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Michigan Ordered to Replace Water Lines to Flint

The state of Michigan has been ordered to fund the replacement of water lines within the city of Flint to finally provide adequate and drinkable water to the city’s residents. This demand comes after years of building concern for the water’s quality and harmful lead levels. Flint’s water issue has grown since an initial complaint in 2014, following the state’s ... Read More »

Enrollment Down 7.4 Percent From Last Year

Current enrollment at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is 8,567. For comparison, in fall 2013 enrollment was at 9,643. Roughly a 1,100 difference over the span of three school years. However, the drop from fall 2015 to fall 2016 steeps from 9,255 students, about a 7.4 percent drop in enrollment. Which is proportionally the largest annual decline from UW system ... Read More »

Segregated Fees Survive the Budget For Now

Segregated fees have survived. Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal suggested making these fees optional, which would have been the end of most student organizations and other services across campus. The Student Government Association at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has worked to educate the student population and organize rallies and effective protests. Jordan Farrell, junior natural resources planning and political ... Read More »

Grab Some Butts and Save the Planet

On Monday, April 17, the Environment and Sustainable Affairs Committee gathered 15 participants to collect cigarette butts around campus as part of  Earth Week. Robby Abrahamian, water resources major and political science major, is chair of the Environment and Sustainable Affairs Committee and organized the litter pick up. Smoking has been attributed to multiple human health issues, but what about ... Read More »

The Gray Area of Intramurals

On March 5, two soccer intramural teams, The Exotics and Bye Week, were scheduled to compete against one another in the block 3 championships. Kelsey Schneider, junior and a member of Bye Week, had work obligations and was forced to show up late to the game. According to Kenny Cyracus, junior and Intramurals and Outdoor Rentals Head Official, each intramural ... Read More »

Destination Imagination: Teamwork at Its Best

Every April, thousands of people from all over Wisconsin come to Stevens Point for the state level competition of Destination Imagination, DI. The tournament involves teams of kids of all ages, from preschool to the university level, working together to accomplish a goal in an innovative and creative way. The DI websites calls it “an opportunity for kids to connect ... Read More »

Take Back the Night Unites with Denim Day

On April 26, two events aimed at ending interpersonal violence and rape culture will coincide: Take Back the Night and Denim Day. The event is being coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Women’s Resources Center in conjunction with the Student Government Association and Promoting Awareness–Victim Empowerment. The event will start outside of Old Main at 5 p.m. Participants will ... Read More »

Discussing 13th: Popcorn, Panels and Perspective

The Black Student Union hosted a showing of the documentary, 13th, on Tuesday night in collaboration with Sigma Delta Rho and Sigma Tau Delta. The film investigated the social and political repercussions on the African American community in the wake of the abolishment of slavery by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. After the showing, there was a panel of ... Read More »

Album Review: Corinne Bailey Rae – The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Corinne Bailey Rae recently released her third studio album, “The Heart Speaks in Whispers,” in 2016. Bailey Rae is a British R&B artist originally from Leeds, England. Her debut into the music world was over a decade ago with her self-titled album in 2006, which earned her a Grammy nomination at the beginning of her career. Between each of her ... Read More »

Students in SGA Gather Support for Carbon Fee and Dividend Policy

A Student Government Association resolution has been proposed in support of a national carbon fee and dividend policy. This policy, proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, aims to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions by imposing an initial $15 fee per ton on carbon dioxide emissions or equivalent pollution which would increase by $10 each year. The policy differs from ... Read More »