Author Archives: Aaron Zimmerman

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands This Flu Season

This year’s flu season is reportedly worse than the last two and the vaccine doesn’t seem to be helping much. According to ABC news, this year’s flu season of 2017-18 surpassed the number of confirmed cases reported in the record breaking 2014-15 flu season. But the vaccine has yet to prove its efficacy. Jen Sorenson, director of Student Health Services, ... Read More »

Who’s Ya Daddy? Not Me.

While I was eating lunch and checking my emails, I found that my financial aid was being revised for the upcoming spring 2017-18 semester. Apparently I missed some child support payments on a kid I didn’t have. The email was sent from the financial aid office simply informed me my award was changing. It said, “The financial aid office has ... Read More »

Incentive Program Helps Alleviate Pressure of 2.5M Debt

The Voluntary Separation Incentive Program will help the university save money with the 2.5-million-dollar budget cuts being made for the fiscal year. The program will help with redirecting positions to focus on priorities, changing needs or strategic objectives of the university and achieving other cost savings or efficiencies. It will also minimize potential involuntary terminations. Eric Yonke, dean of the ... Read More »

UW-Stevens Point to cut 2.5 Million from Budget

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point needs to cut 2.5 million dollars from their spending for the fiscal year of 2019, which begins July 2018. Provost Greg Summers said that there is an ongoing structural deficit that was in danger of growing beyond six to seven million dollars. Structural deficit is when the spending goes beyond the revenue. “Part of this ... Read More »

Annual Tree Sale Benefits Local Teens in Portage County

The annual Christmas tree sale held at the Stevens Point Area YMCA helps raise money for the teen center. For over 40 years, the tree sale has taken place at the YMCA, and it’s not the average tree sale. Tiffany Praeger, the teen department director, has been helping the tree sale for six years. “The proceeds go to our teen department ... Read More »

Cornerstone Press Launches The Appointed Hour

Students who took part in Cornerstone Press with the book “The Appointed Hour” celebrated the book’s official launch Thursday, Dec. 7. “We were not expecting what we stepped into,” Travis Leopfe, book designer, said in his speech. Leopfe and the rest of the student’s in the fall 2017 section of English 349: Editing and Publishing worked as a class to ... Read More »

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 »