Arts and Entertainment

Culture Fest Will Show Diversity in Portage County

Games, music and food from the cultures in Portage County come to life on Saturday, May 12, at Stevens Point Area Senior High. The festival, with over 100 different activities spread out through the high school, is designed for all ages and is completely free. The festival costs roughly $40,000 to run each year and is made possible by in-kind ... Read More »

Saving the Penokees, One Festival at a Time

What better way to celebrate the end of yet another school year than a day filled with eclectic live music and local food and drink for a costly price of nada? The Save the Penokee Springfest raised awareness of the effects of mining in northern Wisconsin, particularly the potential mine in the Penokee Mountains near Mellon, WI. The 12-hour-long festival ... Read More »

“Cabin in the Woods” Film Review

The “Cabin in the Woods’” ad campaign played on many of the age-old plot lines of the stale genre that horror has become. One of which was the classic situation of five friends going into the woods for a fun, sex-filled, inebriated, drug-induced weekend, only to find something horrible and terrifying awaiting them. The plot seems straightforward enough, but leave ... Read More »

Women in Theatre: The New Cry for Awareness

This past Saturday, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point celebrated women in theatre. It first started at 5 p.m. in the Noel Fine Arts Center with the “One Woman Show” performed by Emma Kennedy, a senior acting major. This somewhat of a celebration concluded in the same theatre (Lecture Hall 221) with the “The Vagina Monologues.” After taking a ... Read More »

The Fringe- a Festival of Theatre

They wrote the scripts, they directed the shows, they created the set – heck, they pulled off an entire theatre production. Players is a student-run organization that puts on theatrical productions completely designed, performed and directed by students. Members can submit their ideas for productions and Players helps with funding, advertisement and other support to make the shows a success. ... Read More »

“Syncopation” Published by Cornerstone Press

On Tuesday, April 24, Cornerstone Press, a student-run publishing company, hosted a book launch for Author Elizabeth Caulfield Felt’s historical novel “Syncopation.” The launch began at 8 p.m. in The Encore at the Dreyfus University Center (DUC) and included a brief reading and book signing. Cornerstone Press is actually English 349: Editing and Publishing, a class in the English department ... Read More »


One bad apple ruins the bunch is the old adage. One bad restaurant ruins almost the entire reputation of an entire culture’s food.  That being said, Mexican food and its derivatives have gotten a bad rap because of fast food places selling Americanized pieces of culture, a dollar for a taco.   As a kid, I thought tacos were the ... Read More »

London’s Like That: Observations from a Student Abroad

Michelangelo, Monet, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Velázquez. No, this isn’t a list of the artists I need to brush up on (no pun intended) for an art history class. It’s a list of the artists whose works I’ve seen in London. In one day. In one museum. There’s one word to describe how I felt when I ventured into London’s National ... Read More »

Now Now – “Threads”: A Review

I’ve said a hundred times and I will keep on saying it, the Midwest is the best place for modern music. A music scene can really define a community and there is no better music scene right now then the one in Minneapolis. To provide evidence to my statement I present to you a band called Now, Now. Minneapolis based ... Read More »

Heck Quits, Joins CHL

After reading an article in last week’s issue of The Pointer, sophomore forward Kyle Heck of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point hockey team left the Pointer hockey team to play for the intramural College Hockey League. Heck is coming off of a season where he scored a team high 20 goals and 27 points for the Pointers. Heck declared a ... Read More »