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Biracialism: not so black-and-white

Stephanie Koss, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2015

On Thursday, March 26, the Intercultural Organization Promoting Awareness (IOPA) hosted an event titled “Between Boxes: Voicing the Multiracial Experience” presented by Vanessa Roberts, a keynote speaker who aims to raise...

Math Department solves formula for success

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2015

This year, the Math Department at UW-La Crosse was given the department award. Every year, two professors and one academic department in the UW System are awarded with the Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award. The awards are...

Laura Milner to take over as CBA Dean

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2015

Laura Milner has been selected to lead the college forward into the future as the Dean of the College of Business Administration, officially starting Aug. 1, 2015. After visiting the UW-La Crosse campus, Milner presented her...

Racism today: Students share personal experiences

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2015

To open the first of three forums, Amanda Goodenough, Assistant Director of Campus Climate, quoted a West African proverb that set the mood for the rest of the conversation. “The lion’s story will never be known as long as...

Not-so-Polar Plunge hits La Crosse

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

A forty-degree day at Pettibone Beach feels just like spring, except that the water is still close to Arctic temperatures. But all of the people who spent March 7 in Pettibone’s water had a good reason to do so. The Polar Plunge...

Nearly $30K raised in annual event

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

For the eighth year running, UW-La Crosse’s Coate Hall hosted the St. Baldrick’s event, a national organization aimed at raising money and awareness for childhood cancer. Last year, Lisa Weston, Coate Hall Director, set the...

New high-rise set for June 2016

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

If all of the hurdles are jumped, there will be a new Three Sixty Real Estate apartment complex, Aguilera, breaking ground in July on Badger and 13th street. Three Sixty Real Estate has been planning this project for about eight...

Women’s Swimming and Diving team wins 4th straight title

Alexis Zuel, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

UW-La Crosse’s very own women’s swimming and diving team took home their fourth straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship on Feb. 21. The competition took place both Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday,...

TRiO Week lends helping hand to students

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

National TRiO Week, a week-long roster of activities and events designed to celebrate the TRiO program offered by Student Support Services, kicked off this past week on the UW-La Crosse Campus. Student Support Services (SSS)...

Affirmative Action assumptions abolished

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

The most recent internet sensation, a dress that some see as black and blue and others as white and gold, exploded on social media in a timely fashion for Nizam Arain, the director of Affirmative Action. Arain discussed the mysterious...

Wrapping up Sex Week

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

The week of Feb. 22-28 was “Sex Week” at UW-La Crosse. From Condom Bingo to Sex in the Dark, the events aimed to spread the word about sexual health resources on campus, as well as informing students about sex related topics. Sex...

An ode to renter’s insurance

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2015

Scott Bramwell stood in the frigid air of a December evening, watching his Ferry Street apartment burn like the bowels of the hottest hell. As the fire department swarmed around him, attempting to put out the blaze, Bramwell stood...

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