Lindsey tries: Being a vegetarian

By Lindsey Rothering — “Lindsey Tries” documents the misadventures of a 22-year-old who first attempted vegetarianism merely to see how long she could do it. (She lasted until she went to Buffalo Wild Wings.) This is the story of her second attempt. When the semester started, I told myself I was going vegetarian. I was always…

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5 Useless talents to learn over spring break

By Lindsey Rothering — Make toilet paper look fancy Next time you’re using the bathroom at a party, leave the next person bewildered by your fancy toilet paper skills. Learn how to properly pleat and fold toilet paper like the world’s best hotel staff. Google “toilet paper origami” and get folding! Draw the outlines of…

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Lindsey tries: Working retail

By Lindsey Rothering — “Lindsey tries” documents the misadventures of a 22-year-old whose main career goal is to have a job that doesn’t involve asking “And would you like to join our rewards program?” a million times a day. Like many of you, I have a job outside of being a student. During breaks, summers and…

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Thursday Night Out starts the semester strong

By Lindsey Rothering — Blue Devil Productions’ “Thursday Night Out” series started the spring semester out strong, featuring a wonderful concert from bands Graveyard Club and Wooden Antler. Both fresh from a show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities-based bands left their big-city scenery to play an exciting show at…

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Lindsey tries: Going to a bar

By Lindsey Rothering — “Lindsey tries” documents the misadventures of a now 22-year-old who, despite having Wisconsin-born parents, has little to no alcohol tolerance. I rarely go to bars. I like staying in and watching Netflix. I always have trouble getting a bartender’s attention, and I’m awful at talking with strangers. (Sidenote: How have I…

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Artist Profile: RjQ

By Lindsey Rothering — If there is one thing to know about hip-hop artist Ryan J. Quinn (stage name RjQ) it’s this: he is a genuinely nice guy. In every one of our interactions, I felt like I needed to apologize for something I had screwed up, while he glossed over my shortcomings, never once…

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Lindsey tries: Grocery shopping

By Lindsey Rothering — Lindsey Tries” documents the misadventures of a 22-year-old transfer student who spends too much time thinking about food. I love grocery shopping. Or, more correctly, I love looking at rows and rows of food. I love walking around carefully selecting items that strike my fancy. I love seeing what new, limited-edition…

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Movie review: “Dumb and Dumber To”

By Lindsey Rothering — “Dumb and Dumber To” is not better than the original. It is, however, a worthy follow-up to the 1994 hit. The chemistry between Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels is definitely the most entertaining part of the movie, backed by a great script. The Farrelly brothers, who wrote and directed the first…

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Lindsey tries: Transporting a cat

By Lindsey Rothering — Lindsey Tries documents the misadventures of a 22-year-old who always considered herself a cat person until her family actually got a cat. Over the summer, I decided to head back to my home state of Illinois for a week, which meant taking the family cat with, since she’d never forgive me…

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Out with the new, in with the old

By Lindsey Rothering — It’s no secret: vinyl records are making a comeback. Actually, vinyl has been making a comeback for a while, as sales of vinyl are higher than they’ve been for a few decades. This past year, vinyl had its biggest year in the U.S. to date, with 6.1 million units sold, according…

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Menomonie music roundup

By Lindsey Rothering — Thursday, Oct. 23 Mockingbird Sun in the Memorial Student Center at 8 p.m. You could say the members of this Nashville, Tenn. band were born to be country musicians. With one of their members fittingly named Truck, it’s no surprise Mockingbird Sun has gained success, and even had a recent gig…

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Main Street to hold bewitching event

By Lindsey Rothering — Main Street of Menomonie Inc. hosts their “Witches Night Out” event on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 8 p.m. “Witches Night Out”, the final event of the year in their Ladies’ Night Out series, encourages members of the Menomonie community to support local businesses, and gives shoppers a chance to…

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Artist profile – Rachel Grace Kolias

By Lindsey Rothering — At first glance, Rachel Grace Kolias strikes you as another predictable generic singer-songwriter type. You think, she probably does Taylor Swift covers and says she’s happiest singing for her church every Sunday. You would be wrong, and I consider her upcoming show at the Raw Deal on Friday, Oct. 10 from…

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Burrito California: Two different reviews

By Lindsey Rothering — If you’ve been to downtown Main Street lately, you have probably noticed the new burrito place being built, named Burrito California. I fancy myself as a bit of a burrito connoisseur, so I was very excited to try it out. Because of its location and 3 a.m. closing time, I tried…

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