transition to fall (Story)
May 02, 2017
Snow in May creates a paradox on the UW-Eau Claire campus (Story)
May 02, 2017
The Damned Things – ‘Ironiclast’ (Story)
May 02, 2017
Blugold softball extends win streak to eight games (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
The mocking of Aaron Hernandez reflects the nature of football fans (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Eau Claire softball pulls out four straight victories over the weekend (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Kings of Leon – ‘Walls’ (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
The Faceoff: Should professional athletes be required to attend college? (Story)
Apr 19, 2017
Where to draw the line between players’ professional and personal lives (Story)
Apr 18, 2017
Chance the Rapper – ‘Coloring Book’ (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
College athletes continuing financial struggles without representation (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
One Direction – ‘Midnight Memories’ (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
The moral dilemma of relocating a franchise (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Metallica – ‘St. Anger’ (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
A conflict between competition and entertainment (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
G-Eazy – These Things Happen (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Color Commentator: Steroids and the Hall of Fame (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Pink Floyd – ‘Animals’ (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Eau Claire Men’s Hockey falls short of the national tournament (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Are professional athletes overpaid? (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
The franchise tag, the NFL’s secret weapon (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Ice in his blood (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Ed Sheeran – ‘You Need Me EP’ (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Salary caps may not be for everyone (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Blugolds look to take the WIAC championship Saturday (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
‘La La Land’ soundtrack (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Should parents allow their child to play tackle football? (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Eau Claire’s hopeful title campaign kicks off Friday (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Bon Jovi – ‘This House is Not for Sale’ (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
What makes an athlete ‘the best of all time’? (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Avenged Sevenfold – ‘The Stage’ (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Blugold men’s hockey ends their season on a rough note (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
The man behind the mask (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
When advertising in sports goes too far (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Record of the week: “The 1975” – The 1975 (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ in review (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
Is advertising on professional sports teams’ jerseys going too far? (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Record of the week: AC/DC, Let There Be Rock (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Blugold men’s hockey takes care of UW-Superior in dominating fashion (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
Defending national champions overtake the Blugolds (Story)
Dec 14, 2016
Methods to increase student turnout at games (Story)
Dec 13, 2016
Great Debate (Story)
Dec 12, 2016
Blugolds come out unscathed over the weekend (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
What should be more important to a high school athlete, sports or education? (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
Blugold men’s hockey grounds the Falcons (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Great Debate (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Women’s basketball falls to Wartburg (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Competing while school isn’t in session: Is it too much? (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
Celebrating: Should it be penalized? (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
The 2016 Blugold football season: Spectator review (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Players look back on the 2016 Football season (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Great Debate (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Blugold football wraps up their season (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Rebuilding requires time and patience (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Blugolds dominated by Pioneers (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Star wide receiver nears the end (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Pay for play: It isn’t as simple as it seems (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Blugolds overpowered by the Warhawks (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
A degree in sports: should it be offered? (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
Blugolds score upset over the Eagles (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Leaving after halftime, a self-fulfilling prophecy (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
Great Debate (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
Blugolds lose the ‘War on 94’ (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Blugolds regress in loss to UW-River Falls (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
‘Deadpool’ in review (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
UW-Eau Claire comes up short against UW-Stevens Point (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Capturing the world on film (Story/Photo)
Sep 27, 2016
Blugolds capture their first win in dominating fashion (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Bye week prepares Blugold football for matchup against Wisconsin-Lutheran (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Concordia-Moorhead overtakes Blugolds in week two (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
UW-Eau Claire football falls to St. Thomas in season opener (Story)
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