The Spectator

Four years of wearing blue and gold

Story by Emily Albrent, Currents Editor

October 31, 2013

What’s a Blugold? Who are you really when you leave this campus? I’m going to say something pretty bold and it’s that UW-Eau Claire has a lack of school spirit. Sure, some students take sporting events and extra activities t...

Rippin’ the Chip

Rippin’ the Chip

September 12, 2013

Farewell to Bousquet

Story by Martha Landry, Currents Editor

May 8, 2013

Forward momentum and change have been themes around UW-Eau Claire during the 2012-2013 school year, and when Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet started his time on campus he had no plans on slowing down that motion. “The physical ...

Don’t Lose Heart: Runner looks to get back to form after serious accident

Story by Zack Katz, Copy Editor

May 2, 2013

A ruptured aorta — it’s a fairly common injury in side-impact collision car crashes. What’s not so common in the case of this injury, however, is finding your way to a hospital alive. Michael Borglin, a fifth-year...

A global perspective of UW-Eau Claire

Story by Michelle Enger, Chief Copy Editor

April 25, 2013

Eating pizza and cheeseburgers, doing homework, playing “nose goes” and living in a dorm are some day-to-day things most students at UW-Eau Claire experience and expect. But for some Blugolds, it has been an adjustment or...

Softball ties record with 17-game streak

Story by David Heiling, Editor-in-Chief

April 24, 2013

Seventeen regular season conference wins in a row seems like a memorable accomplishment, especially when it matches a school record. But for UW-Eau Claire softball Head Coach Leslie Huntington, the streak has barely registered...

Dealing with the streak

Story by Katie Bast, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

Before the UW-Eau Claire women’s softball team starts any game, they come together on the field to do their pregame ritual. They huddle together and the seniors lead a chant that ends with the team shouting “Blugolds!”...

Two former softball players stay involved in program as coaches

Story by Chris Reinoos, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

When UW-Eau Claire softball Head Coach Leslie Huntington wanted to add to her coaching staff for this season, she did not look any further than two graduating seniors from last year’s team. “I gave them a lot of responsibility...

Blugolds up seven spots in Director’s Cup moving into spring schedule

Story by Zack Katz, Copy Editor

April 17, 2013

Despite finishing the winter in a lackluster fashion, UW-Eau Claire shocked Div. III athletics with their successful performance in last season’s Director’s Cup — a trend the Blugolds hope to build on in their spring season,...

Track teams in top five at Platteville Invitational

Story by Ellis Williams, Freelancer

April 17, 2013

The UW-Eau Claire men’s and women’s outdoor track teams competed at the UW-Platteville Invitational this past weekend. The men finished in fourth place with 94 points, and the women finished in third place, scoring 108...

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