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The Rear End

Silent Nights

Christmas memories glowing in the dark

Mike Paulus, illustrated by Shannon Sorenson

We sang “Silent Night,” standing up on the shiny marble steps, up in front of the church. For our parents, brothers, and sisters. For our teachers and the priest. And I guess we sang for the big Jesus hanging high up behind ...

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Thinkpieces

Christmas in a One-Room School

children, teachers, and everyone else became part of the annual Christmas program

Connie Russell

The return to school after Thanksgiving during the 1940s and ’50s marked one of the most important events during the school year at Pleasant Hour School-: preparation for the Christmas program. Teachers brought out ...

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Music

Flying Together

Jack Greenwood brings together friends, friends of friends, and complete strangers on debut album

Eric Christenson

When Toy Car Studios was getting its roots laid down just north of Eau Claire a few years ago, Jack Greenwood (a.k.a. Travis Kohnhorst) was helping the studio owner Justin Green build the thing from the ...

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Words

An Old-Fashioned Christmastime

book recounts western Wisconsin holiday traditions from days gone by

Tom Giffey

Like an heirloom carefully wrapped and placed beneath a candlelit evergreen, a compendium of old-time Christmas memories and traditions from western Wisconsin is being passed on to ...

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Visual Art
Cinema

Walkin’ and Talkin’

good vibes are key for local filmmaking duo

Caitlin Boyle

One local couple is highlighting the things the growing city of Eau Claire has to offer by walking around talking to people about what things they like to do in town. Husband-wife duo Micah and Genevieve Davis are the ...

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Local Lit
Local Look

Female First

regents hire new chancellor for UW-Stout

V1 Staff

A university administrator from Washington State has been chosen to become the new chancellor of UW-Stout early next year. Dr. Katherine Frank was unanimously approved as the eighth ...

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Wider Scope

Not Just for the Holidays

Florida organizer rejects new holiday volunteers, encourages year-round service

V1 Staff

As the holidays progress, many charitable causes see an influx of calls from individuals and families who’ve caught the spirit of the season. Soup kitchens, shelters, and resource centers field ...

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Food / Drink

Come Together

brothers infuse culture and community at Menomonie cafe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ali, Ahmed, Feras, Yousef, Elyas, and Ammar Ameer don’t all live in the Midwest; two of them live in the brothers’ native Saudi Arabia. Yet over the distance, the sextet collaborated to open 6B, a coffee and ...

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Help and Be Helped

numerous charitable organizations feed the hungry at the holidays and all year round

James Johonnott

At this time of year, as we all focus on what makes the holiday season bright, it does well to remember what we can do to aid those less fortunate. The Chippewa Valley has a number of services available for those in need, so this ...

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Recreation

Get Into (Holiday) Gear

hit the trail for SHIFT’s Santa Ride

by Tori Johnson

If you’re feeling the winter blues already, a common side effect of 5pm darkness and 20 degree temperatures, the upcoming SHIFT Santa Ride is a perfect way to ...

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Other Stuff

Using Pain as Propane

UWEC’s Dennis Beale works to inspire young black men in college, the community

Tom Giffey

Dennis Beale doesn’t need coffee to get going on a cold winter morning. All he needs are text messages from some of the many UW-Eau Claire students he’s ...

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Support Among Friends

local group provides community to LGBTQ teachers and students alike

Kyle Whipple

Last spring, a new effort to slow down or eliminate the number of LGBTQ teachers who leave the profession for identity-related reasons formed. The LGBTQ Teacher Mentor Group, meets approximately twice a semester to maintain ...

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Staying Focused

a chat with Eau Claire County board member Zoe Roberts

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

In October, Zoe Roberts made history when she was sworn in to the Eau Claire County Board as the first transgender official at the county level in the state of Wisconsin, filling a seat vacated when ...

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Come Together

brothers infuse culture and community at Menomonie cafe

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ali, Ahmed, Feras, Yousef, Elyas, and Ammar Ameer don’t all live in the Midwest; two of them live in the brothers’ native Saudi Arabia. Yet over the distance, the sextet collaborated to open 6B, a coffee and ...

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Staying Woke

Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition fights against sexual assault and gender-based violence

Stephanie Janssen, video by Joel Pearish

The Black and Brown Womyn Power Coalition was co-founded by community organizer and previous director of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Pa Thao, who saw that the ...

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DIVERSITY BRIEFS | December 2019

V1 Staff

The UW System gave the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People to UW-Stout Professor Markie L.C. Twist and UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Silviana Amethyst ...

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Holly Jolly Hollywood Winter

annual WinterDaze parade will light up Menomonie

Lauren Fisher, photos by Timothy Mather

Downtown Menomonie will light up Thursday, Dec. 12, for its 16th annual WinterDaze event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present and ready to meet their adoring young fans starting at 4pm in the ...

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