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Farm Tours Helps Students and Farmers Flourish

Harvesting season is here and Students for Sustainability has begun their Farm Tour Series, which helps students learn about local farms. The event focuses on sustainable agriculture. Students visit local farms, learn new techniques and gain hands on experience. Shelly Stein, the president of Students for Sustainability, said “the farmer’s talk about the history of their land and share how ... Read More »

Hunters Should Be on High Alert for CWD

A University of Wisconsin-Madison veterinarian has advised hunters to get their harvested deer tested for Chronic Wasting Disease. Currently, Portage County has positive cases of CWD for both wild and captive habitats, increasing the need for hunters to be aware of the disease. While it is still in the peer-review process, a Canadian abstract study found that some primates have ... Read More »

Standardized Test Limited In Teaching Certification

On the road to becoming a certified teacher, many students take the PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II exams. However, if certain circumstances are met, students will no longer be required to take the PRAXIS II in order to complete or continue their educational teaching programs. According to the Educational Testing Services, the PRAXIS exams consist of two standardized tests. The PRAXIS I, ... Read More »

Campus still in Transition period with AccesSPoint

Degree Progress Reports are the latest obstacle in the transition from myPoint to AccesSPoint. Stevens Point joins the other Universities of Wisconsin in using the program, Campus Solutions. AccesSPoint is a part of a program called Campus Solutions, which is used all over the UW-System. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is the last college to implement Campus Solutions. “The UW ... Read More »

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 »