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Pointerest: Does Exercise Stress You Out?

Emma St. Aubin – Commentary edstau255@uwsp.edu Exercise physically puts stress upon our bodies, but psychologically, exercise is proven to lift our stress away. For most people, exercise elevates mood. Repeated studies with humans and animals have shown that regular workouts can increase stress resistance, decrease anxiety, lessen symptoms of depression, and generally leave people cheerful. Yet what if someone sincerely ... Read More »

Irony in Germany

Greetings once again from Poland! Today’s small life lesson actually comes from Berlin. For those that don’t know, during the Poland trip, we get a week off to travel anywhere we choose. My friend Nate and I chose to visit Berlin during that time. It was an amazing trip, with not enough days and hours to do everything you would ... Read More »

No More Losing Sleep Over Exams

Final exams are just around the corner, and cramming is the most common response among most college students. We tend to choose ten extra minutes of studying and put off the much-needed sleep our bodies ache for. However, getting enough sleep is just as important as studying. Jason Siewert, a licensed clinical psychologist at the counseling center on campus, remembers ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season to Give

As Christmas music filled the air, student volunteers gathered in the Encore for the 3rd annual ‘Tis the Season event. In interest of giving and sharing the holiday spirit with others, the Student Involvement and Employment Office organized the event for students to help decorate both cards and cookies. “It is a passive way to get involved in the community. ... Read More »

Winter Wardrobe Essentials

Along with frigid temperatures and the excitement of the holiday season comes winter fashion. Therese Tabbert, a senior major­ing in communication, says that her favorite article of clothing to wear in the winter is her denim button-up long-sleeve shirt. “It looks great when you layer it with other clothing items, especially sweaters,” Tabbert said. The layered look is quite popu­lar ... Read More »

I’ll Be Home After Finals: The Changing Holiday Tradition

It’s almost finals: a week surrounded in stress, studying, anxiety and lack of sleep. It ends as fast as it begins. The second it does, we’re back at home in front of the Christmas tree. After the chaos of finals, we go straight into Christmas morning with almost no time to stop and actually enjoy or take in the holiday ... Read More »

Walking in a Cookie Wonderland

The holidays are great for a lot of reasons. You get to hang out with your family, you give and receive gifts, and there’s snow (hopefully) to play in. But let’s face it. The best thing about the holidays is that it is socially acceptable to eat everything in sight. Cookies are the best part of this holiday smorgasbord. Cookies ... Read More »

Ugly Sweater Parties Hit 54481

When I was about ten years old, my grandma bought me a holiday sweater. It was a cardigan: turquoise, featuring about ten tiny beaded snowmen surrounded by pink sequined trees. For a young girl who had an irrational fear of both anything sparkly and the color pink, this sweater brought about much anxiety. Today this sweater would have come in ... Read More »

Alcohol Ban Considered

The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) task force was creat­ed last fall to make recommendations on possible preventative measures for alcohol and drug related incidents on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus and the surrounding community. The proposition of banning alco­hol in UWSP dormitory rooms was proposed by the AODA committee according to a November Stevens Point Journal article. ... Read More »

Belegarth Fighters Storm Debot Field

The medieval combat re-enact­ment sport, Belegarth, has been a nationwide phenomenon since the 90s and has had a presence at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point since 2009. Chris Johnson, a senior wildlife ecology major and the president of the Belegarth Club on campus, men­tions that Belegarth is a sport, not a role-playing game. “The only benefit you gain ... Read More »