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[Photo] The man behind the mask

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
February 9, 2017
The men’s basketball team looks to improve their perimeter defense in their next matchup against UW-Stout.

Men’s Basketball fails to win against Oshkosh

Story by Kelsey Smith, Photo Editor
January 31, 2017
Will Wall, singing vocals and playing guitar, for FM Down offered a bombastic genre with some 80’s style synth leads tossed in from time to time.

The Plus offers eclectic sampler of music

Story by Kelsey Smith, Photo/Multimedia Editor
January 31, 2017
Currently, the Blugold Women’s Hockey Team has 27 players, including Sadie Defatte, shown here.

[Photo] Female athletes are on the rise

Story by Erica Jones, Staff Writer
December 7, 2016
UW-Eau Claire mens basketball guard, George Diekelman, has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athlete of the Week.

Blugolds continue their success

Story by Kelsey Smith, Photo Editor
December 7, 2016
 Tyler Fridley, computer science and theatre arts student, played physicist Werner Heisenberg in the play “Copenhagen” during the Art AND Science: Dedicated Desire and Unmatched Reason reader’s theatre.

[Photo] The intersection between art and science

Story by Stephanie Kuski, Currents Editor
December 5, 2016
Celebrating an accomplishment on the playing field has developed into a negative thing in many sports.

[Photo] Celebrating: Should it be penalized?

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
November 21, 2016
The Blugolds finished the 2016 campaign with two more wins than their previous season.

[Photo] Blugold football wraps up their season

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
November 14, 2016
Junior Blugold hockey player, Colton Wolter, stands ready to assist his fellow teammates score a goal.

Men’s Hockey glides 5-1 over Cobbers

Story by Kelsey Smith, Photo Editor
November 14, 2016
UW-Eau Claire football head coach, Dan Larson, is an example of a head coach in his first year at a new university.

[Photo] Rebuilding requires time and patience

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
November 9, 2016
Losing 56-0, the Blugolds hope to end the season on a high note this coming Saturday.

[Photo] Blugolds dominated by Pioneers

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
November 7, 2016
Knapp manages to excel on the field and in the classroom despite a relentless schedule.

[Photo] Star wide receiver nears the end

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
November 1, 2016
The Blugolds did not have an answer for the high powered Warhawk offense.

[Photo] Blugolds overpowered by the Warhawks

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
October 31, 2016
Junior vocal performance student Bridget Cushman stunningly portrayed Cathy as a forsaken woman desperate to win the affection of her husband Jamie in The UW-Eau Claire Player’s production of “The Last Five Years.”

[Photo] ‘The Last Five Years’ in review

Story by Stephanie Kuski, Currents Editor
October 31, 2016
Sports are one of the few areas of interest in America where college degrees aren’t offered.

[Photo] A degree in sports: should it be offered?

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
October 26, 2016
Cathy (Bridget Cushman) and Jamie (Jacob Milton) share only one intimate scene together throughout the musical.

[Photo] ‘The Last Five Years’ to open this weekend

Story by Anne Sandell, Chief Copy Editor
October 25, 2016
The Blugolds soared over the Eagles to earn their second win of the season.

[Photo] Blugolds score upset over the Eagles

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
October 24, 2016
Students need to consider how candidates’ proposals for higher education will impact their experience at UW-Eau Claire.

[Photo] Clinton and Trump on education

Story by Stephanie Kuski, Currents Editor
October 18, 2016
The Blugolds could only find the in zone once against the Blue Devils. This is the third time this season that Eau Claire has been held to only one score.

[Photo] Blugolds lose the ‘War on 94’

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
October 17, 2016
Despite a scoring run in the fourth quarter, the Eau Claire defense could not keep River Falls at bay.

[Photo] Blugolds regress in loss to UW-River Falls

Story by Parker Reed, Sports Editor
October 10, 2016
Amanda Halek, Sam Strom and Erik Brzezinski, members of the Backwards Thinkers Society, performed last Thursday at The Cabin.

[Photo] Improv troupe brightens up The Cabin

Story by Stephanie Kuski, Currents Editor
September 27, 2016
Headshot preview of assorted performers this fall. Top row: Baron Vaughn, Mary Mack, Chad Daniels. Bottom row: Sean Patton, Joe Mande, Aparna Nancherla.

Clear Water Comedy fall preview

Story by Kelsey Smith, Photo Editor
September 21, 2016
Festival-goers await the next concert after the conclusion of Unknown Moral Orchestra at Eaux Claires this past summer.

[Photo] Justin Vernon returns to the river for a third time

Story by Colette St. John, Marketing Coordinator
September 13, 2016
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