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Jill Stein Raises Green for a Recount

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Jill Stein, member of the Green Party and recent presidential nominee, is calling for a recount. To question the current election results, Stein has raised over $6.5 million dollars to fund recount elections in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to her campaign website. The recounting was kickstarted because Stein thought the elections were swayed by “cyber hacking,” according to Time ... Read More »

A Brief Overview of the Dakota Access Pipeline

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If you are anything like a good number of Americans who have been suffering from post-election blues and feel estranged from the mainstream media, you might not be up to date on the conflict over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Before looking into the most recent news about the Dakota Access Pipeline, also known as DAPL, we must look into some ... Read More »

Light Bulbs Go Off for New Idea Center

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Placemaking, innovation and experiences – these are the three initiatives of Create Portage County, a group dedicated to bringing the arts to Stevens Point. This year, Create Portage County has put together the Idea Center, located in downtown Stevens Point. The Idea Center aims to be a community of innovators, designers, entrepreneurs and artists. The main goal of the Idea ... Read More »

Shifting Gears, Changing Communities

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Shifting Gears provides safe and inexpensive transportation by recycling abandoned and donated bicycles or restoring them for public purchase. The organization is a non-profit justice dedicated to securing the right relationships between offenders, victims and their communities through programs and practices. Shifting Gears has established relationships across central Wisconsin with police departments, businesses and individuals who donate bicycles on a ... Read More »

UWSP Library Hours Cause Study Struggles

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Albertson Hall offers students multiple resources, but the library’s hours fluctuate throughout the week due to budget cuts. Kathy Davis, dean of University College, said that staffing in the library is very thin on nights and weekends because of budget cuts. The use of the building is a priority when making decisions about open hours. “It’s always based on budget ... Read More »

Don’t Let Safety Stop at a Pin

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Because of the recent election, many minority groups are under emotional and physical threat.  A new symbol has emerged to show support for these groups: a safety pin. This safety pin movement initially began after the Brexit referendum results.  According to the New York Times, Great Britain saw a 57 percent rise in xenophobic incidents after they voted to leave ... Read More »

The Finals Countdown

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As the snow begins to hit the ground and hot chocolate begins to fill our mugs, another seasonal event draws near. Final exams are Dec. 16-22 this semester and will provide some panic amid all the festivity in the air. Urban Dictionary defines finals week as “the worst week of a college or high school student’s life.” This semester’s finals ... Read More »

Working On Campus Could Improve Academics

The SIEO homepage is a great resource for students searching for on campus employment opportunities. Photo by Mary Knight.

Working in college is now more frequent than not working in college. Michael Bialas, financial associate at Thrivent Financial, said the most successful people he encounters are those who work multiple jobs while in college. At the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, well over three thousand students work on campus in various positions, at all levels and in almost all departments. ... Read More »

Baby, It’s Warm Outside

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When we flip the calendar to November, we begin to anticipate the departure of autumn and the beginning of the infamous cold, Wisconsin weather. This year, however, the first weeks of November had us stowing our jackets and reaching for our shorts and sandals. Though the historical monthly average for Stevens Point is 42 degrees, we have seen highs in ... Read More »