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Walkers’ budget cuts creates plethora of difficulties

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2015

Tuesday night, Governor Scott Walker revealed his biennial budget plan for the 2015-2017 fiscal years. Although the fine details have yet to be fully laid out, a proposed $300 million cut to the UW System has been noted by many...

Stewart receives on-campus leadership award

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2015

Barbara Stewart, a driving force on the UW-La Crosse campus, received the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership award. The award has been given to a UW-L faculty member every year since 2009. Now, Barbara Stewart adds her name to...

Gow makes history as longest running chancellor

Stephanie Koss, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2015

Sunday, Feb. 1, marked the eighth year Chancellor Joe Gow will be UW-La Crosse’s chancellor, making him the longest running chancellor in UW-System history. Since Feb. 1, 2007, Gow has represented UW-L and advocated for the...

Wife starts scholarship in husband’s name

Cassie Tritt, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2015

The Larry & Edith Nutter Chemistry Scholarship Endowment Fund gives deserving UW-La Crosse chemistry students annual scholarships. The chemistry department gives a total of around $450,000 a year to academically thriving students...

IT hackers thriving off students lack of awareness

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2015

Students at UW-La Crosse have recently received a barrage of spam emails asking for usernames and passwords. Tracing spam artists and finding specific people or businesses that attacked this institution proves to be extremely...

Recovering skinhead focuses on finding inner strength

Morgan Post, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

Frank Meeinks, a recovering skinhead, came to UW-La Crosse on Nov. 18. Meeinks shared his personal story of becoming involved in the white racist movement and how much it affected his life. His talk was nearing the end when Meeinks...

UW-L works to improve diversity across campus

Zach Olson, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

Cultural diversity remains a hot topic across college campuses nationwide. College bound students are now seriously considering the diversity of the campuses that intrigue them when making their academic decisions. UW-La Crosse...

Puzzle Palooza raises awareness for autism

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

For the first time, UW-La Crosse will be having a Puzzle Palooza. The event started out as a final assignment for the Communication Studies course Communications in Teams to “do good,” and Taylor Mueller, Sean Eaton, Brett...

Organization aims to make students financially smarter

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

The It Make$ Cents organization is unique to UW-La crosse, as no other of the like can be found in the UW system. It offers help to students in the finance world, according to Amanda Gasper, the Financial Literacy Coordinator...

New bill proposes double-sided printing as default setting on campus printers

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

Senator Brady Gross, along with Director of Sustainability Becca Conn, are currently in the final stages of implementing a bill to change the default settings of campus printers to print double-sided. Both a part of the UW-La...

UW-L senior tackles managing business and school

Stephanie Koss, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

Many college students want to get in great shape and have fun doing it. Stephanie Helmers, a senior at UW-La Crosse, can help out with that. In addition to being a full-time student at UW-L, Helmers also manages her own fitness...

UW-L’s Lions Club seeks to aid third-world nations with donated glasses

Victoria Sayaovong, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

300 pairs of glasses is the anticipated goal for glasses to be collected on the UW-La Crosse campus for the Glasses Campaign.  The purpose of this campaign is to collect used glasses from people who no longer have a need for...

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