Arts and Entertainment

Tofu and You

As a child, I didn’t accept the fact that humans weren’t carnivorous. I didn’t know that vegetables weren’t out to poison me.  It took me quite a few years to understand that there are some people that didn’t eat like I liked to eat and now in college, I’ve actually made friends with some of “them.” They are, gasp, vegetarians! ... Read More »

I Feel like Dancing

Whether your life is devoted to dancing in front of a crowded audience or you secretly jam out in the privacy of your own home, Friday Forums offer a little something for everyone. Taking place every Friday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Noel Fine Arts Center Dance Studios, students of any major share a style of dance or a topic ... Read More »

From a Simple Idea: A Month of Rewriting China

Taking a simple idea and building it into the upcoming showcase that will be put on by the College of Fine Arts and Communications Creates has been a year in the making. As an art history major, Ellen Larson took it upon herself to not only curate the exhibit, but to create a month full of programs and activities for ... Read More »

Cheesecake: It’s what’s for dessert

Since the Ancient Greeks over 2,700 years ago, the cheesecake has been pleasing taste buds all over the world. Cheesecakes come in all forms, from graham cracker crusts to sponge cake, flavored with berries and fruit to chocolate, made with cream cheese, ricotta or quark. The sheer amount of options will make almost anyone happy, but usually no one is ... Read More »

Music Student Honored in International Competition

The Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition, held once every four years, was recently held to promote new compositions for the harpsichord. Fifty compositions were submitted from musicians all across the globe, including from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Of those compositions, six winners were selected along with four honorable mentions, one being UWSP sophomore, Sebastian Petak. Petak, the ... Read More »

Concert Review: The Daredevil Christopher Wright

The Daredevil Christopher Wright sounds like the angsty son of Fleet Foxes and Simon and Garfunkel, who was sent to live with Vampire Weekend for most of his teen years. The band, comprised of brothers Jon and Jason Sunde and drummer Jesse Edgington, hails from Eau Claire, WI, a town that is quickly becoming a Midwest indie music Mecca. Their ... Read More »

Capsula- “In the Land of Silver Souls” Review

If you dig music that makes you want to jump, skip, hop, or rock the f*#@ out, Capsula is right up your alley. Pulling from multiple genres, it combines an array of styles, giving it quite an original feel. From their new album “In the Land of Silver Souls,” you immediately pick up an ancient punk/rock style that has awakened ... Read More »

Films as an Escape

It’s award season time and while The Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards are entertaining, the only one we really care about are the Academy Awards. Some people might have been surprised to see that “The Artist” won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it won the ... Read More »

Bon Iver: A Reflection of the Wisconsin Lifestyle

Wisconsin is a cold tundra-like land, home of beer farts, cow shit, “Happy Days” and, of course, the Green Bay Packers. We also have a pretty good history with cannibal serial killers… but let’s not get into that. Other than Chris Farley, Ed Gene, and Gene Wilder, Wisconsin has given life to one of the greatest modern folk musicians, Justin ... Read More »