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SGA Election Victors Eager to Make Change for Students

Katie Hansen and Sean Piette at the SGA Presidential debate Mar. 8. Photo by Samantha Stein

After a closely fought Student Government Association election, Sean Piette and Katie Hansen have been elected as the incoming President and Vice President. Before being elected, both Piette and Hansen had held positions in student government. Discovering the change they could enact is part of what motivated them to run. Piette said, “A week after I started getting my voice ... Read More »

Local Business Showers the Community with Flowers

Bev's Floral shop on division street. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

In 2016, local business Bev’s Floral & Gifts received the Portage County Business Council’s Small Business of the Year Award. Debbie Freeberg, owner of Bev’s Floral & Gifts, has owned the business for the past 16 years. According to Freeberg, the shop has been around for about 32 years and during her ownership, the business has undergone four expansions. The ... Read More »

Preparing for the Dawn of Drones

Interesting lecture about the Future of Drones. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

On Tuesday, March 14, the public library hosted the most recent presentation for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s College of Letters and Sciences’ Community Lecture Series. The lecture was titled “Preparing for the Drone Invasion” and the presenter was Tim Kennedy, professor of geography and geographic information systems. Kennedy explained that a drone by any other name is an Unmanned ... Read More »

Senator Testin the Waters With On-Campus Listening Session

Senator Patrick Testin on campus answering questions from students and faculty. Photo courtesy of Robby Abrahamian

Over the past few weeks, the new Wisconsin state senate has been back in their home districts for the first congressional recess. Normally, these off months for politicians have been a time for them to meet with their constituents and learn about what issues to bring back to the capital. With healthcare and immigration on the line, people have stepped up ... Read More »

The Trump-Media Discord

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February has been a straining month on the relationship between President Donald Trump and the nation’s news outlets. Several incidents have contributed to apprehension on the president’s stand on the First Amendment right of freedom of the press. These incidents, in addition to creating tension, have brought to light an important need to distinguish between “fake news” and “biased news” ... Read More »

Hungry Students Find Closed Stations at Dining Services

Dining services employees decline in number due to budget cuts. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Like a first semester freshman’s Dawg Dollars balance, the number of students employed by Dining and Summer Conferences is declining. When Dining first transitioned into being self-operated in 2009, the goal was to employ more students. Suzette Conley, assistant director of Business Operations, said that while finding employees has never been easy, the difficulties have been increasing over the past ... Read More »

New Budget Proposal Could Mean Big Changes

UWSP Sculpt holding a glass demonstration. Photo courtesy of Victoria Hansen

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently released his proposal for the 2017-2019 University of Wisconsin System budget. In this proposal, Walker recommended that students pay less by giving them the option to opt-out of allocable segregated fees and by implementing a decrease in tuition of 5 percent across the board. In order to help compensate for some of the tuition cut, ... Read More »

Professor Tori Jennings Runs for Office

Tori Jennings campaign signs. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

From being the second woman in the state of Colorado to be promoted to captain of the fire service, to becoming a first generation college graduate, Professor Tori Jennings continues to seek new adventures. Jennings has been an anthropology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for seven years. She is now looking to apply her degree in a new ... Read More »

Turning People On to Sexual Education

Pornhub Sexual Wellness video screenshot. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

PornHub.com, one of the most popular pornographic websites, has created and launched sister website, the Sexual Wellness Center. There are 27 states that still teach Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage in public schooling. Wisconsin does not teach abstinence-only, but stresses the importance of not having sex until marriage while simultaneously giving information about safe-sex practices to students. PornHub has teamed up with Laurie Betito, ... Read More »

New Accreditation Excites Students and Professors

AACSB Accreditation Certificate. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

On Feb. 15 the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s School of Business and Economics became accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB. The School of Business and Economics has spent the past seven years working towards recieving this international accreditation. Gary Mullins, associate dean and head of the School of Business and Economics, refers to the ... Read More »