That Campus Life

there’s tons of cool stuff you can do at our local colleges–­even if you’re not a student

Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018  |  Max Martinson

UW-Eau Claire offers an incredible range of opportunities to experience great music nearly every weekend. The occasional big name will roll through campus and play a show at Zorn Arena ...

Underground Exploration

UWEC students uncover history on summer research trip

Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

For a team of UW-Eau Claire students this summer, ground-breaking research meant literal ground-breaking – or at least ground-penetrating – in a quest to uncover mysteries thousands of miles ...

Super Study Spots

find the serenity you need to blast through your schoolwork with these academic alcoves

Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018  |  Hailey Novak

Cramming. Hitting the books. Putting your nose to the grindstone. Whatever you call studying, it’s something every college student is familiar with. Whether you treat it like a part-time job or try learning everything ...

What Makes an Educator Exceptional?

teachers who stand out are the ones who humanize their students

Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018  |  Lindsey Brandrup

Other than Teacher Appreciation Week, there isn’t a time when parents – and maybe even the community at large – appreciate teachers more than the week kids return to school. Facebook is filled with pictures ...

5 Local Crime Numbers

Mon. Aug. 27th, 2018  |  Tom Giffey

Crime is climbing? The number of crimes reported in the city of Eau Claire was higher last year than it had been in more than a decade, according to an annual report released ...

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

how NOT to behave when you’re out vintage shopping

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Laura Buchholz

As the world spins on its axis and every day brings fresh indignities to our news cycle, timeless and well-made vintage items persist as a reminder of a bygone era to which many seem to want to return, except this time with a good wireless connection.

Play a Different Way

Denise Presnell art show offers abstractions of nature

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Works by Denise Presnell, a Wisconsin painter, printmaker, and pastel artist, will be on display at the Volume One Gallery throughout September and October ...

Charlie Parr @Owen Park

Midwestern blues legend returns to Eau Claire

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The Tuesday Night Blues summer concert series, which takes place weekly in Owen Park, will close its 2018 season August 28 with a performance by Duluth folk legend Charlie Parr.

Twig No. 4 Now Available

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

The fourth edition of Twig, Eau Claire’s local poetry magazine, is now available for purchase on Etsy. This edition of the publication features works by 18 Midwestern poets ...

Local Lit: Off the Page

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher

Local author, former city poet laureate, and professor emeritus Bruce Taylor is moving his spoken word series from the Janet Carson Gallery to the Volume One Gallery starting Sept. 10.

Graham’s Story

songwriter found music came easy, lyrics were harder on debut album

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Taylor Reisdorf

Everyone has a tale to tell, and local musician Graham Barnes’ debut album How the Story Goes has functioned as his personal storytelling outlet. Released in late June, the album is a ...

Basil Wyndthorp’s Food Truck

a Cubano with a kick and all the right flavors

Fri. Aug. 24th, 2018  |  Taylor Reisdorf

If you’re looking for a food truck that offers kickin’ flavors and radiates some serious rock ’n’ roll vibes, Basil Wyndthorp’s is for you ...

Evolving Darkness

alt-metal band Evernoir hones in on tone for new album

Thu. Aug. 23rd, 2018  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Branden Nall

Finding the right words was never a challenge for Evernoir’s lead vocalist, Venerate Miercy. Songwriting was a therapeutic exercise during periods of her life when she suffered emotional, and sometimes ...

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