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Students test out the new gaming computers in the university’s Esports arena in Chalmer Davee Library as Dylan Gentilcore, standing rear, new Esports varsity head coach, looks on.

UW-River Falls unveils Esports arena, will field varsity team in fall 2023

UW-River Falls Newsroom, Contributor January 22, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023 -- Members of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus community now have access to a state-of-the-art arena for playing competitive video games, and the Athletic Department has a...

A deer crash caused more than $6,000 in damage to Chris Hardie’s car. The insurance company says it’s not worth that much, so it’s a total wreck.

Deer crash brings collateral damage

Chris Hardie, Journalist January 22, 2023

I don’t play the lottery and don’t frequent casinos, but if I were a betting man, I’d lay odds that sometime in the next few years I will be involved in a deer-vehicle collision. A deer crash...

Students participate in annual Holiday Toy Hack, donating 55 modified toys

Students participate in annual Holiday Toy Hack, donating 55 modified toys

Ruth Wendlandt, Journalist December 11, 2022

Dozens of students from across all three colleges at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville came together for the fifth annual Holiday Toy Hack, to modify electronic toys for children with special needs....

Attacked by a tree terrorist

Attacked by a tree terrorist

Chris Hardie, Contributor December 11, 2022

A lot of time and money has been spent in our country coming up with increased security and contingency plans for the possibility of a terrorist or cyber-attack on our electrical grid. With winter weather...

Blugolds gain job skills, connections through UW-Eau Claires new international internship program

Blugolds gain job skills, connections through UW-Eau Claire’s new international internship program

December 4, 2022

When Ellie Fernandez came to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, she knew she’d have plenty of interesting experiences on campus and around the world thanks to the university’s stellar business...

Chris Hardie

Turn thankfulness into gratitude

Chris Hardie, Journalist December 4, 2022

Thanksgiving has come and gone but perhaps this can be the year that we turn a day of thankfulness into a holiday season of gratitude. I can see, smell and hear the ghosts of Thanksgiving’s past when...

A record year for referenda

A record year for referenda

November 28, 2022

In the last decade, school referenda have become a fixture on ballots around Wisconsin. Now, with inflation raging and little growth in state levy limits and aid, other local governments such as municipalities...

UW-Platteville dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honors students and alumni killed in action

UW-Platteville dedicates Vietnam Veterans Memorial, honors students and alumni killed in action

November 28, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dedicated a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022. The memorial honors 12 UW-Platteville students and alumni who were killed in action in the...

UWEC students, from left, Abby McCullough, Morgan Delzan, Luke Plagens and Annabelle Howat work on a research presentation with Dr. Eric Jamelski, a professor in economics.

UW-Eau Claire research team works with Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market to address food insecurity

November 21, 2022

As a college student living on his own for the first time, Luke Plagens already was figuring out that it’s hard to eat healthy on a small budget. However, it’s his work as a student researcher and...

Chris Hardie takes a sip from the top of his grandfather’s Thermos during the opening day of the 2021 gun deer hunt.

Learning lessons from hunting

November 20, 2022

Life is measured by the passage of time and the season of deer hunting gives me plenty of moments to reflect on past memories. This is my 47th year of gun deer hunting and there is no place I’d rather...

This 8-pointer was walking down a town road toward Chris Hardie’s pickup truck.

Observing the rhythms of nature

Chris Hardie, Journalist November 13, 2022

The end of October and early November brings the fall breeding season for deer, also known as the rut. It’s a time of physiological, behavior and chemical changes for deer as well as for bow hunters...

Randi Miranda, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior dietetics major, shown with her service dog, Abbey, will take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at UWSP.

UW-Stevens Point senior sets sights on improving nutritional health for fellow veterans

November 13, 2022

U.S. Navy veteran Randi Miranda joined military service to follow in the footsteps of her “favorite human,” her grandfather, Thomas J. Lawrence. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point senior from...

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