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Transgender Housing Protections Signed Into Law

On Aug. 14, the Stevens Point Public Protection Committee met to discuss, not only a change in the housing law, but a change in many people’s lives. Robert Steinke, a Plover resident, brought the request of having specific protection be added to the housing laws to better defend transgender individuals. The change had no objections and became official on Aug. ... Read More »

Students and Staff Reflect on Passing of Dean Cirmo

Christopher Cirmo, 63, was the dean of the College of Letters and Science until his unexpected passing in May. Cirmo passed away on May 26 while jogging, according to the Stevens Point Journal. He had served as the Dean of the College of Letters and Science since 2009. “Eric Yonke took over as current acting dean,” said Todd Good, the associate ... Read More »

College and High School Students Learn Through Connections Project

High school students from across the state traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, May 5, to talk about literature, get a taste of the college experience and make connections with each other. Throughout the spring semester, students from Menasha, Adams-Friendship and Madison La Follette high schools collaborated with UWSP English 381 students on the Connections Project. Initiated ... Read More »

Spring into Wisconsin’s Conservation Hearings

Over 5,000 people attended the 2017 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings which were held Monday, April 10. The public hearings were held simultaneously in all 72 counties and allowed citizens to comment and provide their input on proposed changes to fish and wildlife regulations, as well as Natural Resources Board advisory questions and ... Read More »

International Club Moving Forward After Losing Two Key Advisors

Two key advisors for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point International Club will be stepping down after this year. Marcia Mace and Remya Sarma-Traynor will both be leaving the International Club after advising it for 10 years. Mace is not only leaving, but is retiring completely from the university. Sarma-Traynor is leaving the International Club with Mace, but is not leaving ... Read More »

Law Preventing Women from Living Together Debunked

There is a long-standing rumor that in Stevens Point it is illegal for eight or more unrelated women to live together. The law is believed to have been put in place to prevent brothels from existing in the city. The rumors have been proven false. There is no documentation of any such law existing in Stevens Point, or in Wisconsin ... Read More »

Hungry Students Try Cooking for Change

The semester’s last Cooking for Change was held on Tuesday, May 2.  The workshop wrapped up a semester long project geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of nutrition. The workshops started as a pilot program, and are put on by the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, which partnered with the Student Health Advocate Committee. The Student Health Advocate Committee was ... Read More »

Harvard Resistance School to Combat Trump’s Administration

Harvard University’s Kennedy School graduate students have founded the Resistance School in an effort to help America push back against the Trump Administration in skill-based way. “Practical Skills for Taking Back America” is the school’s slogan and the first lesson given on April 5 drew hundreds of people in person and upwards of 15,000 online from all 50 states and 20 ... Read More »

Appleton Residents Join National March for Science

On April 22, Earth Day, residents of Appleton and the surrounding area participated in the national March for Science. Over 400 people met at Lawrence Chapel at Lawrence University to listen to organizers of the event, local science teachers and people who work in science-related industries, discuss the importance of promoting science. Speeches were given about the history of Earth ... Read More »

Another Successful Year of Trivia

On April 21, 22 and 23 the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s college radio station, 90FM,  hosted another successful year of the world’s largest trivia contest, Trivia 48: The Royalty of Contests. The team named Festivus for the Rest of Us took first place for the second year in a row with 19,360 points. Dad’s Computers: PC control and Trivial Fursuit: Furple ... Read More »