The Spectator

“Hyland” and “In Harbour” perform on campus mall

September 16, 2009

SUBMITTED PHOTO BY SARAH KIESLINGBands may provide entertainment to crowds, but that's usually not the only reason they play. It's about the band having fun, too, at least that's what the band members of the Christian rock gro...

In review: The Chumscrubber

September 16, 2009

It seems as though ever since "American Beauty" won the 1999 Academy Award for Best Picture that commenting on postcard-perfect neighborhoods is a trendy filmmaking thing to do. As with any trend, very few ever come close to duplicating...

Artist Cyndee Kaiser’s exhibit “Smoke and Shadows” on display at Infinitea Teahouse

September 16, 2009

Kevin GisiThe low-key atmosphere of Infinitea Teahouse, 112 E Grand Ave., now owes a little of its character to the works of local artist Cyndee Kaiser. Her exhibition, "Smoke and Shadows," takes a glimpse into a darker world...

In review: We Are the Willows

September 9, 2009

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...

Sudoku Answers

September 9, 2009

Kevin GisiEnjoy the answers to last week's Sudoku puzzle!

Creating safe spaces

September 9, 2009

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

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

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...

Health care easily accessible, affordable for students

September 2, 2009

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

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

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

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...

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