Arts and Entertainment

Normal Heart: A NFAC Production

AIDS. Many of us are familiar with this term and probably know about the AIDS crisis that began in the 1980s–but do we really know? In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the AIDS crisis, Steven Trovillion Smith, professor and director of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Theater and Dance program, is bringing “The Normal Heart” to the ... Read More »

The Grammy Awards: Our Picks

Generally, The Grammy Awards are predictable and showcase a small variety of music. Along with this being the first year where the recording academy has reduced the number of categories from 109 down to 78, it seems as if they are broadening their nominations, making the possible winners less expected. The Indie world is well represented this year, with Bon ... Read More »

The Artist – Film Review

The comedy-drama “The Artist” is an incredibly delightful film experience that bubbles with nostalgia, saluting the silent film era. Director Michael Hazanavicius had the daunting task of delivering a silent film (there is music, however) that pulsates with life for a loud, impatient world that frequently enjoys movies that arrive in theatres dead on arrival. He succeeded completely. Even sans ... Read More »

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 »