Tag Archives: community

PABS: Bikes, Beer and Everything in Between

Point Area Bicycle Shop is shifting gears this season, providing unique entertainment and fun-filled events to participate in. Their inviting and trendy atmosphere, complete with a beer bar for those 21 or older, proves this no ordinary bike shop. “It’s something different,” said John Pawlak, owner of PABS. “I like bringing new stuff to the table for people to try out.” ... Read More »

The Parking Stall Remix: Adventure Tours Style

On Sept. 17 the downtown area of Stevens Point experienced a new way to appreciate the outdoors with the event called Main Street Parks. Instead of using the street space of parking stalls to park a car, Adventure Tours of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point instead built scenes unlike any other with the paved space. Adventure Tours has been an ... Read More »

A New Mural in Stevens Point

This summer a new mural was finished on the west-facing wall of Galaxy Comics & Games in downtown Stevens Point. The mural has been proudly on display since its unveiling on Aug. 23 of this year. It depicts the main ingredients of beer being poured into a Stevens Point Brewing Company pint glass.   Members of CREATE Portage County, a nonprofit ... Read More »

Centertainment Helps Students Belly Dance the Night Away

Jangling bangles, colorful scarves and ornate skirts brought to life the traditional Middle Eastern music performed in the Encore. On Friday night, Centertainment Productions hosted An Evening of Belly Dancing accompanied by the musical ensemble, Salaam, in the Dreyfus University Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The ensemble played music from countries throughout the Middle East, such as Morocco, ... Read More »

Movies in the Park Provide Free Entertainment

As the semester winds down, students are preparing for summer. Those that are staying in Stevens Point for the next three months will have the opportunity to enjoy community events. One of the affordable events that Portage County offers is Movies in the Park, which takes place at Pfiffner Park in Stevens Point. Trisha Steinhorst, board member of Evergreen Community ... Read More »

Merry Tuba Christmas and a Euphonic New Year

For many people, the day after Thanksgiving marks the seasonally acceptable date to start listening to holiday music. As the days of December fly by amid a flurry of the final weeks of the semester and snow, the holiday spirit grows and music from holiday radio stations to caroling to rumbles of tubas fills the air. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

Jazz Up Your Mondays at The Brewhaus

Sitting in The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Basement Brewhaus on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m., finger snapping, knee tapping, melodious jazz tunes could be heard at the first Jazz Jam Night of the year. Zachary Finnegan, senior and president of The Jazz Society, came up with the idea to start a partnership with The Basement Brewhaus in order to host ... Read More »


On Saturday, April 25, Jakob Wagner opened fire on his hometown prom. Donald B. Childs, interim district administrator of Unified School District of Antigo, was quoted as saying, “There was no evidence of bullying in this instance whatsoever. There is absolutely no indication that was going on.” When anyone starts speaking in absolutes, I become suspicious. Wagner injured two prom-going ... Read More »

Boys & Girls Club Brings the Community Together

The Boys & Girls club has become a staple in Portage County and has provided university students with a platform to success. Brittany Von Ebers, former student of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the director of development and marketing at the club. Von Ebers started as an intern, and eventually applied for her boss’s position when her boss left. Ebers has ... Read More »

New Transgender Support Group Hits Campus

Diversity and College Access is taking a step towards making everyone feel safe and accepted by implementing a transgender support group for both students and community members between the ages of 18-30. “The intent right now is to give people a place to safely talk and connect with each other,” said Justin Lechleiter, Gender and Sexuality Outreach Services coordinator. “People ... Read More »