Stevens Point, my Second Home

Graduating Senior, Caroline Chalk. Photo provided by Caroline Chalk

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I was a stranger to big lots of land and unaware that people ate fried fish on Fridays. Living close to a metropolitan area, I was familiar with utilizing public transportation and enjoyed the seven-minute drive to the mall. Therefore, when I began my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, I ... Read More »

I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good

Graduating senior, Lhea Owens. Photo provided by Lhea Owens

Jokes have been floating around campus about getting ready to dive head-first into the adult world, but it wasn’t until I was sitting alone at my usual table in the Brewhaus that this idea really hit home. Coming to college is scary, but leaving it is scarier. I remember sitting in the gazebo next to the HEC at midnight in ... Read More »

Phobias, Love and Tattoos, Oh My!


I have only been at The Pointer for one year. Through it, I found a thing I love, got to work with some of the best and some of the worst people and got over a phobia. When I came to Point, I had transferred from a small private school in Massachusetts that was no larger than my high school, ... Read More »

Here’s To You, Little Beer City: My Home

Graduating senior, Anna Schuttenhelm. Photo provided by Anna Schuttenhelm

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was not my first choice when it came to deciding on colleges and universities my senior year of high school. At my high school, college decisions were heavily influenced by the students who graduated before you. I knew of less than five people who chose UWSP in the years before me. When my mom mentioned ... Read More »

Post-Grad Pointers


It feels nice to be writing for The Pointer one last time! After graduating in December, I have been working as the events coordinator at a nature reserve in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. In my spare time, now that I have spare time post-graduation, I also am a content writer for a web design company. Writing about college is ... Read More »

College Should Make You Cry

Graduating Senior, Samantha Bradley. Photo provided by Samantha Bradley

The other day, my roommate and I were walking past groups of touring children in blaze orange t-shirts. They looked excited and energized about walking with the cool college students and we couldn’t help mumbling dismissively about them. How dare these kids in blaze orange lollygag around, we had places to be and things to do. Then we realized with ... Read More »

Coffee Aromas and Student Diplomas

Photo by Colton Oltesvig.

There is a certain glow about these places. They posses an atmosphere that begs you to contribute to it. The subtly strong aroma of coffee hangs in the air. Stevens Point is home to some of the most charming coffee shops you may ever run across in your college days and all of these coffee houses are located within two ... Read More »

This May be Goodbye, but ‘Goonies Never Say Die!’


Over my past few years at UWSP I’ve done a whole bunch of writing. Whether it’s the slow grind of essays throughout the semester or the towering behemoth of research papers due by the end of finals week, throughout the year I constantly find myself in the constant state of setting words to paper and hoping that some kind of ... Read More »

Remember Graduates, Success is Subjective


As I prepare for graduation, it becomes clear what is expected of me. Teachers, friends, relatives and complete strangers reiterate these expectations by asking the same types of questions… “What do you want to do with your degree?” “Do you have any jobs lined up?” “Where are you going to live?” These are all valid questions. While many are asking ... Read More »

Go With the Flow and Carpe Diem

Photo courtesy of Wyatt Beyers.

I think I’m supposed to impart my wisdom upon those still in school. I’m supposed to say all the things I’ve learned in the past four years. That is more than can fit in a 500 word article. There’s this saying I came across years and years ago and while I can’t remember the whole thing it basically said you’ll ... Read More »