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Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Music

Story by David Taintor and Thom Fountain

March 4, 2010

Wisconsin Here's the difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota when it comes to music: Minnesota is Minneapolis and St. Paul. Wisconsin is Milwaukee, Madison, Door County, Wausau, and Eau Claire. This is a state debate, so...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Natural beauty

Story by Rob Hanson and Breann Schossow

March 4, 2010

Wisconsin Lakes are pretty cool, no one can contest that. There really is nothing like an evening on a lake emblazon with a fiery sunset or waiting for the sun to show itself over a lake as the mist rises from the water and a ...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: State flags

Story by Sarah Bradford and Corbin B. Cousky

March 4, 2010

Wisconsin The long-established saying goes "age before beauty" and in the Wisconsin-Minnesota flag debate, this holds true. Wisconsin was a state 10 years before Minnesota, which gives our flag a more mature and practical fl...

Wisconsin vs. Minnesota: Lakes

Story by Breann Schossow and Ashley Krautkramer

March 4, 2010

Minnesota Rumor has it that Wisconsin has more lakes than Minnesota. After extensive fact checking, I was disappointed to learn that this is indeed true - by several thousand or so. But, there's a reason Minnesota is the land of l...

Ask anything: Help, I’m so passive aggressive!

Story by The Spectator Staff

February 25, 2010

I am finding that whenever I am upset or annoyed by something my roommate does, I want to resort to drastic measures like spitting in stuff, damaging property or sticking his toothbrush down my pants. I haven't actually done any...

Christian music: More than religion

Story by Thom Fountain

February 25, 2010

I'm sure you've all seen commercials for worship CDs. They undoubtedly consist of a man with a shaved head playing an acoustic guitar wearing a plain-colored T-shirt, often singing a call-and-response number to thousands of adorin...

The Great Debate: Pencils vs. pens

Story by Monica Baltich and Nick Gourdoux

February 25, 2010

Posted: 10:12 p.m. 2/28/2010 Pencil - Monica Baltich So they say 'The pen is mightier than the sword,' but I'd like to see a pen and a pencil duke it out to see who reigns supreme. My money is on the pencil. The pe...

Play shows true story of tumult in aristocratic life

Story by Janelle Gergen

February 25, 2010

Broadway musical Grey Gardens will open in Kjer Theatre tonight at 7:30 p.m. The play focuses on the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, aunt and cousin of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. "This isn't ...


Story by Thom Fountain

February 18, 2010

Having some trouble fighting the winter blues? Cadence says they may have the answer. The Eau Claire five-piece is releasing their debut effort this weekend with two shows and they say you should expect to leave with a little...

The bookworm’s paradise

Story by Danielle Ryan and Thom Fountain

February 18, 2010

L.E. Phillips Library By Danielle Ryan If the prospect of studying in an impersonal maze of work stations sounds appealing to you, then the university library is the place to be. However, if you'd prefer to spend your tim...

In review: Repo: The Genetic Opera

Story by Scott Hansen

February 18, 2010

The hardest thing about looking at "Repo: The Genetic Opera!" in hindsight is that it is difficult to find a starting point in describing how bad it is. And it isn't the type of bad where you will enjoy watching the film because...

An evening of scandal

Story by David Taintor

February 18, 2010

UW-Eau Claire students will have an opportunity to "do the time warp again" Friday night in the Council Fire room of Davies Center. As part of the campus Winter Carnival, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" will screen on-campus...

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