Tag Archives: christmas

From One Vegetarian to Another: Getting Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again for vegetarians, when we brace for interrogations on our lifestyle choices and get ready to load up on a few extra servings of mashed potatoes at holiday gatherings. In my meat-and-potatoes kind of family, the turkey missing from my plate has caused plenty of explaining about my life-style choices and personal philosophy.  It has ... Read More »

Students Opt for Experiences this Holiday Season

Some students are opting to give experiences to their loved ones this holiday season. Janice Ian, senior environmental ethics major, said, “Every year, I struggle and debate on what to get my parents or really anyone who is no longer in college and making a decent living because I don’t really know what they need. So this year, I decided ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Twinkle Lights and Pluralism

As the holiday season approaches, buildings and dorms across the university are decorated with lights and greenery, and on Nov. 20, Human Resources sent out a reminder through campus announcements reminding people decorating for winter holidays to follow UW-System legal guidelines. These guidelines aim to promote religious pluralism across the university, while still allowing students and employees to decorate their ... Read More »

Annual Tree Sale Benefits Local Teens in Portage County

The annual Christmas tree sale held at the Stevens Point Area YMCA helps raise money for the teen center. For over 40 years, the tree sale has taken place at the YMCA, and it’s not the average tree sale. Tiffany Praeger, the teen department director, has been helping the tree sale for six years. “The proceeds go to our teen department ... Read More »

One-up Santa with These DIY Gifts

Whether you’re on a budget this holiday season or looking to channel your finals week stress into crafting, these do-it-yourself gifts are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. For That Friend Who’s Always Cold: Hand Warmers Materials: Fabric scraps Needle and thread (or sewing machine) scissors Rice Funnel Directions: Cut two pieces of fabric and place ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Jessica Hammer is a senior communication major with an emphasis in public relations and a business administration minor. What is your favorite part of winter? My favorite part of winter is the fact that it’s the season of giving. I think the holidays give people an opportunity to come together and spread joy to others. Whether you’re spending time with ... Read More »

Trimming Back on Holiday Waste

It is that time of year for outdoor light displays, shopping for presents and decorating trees. Between Thanksgiving and New Years, Americans’ waste production increases by 25 percent. For those that celebrate the holidays, how can we keep holiday cheer while still keeping the planet clean? Wrapping paper stays on presents for an average of five days. The presents are ... Read More »

Shop Locally for Holiday Gifts that Keep Giving

The best place for students to holiday shop this season is right down the street. The downtown area of Stevens Point is home to many local businesses that are better for both the environment and the community than larger rival companies. Shopping for gifts locally generates 70 percent more economic activity than shopping at a big box store. Downtown Stevens ... Read More »

German Club’s Annual Trip to Christkindlmarket a Success

On Saturday, Dec. 3, 55 students and community members attended German Club’s annual trip to Chicago’s German Christmas market, Christkindlmarket. The trip began at 6 a.m. when the bus left Stevens Point and traveled straight to Chicago.  Once there, students spent the day shopping around the open-air market and experiencing various aspects of German culture. On their way back to ... Read More »

I’ll Be Home for Cookies

Snow blankets the ground, holiday lights trim rooftops and winter coats make their seasonal appearance. It’s that time of year again. As the cold sets in, warm up next to the oven with these tasty cookie recipes to spice up the holidays. Sugar Cookies Prep time: 30 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup vegetable ... Read More »