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All content by Nicole Bellford
ECDC is one of Eau Claires finest local coffee shops.

Supporting Eau Claire’s local coffee shops

Story by Nicole Bellford, Editor in Chief
March 30, 2018
Collin Miller (middle) and Dayton Miller (far right) received All-American honors at the Championships.

[Photo] Two brothers make waves

Story by Jessie Meyen, Staff Writer
March 28, 2018
The #MeToo photo campaign, taking place in poster format at Fire Ball, is modeled after Time Magazine’s “The Silence Breakers.”

Standing with the Silence Breakers

Story by Nicole Bellford, Editor in Chief
February 14, 2018
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
December 12, 2017
Audrey Hepburn stars in the 1953 romantic comedy, “Roman Holiday,” playing at the Woodland Theater this weekend.

‘Roman Holiday’ in review

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
November 27, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
November 27, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
November 6, 2017
 In the classic comedy, “Napoleon Dynamite,” Jon Heder stars as a socially awkward 16-year-old trying to navigate the ups and downs of high school while balancing a hectic home life.

‘Napoleon Dynamite’ in review

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
October 30, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
October 23, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
October 16, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
October 9, 2017
In the annual Blugold Invite this weekend, both men’s and women’s cross country found success, taking top honors and breaking an individual course record.

Taking titles and breaking records

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
October 3, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
October 2, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 25, 2017
The men’s and women’s cross country teams secured multiple victories this weekend, including first place overall.

Taking top honors

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 18, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 18, 2017
Talking Title IX

Talking Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 12, 2017
“La La Land,” coming to the Woodland Theater Sept. 15-17, tells the story of two aspiring artists who fall in love amidst chasing their dreams.

‘La La Land’ in review

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 11, 2017
Both the men’s and women’s Blugold cross country teams hope to make it on the podium at the NCAA Division III National Championships this season.

Blugold cross country season preview

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 5, 2017
The UAC and International Film society have released a film series for the upcoming semester fit for any movie lover.

Coming soon to the Woodland Theater

Story by Nicole Bellford, Sports Editor
September 4, 2017
Throughout the Blugold men’s golf season, Eau Claire achieved several team and individual titles.

A season cut short

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
May 10, 2017
In their final round of play, the Blugolds exceeded expectations and moved up dramatically in the rankings both individually and as a team.

Making a comeback

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
April 26, 2017
The 2006 international film “The Lives of Others” gives the audience an inside look at the corrupt government and struggles of East German society in the Cold War era.

‘The Lives of Others’ in review

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
The men’s tennis team took down both opponents on the road this weekend, keeping alive their three-time consecutive winning streak for the month of April.

Men’s tennis dominates on the road

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
April 12, 2017
Kendall Jenners controversial Pepsi advertisement lasted less than24 hours online before it was pulled due to intense public backlash

Ignorance in advertising

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
April 11, 2017
St. Mary’s hospital failed to provide emergency contraceptives to three sexual assault victims between June and December of 2014, justifying the act with their religious affiliation.

No excuse for improper care

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
March 28, 2017
Although many states across the United States have recently legalized assisted suicide, there are still plenty of states, like Wisconsin, fighting for the cause.

Legalizing assisted suicide in Wisconsin

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
March 14, 2017
Blugold swimmer Nicole Bellford, pictured alongside her teammates, shows that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, even among athletes.

Bending beauty standards in athletics

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
March 7, 2017
Sophomore Sydney Yantes has turned her passion into a life goal, with hopes of being a recruiter for Division One football after college graduation.

Breaking Boundaries

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
March 7, 2017
“The Lobster,” an Oscar nominated film, follows the story of protagonist David as he must find love or risk being transformed into an animal by a harsh government.

‘The Lobster’ in Review

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
February 28, 2017
Gov. Scott Walker proposed his new welfare reform package, “Wisconsin Works for Everyone,” in cities across Wisconsin last week, receiving mixed reviews.

Wisconsin doesn’t work for everyone

Story by Nicole Bellford, Copy Editor
January 31, 2017
Great Debate

Great Debate

Story by Nicole Bellford and Elizabeth Gosling
January 25, 2017
CJ students like Sibenaller and Meyer said the decision to switch to remote learning “made sense” since students will likely be traveling across the U.S. for fall break.

Tuition on the rise for non-resident students

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
December 14, 2016
Recent rallies in Eau Claire stir support for an increased minimum wage ordinance.

Supporting Living Wages in Eau Claire

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Rachel Esselman (left) and Sophia Thoen (right) have taken leadership roles at Eau Claire’s Clear Vision Poverty Summit, a program designed to address the area’s poverty issue.

Students take stand against poverty

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
November 22, 2016
While Title IX has made some strides in improving gender equity among athletics, injustices remain present and call attention to recurring flaws.

The truth about Title IX

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Eauzone competes in a series of tournaments throughout both the fall and spring semesters.

The ultimate experience

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
A promotional poster for the First Annual Food Truck and Acoustic Music Festival includes a collage of various performers set to play the event, including country-western singer Jeff White.

Chippewa Falls welcomes food and music festival

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
September 27, 2016
CALL THE NURSE: American Assembly of Men in Nursing Chapter President Jamison Young welcomes the new program to campus. The program offers support to male students interested in nursing.

Men’s Nursing Organization Emerges on Campus

Story by Nicole Bellford, Staff Writer
September 6, 2016
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