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Pointer Football Ends Season with a Loss

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point football team played their final game Saturday against UW-Platteville. The Pioneers secured a season sweep of the Pointers with a 51-7 victory. Both teams struggled early, trading scoreless drives until late in the first quarter when the Pioneers capitalized on an 85-yard drive. Pioneers’ junior quarterback John Kelly completed a 13-yard pass to sophomore ... Read More »

WIST and Integrated Paper Services Reach Understanding

​”The agreement is between the Wisconsin Institute of Sustainable Technology (WIST) or essentially the university, and Integrated Paper Services, Inc. (IPS) to jointly market and operate services to the paper industry using the pilot paper machine and associated equipment with that machine,” said Paul Fowler, executive director of WIST. According to www.IPStesting. com, “Integrated Paper Services, Inc. is an independent ... Read More »

Legos® of the Future

A few weeks ago in a Forest Entomology lecture my mind was blown when I learned that trees communicate stress with allelochemicals. And now that I had finally come back to reality – POW! Mind blown again! This time it was a conversation with Erik Singsaas, research director for the Wisconsin Institute of Sustainable Technology (WIST) and associate professor at ... Read More »

City Faces Lawsuit over CenterPoint Mall

The owner of Center Point Mall has filed a lawsuit against the city of Stevens Point to halt its condemnation and return development control to Third Court LLC, a Valley Bank of Iowa entity. The City of Stevens Point along with the Community Development Authority (CDA) have deemed the site “blighted” (in need of removal) and are seeking to demolish ... Read More »

Recall Effort Begins on Campus

  Students kicked off the Recall Walker campaign Tuesday night in the Encore of the Dreyfus University Center to the bluegrass music of the Back Alley Blossoms. November 15 was the opening day for signing petitions calling for Governor Scott Walker’s recall and, if the movement collects enough signatures (roughly 540,000 statewide) Walker will have to go through another election ... Read More »

OccuPOINT demonstrators urge others to “move their money.”

“Move your money” was the catch phrase Saturday as OccuPOINT protestors rallied on the sidewalk in front of Chase Bank. Those at the rally hoped to inspire others to move their money from big banks into smaller credit unions. “These banks are underhandedly deceiving the people who trust them,” said Randy Brown, a mathematics student at UWSP. “[They are responsible ... Read More »

Modern Warfare 3: A How-To

Video games are often the best option we have when we want to escape from this dark and depressing world. They allow us to release tension, focus on something less trivial, and hone skills that can serve us for the rest of our lives. However, video games can often become so engrossing the player can become addicted and obsessed. They ... Read More »

Veterans Share Diverse War Experiences in Discussion

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) have put together a series of public events entitled “Visions of War” to share the experiences of United States veterans. The free to the public collaboration opened Monday, Nov. 7, on the MSTC campus with a panel discussion. Four guest speakers who fought in various wars throughout recent history shared ... Read More »

Capturing the Moment

Accomplished film directors do not only appear in Hollywood, as demonstrated this past weekend at the 6th annual Central Wisconsin Film Festival. The festival included award winning independent films from short films, to documentaries and feature films. Each of these productions were picked from submissions based on quality filmmaking craft, uniqueness of concept and vision, original subject matter, entertaining stories ... Read More »