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

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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

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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

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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 »

Students Have Beef With Vegan Meal Plan

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Starting in the fall of 2016, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will only provide vegan food options at all campus dining locations. The switch was not founded on the ideals of animal rights, instead the reasoning behind this meal plan is due to the positive health and environmental benefits of vegan diets. Veganism and vegetarianism often get confused, vegetarian diets do ... Read More »

Greek Life Receives Four Million Dollars


A donation of four million dollars has been made by Millennium Insurance to further develop Greek life on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. This donation has gotten mixed reviews from UWSP students, faculty, staff and community members. “Students in Greek life have high GPAs and seem to be more involved on campus compared to the rest of the student ... Read More »

Protective Services Report: 03/28/16


Monday, March 28: Female called to report a lost teddy bear. She stated there was a party last night, but does not remember anyone taking Tubby the Teddy Bear. Career Services staff wanted to talk to an officer about a student wanting to do an “odd” job.   Tuesday, March 29: Custodial staff called at 11:07 p.m. because they heard ... Read More »

Campus Coffee Ban Causes Outrage


Students on campus have been seen sleeping, screaming and crying in classrooms this past week and it is not because of their homework or exams. On March 28, Chancellor Bernie Patterson issued a ban on coffee consumption throughout the entire UWSP campus. The ban comes as a result of a Facebook quiz that the chancellor took titled “What Ridiculous Ban ... Read More »