Author Archives: Kallie Fowler

Chef Kenny: Helping Students Reach A Healthy Lifestyle

When starting college there are many adjustments that each student might make. A change in a sleep schedule, the amount of studying, and when to eat. However, many do not focus on what they are going to eat and how it will affect their bodies. For many, this results in the “freshman 15” and an unhealthy lifestyle. However, the College ... Read More »

Farm Tours Helps Students and Farmers Flourish

Harvesting season is here and Students for Sustainability has begun their Farm Tour Series, which helps students learn about local farms. The event focuses on sustainable agriculture. Students visit local farms, learn new techniques and gain hands on experience. Shelly Stein, the president of Students for Sustainability, said “the farmer’s talk about the history of their land and share how ... Read More »

Hunters Should Be on High Alert for CWD

A University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian has advised hunters to get their harvested deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Currently, Portage County has positive cases of CWD for both wild and captive habitats, increasing the need for hunters to be aware of the disease. While it is still in the peer-review process, a Canadian abstract study found that some primates have ... Read More »

Standardized Test Limited In Teaching Certification

On the road to becoming a certified teacher, many students take the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II exams. However, if certain circumstances are met, students will no longer be required to take the PRAXIS II in order to complete or continue their educational teaching programs. According to the Educational Testing Services, the PRAXIS exams consist of two standardized tests. The PRAXIS I, ... Read More »

University Tops Rankings In Green Honor Roll

With bike racks found around every corner and students able to make their own compost pile, it is no surprise the university could be labeled environmentally friendly. However, the college has managed to take it a step further. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point received a rating of 99, the highest possible from The Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll of ... Read More »

Illinois: The New Home To Fracking?

Illinois regulators ended a four-year feud as they signed the first fracking permit to Woolsey Operating Company on Aug. 31, 2017. The argument between environmentalists and the oil drilling industry has been a long one and the decision came as a shock because the regulations put in to practice years before. Located in White County, the company plans to move ... Read More »

K-12 Program Progress or Decline?

Lawmakers of Wisconsin recently took a large step in the field of K-12 education, but was it a step backward or forward? A service for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Boards, Gov. Scott Walker insisted on a $648 million spending increase for funding in K-12 schooling. An estimated $10 million was then eliminated from this budget as a result of aid ... Read More »

The Parking Stall Remix: Adventure Tours Style

On Sept. 17 the downtown area of Stevens Point experienced a new way to appreciate the outdoors with the event called Main Street Parks. Instead of using the street space of parking stalls to park a car, Adventure Tours of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point instead built scenes unlike any other with the paved space. Adventure Tours has been an ... Read More »

Dr. Tangedal Celebrates Second Year At Cornerstone Press

Ross Tangedal is going into his second year of leading the University’s publishing house, Cornerstone Press. The publishing house, which was established in 1984 and specifically designed to staff students taking English 349: Editing and Publishing, become the only student-run press in the UW-system. Each student takes on a specific role from editorial to sales, all with the goal of ... Read More »

The New Science Building Bounces Back

In spring of 2017, Stevens Point seemed filled with days of harsh weather and cloudy days. According to the U.S Climate Data, in April, the average precipitation reached a high of 2.95 inches of rain per day, followed with a max wind speed of 17 mph. For months, issues of fallen trees, shingles stripped from roofs and small floods worried ... Read More »