The Racquet

Understanding cultural differences on a multicultural campus

Cassie Tritt, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Cancer survivor presents on potential effects of chemicals in drinking water

Alex Johnson, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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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

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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

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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...

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