The Spectator

Creating safe spaces

September 9, 2009

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Kevin GisiComing to college means new opportunities - both academically and socially - a million ways to improve and grow as an individual and, of course, meet new people. But sometimes, it's up to the students to improve the un...

Concert band looking for recruits

September 9, 2009

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The Chippewa Valley Concert Band is looking for players, no matter their skill level. UW-Eau Claire students with all degrees of experience are welcome to join the group of about 50 musicians who meet weekly at DeLong Middle School...

In review: Man on Wire

September 9, 2009

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Seeing images of the World Trade Center towers will always bring back the memories of the day they fell. It could be a pristine picture of a beautiful New York day with the towers just below an awe-inspiring blue sky, but the...

In review: We Are the Willows

September 9, 2009

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Let me confide in you: I'm not a crier. I'm sure no one openly admits that they are, but I can assure you, I do not cry. That being said, I am going to come clean and say that this Friday night I bawled my eyes out. Peter Michael...

Health care easily accessible, affordable for students

September 2, 2009

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Put simply, college life is different. With balancing classes, work and social lives, the hectic lifestyles students lead at college can be drastically unlike those carried on outside of the school year. This, said Laura Chellman,...

In Review: Meridene, The Gentle Guest perform at Phoenix Park

September 2, 2009

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In a newly written Meridene song, guitarist and vocalist Trevor Ives sang valiantly, "I like it this way," which seemed to be the sentiment of a crowd clinging onto a gorgeous Eau Claire summer. Joined by The Gentle Guest, Meridene closed the Sounds Like S...

In Review: Hot Fuzz

September 2, 2009

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Right off the bat, "Hot Fuzz" star Simon Pegg has a difficult task ahead of him. Usually typecast as a lovable loser, Pegg first has to go against the norm and be convincing as suave London cop Nicholas Angel. Humor is used...

UWEC Players perform first full-length, original production

September 2, 2009

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Janie BoschmaFifteen-hundred photographs rain down on the Riverside Theatre stage to open "Candid," the first full-length, original production put on by the UWEC Players. The concept of the play originated with director Tyle...

Alternative art gallery culture grows downtown

September 2, 2009

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Janie BoschmaIt's Thursday night; live music is streaming out of an open door. Groups of people stand inside, staring at the walls, munching on cheese and crackers. A local artist is discussing his work with an interested group of sp...

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