Arts and Entertainment

Popcorn, Panels and Perspective

Panel discussion after the showing of the 13th. Photo by Kathryn Wisniewski

The Black Student Union hosted a film showing of the documentary, The 13th, on Tuesday night in collaboration with Sigma Delta Rho and Sigma Tau Delta. The film investigated the social and political repercussions on the African American community in the wake of the abolishment of slavery by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. After the showing, there was a ... Read More »

Album Review: Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers

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Corinne Bailey Rae recently released her third studio album, “The Heart Speaks in Whispers,” in 2016. Bailey Rae is a British R&B artist originally from Leeds, England. Her debut into the music world was over a decade ago with her self-titled album in 2006, which earned her a Grammy nomination at the beginning of her career. Between each of her ... Read More »

Put Your Middle School Recorder To Use

Oscar C. Noetzel jamming out with some friends. Photo provided by Oscar C Noetzel

Centertainment’s first ever jam session invites musicians of all instruments to collaborate with others for a casual night of musical improvisation. Bringing any instrument such as a ukulele, harmonica, guitar, piano, accordion, cajon, recorder or didgeridoo is encouraged. Bridget Pintz, senior arts management major and alternative sounds coordinator for Centertainment, created the event to provide a space where musicians with ... Read More »

Have Sex on the Mind?

Professor Heather Molenda-Figueira giving her presentation on the psychology of sex. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

On Thursday night Heather Molenda-Figueria, assistant professor at the department of psychology, hosted a lecture that every student on campus has questions about: “The Psychology of Sex.” All 14 rows within the Dreyfus University Center’s theater were full to understand the psychology of sex, attraction and arousal. “Sexual orientation is the direction of a person’s sexual feelings,” stated Molenda-Figueria at the ... Read More »

Humans Of Point

Photo by Lhea Owens.

Victoria Philippon is a senior elementary education major. Do you believe in any superstitions like Ouija boards, ghosts, Bloody Mary etc. If so, what are they? I don’t believe in any types of superstitions like the ones you described. I’m a very skeptical person by nature. I like to see things with my own eyes before I believe them, and ... Read More »

Dive into the Cinematic Experience

Students swimming while watching the Little Mermaid. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Attending the movies is an exciting experience that transports viewers into new worlds. That experience was heightened Friday night by putting viewers neck-deep into a movie. Centertainment Productions hosted a dive-in movie on April 14 with a pool showing of Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Aquatic Center. Charity Hentges, late night program coordinator for Centertainment, ... Read More »

Omnos: A Peak At A Jazz Quintet

OMNOS Quintet members. Photo courtesy of Ryan Eick

Omnos, a unique, jazzy and timeless musical group, can be found in the heart of our very own Stevens Point. Four University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students and one alumnus created the jazz quintet: Zachary Finnegan, Jacob Opperman, Austin Bolden, Malakai Flynn and Adam Hatton. Zachary Finnegan, senior jazz studies performance and music education major and trumpet player for Omnos, said ... Read More »

Student Artists Gain Insights Through Scholarships

"Nocturnally" - 3' x 4.5' by Emma Krantz. Photo by Emma Krantz

As the academic year comes to a close, departments throughout the university are acknowledging excellence of the students within their programs in annual scholarship awards. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Department of Art and Design is no exception. The 2017 scholarship competition included 23 awards for students in every major. The winners were announced on April 2 at the Annual ... Read More »

Students Reflect on Danstage Experience with Eddy Ocampo

Danstage performers. Photo courtesy of Joan Karlen

Danstage, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s spring dance production, opened this past weekend after many hours and weeks of rehearsal and preparation. This year the faculty brought in special guest Eddy Ocampo, an internationally renowned contemporary choreographer and dance teacher who has created ballets in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Russia and throughout the U.S. Ocampo was a week-long guest, helping prepare ... Read More »

Joshua Hanyard: A Student Profile

Joshua Hanyard on stage. Photo by Munim Shah

Joshua Hanyard, junior communications major, debuted his comedy act in the Basement Brewhaus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus, which led to his opening for professional comedian, Chinedu Unaka. Hanyard was always interested in public speaking. He remembers attending church and being drawn to the format and structure of the sermons he heard. Hanyard was attracted to the way the ... Read More »