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All content by Sydney Purpora
UW-Eau Claire football suffered a difficult loss to the UW-Oshkosh Titans this past weekend with a final score of 42-7.

[Photo] Blugolds dominated by No. 3 Titans

Story by Seth Abrahamson, Staff Writer
November 7, 2017

Eau Claire’s 2017 Farmers Market

Story by Sydney Purpora, Editor in Chief
October 19, 2017
The Blugolds take on Stevens Point at Goerke Field, but come up short offensively.

[Photo] UW-Eau Claire football fumbles

Story by Jessie Meyen, Staff Writer
October 17, 2017
The UW-Eau Claire football team storms the field for the 2017 Homecoming game.

[Photo] UW-Eau Claire Homecoming 2017

Story by Kar Wei Cheng, Staff Photographer
October 4, 2017

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
May 10, 2017
Local folk rock band, Idle Empress, has been creating music as a group since 2015. The group usually performs at house shows and small venues.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
May 3, 2017
The gospel hip-hop group, CollECtive Choir, performed at the 2017 Eau Claire Jazz Festival Friday, April 21. The group performed in the middle of the road at the 300 block of S. Barstow.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
April 26, 2017

Film Favorites

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
April 12, 2017
Local rock band FMDown was created in 2010 in response to the “bad” music being played on the radio.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
April 12, 2017

Film favorites

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
March 29, 2017
Sniffle Party, an electro-pop duo based in Eau Claire, is comprised of a couple who met through working together at VolumeOne. Since the start of their relationship, the two decided to produce music together and have created their own distinct stage presence.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
March 28, 2017
Sloslylove, a local electronic recording artist named Feng Vue, delivers a different kind of sound to Eau Claire.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
March 7, 2017
The replacement professor for an English class taught at an all-male boarding school, John Keating (Robin Williams) teaches his students to live life to the fullest through poetry.

‘Dead Poets Society’ in review

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
March 6, 2017
The Eau Claire-based band My Memory Remains is a female-fronted hard rock/alternative metal band that will be returning to Rockfest 2017 for their second year in a row.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
February 28, 2017
The photograph above was taken at the 2016 Fire Ball. This year, with the theme ‘Pulse,’ the show will be lined with memories of the shooting at the nightclub in Orlando remembering the passing of the victims and celebrating their lives.

2017 Fire Ball: ‘Pulse’

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
February 20, 2017
The three lead vocalists, Bex Morton (left), Hannah Morton (middle) and Mookie Morton (right) along with their electric guitarist, Evan Middlesworth (far left), performed a set compiled of their originals from their first EP and singles.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
February 14, 2017
Local musician Caitlin McGarvey along with bassist, Alex Vang, and drummer, Ben Peterson, performed their first set on stage together opening for Bri Murphy Saturday night at Volume One. McGarvey said she hopes to release her EP in March 2017, featuring instrumental backup from both Vang and Peterson.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
February 8, 2017
Local singer-songwriter, Jerrika Mighelle, released her first solo last Friday at The Plus. Her work over the years has amounted to a collection of songs that reflect her life journey.

E.C. Beats

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
January 31, 2017
The 2016 Choral Showcase contained a plethora of choirs performing songs that portrayed their unique styles. The Singing Statesmen conducted by Elizabeth Joosten performed all the pieces they had been working on since the start of the semester.

UW-Eau Claire hosts 2016 Choral Showcase

Story by Sydney Purpora, Copy Editor
November 15, 2016
UW-Stout student, Hussain Alnahdi, died Monday Oct. 31 after he was assaulted.

Racial hate crimes: a growing concern

Story by Sydney Purpora, Copy Editor
November 8, 2016
Great Debate

Great Debate

Story by Deanna Kolell and Sydney Purpora
October 25, 2016
The UW-Eau Claire Foster Gallery exhibition “Tributaries” contained a compilation of artwork from over 30 years of alumni. Tiffany Bailey graduated in 2006 with a BFA in ceramics; her work shown above is one part of her three piece series: “Silos,” “Reinvention of place” and “A scene framed for viewing.”

Foster Gallery hosts alumni art exhibition

Story by Sydney Purpora, Copy Editor
October 11, 2016
Trios for Two is a unique musical duo with their own music written specifically for them. Consisting of piano, percussion and viola, this pairing is bringing a new twist to the music world.

Trios for Two: two musicians, three professions

Story by Sydney Purpora, Copy Editor
September 13, 2016
UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Central combines five departments of student services into one location. Students are able to access the services in person or online as needed.
Links for online: Blugold Central = http://www.uwec.edu/connect/blugold-central/

Blugold Central: merging student services

Story by Sydney Purpora, Copy Editor
September 8, 2016
Spring break memories

Spring break memories

Story by Sydney Purpora, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
Style endures

Style endures

Story by Sydney Purpora, Staff Writer
March 30, 2016
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