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University of Wisconsin Calls for Free Tuition

Student using the banking facilities in the Dreyfus University Center. Photo by Samantha Stein

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Student Government Association made a bold statement last month demanding free tuition for all black students. UW-Madison reasoned that African-Americans were legally barred from enjoying the advancements of an education due to slavery and Jim Crow Laws in the past. Currently, African-American students enrolled in the university make up only 2 percent of the demographic. The university has ... Read More »

Tom Perez Takes the Position as DNC Chair

Assistant United States Attorney General Thomas Perez. Photo by DOJ Photographer, Lonnie D Tague

The election for the position of chair for the Democratic National Committee, also known as the DNC, was held Feb. 25. Tom Perez took 54 percent of the vote and Keith Ellison received the remaining 46 percent. This makes Perez the first Latino leader of the DNC. Ellison, who lost the election, but received the position of deputy chair, was ... Read More »

University Navigates Academic Fork in the Road

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With student enrollment steadily dropping, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has reached a fork in the road. In February, the Strategic Planning Committee presented an interim report to the student body proposing two options to help the university decide what students it will market towards. The two primary options presented in the interim report were recruiting students with higher ACT ... Read More »

Internship Increasingly Becomes Requirement for College Graduates

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Internships are increasingly becoming a requirement for college graduates looking to start their career. They help students develop the skills learned in class, understand a particular field, expand networks and gain a critical advantage to land that first professional job. In the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2015 survey, almost all employers mentioned they prefer to hire ... Read More »

Get to Know the Candidates and VOTE!

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The Student Government Association is holding elections for president and vice president next week. Candidates for president are Robert Abrahamian and Sean Piette, and their respective running mates are Nellie DeLain and Katie Hansen. There will be a debate on Wednesday, Mar. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Encore room in the Dreyfus University Center that is open to all ... Read More »

SGA Elections: What Positions are on the Ballot?

SGA office located in the basement of the DUC. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Spring presidential and vice presidential elections for the Student Government Association are upon us. Despite the democratic nature of student government, only three positions are elected by the student body.  The others apply directly to their position and are selected by student government and advisors. The three positions elected by the student body are President along with Vice President and ... Read More »

Drug Abuse on Campus and in the Community

Photo taken by  	Christine Cabalo, courtesy of United States Government.

As a state, Wisconsin has struggled with incidences of drug abuse and overdose. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in 2013 there were more deaths of Wisconsin residents due to overdoses than car accidents, suicides and firearms. In addition, of the drug related deaths in 2014, only 14 percent were intentional. Like other colleges, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

Presidential Breakfast Reveals a Bible Trumper

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Last month was the first national prayer breakfast for the Trump administration. The National Prayer Breakfast has been an annual event in Washington, D.C. held on the first Thursday of February since 1953. Historically, presidents since Eisenhower have had an opportunity to read from scripture and invite special guests such as Mother Teresa in 1994. Besides talking about how The ... Read More »

Students Abroaden-ing Their Horizons

Art and Design study abroad options. Photo by Nomin Erdenebieg

Every semester the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point study abroad staff works hard to promote the academically and culturally enriching programs that the university offers. Katya Leek, study abroad adviser, said one way that the program is promoted is through the international education resource center in the Dreyfus University Center. The center, opened this academic year, is a space where international ... Read More »

First Winter Farmers’ Market a Success

Winter Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of facebook.com

The Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market will have the last day of its first season on March 25. During the summer, Stevens Point has a thriving farmers’ market that fills the Square downtown with local farmers and hungry shoppers. In the past when winter rolled around the market was closed for the season. This year, Stevens Point held its ... Read More »