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“Veggies with the Leggies” brings state representatives to campus

On April 10 local legislators Senator Jennifer Shilling (D) and Representative Jill Billings (D) sat down with UW-La Crosse students to discuss important statewide issues at UW-L’s annual “Veggies with the Leggies” event, held in the Ward Room of the Cartwright Center. Full story

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Relay for Life participants raise nearly $50,000

Over 620 students, staff, faculty and other La Crosse community members participated in this year’s Relay for Life event that took place April 11-12. Over the course of 12 hours, participants walked, played games and raised awareness about cancer to show cancer doesn’t sleep. Full story

ROTC members complete Bataan Death March

On March 23, four of UW- La Crosse’s ROTC army cadets and their Eagle Battalion commander, James Hill, achieved an inspiring feat. The five marched through the high desert range of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico for a marathon called the Bataan Death March. Full story

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But first, let me take a selfie!

The art of taking a selfie is one that a lot of individuals have practiced and perfected throughout the past few years. Seriously, a lot. Scroll through any social media website and the truth of that statement will come to life. But how did this whole word and selfie generation even come to be? Back before Facebook became the leading social network, self-taken photographs were particularly common on MySpace. Full story

Summer lovin’, havin’ a blast!

The arrival of summer does not necessarily entail the conclusion of education. Many students utilize the summer semester. Here one may continue to take college level courses, which may fulfill either general education requirements or major related courses. Full story

Are my clothes lowering your test scores?

Catch me hanging out on campus any given day and chances are I’ll be sporting arguably the greatest clothing item ever invented—leggings. They’re comfortable, cute and versatile, making them a staple for most women (and girls) I know. I could go on and on, but I don’t think I have to convince anyone that leggings are simply amazing. Full story

The world’s at our doorstep

Recently, our campus hosted what was called the Festival of Languages at the Hall of Nations on April 3. This was an opportunity for students to come and learn more about what is offered in the Modern Languages Department. This also allowed students a time to attend an event that represents the diversity here at UW-La Crosse. Full story

Features

It’s time for “senioritis!”

On a college campus it is pretty common for something like the flu to travel from student to student. It is an absolute nightmare when something even worse can get passed along. That was the case earlier this semester when there was some mono on campus, but with end of the semester drawing closer there is one “disease” making a pass at a good portion of the students on campus. Full story

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Competitive Ballroom Dance Team prospers

Ballroom dance has come a long way since it was first introduced in the early 20th century. It began as a way to socialize, and, now, can also be seen in competitions. The most commonly practiced ballroom dances today are the waltz, the tango, the Viennese waltz, the foxtrot, the cha cha, the rumba and swing. Full story

What do you miss most about your childhood?

Think back to your childhood. Your favorite toys, meals, games to play, friends and all of the unique experiences that made your childhood different from anyone else’s. It’s so easy to think back to those experiences and desire to live them out one more time. Full story

Vagina Monologues brought to campus by WSSA

Sex, love, rape, menstruation, orgasm—vagina. The Vagina Monologues tell the stories of women that revolve around these themes of female experience using the vagina as a “tool of female empowerment” to express them. The Vagina Monologues were written by Eve Ensler in 1996 after she interviewed over 200 women around the world about their views on sex, relationships, violence against women and the one thing most women are never asked about—their vagina. Full story

Sports

Baseball team determined to dominate in final month

With less than a month remaining in their season, the UW-La Crosse Men’s Baseball team stands at a crossroads. Sitting at a pedestrian 11-11 record after losing two games to WIAC rival UW-Whitewater on Saturday, April 12, the Eagles need to find something to get them going again. Full story

Run to work out your body and brain

Research reveals there is a correlation between being a runner and having improved brain function

Everyone has their own reasons for running. Some run to stay in shape, while others run religiously while training for a marathon. Whatever the reason may be, it is clear that it is a popular activity, especially at UW-La Crosse. Throughout the years, there have been many studies proving the benefits of running. Full story

Softball team strikes out against Warhawks

Although Eagles falter in softball game against UW-Whitewater, still stand 5-1 in WIAC

UW-La Crosse’s softball team was back in action after splitting an away series with Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) Thursday afternoon at North Campus Field against the Warhawks of UW-Whitewater. In the first match, UW-L gave the starting nod to sophomore Megan Nelson. Full story

Sunshine scientifically proven to cause smiles

Being like Natasha Bedingfield and having a “Pocket Full of Sunshine,” aspiring to be like Sheryl Crow and “Soak Up the Sun” or throwing it back with Katrina and The Waves and “Walking on Sunshine” may be something everyone desires at this point in the year. Full story