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An Out of This World Comic Book Experience

Comics on the display racks. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

Galaxy Comics, Games & More, located on Clark Street in Stevens Point, is a store that welcomes gamers, comic book lovers and new comers. The store has been open for more than 25 years and offers various products such as disc golf supplies, darts, collectible card games, miniature games, board games and comics. Their website also said the store hosts ... Read More »

Neil Gorsuch Approved as Supreme Court Justice

President Donald Trump introducing Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee at the White House, January 2017. Photo provided by wikipedia

On April 7, President Trump’s nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, was confirmed by the senate to become the 113th justice of the United States Supreme Court. This is the second presidential nomination to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. The first nominee, Judge Merrick Garland was nominated by former President Obama in March 2016. Senate Republicans did not ... Read More »

Michigan Ordered to Replace Water Lines to Flint

Contaminated water. Photo provided by wikimedia commons

The state of Michigan has been ordered to fund the replacement of water lines within the city of Flint to finally provide adequate and drinkable water to the city’s residents. This demand comes after years of building concern for the water’s quality and harmful lead levels. Flint’s water issue has grown since an initial complaint in 2014, following the state’s ... Read More »

Enrollment Down 7.4 Percent From Last Year

UWSP admissions social media blasts. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Current enrollment at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is 8,567. For comparison, in fall 2013 enrollment was at 9,643. Roughly a 1,100 difference over the span of three school years. However, the drop from fall 2015 to fall 2016 steeps from 9,255 students, about a 7.4 percent drop in enrollment. Which is proportionally the largest annual decline from UW system ... Read More »

Segregated Fees Survive the Budget For Now

Jordan Farrell and other SGA members at work. Photo courtesy of Samantha Stein.

Segregated fees have survived. Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal suggested making these fees optional, which would have been the end of most student organizations and other services across campus. The Student Government Association at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has worked to educate the student population and organize rallies and effective protests. Jordan Farrell, junior natural resources planning and political ... Read More »

Destination Imagination: Teamwork at Its Best

Students of all ages compete in different challenges. Photo by Samantha Stein

Every April, thousands of people from all over Wisconsin come to Stevens Point for the state level competition of Destination Imagination, DI. The tournament involves teams of kids of all ages, from preschool to the university level, working together to accomplish a goal in an innovative and creative way. The DI websites calls it “an opportunity for kids to connect ... Read More »

Take Back the Night Unites with Denim Day

Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day. Photo by wikimedia commons

On April 26, two events aimed at ending interpersonal violence and rape culture will coincide: Take Back the Night and Denim Day. The event is being coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Women’s Resources Center in conjunction with the Student Government Association and Promoting Awareness–Victim Empowerment. The event will start outside of Old Main at 5 p.m. Participants will ... Read More »

Students Advocate to End Human Trafficking and Slavery

Stop Human Trafficking billboard. Photo by wikimedia commons

Here on campus, the International Justice Mission group meets on a weekly basis to plan events and discuss topics related to human trafficking and slavery. One of the big events that the organization plans is Justice Week, which occurred in the first week of April. Maggie Burie, sophomore communication science and disorders major, is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

Don’t Tread on Young Americans for Liberty

The Gadsden flag falls within the historical flags of America. Photo by wikimedia commons.

Steven Macherey is not a Libertarian, but he is the head of a small libertarian group called Young Americans for Liberty on campus. Macherey, senior communication major, became involved with the group to expand his network and meet people who are not satisfied with the status quo. Through the group, he attended a rally in Chicago, and was surprised to ... Read More »

Clothing, Comics and Tea on Clark Street

Patrons shopping for tea and flavored olive oils at Diversi-Tea. Photo by Samantha Stein

On April 1, three local businesses located on Clark Street  celebrated their anniversary month by welcoming customers to explore their stores during a block party. Owners of Assembly, Diversi-Tea LLC. and Galaxy Comics, Games & More banded together and helped advertise for one another. Raffle tickets were given to patrons which, once signed by employees at all three locations, could ... Read More »