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All content by Andee Erickson
Great Debate

Great Debate

Story by Brian Sheridan and Andee Erickson
November 8, 2016
Blugold Roast sells four coffee blends. Light roast and medium roast sell for $12.99, while decaf and dark roast, or the “Chancellor’s Blend” sell for $13.99 (Kelsey Smith).

Fledgling student business unveils coffee blends

Story by Andee Erickson, Projects Editor
October 5, 2016
Erbert and Gerbert’s Bistro in the Marketplace of the Davies Center now opens at 10 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m., while The Cabin opens an hour later due to low morning demand, Christian Wise, resident district manager and executive chef for Sodexo Campus Services said.

Student meal plan decreased $200 on average

Story by Andee Erickson, Copy Editor
September 14, 2016
Erickson shares her solo travels in a map to show others that travelers who go alone very much exists and to tell herself that the more she shares this passion of hers the easier it might be able to exist for those around her, hopefully.

Empowering women to ‘go alone’

Story by Andee Erickson, Projects Editor
September 7, 2016
UW-Eau Claire students enjoying a stop at Vernon Falls on a three hour hike up to Nevada Falls in Yosemite National Park. The group is part of a Domestic Intercultural Immersion Trip where they spent most of their time in the park. Isabella Meyer, back row and second from right. Alex Kleinschmidt, front row on right.

Blugolds in national parks over summer break

Story by Andee Erickson, Projects Editor
September 8, 2016
Gov. Scott Walker celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week as he announces the 2015 impact tourism has had on Wisconsin’s economy on April 29 at Visit Eau Claire.

Governor Walker promotes tourism

Story by Andee Erickson, Copy Editor
May 12, 2016
Coordinator of Outreach and Inclusivity Ashley Sukhu and Director of Campus Affairs Colton Ashley will serve as student body president and vice president 2016-17.

The Ashleys take the election

Story by Andee Erickson, Copy Editor
April 28, 2016
Student Senate begins its 60th Session and swears-in the 30 elected Senators as they perform the oath of office.

Student Senate appoints new senators

Story by Andee Erickson, Copy Editor
April 27, 2016
eachers fight back against the UW System for their right to tenure policies.

Board of Regents approve tenure changes

Story by Andee Erickson, Copy Editor
March 31, 2016
Bottom to top: Four-year-old William, 6-year-olds Henry and Abbott after participating in the Kids Klub contest of the Jig’s Up ice-fishing event Saturday on Lake Altoona.

Jig’s Up and nothing’s biting

Story by Andee Erickson, Copy Editor
February 18, 2016
Eau Claire City Council member, Catherine Emmanuelle, is seeking re-election in April 2016. In April 2014 Emmanuelle spoke in the Davies Center to UW-Eau Claire students on getting out the vote.

Engaging students in local politics

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
December 10, 2015
UW-Eau Claire student Devin Dawson uses their involvement as a Peer Diversity Educator, Peer Haven mentor, PRIDE president and Women’s and LGBTQ Resource Center intern to help and educate other students.

A walking safe space

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015
The Badger Singers singing group performed while college mentors and their mentees from Blugold Beginnings and students from College Possible out of the Twin Cities looked on at the powwow in Zorn Arena Nov 7.

Shaping lives with inclusivity

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Senator Colton Ashley dressed as Elvis Presley and singing his music with live karaoke band Jenny and the Jets at The Plus on a Monday night after a Student Senate meeting.

Student Senator sings karaoke after meetings

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
November 12, 2015
Little Niagara River Restoration Project

Little Niagara River Restoration Project

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
October 9, 2015
Local Store sales associate, Jaden Devine greets customers while managing the outdoor sales table at the Night Market.

Friday Night Market hits Dewey Street

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
October 7, 2015
Mass media’s role in policing

Mass media’s role in policing

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
October 1, 2015
Renewing Dining Contract

Renewing Dining Contract

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
October 1, 2015
Student Senate passes Farming Hope

Student Senate passes Farming Hope

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
September 23, 2015
Chancellor Schmidt updates Student Senate on budget info.

Beginning with Budget

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
September 17, 2015
Walkers hold up their Promise Garden flowers to show their support.

A relentless fight

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
September 16, 2015
A view of the summit after storm clouds pass.

Humbled by the Storm

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
September 9, 2015
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The year ahead

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
September 2, 2015
In Defense of the Factory Job

In Defense of the Factory Job

Story by Andee Erickson, Staff Writer
September 2, 2015
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