The Spectator

Finding their strides

January 27, 2014

The UW-Eau Claire men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the UW-Platteville Triangular Saturday as the indoor season sprints into full swing. The men’s team finished second of three with 101.5 points, while...

The internship: unfair, exploitative and necessary

Story by Alex Zank, Freelancer

October 24, 2013

With ongoing national discussion of the legal gray area that is the internship, it’s important to keep in mind that although there are tremendous benefits, these benefits should be legally ensured to outweigh the cost. For...

Beyond the textbooks

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

May 9, 2013

It seems like every semester around finals week I get this strange, glowing feeling. I feel like there is nothing else left for me to know; it’s as if everything in the world makes sense and I understand all there is to know. I feel comf...

A story about stories: life experience are crucial for personal growth

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

April 17, 2013

I was driving on Highway 53 Easter Sunday, avoiding congested interstate traffic and had the chance to see some of the Western Wisconsin landscape, with which I grew up surrounded by. It was sometime then I realized I no longer...

It’s called “liberal arts” for a reason

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

March 7, 2013

There has been much time devoted at UW-Eau Claire to look for a way to reform what classes we take as students. This has been happening as far back as I can remember since starting to attend Eau Claire. A more recent issue on...

Logical missteps of Walker budget

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

March 3, 2013

Governor Scott Walker recently proposed his plan for the state's next biennial budget, which contains a serious lack of fiscal logic on the administration's part. The part I'm bringing into question specifically is the small tax...

Wrestlers show improvement

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

February 8, 2013

The Blugolds ended up 24th out of 29 overall at the Wheaton Invitational, a tournament lasting Friday and Saturday. Head Coach Jon Ames said the overall place does not reflect the team's performance, as they were not wrestling...

Senate to receive formal response

Story by Alex Zank, News Editor

January 24, 2013

The United Council of UW Students is planning on releasing a formalized response to Student Senate concerns with the organization, according to several senators, and a commission has been put in place to evaluate the response...

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