Author Archives: Genevieve Adamski

Here’s To You, Little Beer City: My Home

Graduating senior, Anna Schuttenhelm. Photo provided by Anna Schuttenhelm

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was not my first choice when it came to deciding on colleges and universities my senior year of high school. At my high school, college decisions were heavily influenced by the students who graduated before you. I knew of less than five people who chose UWSP in the years before me. When my mom mentioned ... Read More »

Post-Grad Pointers

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It feels nice to be writing for The Pointer one last time! After graduating in December, I have been working as the events coordinator at a nature reserve in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. In my spare time, now that I have spare time post-graduation, I also am a content writer for a web design company. Writing about college is ... Read More »

Milwaukee’s Waterways Could Get Less Trashy

Mr. Trash Wheel in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo from http://baltimorewaterfront.com.

Milwaukee’s waterway litter clean-up may soon be on a roll in the form of a trash collecting wheel placed in the water. The litter removal device will be modeled off an existing device located in Baltimore, Maryland known as The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or Mr. Trash Wheel. Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel was installed back in 2014. The wheel is ... Read More »

International Club Moving Forward After Losing Two Key Advisors

Club members enjoy the international dinner. Photo by Lily Dettle

Two key advisors for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point International Club will be stepping down after this year. Marcia Mace and Remya Sarma-Traynor will both be leaving the International Club after advising it for 10 years. Mace is not only leaving, but is retiring completely from the university. Sarma-Traynor is leaving the International Club with Mace, but is not leaving ... Read More »

Come On In: The Dumpster Is Fine

Unidentified student dumpster diving for some pizza late at night. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, at least that is what some people say about dumpster diving. Mackenzie Grover,  junior biology major, is one of many people who take part in dumpster diving in Stevens Point. Grover was introduced to dumpster diving by her older sister. At first, she was disgusted by it and felt nothing was ... Read More »

Personhood Could Be Just Around the Riverbend

A view of the summit of Mount Everest. "Everest 3" by Michael Foley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Legal personhood was granted to two Himalayan glaciers along with three rivers earlier this year. This March, the glaciers, Gangotri and Yamunotri were given the same legal rights as a person. While legally considering rivers and glaciers people may seem like something straight out of a classic Disney movie, this concept is much more complex than talking trees and singing ... Read More »

Grab Some Butts and Save the Planet

A cigarette butt found on the ground. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

On Monday, April 17, the Environment and Sustainable Affairs Committee gathered 15 participants to collect cigarette butts around campus as part of  Earth Week. Robby Abrahamian, water resources major and political science major, is chair of the Environment and Sustainable Affairs Committee and organized the litter pick up. Smoking has been attributed to multiple human health issues, but what about ... Read More »

Wisconsin’s Standing Rock: The Back Forty Mine Project

A map of Marinette and Menominee. Image from Google Maps.

Aqulia Resources is in the process of creating an open-pit sulfide mine along the banks of the Menominee River near Marinette. The mining company has spent the last 10 years exploring the site for a mine referred to as the Back Forty Project. According to their website, Aquila Resources has spent over $70 million thus far in the exploration process. ... Read More »

Campus Resource Room: Bro Do You Even Thrift?

Nelson Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

One person’s trash could be another person’s treasure with the the  upcoming resource sharing room in Nelson Hall where students can drop off unwanted items and pick up other items for free. The concept of a resource sharing room is similar to the way a thrift store works, except the items in the resource room will be free to students. ... Read More »

Flooding Campus with Environmental Sociology

The beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

Could a cold morning swim cure depression? Are people who live near lakes happier than those who live in deserts? Two  speakers explored the concept of water and mental health as well as the importance of human interaction with water. On Tuesday, April 4, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols came to campus to offer a free ... Read More »