The Spectator

On Friday, Feb. 28, drag queen Kenya Sanchez performed during the annual drag show titled Fire Ball. All of the proceeds fund the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center on campus. During the event, the servers are not allowed to accept tips. Instead, all tips are collected and are donated to the Campus Harvest food pantry. This year, Fire Ball raised $3,200. Half of the donated money will be donated to the Campus Harvest Food Pantry while the remainder of the money will go towards establishing an LGBTQ+ scholarship for UWEC students.

Fire Ball 2020 at UW-Eau Claire

Story by Taylor Wilkinson, Multimedia Editor
March 5, 2020
Fire Ball: Apoqlypse

Fire Ball: Apoqlypse

Story by Hannah Bryson
February 20, 2019
Throughout her 16 years performing as a drag queen, Ophelia Junque (Justin Brunner), has participated in roughly 250 shows across the nation. The 2017 Fire Ball will be her sixth year as a performer with the university, as one of a select few who have been a part of the show since its kickoff.

UW-Eau Claire employee shares her journey with the Fire Ball

Story by Sydney Purpora, Currents Editor
February 21, 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 Fire Ball packs Ojibwe ballroom once again

Story by Trent Tetzlaff, Copy Editor
March 3, 2015
ALL FOR A CAUSE: Queens from all over the country performed for LGBTQA rights at the Fire Ball. © 2014 Jessie Tremmel

The Fire Ball brings in capacity crowds

Story by Jessie Tremmel, Staff Writer
March 5, 2014

Queens of the ball

Story by Bryce McClung
February 16, 2012
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