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Duffy Conducts Town Hall Meeting in Point

Congressman Sean Duffy visited the Stevens Point area to take questions and concerns from the people he represents here in Wisconsin. Congressman Duffy, who has made it clear he is not a member of the millionaire congressman club, has been holding what his team calls “Coffee with a Congressman” since he was elected to fulfill the promise he made during ... Read More »

Prop 8 Held Unconsitutional- Rightly So

The past seven days has provided many different topics that I could have commented on, from the decision by the Komen Foundation to withhold funding from Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings, and their subsequent reinstatement of grants after massive social outrage. Or I could have brought up the decision by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg to not hold a ... Read More »

Normal Heart: A NFAC Production

AIDS. Many of us are familiar with this term and probably know about the AIDS crisis that began in the 1980s–but do we really know? In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS crisis, Steven Trovillion Smith, professor and director of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Theater and Dance program, is bringing “The Normal Heart” to the ... Read More »

Normal Heart: A NFAC Production

AIDS. Many of us are familiar with this term and probably know about the AIDS crisis that began in the 1980s–but do we really know? In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS crisis, Steven Trovillion Smith, professor and director of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Theater and Dance program, is bringing “The Normal Heart” to the ... Read More »

The Grammy Awards: Our Picks

Generally, The Grammy Awards are predictable and showcase a small variety of music. Along with this being the first year where the recording academy has reduced the number of categories from 109 down to 78, it seems as if they are broadening their nominations, making the possible winners less expected. The Indie world is well represented this year, with Bon ... Read More »

The Artist – Film Review

The comedy-drama “The Artist” is an incredibly delightful film experience that bubbles with nostalgia, saluting the silent film era. Director Michael Hazanavicius had the daunting task of delivering a silent film (there is music, however) that pulsates with life for a loud, impatient world that frequently enjoys movies that arrive in theatres dead on arrival. He succeeded completely. Even sans ... Read More »

Tofu and You

As a child, I didn’t accept the fact that humans weren’t carnivorous. I didn’t know that vegetables weren’t out to poison me.  It took me quite a few years to understand that there are some people that didn’t eat like I liked to eat and now in college, I’ve actually made friends with some of “them.” They are, gasp, vegetarians! ... Read More »

The Five Guys of Drinking

Alcohol affects everyone differently. Half the fun of going to parties is trying to spot the various personalities that people take on once you pump enough of grandpa’s ole cough medicine in them. I have done a lot of independent research in my three semesters of college and I have managed to classify many of the drinkers I have come ... Read More »

I Feel like Dancing

Whether your life is devoted to dancing in front of a crowded audience or you secretly jam out in the privacy of your own home, Friday Forums offer a little something for everyone. Taking place every Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Noel Fine Arts Center Dance Studios, students of any major share a style of dance or a topic ... Read More »