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Music Review: All Delighted People EP

Story by Thom Fountain

September 2, 2010

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No one could ever deny that Sufjan (SOOF-yahn) Stevens has a grasp of music theory and composition that rivals any other modern musician. After last year's release of The BQE, an intense orchestral piece in seven movements, Stevens...

Ask Anything: About Shoes

Story by Eric Christenson

September 2, 2010

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Dear Ask Anything, So the other day I was browsing online for a new pair of comfortable gray shoes and I ended up purchasing a pair of TOMS. It wasn't until after I bought them that I realized these shoes are apparently important...

Student art show set to open

Story by Danielle Ryan

March 24, 2010

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UPDATE: Award winners posted at 10:00 p.m. 3/25/10. Awards are listed after the article. By tonight, the Foster Gallery will be filled with artwork submitted by UW-Eau Claire students. Just two days ago, gallery director Tom Wagen...

It’s a puzzling argument

Story by Thom Fountain and Scott Hansen

March 24, 2010

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Sudokus By Scott Hansen Crosswords are tough; let's just get that out of the way. They alienate anyone who doesn't have a wide vocabulary or know a lot about culture and synonyms. But virtually everyone knows the numbers one ...

Let’s talk movies

Story by Scott Hansen

March 24, 2010

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As UAC takes a one-weekend break from showing their weekly films and the rest of us begin our spring break, it seems like the perfect time to take a look back at the movies that the campus organization has shown over the years. ...

Break plans can be safe

Story by Rebecca Jonas

March 24, 2010

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The smell of the sea breeze, piña coladas and sunscreen . these are all scents that are reminiscent of spring break. But what you may forget are the dangers you must be aware of while on your adventure. If you plan on lying out on the...

Toilet talk

Story by Danielle Ryan and Brian Miller

March 17, 2010

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What elevates a bathroom from practical to pleasant? For Danielle Ryan, the key contributing factors are odor, openness and person-to stall-ratio. Brian Miller just likes a functional atmosphere and some decent toilet paper. ...

Great debate: Downtown versus Water Street

Story by Taylor Kuether and Rob Hanson

March 17, 2010

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Downtown By Taylor Kuether Walking through downtown Eau Claire is like walking through a different city entirely. Quaint yet somehow chic, the sidewalks of the downtown area transport you to anywhere but the northern Midwest...

It’s not your mother’s Shel Silverstein

Story by Nick Hogan

March 17, 2010

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Where the sidewalk ends, it gets a little risqué. An assortment of the lesser-known works of Shel Silverstein will be performed by the BareBones Ensemble Theatre at 7 p.m. March 18-20 at the Grand Little Theatre, 105 W. Grand...

Ask anything

Story by The Spectator staff

March 17, 2010

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Dear Ask Anything, So, the student mentor for my FYE course started hitting on me this week, which is my dream come true because I have such a monster crush on him. However, my lab partner told me that he dated three of the g...

In review: The Wicker Man

Story by Scott Hansen

March 17, 2010

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Look at some of the quotes from movie critics back when "The Wicker Man" was originally released in the 1970s and you'll see a lot of talk about how eerie, scary, spine-tingling and not easy to shake off it is. But that was back...

NOTA: Submissions & judging

Story by Thom Fountain

March 10, 2010

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As I walked in I saw a bustle of people swarming around vertical aisles. Bright fluorescents revealed the intricacies of the deep, vivid colors of the room. Music poured out of a pair of computer speakers. The room held a vibrant...

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