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The U.S. government has never been part of the Olympic Committee but now wants to start making decisions on its behalf.

The Olympic games debate

December 13, 2017

Civically engaging with Alex Zank

Story by Alex Zank, OP/ED Editor

January 23, 2014

I think the hardest argument I have ever had — one that repeats, and with many different people ­­­— is convincing someone why they should pay attention to politics. I’ve studied the subject at UW-Eau Claire for about...

Federal government shuts down for first time in 17 years

Story by Alex Zank, Freelancer

October 1, 2013

As a result of a partisan divide between the House of Representatives and Senate over what should be done with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, the U.S. government shut down at midnight Tuesday with the failure to pass a c...

Blugolds on the ballot

Story by Taylor Kuether, Managing Editor

January 31, 2013

Two UW-Eau Claire students are running for city council seats in the April 2 election. Spectator Managing Editor Taylor Kuether interviewed each candidate on their views and goals for the position. Michael Turner, 33, has l...

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