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All content by Sami West
The “Flambeaux” was one of the six stages at last year’s Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival.

Eaux Claires: Year ‘Troix’

Story by Sami West, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2017
Singer-songwriter Bri Murphy, an Eau Claire native who spent the last five years in Nashville, Tennessee returned Saturday night for a concert at the Volume One Gallery. She switched between playing guitar, fiddle and the mandolin during her performance.

Eau Claire native returns for hometown performance

Story by Sami West, Editor in Chief
February 6, 2017
During his nearly two-hour speech, guidebook author and travel television host Rick Steves spoke about how America should take a more pragmatic approach to marijuana legislation, focused on harm reduction rather than criminalization.

The Forum: Rick Steves tackles marijuana legalization

Story by Sami West, Managing Editor
November 17, 2016
Senior special education student Annie Behnke and Memorial High School student Nicole Baka have been paired as buddies for three years.

Best Buddies: Just like any other friends

Story by Sami West, Managing Editor
November 2, 2016
Great Debate

Great Debate

Story by Sadie Sedlmayr and Sami West
October 11, 2016
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Managing Editor
September 6, 2016
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
May 11, 2016
Currents Editor Sami West laments the state of journalism as she reads The Odyssey in The Spectator office.

An open letter to The Odyssey Online

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
May 11, 2016
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
May 4, 2016
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
April 27, 2016
Alex Raney, Mack Hastings and Elliot Heinz of Glassworks Improv performed two long for improv sketches at 8 p.m. at The Cabin Saturday night.

A night with Glassworks Improv in review

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
April 6, 2016
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First station manager of new Blugold Radio named

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
March 30, 2016
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
March 30, 2016
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
February 24, 2016
The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild will offer many opportunities for community writers, including six three-day Cirenaica immersions at this property.

B.J. Hollars forms Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
February 24, 2016
From Blugold football player to head coach

From Blugold football player to head coach

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
January 28, 2016
Senior liberal studies student Hannah Hebl created her own major, “performance and the body,” which combines the study of theater, music, dance, kinesiology and psychology.

The richness of interdisciplinary studies

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
December 9, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
December 9, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
November 24, 2015
Barbara Arnold (middle) with students Katie Dean Miller and Brianna Truitt after accepting the Paul M. Lund Public Service Award Nov. 9 at the PRSA 2015 International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

A connector: more than just an adviser

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
November 12, 2015
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[Photo] Caught red handed

Story by Hailey Novak, Op/Ed Editor
November 11, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
November 4, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
October 14, 2015
Sami West, Hailey Novak and Sam Pitts enjoy apple cider on the hayride at Ferguson’s Apple Orchard.

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
October 7, 2015
Taiveaho sits in front of a mural outside a revolutionary mural in Leon, Nicaragua in June.

Beyond borders

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 30, 2015

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 30, 2015
John Mark Nelson and band stop in Eau Claire while touring fourth album “I’m Not Afraid.”

John Mark Nelson gives you more at The Cabin

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 29, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 23, 2015
All gender restrooms and living on campus

All gender restrooms and living on campus

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 17, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 16, 2015
The power of a word

The power of a word

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 16, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 9, 2015
Dr. Namji Kim performed four pieces at Gantner Concert Hall in Haas Sunday.

Dr. Namji Kim gives performance of passion and precision

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 9, 2015
Sights with Sami

Sights with Sami

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 4, 2015
Freshmen Blugolds wander the campus mall in search of their classes to prevent first day stress.

A class “bound to make an impact”

Story by Sami West, Currents Editor
September 2, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
May 12, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
May 6, 2015
Farewell Milwaukee, veterans of The Cabin, proved their fluidity between alternative rock and country Saturday night.

Farewell Milwaukee, hello Eau Claire

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 29, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 28, 2015
Sophomores Lauren Grover and Lexie Hennen partner up to start a UW-Eau Claire chapter of Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon.

Dancing for a cause

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 21, 2015
The drug and alcohol situation on campus

The drug and alcohol situation on campus

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 15, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
April 7, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
March 3, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
February 25, 2015
Memories of Murder in review

‘Memories of Murder’ in review

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
February 17, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
February 17, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
February 10, 2015
Sarah Krueger sang for two hours Saturday night at The Cabin.

Eau Claire native takes The Cabin stage

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
February 9, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
February 4, 2015
Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Story by Sami West, Staff Writer
January 28, 2015
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