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Restrictions Removed for Elk Hunting Seasons in Wisconsin

On Oct. 25, the Department of Natural Resources’ board eliminated previously set guidelines for establishing elk hunting seasons in Wisconsin, in favor of less arbitrary rules and more flexibility. Prior to the change, elk herds in Wisconsin had to reach a specific population before harvesting permits could be issued. Additionally, permits would have had to have been issued for five ... Read More »

A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals

The Schmeeckle Candlelight Hike Festival took place on Oct. 27. This year’s theme was “A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals.” The festival, which started back in 2005, has taken on many different themes including prehistoric Schmeeckle and underwater Schmeeckle. Emma Phifer, graduate assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve, said, “It is always a challenge to choose a theme. It ... Read More »

Sustainable Humans of Point: Jazmine Bevers

Jazmine Bevers is a senior communications and forestry management major. What does sustainability mean to you? It means creating a world that can sustain not only humans but every other living thing on it as well as its resources through technology, inclusivity and diversity. Why do you think sustainability is important? I think it’s important because we are living on ... Read More »

Sustainable Humans of Point: Hanna Zakrzewski

What does sustainability mean to you? It means understanding where my resources come from and appreciating the processes it took for them to get to me. It means being mindful and critical of my local and global community, whether it be environmental or social issues. It’s living a life that keeps myself and others happy and healthy.   Why do ... Read More »

I’ve Got 99 Problems and Parking Shouldn’t Be One!

Many students experience frustration and confusion when it comes to parking on campus. Students that have purchased parking passes for the year are having problems finding parking spots. Roughly 2,000 parking permits sold and only 1,600 parking spaces available. The overselling of parking passes is not new but has once again caused tremendous frustration for students. Some weeks ago, Parking ... Read More »

Carcass Tags No Longer Required for Deer Hunters

The recently passed 2017-2019 biennial budget for Wisconsin included a statutory change which eliminates the need for hunters to use deer and turkey carcass tags. “The main message is you do not need to validate and attach a carcass tag, you still need to carry proof that you have a tag, or license, or authorization to hunt deer where you ... Read More »

UWSP Math Department Provides Tutoring for Community

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point math department is offering a free service to local students in the area. In the Fall of 2015, the math department started a free math tutoring program for local junior high and high school students as well as home-schooled students for both the fall and spring semesters. Prior to the start of this program, the ... Read More »

Pointers Ready to Dive In to New Season

The Pointer’s swim and dive team dove into its long season on Saturday, Oct. 21, when it traveled to take on UW-Eau Claire. “Going into our first meet, it’s been a wonderful fall thus far,” head coach Al Boelk said. “We have a wonderful freshmen class.” This year’s team is dominated by freshmen, with 18 on the men’s side and ... Read More »

UWSP Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month and the Office of Sustainability has put together a calendar of local events to help the community celebrate. Claire Gorman, junior health promotions and wellness major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the student special events coordinators for the Office of Sustainability. She has been helping to compile the events listed in the calendar ... Read More »

Waterski and Wakeboard Club Makes Splash

As most students are aware, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers an incredibly wide variety of clubs to join, appealing heavily to the immense range of interests across the student body. One club that has achieved the Stevens Point Involvement Network’s main goal of a tight-knit bond and a fun environment over the past several years is the Water ski ... Read More »