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Athletic department-sponsored Veterans Day events honor 800 vets

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

This past Monday, Nov. 11, UW- La Crosse celebrated the sacrifice and honor of over 800 veterans and their spouses. Sponsored by the Freedom Flight of America and the UW-L athletic department, the veterans were treated to a breakfast...

UW-L students pose nude for “Green is Sexy” calendar

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

Students for Sustainability has been a club on campus for many years, though it was previously known as the Environmental Council when it was established in 2007. This year, it has a new name and more on the checklist than ever....

Vice Chancellor and Registrar recovering after accident

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

During the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 21, two UW-La Crosse faculty members were struck by a pick-up truck in the crosswalk of State Street. Bob Hetzel, the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, and Christine Bakkum,...

Understanding cultural differences on a multicultural campus

Cassie Tritt, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

Chris Taylor, Diversity Outreach Program Manager at the Minnesota Historical Society, presented his “Head, Heart and Hands: Self-Awareness to Increase Cultural Competence,” to the UW-La Crosse community on Nov. 6. This three-part...

Vanguards win third year in Chili Cook-Off

Victoria Sayaovong, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

It was all about the chili at the Eagles Nest in La Crosse on Nov. 9.  18 organizations, including The Racquet, participated in the third annual Chili Cook-Off.  The cook-off began at 5:30 p.m. and ended roughly at 7:30 p.m....

Two UW-L colleagues file discriminatory charges

Zach Olson, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

Allegations regarding age and marital status discrimination have surfaced between UW-La Crosse colleagues. Two discrimination reports have been filed from the Office of International Education. Sandra Sieber, Assistant Director...

The La Crosse Collegiate Recovery Program hopes to remove substance abuse stigma

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

A new organization has been added to the list of many that populate UW-La Crosse; however, the organization spreads all throughout the city of La Crosse to all three college campuses: UW-L, Viterbo and Western Tech. The La Crosse...

UW-L round table discuss possibility of minimum wage increase

Morgan Post, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

UW-La Crosse brought their economists together to address the issue of the possibility of the minimum wage increasing in the near future from $7.25 to $10.10. For most of its history, the United States minimum wage has been below...

Project aims to make UW-L a “Bicycle Friendly University”

Stephanie Koss, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

James Longhurst, a history professor at UW-La Crosse, is seeking to create a project that will promote a safer environment for the abundance of pedestrians and bicyclists that the UW-L campus has. His project, entitled “UW-L...

Fulbright Scholar presents issues in Palestine

Zach Olson, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

On Saturday, Nov. 1, UW-La Crosse hosted Fulbright scholar Heidi Morrison. Her presentation depicted the quest to fully grasp one of the most defining conflicts of the 20th and 21st century through the eyes of some of the most...

Enterprise CarShare makes student transportation accessible

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

For those who do not have a car on campus, hitching a ride just became a lot easier. With the Enterprise CarShare program that was newly implemented on campus this year, students have the ability to rent a car as an alternative...

Math predicts no chance of human survival in zombie, vampire attacks

Stephanie Koss, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

On Thursday, Oct. 30, UW-L mathematics professors Robert Allen and James Pierce gave a humorous, festive Halloween presentation in Cowley Hall about what would happen to the rest of the population if mythical creatures bit one...

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