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Pointers Set Out to Make an Impact

Every year students volunteer their time for a whole weekend with the common goal of making an impact in Milwaukee. The InterCity Impact trip was organized by the student involvement and employment office, taking place April 15 through 17. Bitty O’Leary, junior elementary and special education major, is SIEO’s service coordinator. O’Leary helped to organize this semester’s service trip and explained the focus ... Read More »

Relay for Life: A Cause that Never Sleeps

Relay for Life is a large event put on by the American Cancer Society that takes place overnight to represent that cancer never sleeps. The purpose of the event is to honor lost loved ones, celebrate survivors, and support those currently fighting against cancer. Relay for Life raises an estimated $400 million across the country each year. The donations go towards ... Read More »

Beloved Faculty Member Leaves Campus

After 6 years as Writing Lab Coordinator, Paul Kratwell is leaving the position he loves to pursue a PhD in English at the University of Oregon. Kratwell’s contract at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ends in late June. He is excited about the opportunity to not only work towards his PhD, but serve as a teaching assistant at the University of ... Read More »

Sanders Holds Majority Youth Vote Nationwide

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have been neck and neck for most of the Democratic presidential primaries, but Sanders has held an overwhelming percentage of youth votes throughout the campaign. According to data provided by CNN Politics, Sanders won 82% of voters ages 18-29 in the Wisconsin primary. This number is substantial to Sanders’s win in Wisconsin, for this demographic ... Read More »

Primary Election Voting Proved Challenging for Students

Three hour lines and lots of confusion was how many students described their primary election experience. Jack Ivansek, legislative affairs director for the Student Government Association, explained that the long lines many experienced was most likely due to the amount of people who waited until the day of the election to register. He also believed the new photo ID law ... Read More »

Panama Papers Impact World, Currently Little Effect on USA

Involving the disclosure of 2.6 terabytes’ worth of confidential documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, the recent Panama Papers scandal is the biggest leak in world history, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ website. The released documents, covering almost 40 years of data, were leaked to Süddeutsche Zeitung, a German newspaper, by an anonymous “John Doe” over ... Read More »

Students Set Out to Make a Change

Every April students gather on campus to enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out to spend their day serving the community. This year, the volunteer event, Be the Change, will take place on Apr. 23 and is designed and coordinated by the Student Employment and Involvement Office. Candise Miller is SIEO’s volunteer coordinator and she feels that the event is a good way for ... Read More »

Differential Tuition to be Implemented on Campus

Starting in fall of 2016 differential tuition will incrementally be phased into students’ tuition bills. Katie Cronmiller, senior political science and psychology major, is the Student Government Association president and has helped to bring differential tuition to campus. According to Cronmiller, in the fall, freshman and sophomores will be paying an extra $200 in differential tuition, juniors will be paying $100 ... Read More »

Students Raising Awareness on Sexual Assault

This April, students will have the opportunity to participate in multiple events that will focus on bringing awareness to sexual assault. Ethan Cates, junior philosophy major, is a survivor of sexual assault. Cates felt inspired to create three different events on campus for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Originally started at the University of Minnesota, Cates has brought the campaign No ... Read More »

The Search for Summer Employment Gets Heated

Summer is an invaluable time of year for students to earn money and experience by taking on unique jobs and internships. Every year, employers may open the application process for competitive positions as early as November, although many choose to open applications in February or March, with the vast majority being posted or hired by April. Tana Route, senior biology ... Read More »