Letter to the Editor

UWSP Alumna Takes on the World Health Organization

When most individuals in the health field think of the World Health Organization, they may think of global health policy or of doctors traveling to Sierra Leonne aiding in the Ebola crisis. But when I think of the organization, my mind will always return to the summer of 2015 and my internship in Switzerland. Let’s rewind a bit. I spent ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Perspective from an Out of State Student

The amount of times I have had to explain where I’m from and why I’m here is incredible. The typical introductions when I meet new people include, “Where are you from?” and ” What’s your major?” When I respond I’m from New York, their immediate thought is that I’m from New York City. False. I’m from Camden, New York, a small ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

In response to the article “Advising Shouldn’t Be Mandatory” printed on April 9: Ms. Ebert begins her article by sharing her own advising experiences. She writes, “I went to my advising session last week with my Degree Progress Report in hand and the rest of my time at UWSP planned. I knew which classes I need to graduate and when ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Edible Landscapes: A Beneficial Addition to Our Stevens Point Community Stevens Point has multiple natural areas and parks which provide our community members and guests with space for exercise, entertainment, education and inspiration, all in hopes of improving our quality of life. However, our parks have the potential to improve our quality of life beyond recreation and exercise. Our parks ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

I read with interest the opinion piece “Advising Shouldn’t Be Mandatory” in the April 10th edition of The Pointer.  As an academic advisor in the proposed-to-be-cut Student Academic Advising Center, I have a very different definition of advising. To many students, and sadly, many faculty advisors, advising is simply course selection based on a DPR. Professional advisors think of it ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:   Thank you for a good edition of The Pointer, published on March 12, 2015. I enjoyed reading in it about sports, music, student government and environment sustainability. The editorial is well written, as are the other news stories.  This spring I am celebrating fifty years since I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in music education ... Read More »

Civic Engagement – Letter to the Editor

Just when it seems that the voice of the people matters no more, Senator Julie Lassa reminded me and my students that such skepticism ignores the everyday practice of civic engagement. On Nov. 27, Sen. Lassa delivered a forthright and engaging lecture to my ANTH 339-Native Cultures of North America class. Senator Lassa, a University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point alumna, ... Read More »

Letter From the Editors

Dear readers, Typically we produce an issue the first week of classes, but due to a serious budgetary error we were unable to go to print last week. This week, however, we’re back on track and ready to serve you, the readers. We say serve because that’s what we’re here to do. We’re here to keep you informed about campus ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor: Steve Hill

What’s the cost of tobacco?  It’s hard to tell exactly, but I see plenty of indicators. When I had virus-related bronchitis last year, even a little secondhand smoke, inhaled on the way to class, could set off 10, 15 or even 30 minutes of intermittent hacking, often when I tried to lead class discussion or explain assignments. What’s the cost ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor

Welcome back students (and vandals and thieves). The teacher in me looks forward to the return of students to campus each year, but the homeowner in me dreads it. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights we can expect to be woken up by loud groups of students returning home from house parties and bars, some of whom will urinate in ... Read More »