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.

The Spectator

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

The Spectator

Maddie Kasper

Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief

Maddie Kasper is a third-year journalism and political science student, and this is her fifth semester at The Spectator. She covered the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate for three consecutive semesters while dreaming of being a national political correspondent. She adores poems about oranges and the Half Price Books on the east side of Madison.

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Minnesota-based Hong De Wu Guan Inc. performs a lion dance, a traditional Chinese dance for good luck and fortune, on the main stage in Davies Student Center.

UWEC holds CultureFest 2024

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2024
Attendees from the 48th Viennese Ball dance to the “Thunder and Lightning Polka” composed by Johann Strauss II.

UWEC celebrates 49th annual Viennese Ball

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2024
Student Matthew Lehner is running for the District 22 seat against incumbent and retired university clinical psychologist Katherine Schneider.

Youth perspectives wanted in County Board

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2024
Fall 2023 commencement was held in Zorn Arena, where it will be held again for spring commencement.

Spring commencement to be held in Zorn Arena

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2024
Students, faculty and community members held signs and spoke in front of Centennial Hall.

UWEC students protest UW System, Vos deal

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2023
Davies Student Center is being set up as a polling site for on-campus students.

UW Regents reject employee pay raise deal

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2023
Signage around campus urging UW-Eau Claire students and employees to set up their Okta Verify accounts.

UWEC switches to Okta Verify on Jan. 8

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2023
Can you tell that Maddie Kasper is a big fan of reading and cooking silly, little dishes?

Tastemakers

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2023
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Senate passes IGA Legislative Priority Summary

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2023
Female rugger Serenna Snider dressed in a hot dog costume for the fundraiser.

‘Weiners on Water’

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
October 2, 2023
A comic drawn by Editor Clarence “Stub” Imislund that appeared on the front page of the first issue of The Spectator. (Photo used with permission from UW-Eau Claire Special Archives)

The Spec-timeline: A hundred years of news and views

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
September 25, 2023
Members of the Student Senate voting to approve bill 67-B-1.

Student Senate approves two intern positions

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
September 19, 2023
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Student Senate

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September 12, 2023
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Student Senate

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May 9, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 26, 2023
Student Body President-elect Brett Farmer and Vice President-elect Sam Consiglio.

67th Student Senate session election results

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 25, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 11, 2023
UW System President Jay Rothman at the Board of Regents meeting.

UW System ends 10-year tuition freeze

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 10, 2023
Members from the Student Senate in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol at the Chippewa Valley Rally.

UWEC students lobby at Chippewa Valley Rally

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
April 4, 2023
Members of the Student Senate before voting on the BCDT package.

[Photo] 2023-24 BCDT funding package approved

Story by Liz Curtin, Freelance Writer
April 4, 2023
Student Senate

Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
March 28, 2023
Campus Vote Project helps students register to vote, helps students to vote and institutionalizes the voting process on campuses.

Student resources for April 4 election

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
March 7, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
February 28, 2023
Paula Gilbeck said the UW System decided to be proactive after Gov. Ever’s executive order.

TikTok removed from UWEC-owned devices

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2023
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Student Senate

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February 14, 2023
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2022
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Student Senate

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
December 7, 2022
New Student Senate vice president, Brett Farmer

Brett Farmer’s path to the vice presidency

Story by Maddie Kasper, Editor-in-Chief
November 22, 2022
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