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How to win your March Madness pool

How to win your March Madness pool

Story by Nick Erickson, staff writer
March 17, 2015
Win or go home

Win or go home

Story by Ellis Williams and Nick Erickson
February 26, 2015
UW-Eau Claire women’s basketball player Teenie Lichtfuss has averaged 17.5 points per game since Jan. 7. A first-team all-WIAC performer a year ago, Lichtfuss has scored in double figures every game since Dec. 13.

Nothing Teenie about it

Story by Nick Erickson, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Sophomore guard Abby Midtlien was one of four Blugolds in double figures Saturday against  the Warhawks. - Photo by Anna Mateffy

Blugold women stymie Whitewater with 2-3 zone

Story by Nick Erickson, staff writer
February 8, 2015
Nick Erickson

It’s time for media to be trusted again

Story by Nick Erickson, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015

An Editor’s Note

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
December 2, 2014
Paulis Lazda, professor of history at UW-Eau Claire, has a piece of the Berlin Wall in his office that he hammered out himself. He spoke at the universitys 25th anniversary discussion of the fall of the wall.

Recalling the fall of the wall

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in chief
November 24, 2014
Same image over time

Same image over time

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
November 23, 2014
Womens hoops comeback effort falls just short

Women’s hoops comeback effort falls just short

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
November 22, 2014

Women’s hoops shows signs of promise

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
November 18, 2014
UW-La Crosse running back Ben Hetrampf was too much for the UW-Eau Claire football team last Saturday in a snowy Carson Park.

Eagles fly past football team in season finale

Story by Nick Erickson, Sports Editor
November 15, 2014
Photo by Anna Mateffy

No quit in Van Geffen

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
November 12, 2014
Senior forward Courtney Lewis scored almost 12 points per game last year while garnering honorable mention all-conference honors. - Submitted

Finishing the journey

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
November 12, 2014
Meinholz leaves own print on athletics department

Meinholz leaves own print on athletics department

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
November 7, 2014
The UW-Eau Claire football hoists the War on 94 trophy after beating UW-Stout Saturday afternoon at Carson Park.

Football beats Stout

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
November 1, 2014
Football looks ahead to Stout

Football looks ahead to Stout

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
October 30, 2014

Football finds some life in loss

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
October 27, 2014
No. 1 UW-Whitewater too much for football team

No. 1 UW-Whitewater too much for football team

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
October 18, 2014
Freshman biochem major James Wolf said he rides his longboard whenever its warm and not raining.

Safe crossings

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
October 15, 2014
An Editor’s Note

An Editor’s Note

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
October 7, 2014
Brandon Luedke brings down UW-Plattevilles Dillon Villhauer as Cody Taubman (33) and Roger Steen (99) pursue the play.

Pioneers thump football team

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
October 4, 2014
Pioneering a hopeful upset

Pioneering a hopeful upset

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
October 1, 2014
In the name of safety

In the name of safety

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
September 30, 2014
Defensive back Cody Taubman and the rest of the Blugold football team will be getting a much needed break this weekend.

Football set to recharge

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 24, 2014

Ty Dolla Sign concert canceled

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 24, 2014

Crunching the numbers

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
September 23, 2014

A committed change

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
September 16, 2014
Senior quarterback Mark Munger looks for a pass downfield against St. Johns Saturday night at Carson Park.

St. John’s runs all over Blugolds

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 13, 2014
Establishing a mentality

Establishing a mentality

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
September 10, 2014

Erickson opens up the keys to offense

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor in Chief
September 10, 2014
Governor Scott Walker spoke to a group of students this morning in Schneider Social Science Hall. College Republicans Chairman Jonathan Wieser looks on.

Walker comes to campus

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 10, 2014
Change to fill the fall air

Change to fill the fall air

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 4, 2014
Friendship AND commitment

Friendship AND commitment

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 4, 2014
A new era begins

A new era begins

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor In Chief
September 3, 2014

One voice, one power

Story by Nick Erickson, Editor-in-Chief
September 2, 2014

End of the fight

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
May 7, 2014
Confluence turns to Board of Regents

Confluence turns to Board of Regents

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
May 7, 2014

Silent yet powerful

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
May 1, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer, The Spectator

Nothin’ but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
April 16, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer, The Spectator

Nothin’ but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
April 9, 2014
Erickson is a junior journalism major and Managing Editor of The Spectator. He can be reached at ericksna@uwec.edu or @NickErickson8.

Cover what counts

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
April 9, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer, The Spectator

Nothin’ but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
April 2, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer, The Spectator

Nothin’ but Net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
March 27, 2014
GET IN THE CAGE: Ryan Williams, Stephanie LaPointe and Brock Reynolds, above, will all compete Saturday at the Fight League, put on by Lanista Entertainment and the UW-Eau Claire Mixed Martial Arts Club. Submitted

Saturday night fight

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
March 26, 2014
Nothin but net with Nick

Nothin’ but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
March 12, 2014
Graphic by Karl Enghofer/ The Spectator

Timely graduation rates possible

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
March 12, 2014
WHATS YOUR BEEF: Rays Place on Water has become well-known for its hot beef sandwich. © 2014 Nick Erickson

Don’t forget the mustard

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
March 5, 2014
Erickson is a junior journalism major and Managing Editor of The Spectator. He can be reached at ericksna@uwec.edu or @NickErickson8.

Get the bang for your buck

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
March 5, 2014

Leading by example

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 27, 2014
Nothing but net with Nick

Nothing but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 26, 2014

Don’t be shocked

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 19, 2014
The Leinie Lodge features a ski-resort cabin-like feel, a fire place, couches and numerous memorabilia.

Feeling right at home

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 19, 2014

Not just free time

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 13, 2014

Blugolds suffer crucial loss

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 13, 2014
Nothing but net with Nick

Nothing but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 12, 2014

Passing the test

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 6, 2014

Geau Claire

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 6, 2014

Nothing but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
February 6, 2014
Nothing but net with Nick

Nothing but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 30, 2014
Freshman Ellen Blacklock goes up for a shot against three UW-Stout players on Jan. 25 at Zorn Arena.

A stout effort from the 3-point line

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 29, 2014
UW-Eau Claire freshman Carlos Diaz, pictured in the brown sweater leading a group discussion, introduced the idea of funding a school in Africa to the Healthy LLC after already funding two schools in Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Live, learn and serve

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 29, 2014

Transportation conversations

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 29, 2014

Second half woes

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 23, 2014

A big negative for school drug testing

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 23, 2014
Nothing but net with Nick

Nothing but net with Nick

Story by Nick Erickson, Managing Editor
January 22, 2014
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