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No Need to Fear, the University is Here

As of June 30, 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will no longer be carrying the Geography and Geology Department. UWSP has embarked on a new journey regarding losing and gaining majors for the ever growing needs of students here on campus. Enrollment in the last four years has decreased 15 percent. In the 10 county high school regions surrounding ... Read More »

University Tops Rankings In Green Honor Roll

With bike racks found around every corner and students able to make their own compost pile, it is no surprise the university could be labeled environmentally friendly. However, the college has managed to take it a step further. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point received a rating of 99, the highest possible from The Princeton Review Green College Honor Roll of ... Read More »

What You Need to Know about DACA

Starting in early September, President Trump ordered an end to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program established by the Obama Administration. DACA, is a policy that protects undocumented immigrants under the age of 16. The children are eligible to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and could also be eligible for a work permit. Those ... Read More »

Is Yoga Appropriation? It’s an Ongoing Conversation

Yoga studios with names like, “Holy Cow Yoga Center,” located in Charleston, South Carolina, make light of Hinduism’s religious beliefs and traditions, while advertising as, “a unique studio dedicated to recovering what we believe to be the essence of yoga.” Those from Western cultures who practice yoga may be looking for a strict definition of appropriation, but a non-subjective definition ... Read More »

Adult Literacy Program Proves It Is Never too Late to Learn

A local program here in the Stevens Point community is helping members of the community. Or in this case, helping adults that are looking for help in basic math or English literacy. The Portage County Literacy Council is a nonprofit organization located on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. The mission of the Portage County Literacy Council is to help ... Read More »

Debot Renovation Plans Revealed

Debot is set to be shut down for a year and renovated and revamped starting at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Students should mark their calendars for Friday, May 18, 2018, which is the day Debot will serve its last meal, according to Suzette Conley, the Director of Dining and Summer Conferences. After the last meal, all of ... Read More »

K-12 Program Progress or Decline?

Lawmakers of Wisconsin recently took a large step in the field of K-12 education, but was it a step backward or forward? A service for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Boards, Gov. Scott Walker insisted on a $648 million spending increase for funding in K-12 schooling. An estimated $10 million was then eliminated from this budget as a result of aid ... Read More »

The Parking Stall Remix: Adventure Tours Style

On Sept. 17 the downtown area of Stevens Point experienced a new way to appreciate the outdoors with the event called Main Street Parks. Instead of using the street space of parking stalls to park a car, Adventure Tours of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point instead built scenes unlike any other with the paved space. Adventure Tours has been an ... Read More »

A New Duck Stamp Takes Flight

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was this year’s host for the annual Federal Duck Stamp Contest, making it the first time the event was held in Wisconsin. “We are honored to have this important and historic event on our campus,” said Christine Thomas, Dean of the College of Natural Resources. The Federal Duck Stamp Contest, originally known as the Migratory ... Read More »

Ordinance in Central Wisconsin Makes Hosts Lose Most

Parties with underage students may put attendees and hosts at risk of punishment at the expense of the those throwing the party. Stevens Point and Plover have already put a social hosting ordinance in place which would hold the host of a gathering responsible if any underage person is caught drinking alcohol, regardless of if the host knows it or not. ... Read More »