Former UWSP Student Shot and Killed in Stevens Point

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At approximately 7:48pm on March 17, The Stevens Point Police Department responded to a call of possible gunshots fired. A former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student was shot within blocks of campus in what police are calling a suspected drug deal. The victim, Deonta M. Lezine, died on March 25. The shooting occurred in the 2700 block of Fifth Avenue, ... Read More »

Students Exposed to Native American Culture


As part of an alternative spring break trip, students traveled to the Lakota Native American reservation in South Dakota and spent the week volunteering for the community. The trip was offered through the Student Involvement and Employment Office on campus. After going on an alternative spring break trip to Texas in 2015, Ava Barr applied to be a student leader on this ... Read More »

New Major to be Offered at UWSP

Chancellor Bernie Patterson accepting the check from Sentry Insurance.
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Sentry Insurance recently donated 4 million dollars to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point which will be used to create a new major. By 2016, data analytics will be added to the list of available majors at UWSP. Data analytics focuses on analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Chancellor Bernie Patterson has made it clear that, legally, the donation cannot be ... Read More »

Wisconsin Lawmakers Aim to “Ban the Ban” on Plastic Bags

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Instead of furthering the movement to eliminate plastic bags from communities and businesses, Wisconsin law-makers are pushing a new bill that would make a world without plastic impossible. Senate Bill 601 would prohibit a community from regulating “containers” made of plastic, paper, cardboard, metal and glass. This would  halt the current anti-bag trend. The bill was approved by the state Assembly ... Read More »

Manitowoc Students React to “Making a Murderer”

A second Making A Murderer might be happening.
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Ever since the documentary series “Making a Murderer” was released on Netflix, residents of Manitowoc County have been experiencing serious backlash. The focus of the series is on Steven Avery, a resident of Manitowoc County, who was accused of murdering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach in 2005. The uncertainty of his guilt has sparked controversy across the country. Cole Cayemberg, sophomore forest management major,  is currently ... Read More »

Distinguished Speaker Challenges Gender Perception on Campus

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Most people have a cut and dry viewpoint on what gender means to them, but writer and activist Julia Serano believes there’s a lot more to gender than meets the eye. Serano recently gave a lecture on campus revolving around perception and gender entitlement called “I’ll See It When I Believe It” which tackled hard hitting topics regarding gender entitlement. ... Read More »

Human Trafficking Experts Come to Point

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery.
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The UWSP chapter of International Justice Mission invited local human trafficking experts to educate students about labor and sex trafficking. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, with an estimated 21 million people worldwide becoming enslaved in this $32 billion business every year. Perpetrators of human trafficking use force, fraud or coercion to enslave people. By choosing vulnerable individuals, ... Read More »

Gov. Walker Cuts $8 Million from Planned Parenthood

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Gov. Scott Walker has recently signed legislation that will cut millions of dollars in the public funding which serves 60,000 individuals through Planned Parenthood services. One of the billssigned at “Life’s Connection,” a counseling clinic in Waukesha, restricts how much Planned Parenthood can be reimbursed for prescription drugs. Since lower reimbursement rates are offered to clinics linked to abortion services, Planned ... Read More »

New Law Gives More Freedom to Landlords

Landlords in Wisconsin now have more power over their tenants. 
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A law was recently passed that limits local control over the safety requirements of rental units, ultimately giving more leeway to landlords. Meleesa Johnson, director of solid waste management for Marathon County, is the fifth district alderperson for Stevens Point. Johnson explains that prior to this law the city was able to inspect rental units in order to ensure that ... Read More »

Students Delve into the ‘Chocolate Factory’

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Courtesy of Centertainment, students were able to experience the magic of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory right here on campus. Students gathered at the Dreyfus University Center to eat tomato soup, roast beef and baked potatoes. The students were later treated to an assortment of desserts, including a chocolate fountain, as they watched the original Willy Wonka and the ... Read More »