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Usage of deadly drug fentanyl “shooting up” across the country

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2016

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Fifty times more powerful than heroine and 100 times more powerful than morphine, fentanyl is a new and deadly drug that is sweeping the nation. Yet it has rarely been talked about around the country and not many people are aware o...

UWL men’s tennis dominates Lawrence to improve record

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016

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Due to the inclement weather the UW-La Crosse men’s tennis team opened up it’s home season in the Mitchell Fieldhouse this past Friday where UW-L dominated defeated the overmatched Lawrence University Vikings 9-0. With th...

UWL upset at home by hot shooting River Falls

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2016

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The UW-La Crosse boys basketball team fell at home 72-61 in a WIAC tournament semifinal game last Friday night at Mitchell Hall. After securing their first conference championship since 1965, the Eagles secured the number one s...

Second half surge by the Flying Dutchmen doom Eagles

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015

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UW-La Crosse fell to 16th ranked Hope College 65-47 at Mitchell Hall on Friday night. In the first ever meeting between the two schools, it was UW-L who was able to get off to a fast start and able to mount a 22-14 lead. However,...

Eagles fall short against Dubuque

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015

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The Eagles fell 77-68 to the Dubuque (Iowa) Spartans at Mitchell Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Both teams struggled shooting the ball in the first half with UW-La Crosse shooting just 25% (11-44) from the field and Dubuque was ...

Women’s Soccer has record setting season

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015

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UW-La Crosse Woman’s Soccer team made history last week when the Eagles received an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. This was another milestone toppled for the Eagles as the 2015 was ...

Women’s soccer suffers loss, looks ahead to future

Dustin Skolaski, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2015

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The UW-La Crosse’s Women’s Soccer team had their fantastic season cut short in heart breaking fashion Thursday against the Warhawks of UW-Whitewater.  UW-L was hosting the semi-finals of the WIAC conference tournament spon...

UW-L football falls on Senior Day

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2015

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UW-La Crosse fell 31-13 to the third ranked Titans on the last home game of the season. It was Senior Day for UW-L, which meant the seniors took the field for the last time in their career and looked to end their career on a memora...

WHO puts bacon in the same category as diesel exhaust and tobacco

Tyler Frickson, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

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Red and processed meats, common staples in many households have recently come under scrutiny by the World Health Organization.  This agency reports that red and processed meats have the potential to cause cancer in humans, draw...

Volleyball team upsets #8 ranked Whitewater

Dustin Skolaski, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

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The UW-La Crosse Volleyball Team continued their impressive season by sweeping 8th ranked UW-Whitewater Wednesday night in Mitchell Hall.   UW-L came into the night with just one WIAC conference loss and were coming agains...

Women’s soccer team wins share of 1st conference title since 1996

Alex VandenHouten, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

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It was a cold and rainy Saturday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex where the UW- La Crosse Eagles Womens’s soccer team was at home against the UW-Oshkosh Titans in a crucial WIAC matchup. It was the final ...

Rugby team scores a big victory against UW-Milwaukee

Dustin Skolaski, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015

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The UW-La Crosse is home to many sports that have been represented in the WIAC conference.  Beyond the schools traditionally sports represented by the NCAA, they also house a number of club teams.  One such team is rugby.  Rug...

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