Samantha Kobs


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Wed. Dec. 4th, 2019

FEATURE STORY: Karaoke in the Valley (A Scientific Analysis)

Samantha Kobs, design by Mackenzie Slattery, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Samantha Kobs

According to the peer-edited and highly regarded online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, karaoke was first popularized by a Japanese engineer in the late 1960s as a form of dinner entertainment. Since then, karaoke has ...

Fri. Sep. 6th, 2019

Walking Hopefully

Samantha Kobs

Sharing Hope Walk raises funds for suicide prevention

Wed. Jul. 24th, 2019

UWEC Program Welcomes Students Who’ve Experienced Homelessness and Foster Care

Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As a freshman at UW-Eau Claire, Taz Smith came up with a service-learning project that meant something personal: a program to help university students who have previously been a part of the foster care system. As a former foster child, Taz is all too familiar with the hardships associated with ...

Thu. Oct. 4th, 2018

Local Duo Produces Cult! – A Creative Tabletop Game

Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

CULT! is – along with its predecessor CHOMP! – a classic role-playing game similar to Dungeons & Dragons, except much simpler. (Those of you frustrated with the intricacies of D&D might appreciate this!)

Wed. May. 2nd, 2018

It Keeps You Running

Samantha Kobs, photos by Kelsey Smith

EC Marathon turns 10 with no plans of slowing down

Tue. Mar. 6th, 2018

Get Fit and Fundraise: Momentum partners with Delong in fundraiser effort

Samantha Kobs, photos by Lee Butterworth

The middle school years, by their very definition, are chock-full of awkwardness and uncontrollable or undesirable bodily changes. We’re talking voice cracks, parents driving us on dates, and trying to keep those tiny towels ...

Fri. Feb. 23rd, 2018

Growlin’ to Go

Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

get your growler filled at this new Eau Claire spot

Tue. Oct. 31st, 2017

Time travel to the ’20s at Gatsby’s Gala

by Samantha Kobs

The annual Gatsby’s Gala. Nov.10 will mark year number four of an event that celebrates and emulates an American literary classic: The Great Gatsby.

Tue. Oct. 3rd, 2017

New Name, Same Games

Samantha Kobs, photos by Lauren Fisher

Eau Claire Games and Arcade rebrands itself because of similarly named restaurant

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Real Food, Real Friends

by Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Elk Mound bistro entices, with pizza, sweets, drinks

Tue. Sep. 19th, 2017

A New District

by Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

downtown Eau Claire pub features tasty menu, mega drinks

Thu. Aug. 24th, 2017

Hoof It Over to 22 Chevaux

by Samantha Kobs

Siblings Will Jannusch and Amy Lorbecki don’t horse around when it comes to home décor. That’s why they’re taking on a new business venture – 22 Chevaux (that’s “horses” in French) – that specializes in high-quality, hardwood furniture ...

Wed. Aug. 23rd, 2017

Meaty Memories

by Samantha Kobs

Nickolas Butler’s meat-packing journals get digital treatment

Wed. Aug. 23rd, 2017

Building Endurance

by Samantha Kobs

CF native offers training, advice for diverse clients

Fri. Aug. 11th, 2017

Nuc @ Night

by Samantha Kobs

The Nucleus now offers a select dinner menu

Wed. Aug. 9th, 2017

Northbound to Happen

by Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

new ‘men’s mercantile’ shop headed to downtown EC

Tue. Jun. 27th, 2017

Expanding the Flavor: Water Street Deli closes restaurant to focus on wholesale

Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Ask a local where to get the best gyro or hummus, and they’ll likely respond without hesitation: Water Street Deli. But here’s some downright falawful news … in just a few short days, the Water Street Deli will be closing its restaurant doors. But ...

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

Viennese Ball

Samantha Kobs

annual social event brings elegance to Davies Center