Author Archives: Aaron Zimmerman

Violent Outbreaks Don’t Scare These Student Poets From Their Mission

Despite recent incidents of violent outbreaks, students working with the Lincoln Hills Poetry Project don’t falter from their mission. Lincoln Hills Poetry Workshop is an organization where club members go to the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and the Copper Lake School for Girls in Irma, Wisconsin, to do poetry workshops with the students there. It serves as a positive ... Read More »

Local Business Offers Indoor Entertainment Year Round

Putt-N-Play, an indoor mini golf facility, opened on Oct. 4 to provide food and entertainment for the colder months. The Northwoods themed, family-friendly business, founded by Will and Aloha Seitz, offers putting holes for golfers of all ages and abilities to play. It features 18 holes total, three of which are glow in the dark. The business also has an ... Read More »

Book World Inc. Announces The Closing of All Its Locations

Book World Inc. announced that it will be closing down all 45 store locations in January. The company attributed its declining revenue on the popularity of electronic book reading devices such as Kindle, Nook, and Tablets as well as the inability to keep up with online shopping prices. Book World said on their website, “With great sadness, we must tell ... Read More »

General Degree Progress Reports Appear on AccesSPoint

Students were notified that general education degree progress reports accessible online starting Oct. 31. Specific major degree progress reports are not yet complete. The email sent out to all students stated that requirements for majors and minors will be rolled out as they are completed. According to Ed Lee, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point registrar, 20 years of information and data ... Read More »

Announcement of UW Merger Raises Many Concerns Among Faculty Statewide

On Oct. 11, the University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced the proposal of a merger. Greg Summers, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, said that the UW colleges have been experiencing a decline in enrollment for a while. Many institutions in the Midwest are experiencing this problem and the merger has been ... Read More »

International Club Shows Students Kazakhstan and Then Some

International Club hosted event to educate students about Kazakhstan, featuring a speaker and traditional cuisine. On Thursday, Oct. 19, students flocked into the Helen Parkhurst lecture hall to learn about the heart of Eurasia. The event was hosted by the International Club, featuring a speaker from Kazakhstan. Katya Martynova, Interpersonal Organization major and the evening’s speaker said, “It’s shocking that ... Read More »

Graduating Students Can Add One More Thing to Their To-Do List

Students will now have to apply to graduate on AccesSPoint. If seniors received an email telling them about the new “Apply to Graduate” tile in AccesSPoint, they may begin the application process there. Ed Lee, campus registrar, said, “It appears to students who have earned 90 credits.” Lee also said that this process is common and there aren’t many universities ... Read More »

Galezio Plays Heart Out at Senior Recital

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Keaton Galezio, 23, preformed his senior recital featuring his talents on the trombone. Galezio’s life with music started when he was in kindergarten taking lessons on piano. When he got to middle school, he started band, where he made the switch from the ivory keys to a brass slide. “My older brother played the trombone so ... Read More »