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Curry: The Multinational Dish of Awesome

Curry. The mere mention of the name creates tremors in my stomach and a warm feeling spread to my tongue. It is in curry’s name I have suffered through a blindingly spicy, ridiculously delicious Indian curry and summited the flavor peaks of Mount Delectable Thai Green Curry. What I’m trying to say: curry is amazing. If you’re a bit unsure ... Read More »

True Life: I’m Addicted to Coffee

It’s hot, it smells good, it’s good enough to have every day, it makes us nervous, and it keeps us up all night. There are many reasons why we worship coffee, but is it really the coffee that we are all falling madly in love with, or is it the caffeine that is hidden inside?  Beginning the day with a ... Read More »

Solid Finish for the Wrestling Team at the Pointer Open

Several members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point wrestling team competed in the tournament style wrestling match held at Stevens Point Area Senior High Saturday. The individual based tournament fea­tured several other universities from the Midwest. In the 125-pound weight class, sophomore Lance Fabry finished fourth. UW-Oshkosh’s Zach Mueller finished first. The field also featured Point junior Jordan Poirier and ... Read More »

Pointer Volleyball Earns NCAA Division III Wild Card

After a second place finish in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point women’s volleyball team earned a wild card spot in the NCAA Division III tournament. The Pointers were the number one seed heading into the WIAC tournament Friday night. Point defeated UW-Platteville 3-1, and two-seeded UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Eau Claire 3-2. Both teams ... Read More »

Pointers’ Quick Start Not Enough To Stop the Titans

Saturday marked the last day the seniors of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point football team would step on Goerke Field as football players. The Pointers lost 38-24 on Senior and Parent’s Day to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s second best team, UW-Oshkosh. The loss comes a week after falling to the top ranked UW-Whitewater. The Titans were coming off a ... Read More »

Race-based grant qualifications to change

In the Wisconsin State Assembly last week, an amendment was put forth that would remove race as a requirement for Talent Incentive Program grants. The proposed amendment immediately drew support for Republicans and fire from Democrats. The Talent Incentive Program is a $4.4 million program that offers grants between $600 and $1800 to underprivileged students who are attending college in ... Read More »

Wisconsin Energy Outlook

How and from where do Wisconsinites get their electricity? Or as electricity junkies of the future will say, “Where’d you get those electrons, Rufus?” Wisconsin currently gets 60 percent of its electricity from coal. The majority (80 percent) of that coal is shipped in by railcar from Wyoming. Wisconsin’s coal consumption is just above the national average.  The second largest ... Read More »

Israel prepares a military strike on Iran, warning international community

Israel’s minister of defense, Ehud Barak, who is reportedly seeking cabinet support for a military strike against Iran, announced on Tuesday during an Israel Radio broadcast that if attacked, Israel’s home casualties would amount to no more than 500. The escalating rhetoric of war from Israeli officials is taken as a warning that the international community must prevent Iran’s access ... Read More »

Students and Swing States to Decide Next Election

If there was ever a year for Wisconsin college students to step up and be sure to vote for who they want to be president, next year is it. With predictions of a close presidential race already being made by Gallup, Wisconsin will be one of the major battlegrounds. Wisconsin is one of 12 “swing” states whose ultimate leaning towards ... Read More »

You never know who you might see in London!

London is in the top 20 largest cities in the world. This city is so diverse there is always someone new that you can meet. You never know in London, you might just pass shoulder to shoulder with someone famous. You can always hang out with Will and Kate like you see me doing. Just kidding, they are look-a-likes. There ... Read More »