Arts and Entertainment

Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

It is a rare gem that makes me want to read a book from beginning to end in one sitting, but I did just that with “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.” This novel is about Greg, who is forced to reunite with a girl he used to know because she is dying of cancer. Greg is less than ... Read More »

Phi Mu Alpha Celebrates 50 Years

The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity chapter at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point celebrated achieving 50 years of recognition on campus. As part of the celebrations on Friday, April 1, the Fraternity’s National President and UniServ Director with Indiana State Teachers Association Mark Lichtenburg spoke about the state of education and how education reform has impacted music education. His talk provided an opportunity for brothers of the fraternity to ask questions in an ... Read More »

Review: Waking Up in “Coma”

Despite the fact that video games are an interactive medium, I often find myself put off by games that don’t provide enough structure. It could be that the past few years as a college student have made me less liberal with my free time, and the idea of making a seemingly infinite commitment to a game like “Minecraft” seems horrifying ... Read More »

Danstage Showcases Dance Talents

This year, Danstage will premiere a ballet set with live music along with the other performances for the night. “The dance program is excited to present Danstage in a new format this year,” said Joan Karlen, professor of dance. “The performance includes six shorter works, each distinct and entertaining.” The Department of Theatre and Dance will be featuring the works ... Read More »

Trump Plans to Hold Rally at UWSP Campus

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has confirmed that he will be stopping in Stevens Point to hold a rally in hopes of gaining support from the student demographic of Wisconsin. Trump will be conducting his rally on April 1 at 2 p.m. on the sundial. He urges students to remain as peaceful and accepting as he is. “There’s no violence, ... Read More »

Library Closed Over Midterms

After much deliberation Harper Lee, the head librarian, decided to close the Center for Learning Resources during midterms. The number of students who use the library has not been sufficient to keep the building open according to recent statistics gathered by Lee. “Students have not been taking advantage of the resources we offer such as free tutoring and vast research databases, therefore we have ... Read More »

New Emoji Grading System Implemented on Campus

A new grading scale will be put into effect beginning Friday, April 1. In an effort to advance grading into the 21st Century, students’ grades will now come in the form of emojis. These emojis will range from heart-eyed faces to a pile of poop. Instead of having a range of letters, there will be a range of emojis, which ... Read More »

UWSP Approves Race Walking as Newest Varsity Sport

With Rio de Janeiro hosting the 2016 Olympic Games this summer, there has been an overwhelming interest in new sports for UWSP students to participate in, with the utmost interest being in race walking. Last fall, UWSP students polled to choose which new sport they thought should be added to the Pointer varsity athletics roster and race walking passed with ... Read More »