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Favorite Study Spots

Favorite Study Spots

  As the days in the semester count down, students talk about their favorite spots around campus to study in preparation for finals week. Shay Spatz Multimedia Reporter Read More »

UWSP Cheer and Stunt Team Gives Helping Hand

Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Extreme Dream Team Facebook page.

Many times, student-athletes are given an opportunity to go above and beyond the call of duty and make an impact on something greater than their respective team. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point cheer and stunt team has been doing just that by helping a group called the Dream team accomplish their goal of auditioning for America’s Got Talent. With assistance ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Men’s Basketball Picks Up Win In Final Seconds

Sophomore Mark Nelson scored the game winning shot for the Pointers in a 74-72 victory against No. 12 Hope College on Saturday, Dec. 10 in Holland, Mich. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

Buzzer Beater Propels Men’s Basketball to Victory On Saturday, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team pulled out a 74-72 victory over No. 12 Hope College after sophomore Mark Nelson hit a game-winning shot with seconds remaining on the clock. With just under four seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied at 72, the Pointers drove down the ... Read More »

Students Weigh in on Granite Peak Expansion Discussion

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As the debate surrounding a proposed $54 million expansion of Granite Peak on Rib Mountain continues, students at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point say they understand both sides of the discussion. Granite Peak officials unveiled plans to expand the ski hill last year, which would add an additional 150 acres to the resort. The company currently leases 385 acres from ... Read More »

Shop Locally for Holiday Gifts that Keep Giving

Downtown Stevens Point has a variety of shops and boutiques where holiday shoppers can find gifts or all kinds. Photo by Mary Knight.

The best place for students to holiday shop this season is right down the street. The downtown area of Stevens Point is home to many local businesses that are better for both the environment and the community than larger rival companies. Shopping for gifts locally generates 70 percent more economic activity than shopping at a big box store. Downtown Stevens ... Read More »

Jill Stein Raises Green for a Recount

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Jill Stein, member of the Green Party and recent presidential nominee, is calling for a recount. To question the current election results, Stein has raised over $6.5 million dollars to fund recount elections in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to her campaign website. The recounting was kickstarted because Stein thought the elections were swayed by “cyber hacking,” according to Time ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Men’s and Women’s Basketball Stays Hot

Junior goalie Max Milosek was credited with scoring his first career goal as a Pointer against UW-River Falls on Friday, Dec. 2 at K.B. Willett Arena in Stevens Point, Wis, Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

Men’s Hockey Adds Two More Wins On Dec. 2, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point junior goalie Max Milosek recorded his third career shutout while also scoring a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory over UW-River Falls. Late in the first period, sophomore Tanner Karty got the scoring on the way for the Pointers giving UWSP a 1-0 lead that ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Early Win Streak Ends For Women’s Basketball

Senior guard Lauren Anklam has scored 18 points in the last two games. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

Women’s Basketball Suffers First Loss after Defeating Lakeland On Nov. 22, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point women’s basketball team slid past Lakeland College by a score of 40-36. Senior Lauren Anklam, junior Mickey Roland and freshman Bre Richter each dropped in seven points for the Pointers to help move the team’s record to 4-0. The Pointer bench played a vital ... Read More »

How Can You Donate to Standing Rock?

Photo by Alexa Dickson.

With cold weather approaching and the pipeline unfinished, donations are being sent to those protesting the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Protests of the pipeline have been in effect since 2014, but recent media  coverage has created a large support system of those who are standing in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Recently, water cannons used by ... Read More »

Look Into Sports: Women’s Basketball Firing On All Cylinders

Senior guard Autumn Hennes was awarded the Pointers Tip-Off Tournament Most Outstanding Player after scoring 43 points during the weekend tournament. Photo by Kylie Bridenhagen.

UWSP Men’s Hockey Suffers First Loss After Hot Start Led by senior Trace Strahle’s two goal outing, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s hockey team claimed 6-3 a victory over Marian on Nov. 18. The Pointers tallied two goals in each period of the game. Sophomore Stephan Beauvais knocked in UWSP’s first goal at 6:10 into the opening period. Soon ... Read More »