Arts and Entertainment

Light the Fuse: NowHere Design Conference

Keynote speaker Alex Center, a Brooklyn-based designer working for The Coca-Cola Company. Photo provided by Alex Center

NowHere is an annual graphic design conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The conference will take place on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. with a variety of events. Presentations will be given by alumni and professional designers. The conference also organizes workshops. All presentations are free to the public. Weekend pass tickets to the workshops are ... Read More »

It’s About Who You Know: PRSSA Hosts Networking Social

PRSS of America networking social in the DUC Legacy room. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Most jobs are a secret, meaning 80 percent of jobs never get posted and are found through Networking. Some students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point understood landing a job can truly be about who you know. Approximately 60 professionals and students met on March 15 for the first Networking Social, hosted by Public Relations Student Society of America. PRSSA ... Read More »

Local Bands Gain Experience in the Basement

Dre Bates performing in a basement party. Photo provided by Dre Bates

Artists David Lawrence and Jacob Ramsey, longtime best friends, are part of the hard rock band known as Jaded Living. Lawrence, a former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student, moved from Illinois to Stevens Point to pursue music and attend college. Lawrence plays the drums and is a member of two bands. Lawrence describes the other band he plays for, Soul ... Read More »

System-Wide Art Under Attack

Stevens Point Festival of the Arts, one of many things that is needed to create a bond in the community and  support culture. Photo courtesy of the NFAC facebook page.

Public universities across Wisconsin are feeling the struggle of budget cuts, and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point’s art department will again be under a new and smaller budget. Within the Noel Fine Arts Center, students can find unique architecture and student work displayed in the open lobby while music from an array of different instruments reverberates from the walls. ... Read More »

Album Review: KT Tunstall says “Here I Am” with KIN

KT Tunstall - KIN. Photo by Justin Higuchi

KT Tunstall’s “KIN” is the latest in her work from her past 5 internationally released albums. Tunstall is a Scottish rocker, originally from St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland but has relocated to California and traveled around the American southwest in the last 3 years. KT’s past music features similar styles and sound but “KIN” has a distinct folk feel to it. ... Read More »

Raw Talent Introduced To Campus

TIFU Dance Fall16', Photo provided by SPIN

Hip-hop dance, African dance, group dance, poetry, spoken word, rap and pieces from prompts received on spoken word nights were showcased at the TIFU Cultural Ensemble on March 11th at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The goal for the event was to provide a place for self expression and cultural richness. When asked what TIFU means, Kaija Miller-Kyles, junior psychology ... Read More »

Sydney Enzler: Takes One Grand Jeté At A Time

UWSP Dancer, Sydney Rose Enzler. Photo provided by Sydney Rose Enzler

When asking a few students from the dance department who would be a great dancer to profile one name consistently popped up in conversation, Sydney Enzler, senior dance major here at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Enzler, explained how she started dancing when she was 4 years old and ever since it has engulfed her entire world. “My aunt is ... Read More »

Humans Of Point

Photo by Lhea Owens.

Kourtney Witkowiak is a senior wildlife education major What is your favorite video game that has recently come out and why? How about we go with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard because I am a sucker for survival horror games. Resident Evil definitely went back to their roots with this new game, so it’s very pleasant to see the original kind ... Read More »

Better Yeti Is Best Yet

Better Yeti's epic performance at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Better Yeti cranked up the volume and blared clamorous music for a Thursday night campus groove fest. “We are going to have a party tonight, so I hope you’re ready,” John Hoel, saxophone player for Better Yeti, said. Unlike the conventional four-piece band, Better Yeti brings a party to the stage within the members themselves. Six musicians performed in the ... Read More »

Pointer Learns Truth About Journalism in San Francisco

Photo by Anyon Rettinger.

This past Thursday through Sunday Anyon Rettinger, our online editor, Genevieve Adamski, our environmental editor and myself had the pleasure of attending the 33rd Annual ACP National College Journalism Convention in San Francisco, California. To say the least, we were extremely excited not only to be able to get the chance to represent The Pointer at a national journalism conference, ... Read More »