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Books For Hearts Spreads the Love of Reading to Local Children

This February, the Aspiring Educators Club collected money for a drive to equip local children with free books. Books for Hearts is a book drive that is run locally in Stevens Point. The Aspiring Educators Club of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point collected money to be given to the drive. The club then takes the money to use to purchase ... Read More »

DSC Gives Students Leadership and Career Experience

Since June of 2009, Dining and Summer Conferences has been completely student run. The shift to being a student run location has given students more control over their dining program and allowed students to introduce innovations that promote sustainable, local, farming and food practices. One of these innovations is called Green on the Go, this initiative offers students the opportunity ... Read More »

City Pushes for New Housing Arrangements for UWSP Students

Are Pointers really good neighbors? That was the million dollar question this week, and the answer received was not the answer we as Pointers should be proud of. Tori Jennings, First District Alder, has some thoughts on how Pointer students are currently and should be fitting into the community at large. Residents of Stevens Point have perceived students as disruptive ... Read More »

D2L to be Phased Out for New Canvas System

By June of 2020, Desire 2 Learn will be completely phased out and replaced by a new digital learning environment system called Canvas. The switch is being made to find a new digital learning environment to better meet student needs because the University of Wisconsin–System’s contract with D2L is expiring. Shifting from a learning management system like D2L to a ... Read More »

Justice Week Brings Awareness About Human Trafficking to UWSP

The International Justice Mission chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be hosting its annual Justice Week event this year on April 9-13 to shed light on modern day slavery to students on campus. The UWSP chapter was founded by individuals from the Campus Crusade for Christ. Since their creation, the chapter has hosted their own Justice Week at ... Read More »

Net Neutrality Leaves Rural Cities Behind

The repeal of net neutrality by the Federal Communications Commission in early December 2017 has a number of people questioning the future of their access to the internet. Since 1970, rules restricted corporate power over businesses and people using the internet. Since 2005, bans on blocking and throttling or slowing down content to users have existed. The repeal eliminates oversight ... Read More »

The Super Bowl is Over but AMVETS Still Asks You to #PleaseStand

The NFL denied ad space in their Super Bowl 53 program to the group American Veterans after the group declined to alter language about standing for the national anthem. The AMVETS ad featured two soldiers in uniform holding the American flag with the hashtag “#PleaseStand.” The message targets NFL players who have taken to kneeling during the national anthem over ... Read More »

Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands This Flu Season

This year’s flu season is reportedly worse than the last two and the vaccine doesn’t seem to be helping much. According to ABC news, this year’s flu season of 2017-18 surpassed the number of confirmed cases reported in the record breaking 2014-15 flu season. But the vaccine has yet to prove its efficacy. Jen Sorenson, director of Student Health Services, ... Read More »

Nominations Due for the University Staff Recognition Awards

Some staff members go above and beyond from their own workload, which is why the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point presents recognition awards. These awards aim to recognize faculty, academic staff and university staff members for their incredible work. Students have ideas for what makes these members so great. Some students believe that doing more than just normal duties makes them ... Read More »