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From left to right Shawn Miller and Eric Knockels.
Back of House: Stryker's Sandwich of the Day
Hephzibah Ohihoin and Easton Moberg February 27, 2024

In Stryker’s Cafe, Sandwich of the Day is loved by the UWL student body. New and creative sandwich ideas are brought to life daily and are offered to all making it a unique experience...

Samuel Baudek (left) and Sam Boomsma (right) play Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd during Saturdays show. Photo by Ann David.
Young, local musicians with a passion: An exclusive interview with Black River Band
Ann David, Arts and Entertainment Reporter • February 26, 2024

Black River Band is an up-and-coming band based out of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Made up of five students from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Western Technical College,...

Pastissimo owners Manuel Marono and Rosalinda Saldana. Photo by Elias Baruch
Pastissimo: Fresh Italian pasta spot to open right off UWL campus
Isabel Piarulli, Executive Editor • February 22, 2024

On the corner of La Crosse St and Lang Dr, not even a five-minute walk from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus, sits La Crosse’s newest Italian restaurant – Pastissimo....

Campus Aerial Photo 2019. Retrieved from mediaspace.wisconsin.edu
The rise and fall of Extended Wellness Weekend
Easton Moberg, Multimedia Editor • February 22, 2024

Three years ago, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse introduced "Extended Wellness Weekend” as a day without classes in its academic calendar....

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The Recreational Eagle Center 2023. Photo taken by Trinity Rietmann.
UWL's very own "Hard Knocks"
John Gaynor, Sports Reporter • February 23, 2024

For the second year in a row, a few University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Recreational Eagle Center (REC) staff are producing their parody of the collaboration between NFL Films and...

Khris Green attempts a three-pointer.
UWL Men’s Basketball: Taking a shot at the WIAC title
John Gaynor, Sports Reporter • February 16, 2024

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Men’s Basketball team currently has a shot at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) title and an NCAA tournament bid....

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Evers speaking in the Cleary Center. Photo by John Gaynor.
“That’s how elections should work,” Governor Tony Evers visits UWL campus to explain new maps
Jackson Skarp, Student Government Reporter • February 26, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers visited the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus as part of his Fair Maps Tour through...

The Rotary Lights Entrance. Photo taken by Trinity Rietmann.
Photo Series: La Crosse's Holiday tradition, The Rotary Lights
Trinity Rietmann, Photojournalist • December 11, 2023

Every year the Rotary Lights illuminate Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse as they welcome in the holiday season and bring the community together for a charitable cause. This...

Retrieved from UWL Murphy Library Special Collections/ARC
Campus then and now: The history of UWL’s buildings
Trinity Rietmann, Photojournalist • November 27, 2023

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has been around for over a hundred years. The school opened its doors in 1909 and has seen countless changes since then. When it first opened,...

Participants seconds after starting the race. (Photo taken by Easton Moberg.)
Photo Series: The 28th Annual Turkey Trot
Easton Moberg, Multimedia Editor • November 21, 2023

On Saturday, Nov. 18, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse hosted the 28th Annual UWL 5k Turkey Trot Fun Run & Walk. The 5k race began at the Student Union and progressed...

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Grant Mathu speaking at the student open forum for the Chancellor Search-and-Screen Committee. Image submitted by Dawson Erken.
Letter to the Editor: UWL grad student’s chancellor forum suggestion should become a policy
Dawson Ekern, Guest Contributor • December 12, 2023

The student forum that the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Search-and-Screen Committee offered a couple of weeks back was relatively low in attendance.  The faculty...

Letter to the Editor: Future demands unity in commitment to the Universities of Wisconsin
Letter to the Editor: Future demands unity in commitment to the Universities of Wisconsin
Sen. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison), Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), and Sen. Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick) November 29, 2023

Wisconsin is rich with resources, and none are greater than our young people.  Our history of investing in higher education is perhaps our greatest commitment as a state. Since...

Image retrieved from @uwlsustainability Instagram page.
Letter to the Editor: Vote on the upcoming Green Fund referendum
Cassandra Ziegler, Guest Contributor • October 10, 2023

Do you ever wonder how sustainable projects like the OZZI machines, solar panels and drift cycles came to fruition? The answer is the University of Wisconsin La Crosse's Green...

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Humans of UWL: Jesimiel Banjiram
Hephzibah Ohihoin, General Assignment Reporter • February 21, 2024

Jesimiel Banjiram works as the program coordinator of student leadership at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Leading up to this role, Banjiram completed most of his academic...

Betsy Morgan. Image retrieved from uwlax.edu.
Humans of UWL: Betsy Morgan
Isabel Piarulli, Executive Editor • February 12, 2024

Interim Chancellor Betsy Morgan is nearly two months into her new position yet has three decades of experience at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In a candid interview with...

Bryn Sato. Photo provided by Bryn Sato.
Humans of UWL: Bryn Sato, Bryniebooo
Isabel Piarulli, Executive Editor • February 2, 2024

Bryn Sato is a second-year media studies student and two-sport athlete at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. What makes Sato stand out amongst her peers? Her TikTok following...

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