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The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

The Spectator

The official student newspaper of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1923.

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All content by Austin Mai
Loen: Skill doesn’t win games; balance does

Loen: Skill doesn’t win games; balance does

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
December 10, 2015
Blugold hockey extends undefeated streak to six

Blugold hockey extends undefeated streak to six

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
November 19, 2015
Back on the ice

Back on the ice

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
October 29, 2015
Big man on campus

Big man on campus

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
October 29, 2015
Austin Mai, Editor in Chief of The Spectator, and his grandmother, Judy, celebrate his grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary in 2014.

Handling the death of a family member

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
October 28, 2015
Blue Devils win the War on I-94

Blue Devils win the War on I-94

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
October 22, 2015
Failing the youth

Failing the youth

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
October 1, 2015
Blugolds defense allows more than 500 yards of offense

Blugolds defense allows more than 500 yards of offense

Story by Austin Mai, Editor in Chief
September 17, 2015
FILE PHOTO

The Great Debate

Story by Austin Mai and Meghan Hosely
September 17, 2015
FILE PHOTO

Great Debate

Story by Austin Mai and Hailey Novak
May 13, 2015
Softball falls to conference competition

Softball falls to conference competition

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
May 7, 2015
Blugolds wear out the Yellowjackets

Blugolds wear out the Yellowjackets

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
April 23, 2015
Senior softball captains Amanda Fischer and Nikki Brooks take to the footbridge before practice.

Batting for life

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
April 16, 2015
University of California, Berkeley faces off against Princeton University (New Jersey) in the women’s doubles final.

Serving national titles

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
April 15, 2015
Hardwood and hoops: Why do we care so much?

Hardwood and hoops: Why do we care so much?

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
April 9, 2015
Up and out

Up and out

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
March 3, 2015

Up and Out

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
February 26, 2015
Hanging up the Yellowjackets

Hanging up the Yellowjackets

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
February 12, 2015
Up and out

Up and out

Story by Austin Mai, Op/Ed Editor
February 11, 2015
Sophomore forward Patrick Moore pictured here against Bethel University (Minn.) about to assist on a goal. - Photo by Austin Mai

Men’s hockey splits conference games over weekend

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
December 11, 2014
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” in review

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” in review

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
December 10, 2014
Setter Jenna Smits wears her knee brace for precautionary measures. Smits had two ACL reconstructive surgeries in high school. - Submitted

Working for the future

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
December 3, 2014
The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Story by Courtney Kueppers and Austin Mai
December 2, 2014
Grant to expand Blugold Beginnings program

Grant to expand Blugold Beginnings program

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014
Freshman criminal justice major Briar Swann was recently featured on The Real Winning Edge, a nationwide television series for accomplishing her goals in baton twirling and overcoming adversity.

Front and center

Story by Austin Mai, Staff writer
November 18, 2014
CHAMPIONSHIP OR BUST: The Blugold men’s hockey team filled its roster with freshmen but have a group of upperclassmen ready to lead them. - Submitted

Reloading, not rebuilding

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
November 13, 2014
The Blugold womens volleyball lost this UW-Oshkosh this past weekend. As a result the teams season is over. Eau Claire finished with a record of 16-17.

Volleyball’s season ends with deciding set loss

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
November 6, 2014
Fellow students watch as freshman chemistry major Chris Hartwick takes his turn at pumpkin smashing. - Photo by Austin Mai

Pumpkin removal is a smashing success

Story by Austin Mai, Copy Editor
November 5, 2014
Volleyball team forks conference rival UW-Stout

Volleyball team forks conference rival UW-Stout

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014
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Audio: Music for the monsters

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
October 26, 2014

Volleyball falls victim to the Cougars

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
October 27, 2014
Taxes on vehicles makes sense for road repair

Taxes on vehicles makes sense for road repair

Story by Austin Mai, Copy Editor
October 21, 2014
Senior Alexis Wong goes up for a block in the Fall Classic held last Friday and Saturday.

Volleyball goes 3-1 at home tournament

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
October 20, 2014
Students run and walk the lap’s final straightaway.

University students run with Lions

Story by Austin Mai, Copy Editor
October 14, 2014

Volleyball faces sudden death all weekend

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
October 13, 2014
Photo by Elizabeth Jackson

Fall ball is over for softball

Story by Austin Mai, Sports Editor
October 8, 2014
The Blugolds celebrate a point in a match Saturday against UW-La Crosse. The Eagles rallied to take a 3-2 victory.

Volleyball split matches over WIAC-opening weekend

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
September 29, 2014

Serving up wins

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014
BUMPING UP THEIR GAME: Teammates and coaches named sophomore Katrina Raskie, senior Alexis Wong and junior Jenna Smits captains this season.

Setting up for success

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
September 17, 2014

Digging out the wins

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014
The process of replacing AEDs on campus should be complete by the end of the month. The devices are placed in convenient locations, such as across from the Schofield Auditorium in Schofield Hall.

Nine new AEDs to be installed around UW-Eau Claire

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
September 10, 2014

New building on the block

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
September 4, 2014
Schade

Eau Claire finds success at three meets

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014
ANCIENT HISTORY: Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie was included in a recent CNN travel story as one of 15 most spectacular theaters in the world. Submitted

A world-class stage just 30 minutes away

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
April 30, 2014

Softball drops two ranked squads

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer, The Spectator

This bug will break your heart

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014

Softball beats two nationally-ranked opponents

Story by Austin Mai, staff writer
April 13, 2014
Echari-Recarte

Meet your professor

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
April 3, 2014
CHUCKING PLASTIC: Conditions for disc golf are not ideal currently, but with spring weather around the corner, Eau Claire has some options if they want to get crafty in the meantime. © 2014 Austin Mai

Spring recreation survey

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014
Mai is a sophomore journalism major and staff writer for The Spectator. He can be reached maiat@uwec.edu or 
@austinisfresh.

Big talent, big money, big problems

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Weather hinders team preparation

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
March 13, 2014
CHANNEL YOUR INNER DAVIS: Hudson-based jazz trio Quasimofo pack plenty of energy and piano solos in their live performances. Submitted

Shredding electric at Acoustic

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
March 12, 2014
LOOKING FOR SPACE: Senior forward Mark Pustin carries the puck up the ice during the Blugolds 3-0 title victory over UW-Superior Saturday. © 2014 Elizabeth Jackson

WIAC champions two years running

Story by Austin Mai, Staff Writer
March 12, 2014
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