Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Hailey Novak

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Super Study Spots

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

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 ...

Apple Investment

Chippewa Falls orchard plants thousands of apple trees in expansion

Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Supreme Study Spots

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

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 an hour before the big test ...

When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

life-size prehistoric reptiles to take over Chippewa Falls fairgrounds

Hailey Novak

If a considerable part of your childhood involved watching Land Before Time videos on your VCR and referring to leaves as “tree stars” just like Spike and Littlefoot, or even if you’re simply an avid Jurassic Park fan, get ready to experience ...

New Skate Park Efforts Keep Rolling

Hailey Novak

The effort to bring a new skate park to the Eastside Hill area in Eau Claire hasn’t stopped, but it’s about a lot more than just adding another skate park to the community ...

UWEC Celebrates 100 Years With Poetry Contest

Hailey Novak

Poets, poets, wherefore art thou poets? Calling all Shakespearean Eau Claireans who have a divine way with words, UW-Eau Claire is looking for you to submit your poetry to honor the university’s centennial celebration ...

Where All the Action Is

Action City to add trampoline park, outdoor go-karts, more

Hailey Novak

Get ready to quite literally jump for joy as Action City gets closer to opening an updated and expanded facility chock full of exciting new stuff. Originally set to be completed in September 2017 ...

Student Art on the Move

to commemorate UWEC's centennial, two students design special bus wrap

Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire turned 100 this year and while some would cringe at celebrating any birthday coming in at triple digits, the celebrations are happening all year for a university that I must say has aged quite well ...

Method Writing

area writer’s thrillers come from real life experiences

Hailey Novak

When I first dialed Alexi Venice, she sounded strong and sure of herself, much like her fictitious character Pepper McCallen. “There’s no doubt that Pepper was my alter ego in the first book,” Venice tells me.

Brush off Your Boots: Florida-Georgia Line, Aldean lead Country Jam lineup

Florida-Georgia Line, Aldean lead Country Jam lineup

Hailey Novak, photos by Luong Huynh

As if you needed another reason to roll your windows down and cruise this summer, Eau Claire’s Country Jam music festival barely a week away! For its 27th anniversary, Jam has headliners Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell ...

Monstrous Musical

stage musical adaption of cult film brings campy vibes and original songs

Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Monster of Phantom Lake, a musical adapted from the original film of the same name, directed by Christopher Mihm in 2006, is set to be performed at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie July 21-24 ...

Rock Fest 2016 to Stage Over 70 Bands

Hailey Novak

The 23rd annual Rock Fest is coming up this weekend – July 14-16. Though the festival was cut down from a four to three day event this year, it’s boasting over 70 bands on five stages. Headliners include Five Finger Death Punch, Alice in Chains, Slipknot, Hollywood Vampires (a rock supergroup formed in 2015 and made up of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Johnny Depp for those of you who don’t know) and Marilyn Manson ...

Acupuncture for Your Pet?

it could help relieve pain and boost their immune system

Hailey Novak

If the idea of inserting tiny needles into specific places in your pet’s body to provide health benefits sounds a little out of the ordinary to you, you’re not exactly alone. That said, there are some Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) right here in the Chippewa Valley ...