At The Pointer, we strive to provide campus with the most accurate news and information possible. However, we understand that as a weekly publication run by students, we don’t always get information out as fast, as accurately or as happily as we should.
We’ve been working hard to solve this problem and to better our coverage of campus. I am excited to announce that The Pointer will be joining the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point administrators to create a comprehensive news source called The Leek.
Collaborating will help our staff to understand administrative goals for UWSP and to convey those goals to the public. We’ll write about only the best events, achievements and people at UWSP. It’ll be puppies and rainbows from now on.
“I think this will help the staff at The Pointer mostly to spread the word about how great UWSP really is,” said Paige Turner, sophomore biology major. “Sometimes I read stories that reflect bad things on campus, and that just isn’t necessary.”
By working with trained professionals, we’ll learn to conduct interviews and use proper word choice, skills many young journalists struggle with, especially when writing about sensitive topics like unicorn sightings and cookie baking.
Ryan Kernosky, senior and friend to both groups, said all will benefit from the groups joining, although The Pointer staff should see the most improvement.
“I’m really excited. The Pointer should be grateful for this opportunity,” Kernosky said.
Our staff is looking forward to collaborating and becoming a happier bunch. We would like to thank readers for their support as well as UWSP administrators for giving us such a great opportunity.