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Cancer survivor presents on potential effects of chemicals in drinking water

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

A glass in the morning, a drink from the water fountain in between classes, a bottle during and after a vigorous workout, humans rely on water to help fuel their bodies and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yet, this same water that...

Cultural Coffee Hour discusses STEM issues

Cassie Tritt, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

Every week, there is a Cultural Coffee Hour that brings international students and scholars together with faculty to learn more about international and cultural differences. They discuss important and relevant globally related...

Poet speaks of his inspiration, reason for writing

Victoria Sayaovong, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

On Oct. 29, Sean Thomas Dougherty, a poet, performed at the UW-La Crosse.  Dougherty began his performance by giving the audience details about his arrival in Minneapolis and how his luggage was lost on the way, which received...

Chartwells to bid for new food service

Morgan Post, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

The last Student Senate meeting of October had only guest speaker being Susan Matuska from Chartwells. Chartwells is a dining service management program that could potentially return to UW-La Crosse. Though Compass group is the...

Ron Kind and Tony Kurtz face off in political debate

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2014

Last week, there were two political debates hosted by UW-La Crosse in Port O’Call Lounge. Those debates were for the 94th and 96th Assembly District. This past week on Oct. 28, the third debate took place. This debate was between...

Community garden sprouts volunteering opportunities

Pat DeFlorin, Guest Reporter

October 29, 2014

Amidst a recent whirlwind of development on campus, it may be easy to overlook the new UW-L Campus Community Garden (CCG) that sprouted up this summer. The CCG is a raised-bed garden near the Archaeology Building where students...

Area colleges make a difference in community through annual event

Morgan Post, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

Make a Difference Day occurred on Oct. 25 and is all about offering service throughout the community. Make a Difference Day in La Crosse combined Western Technical College, Viterbo College and UW-La Crosse together to give back...

The struggle of undocumented immigrants in America

Morgan Post, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

On Oct. 21, Antonio Gutiérrez, Housing Organizer of Centro Autonomo and Mexico Solidarity Network, spoke at UW-La Crosse about the issues undocumented immigrants face in the U.S. and his experience as an undocumented immigrant...

Field house referendum passes student vote

Jenae Winter, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, 3,656 UW-La Crosse students cast their votes on the matter of the field house referendum, which would result in an indoor sports stadium on campus. There was a bit of controversy when the plan was first...

District 94, 96 incumbents debate on medical marijuana, minimum wage

Haley Sites, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

On Oct. 21, two political debates were held at UW-La Crosse. Before each debate was held, it was mentioned that the first speaker to introduce him or herself was determined by a coin flip. For the first debate, 94th Assembly District...

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