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Humans of Point

Elizabeth Olson is a junior English major and professional writing minor. What are you looking forward to over Thanksgiving weekend? The food, of course. After a few months of eating like a Survivor contestant, I’m very excited for my grandma’s homemade stuffing and pecan pie. Do you have any traditions? Every year, my grandpa insists that we all gather around the ... Read More »

Sports Brief

Pointer’s Football Defeats Eau Claire The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point righted the ship with a home victory over UW-Eau Claire, snapping a two-game losing streak and claiming its first conference victory of the season on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Pointer’s rushing attack led the team to the win with 266 yards on offense. Running back Shamaj Williams gained 147 yards ... Read More »

The Pointer Wins Big at Best of the Midwest Journalism Convention

Last weekend, The Pointer attended the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, MN. The Pointer staff attended professional development workshops, panels, presentations and networking events with other student journalists from around the Midwest as well as with professionals. The weekend convention ended with a Best of Show awards that each university in attendance could ... Read More »

UWSP Students Share Thanksgiving Traditions

With the holiday season fast approaching, many students have excitement for what lies ahead. Thanksgiving is this Thursday and will be the first time many students have seen family and friends all semester. Besides reuniting with loved ones, students also have traditions that they look forward to every year. Alyssa Giaimo, junior communications major, is from Delafield, WI. Giaimo says ... 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 »

From Tourist, To Traveler

After spending three nights and two short days in Ireland, I managed to meet two strangers whose talk of travel, time and money is still spinning in my head. The first was a 35-year-old Brazilian man who I sat next to on the bus from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher. He explained to me that in Brazil, each employee ... Read More »

Wisconsin Universities Assessed for Most Value

A recent study by financial data and information company SmartAsset, found that colleges providing the best value are in Wisconsin, with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point assessed as having the ninth best value in the state and 277th best in the United States. The company chose five factors to determine value: tuition, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and ... Read More »

The Buzz Hits Campus

With full-time class schedules, part-time jobs and extracurricular activities, students may have trouble finding time to keep up with news. The new smartphone app, The Buzz, is specifically designed for these busy college students. “I had classes where I had to constantly reference the USA Today paper, and I hated having to go out my way to pick it up, ... Read More »

A Look Into the Lives of the Scholarly and Wise

As students, we sometimes forget that our professors have led lives before teaching. We take the time to keep track of friends during class or check Facebook while doing homework but have you ever stopped and thought about what your teacher’s lives must’ve been like when they were faced with the same challenges as us? Mark Tolstedt Mark Tolstedt, a ... Read More »