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Out of Quarters? Here is the Answer

Over the summer of  2017, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus underwent in regards to paying for parking. As of the fall semester, new parking kiosks have been set up to help with the parking needs of the campus and city. The kiosks are located on Reserve Street by the Health Enhancement Center, Fourth Ave., Isadore St.  and other roads ... Read More »

Smartphone Usage Could Hurt Student Grades

A recent study from Kent State University found that cell phones have a significant negative impact on the grade point average of college students. “I definitely think that it distracts me from my homework, because if I’m in the middle of an assignment and my phone goes off, I immediately go to that, and start paying attention to that,” said ... Read More »

What’s Happening with Drug Screening for Food Share?

Wisconsin is seeking a federal waiver to implement changes to the FoodShare program, beginning Nov. 1, 2018. The waiver would allow Wisconsin to change the way it regulates the FoodShare program through the implementation of a drug screening, testing and treatment policy. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website, The FoodShare Employment and Training, also called FSET, is ... Read More »

The New Science Building Bounces Back

In spring of 2017, Stevens Point seemed filled with days of harsh weather and cloudy days. According to the U.S Climate Data, in April, the average precipitation reached a high of 2.95 inches of rain per day, followed with a max wind speed of 17 mph. For months, issues of fallen trees, shingles stripped from roofs and small floods worried ... Read More »

Rural Wisconsin Faces Shortage of Volunteer EMTs

As years go on, the service provided by volunteer first responders in rural Wisconsin is slowly decreasing. These volunteers are known as emergency medical technicians, or EMTs. An EMT is a first responder to emergencies such as car accidents, traumas, heart attacks and childbirth. The volunteer EMTs, which many rural areas depend upon, have a large set of responsibilities, all ... Read More »

Campus Compost is More Than What Meets The Nose

What is that smell? It is not the paper mill and it is not the football team practicing on the fields. If students have caught a strong odor walking over on the north side of campus by the Reserve, odds are it is the campus compost pile. The compost pile equates to about 15 cubic yards of material. About 15 ... Read More »

Diversity Training Creates a More Inclusive Campus

As a new school year approaches this means a lot of heavy lifting for new students entering the world of college, but before incoming freshman can start classes it is time for Welcome Week. Welcome Week is five days of events to help new students become adjusted to their new campus. One of the events scheduled on Friday September 1st was Diversity ... Read More »

Transgender Housing Protections Signed Into Law

On Aug. 14, the Stevens Point Public Protection Committee met to discuss, not only a change in the housing law, but a change in many people’s lives. Robert Steinke, a Plover resident, brought the request of having specific protection be added to the housing laws to better defend transgender individuals. The change had no objections and became official on Aug. ... Read More »

Students and Staff Reflect on Passing of Dean Cirmo

Christopher Cirmo, 63, was the dean of the College of Letters and Science until his unexpected passing in May. Cirmo passed away on May 26 while jogging, according to the Stevens Point Journal. He had served as the Dean of the College of Letters and Science since 2009. “Eric Yonke took over as current acting dean,” said Todd Good, the associate ... Read More »

College and High School Students Learn Through Connections Project

High school students from across the state traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday, May 5, to talk about literature, get a taste of the college experience and make connections with each other. Throughout the spring semester, students from Menasha, Adams-Friendship and Madison La Follette high schools collaborated with UWSP English 381 students on the Connections Project. Initiated ... Read More »