Author Archives: Caroline Chalk

Stevens Point, my Second Home

Graduating Senior, Caroline Chalk. Photo provided by Caroline Chalk

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I was a stranger to big lots of land and unaware that people ate fried fish on Fridays. Living close to a metropolitan area, I was familiar with utilizing public transportation and enjoyed the seven-minute drive to the mall. Therefore, when I began my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, I ... Read More »

Movies in the Park Provide Free Entertainment

Movies in the park facebook photo. Photo by Evergreen Community Initiative

As the semester winds down, students are preparing for summer. Those that are staying in Stevens Point for the next three months will have the opportunity to enjoy community events. One of the affordable events that Portage County offers is Movies in the Park, which takes place at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point. Trisha Steinhorst, board member of Evergreen Community ... Read More »

Yogis Find their Center for Beer

Beer and Yoga event at O'so Brewery. Photo by Anne Morgan

On Saturday, April 29, students and community members gathered at O’so Brewing Company to practice yoga and enjoy a refreshing beer. The beer and yoga event was organized by yoga instructor, Renee Cathryn. Cathryn owns her own yoga studio in Stevens Point called Yoga with Renee Cathryn. Cathryn earned her instructor certification this summer in Appleton, which is where she ... Read More »

Making the Switch from myPoint to accesSPoint

Owen Moran, a sophomore student showing frustration with accesSPoint.

There is a plan to implement Oracle Campus Solutions, otherwise known as accesSPoint, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The features that myPoint has had are gradually becoming accessible only on accesSPoint. Eventually myPoint, a system which the current UWSP students are familiar with, will be completely phased out. Jim Barrett, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and chief information ... Read More »

An Out of This World Comic Book Experience

Comics on the display racks. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

Galaxy Comics, Games & More, located on Clark Street in Stevens Point, is a store that welcomes gamers, comic book lovers and new comers. The store has been open for more than 25 years and offers various products such as disc golf supplies, darts, collectible card games, miniature games, board games and comics. Their website also said the store hosts ... Read More »

The Gray Area of Intramurals

A soccer ball sitting on a field. "Central Park – Adidas Soccer Ball" by Joe Solo is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

On March 5, two soccer intramural teams, The Exotics and Bye Week, were scheduled to compete against one another in the block 3 championships. Kelsey Schneider, junior and a member of Bye Week, had work obligations and was forced to show up late to the game. According to Kenny Cyracus, junior and Intramurals and Outdoor Rentals Head Official, each intramural ... Read More »

Curling Team Brings Home Medal from National Championship

The skip prepares to deliver the stone. "Curling #1" by Morten is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In early March, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s curling team took home the bronze medal at the College Curling National Championships held in Utica, New York. UWSP’s team practices once a week on Sunday nights. The team also participates in about 10 tournaments per season. Jillian Behling, vice-president of the curling club, has been on the team since her freshman ... Read More »

Students Advocate to End Human Trafficking and Slavery

Stop Human Trafficking billboard. Photo by wikimedia commons

Here on campus, the International Justice Mission group meets on a weekly basis to plan events and discuss topics related to human trafficking and slavery. One of the big events that the organization plans is Justice Week, which occurred in the first week of April. Maggie Burie, sophomore communication science and disorders major, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

Rugby Teams Reunite with Former Players

A rugby ball sits on a field. "Cus Torino-Lions Piacenza7" by Max is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

After a successful fall season, the men’s rugby team will participate in a friendly competition with their former players at their annual alumni game. Brady Lepak, senior and president of the men’s rugby team, said that the tentative date for the game is May 6. According to Lepak, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s rugby team formed in the 1970s. ... Read More »

Controversy Continues over Blood Donation Eligibility

A patient gets blood drawn to be screened as a blood donor at Transit Center. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Donating blood helps transfusion recipients receive the blood they need. A lesser known fact is that not everyone is eligible to participate in this act. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point holds two blood drives per semester. The next drive will be held on April 25-26 in the Dreyfus University Center. Each semester two agencies, The Blood Center of Wisconsin and ... Read More »