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Depression and heart disease: new link affecting young women

Alexis Zuel, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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Depression has been found to be linked to heart disease in young women. Heart disease is already the number one killer of young women. A study done by CNN suggests that young women are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack...

Women’s basketball takes on nationally-ranked Saint Mary’s University to no avail

Nicole Witt, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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Just before Thanksgiving break officially began, the women’s basketball team saw one more test. They welcomed nationally ranked Saint Mary’s University to Mitchell Hall for a non-conference game. The Eagles fell short of victory...

Wrestling team earns huge victory over UW-Eau Claire

Tyler Frickson, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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The UW-La Crosse wrestling fought a clear-cut 43-3 victory against UW-Eau Claire Friday night, located in Mitchell Hall for the Eagles’ home opener. UW-L, which is currently ranked as the 9th team on the National Wrestling...

Cross country team crushes competition at WIAC meet

Dustin Skolaski, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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The UW-La Crosse Women’s Cross Country team was all smiles Saturday, Nov. 1, as they were able to complete their quest for back-to-back WIAC Championships when the school collected their eighth conference title. This is the...

Marijuana debate rages on with new findings suggesting harm to brain

Nicole Witt, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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And the debate continues: does smoking marijuana kill off brains cells? New research finds this may be true. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences conducted a study that found the use of marijuana at an early age...

Women’s basketball earns a slim victory over Simpson College

Tyler Frickson, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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The UW-La Crosse women’s basketball team fought a hard won 50-47 victory over Simpson College, from Iowa, Sunday afternoon in Mitchell Hall.  The Eagles rallied together to improve their season to a perfect 2-0, while the Storm...

Adopting an organic diet: Is it worth your extra cash?

Alexis Zuel, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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Throughout the world today, many people are on diets.  Diets that  are subjects of debate are organic diets.  Some critics debate whether organic foods are a healthier option, or just the same as regular foods.  There are...

Delicious splurges that may cost more than you think, health-wise

Tyler Frickson, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

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Healthy living is something that is encouraged on campus.  This encompasses eating right along with staying active.  However, these strategies can become at risk when there is a higher consumption of fatty, unhealthy foods. Of...

Men’s and women’s swimming teams drown out the competition

November 11, 2014

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UW-La Crosse women and men’s swimming and diving teams competed on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 8, in Mitchell Hall at UW-La Crosse. They faced the women and men’s swimming and diving teams from UW-Eau Claire. UW-L took...

Staff members tap away the stresses of the day

Dustin Skolaski, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

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Alternative medicine has always drawn an interest from consumers looking for cost-effective, natural and overall healthier ways to maintain their well-being.  When Carol Ebert, RN and Certified Wellness Practitioner, visited...

Indoor Ironman pushing students to achieve triathlon goals

Tyler Frickson, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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Heart racing and adrenaline pumping, these are the kinds of feelings that many people have begun to embrace this month at The Recreational Eagle Center. The first ever Indoor Ironman event began Nov. 1 and will run through Nov....

Women’s soccer boasts seven point lead to UW-Superior’s goose-egg

Dustin Skolaski, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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The UW-La Crosse women’s soccer team piled on seven goals against the visiting Yellow Jackets from UW-Superior.  The match took place Saturday at Veteran’s Memorial Field Sports Complex with a myriad of fans huddled up for...

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