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International Dinner: 47 Years of Making Connections

UWSP students wearing their beautiful dresses at the International Dinner 2017. Photo courtesy of Jacob Peichuan Ji

On Saturday, April 8, students from all over the world united to celebrate diversity at the 47th Annual International Dinner. This year’s dinner theme, “Destinations: Off the Beaten Path,”  was chosen to recognize that some of the most beautiful aspects of a country lie off the beaten path. The dinner is a celebration of the diversity of students who attend ... Read More »

The Pointer Names Successor to Current Editor-in-Chief

Photo courtesy of Genevieve Adamski.

The Pointer has chosen Genevieve Adamski, environment editor, to take over as editor-in-chief for the 2017-2018 school year. Adamski is currently a junior natural resources planning major, with an emphasis in social policy sciences and conservation planning, and a sustainable energy minor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She began working for the publication in January 2016, and has continued to ... Read More »

Students Forced to Stay on Campus Next Year

Dorms on campus, such as Steiner Hall, are great places. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

Living on campus, or at least paying to live on campus, will be required for sophomore students as well as freshman beginning next year. Currently, it is required for traditional freshman students to live in the residence halls for their first year. Although many return to the dorms, a portion of upperclassmen move off-campus in their preceding years of school. ... Read More »

Local Pregnancy Centers Offer Drastically Different Services

Outside of First Choice. Photo by Samantha Stein

On Division Street in Stevens Point, there are two family planning facilities that are dramatically different in the services they provide. Delzell Hall on campus offers family planning services as well, but for varying reasons, Delzell is not always the go-to choice for family planning services. Delzell’s services are also only accessible to those currently enrolled at the university. The first of the ... Read More »

Republican Healthcare Fails Trump’s Administration

Woman protesting the GOP Healthcare bill. Photo courtesy of commondreams.org

On Friday, March 24, following President Trump’s repeated campaign promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA or Obamacare, the GOP Healthcare bill fell through after facing opposition within the Republican party. The bill formally referred to as the American Health Care Act, also known as AHCA or Obamacare-lite, was created to replace the ... Read More »

Clean Water’s Continued Controversy in Portage County

GCAC subcommittee meeting at the Lincoln Center. Photo by Connor Schoelzel

On Thursday, March 30, the second public meeting of the Groundwater Protection Ordinance subcommittee began with a proposition to postpone meetings for several months. The group is a special limited term subcommittee of the Portage County Groundwater Citizen Advisory Committee. The committee is charged with analyzing an ordinance brought to the county by citizens of New Hope. The ordinance aims ... Read More »

Congress Repeals FCC Internet Privacy Rules

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Congress voted on March 28 to overturn unimplemented broadband privacy rules created five months ago by the Federal Communications Commission. The rules would have required internet service providers to ask consumers before they collect personal information to be sold and to disclose what data was collected and shared. A repeal means that internet service providers will be able to gather ... Read More »

Controversy Continues over Blood Donation Eligibility

A patient gets blood drawn to be screened as a blood donor at Transit Center. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia

Donating blood helps transfusion recipients receive the blood they need. A lesser known fact is that not everyone is eligible to participate in this act. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point holds two blood drives per semester. The next drive will be held on April 25-26 in the Dreyfus University Center. Each semester two agencies, The Blood Center of Wisconsin and ... Read More »

Dutch Trump Pushes Far-Right Politics in Europe

Geert Wilder, the "Dutch Donald Trump". Photo provided by Wikimedia Commons

Geert Wilder, a far-right conservative politician from the Netherlands, has been the head of an anti-immigration shift in the political climate in Europe. Although Wilder lost the election in mid-March for Prime Minister, the anti-Islamist Party for Freedom’s candidate was a serious threat to the incumbent, Mark Rutte. The Netherlands is a historically liberal country that has been welcoming to immigrants ... Read More »

UWSP Hosts Panel Discussion on Sustainability in Agriculture

From left to right: Joel Kuehnhold, Taylor Christiansen, Kim Bremmer, Dr. Jacob Prater, and Dr. Krishna Roka. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

On Wednesday March 29, student organizations Meat Free SP and the Land Conservation Society hosted a panel discussion about sustainability in agriculture in the Alumni room. The panel consisted of five individuals from varying farming backgrounds including Krishna Roka and Jacob Prater, assistant professors of environmental sociology and soil waste resources, respectively. Also present were representatives of Lonely Oaks Farm, ... Read More »