The Spectator

Students immersed in new culture

Story by Emily Albrent, Op/Ed Editor

April 25, 2013

Geography and the French language came together as ten UW-Eau Claire students embarked on a journey to Cajun country in Louisiana as part of a watershed and intercultural immersion trip to break down barriers and explore another culture...

Senate approves allocation of funds

Story by Brittni Straseske, Staff Writer

April 25, 2013

With the assistance of $30,000 of student segregated fee money, two classrooms, Hibbard 318 and Phillips 281, will be renovated into active learning labs. Student Senate passed the bill allocating the money on Monday by voice...

Folk featured artist performs at Cabin

Story by Ryan Spaight, Staff Writer

April 25, 2013

This past weekend, amidst the usual barista sounds from the UW-Eau Claire’s Cabin, singer/songwriter Will Hutchinson performed several tracks from his new album: “Goldfish Diaries.” Three regional artists are selected...

Solar panels to be installed on McIntyre Library

Story by Haley Zblewski, Chief Copy Editor

April 25, 2013

This summer, the Student Office of Sustainability’s three-year solar panel project will become a reality when photovoltaic solar panels are installed on the roof of McIntyre Library. The UW-Eau Claire Student Senate passed...

Larson, Rector aim to raise student awareness of Student Senate

Story by Katie Bast, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

Even though Bryan Larson and Jason Rector were just elected as student body president and vice president last week, they already have formulated several goals they hope to accomplish next year, but ultimately they’d like to...

Living among students sometimes a strain for Randall Park District homeowners

Story by Bridget Cooke, Staff Writer

April 24, 2013

The off-campus student living area, generally thought to cover the Water Street neighborhood’s numerous blocks, is not home to only UW-Eau Claire students. There are also older residents in the area, some of whom have lived...

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...

UW-Eau Claire women’s golf rained out

Story by Courtney Kueppers, Copy Editor

April 24, 2013

Practice may make perfect, but during this cold, windy, rainy, snowy spring the UW-Eau Claire women’s golf team has been left virtually unable to get out on the course to hone their skills. Despite the lack of practice,...

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!”...

The other kind of politics

Story by David Heiling, News Editor

April 24, 2013

When I think of politics, a lot of things come to mind. Barack Obama, Washington, D.C., lobbyists and leaders to name a few. But there is a different type of politics. An idea that is not decided on votes, popularity or ideas...

All in 140 characters

Story by Chris Reinoos, Editor in Chief

April 24, 2013

Twitter has incredible value during times of national tragedy. I was in The Spectator office when I first heard about the Boston Marathon bombings. As with most terrorist acts, there was a lot of initial confusion and uncert...

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