Author Archives: Kathryn Wisniewski

No More Mr. Wi-Fi

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has elected to discontinue all Wi-Fi services on campus in light of recent budget cuts and the university’s newly instated 2017 Watt Conservation Act. The change will take effect April 1. While Wi-Fi is a significant consumer of campus power resources, it was not the only campus amenity that faced discrimination in this year’s cutbacks. ... Read More »

Light the Fuse: NowHere Design Conference

NowHere is an annual graphic design conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The conference will take place on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. with a variety of events. Presentations will be given by alumni and professional designers. The conference also organizes workshops. All presentations are free to the public. Weekend pass tickets to the workshops are ... Read More »

The Trump-Media Discord

February has been a straining month on the relationship between President Donald Trump and the nation’s news outlets. Several incidents have contributed to apprehension on the president’s stand on the First Amendment right of freedom of the press. These incidents, in addition to creating tension, have brought to light an important need to distinguish between “fake news” and “biased news” ... Read More »

Better Yeti Is Best Yet

Better Yeti cranked up the volume and blared clamorous music for a Thursday night campus groove fest. “We are going to have a party tonight, so I hope you’re ready,” John Hoel, saxophone player for Better Yeti, said. Unlike the conventional four-piece band, Better Yeti brings a party to the stage within the members themselves. Six musicians performed in the ... Read More »

Students Work Miracles on UWSP Stage

The time: the 1880s. The place: Tuscumbia, Alabama. Some stories have the miraculous ability to transcend time and space. Helen Keller’s is one of them. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is currently showing their production of The Miracle Worker. The play follows the interaction between Annie Sullivan and the child Helen Keller who would grow up to be the first ... Read More »

Taste of Wisconsin Unites State

Rumbling voices, floating music and breweries from A to Z crowded the Alumni Room of the Dreyfus University Center Friday night for Taste of Wisconsin. The Basement Brewhaus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point hosted the annual event. Twenty-five vendors brought their wares and 300 students and community members flocked to taste them. Beer, wine, pizza and baked goods came ... Read More »

Time for a New Read: ALA Award Winners

In the midst of the semester, students get buried by a mountain of coursework. During the exams and essays, there is also an Everest of reading assignments. With spring break coming up, students will have the opportunity to kick up their feet and crack open a book – for fun. Luckily, the American Library Association recently released the winners of ... Read More »

Fringe Festival Not a Wrong Choice

Over the weekend, the UWSP Student Players Alliance put on their annual Fringe Festival. The show is a collection of eight ten-minute plays and is entirely student-run. Ryan McDowell, senior Bachelor of Fine Arts musical theatre major is the president of UWSP Student Players Alliance, a student organization on the campus. McDowell has been involved with Fringe Festival since his ... Read More »

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On Marie

Three beautiful things appeared on the stage of Michelsen Hall Saturday night: a young musician, her violin and the music they created together. Marie Von Rueden gave her junior violin recital on Saturday, Feb. 18. Von Rueden is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point pursuing a bachelor’s degree of music in violin performance. She has been playing violin ... Read More »

Fruition and Gin Mill Hollow Rock at the Encore

Mandolin, guitar and a little bit of electricity created folkie tunes brought to campus Thursday night by Gin Mill Hollow and Fruition. The opening band, Gin Mill Hollow is an acoustic folk rock trio out of Madison. Marc Norman, songwriter, guitarist, double bassist and vocalist for Gin Mill Hollow, is quite familiar with the university, having graduated from the University ... Read More »