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College Should Make You Cry

Graduating Senior, Samantha Bradley. Photo provided by Samantha Bradley

The other day, my roommate and I were walking past groups of touring children in blaze orange t-shirts. They looked excited and energized about walking with the cool college students and we couldn’t help mumbling dismissively about them. How dare these kids in blaze orange lollygag around, we had places to be and things to do. Then we realized with ... Read More »

Milwaukee’s Waterways Could Get Less Trashy

Mr. Trash Wheel in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo from http://baltimorewaterfront.com.

Milwaukee’s waterway litter clean-up may soon be on a roll in the form of a trash collecting wheel placed in the water. The litter removal device will be modeled off an existing device located in Baltimore, Maryland known as The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or Mr. Trash Wheel. Baltimore’s Mr. Trash Wheel was installed back in 2014. The wheel is ... Read More »

Spring into Wisconsin’s Conservation Hearings

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress logo. Photo from wisconbio.org.

Over 5,000 people attended the 2017 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings which were held Monday, April 10. The public hearings were held simultaneously in all 72 counties and allowed citizens to comment and provide their input on proposed changes to fish and wildlife regulations, as well as Natural Resources Board advisory questions and ... Read More »

Movies in the Park Provide Free Entertainment

Movies in the park facebook photo. Photo by Evergreen Community Initiative

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 »

International Club Moving Forward After Losing Two Key Advisors

Club members enjoy the international dinner. Photo by Lily Dettle

Two key advisors for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point International Club will be stepping down after this year. Marcia Mace and Remya Sarma-Traynor will both be leaving the International Club after advising it for 10 years. Mace is not only leaving, but is retiring completely from the university. Sarma-Traynor is leaving the International Club with Mace, but is not leaving ... Read More »

Come On In: The Dumpster Is Fine

Unidentified student dumpster diving for some pizza late at night. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, at least that is what some people say about dumpster diving. Mackenzie Grover,  junior biology major, is one of many people who take part in dumpster diving in Stevens Point. Grover was introduced to dumpster diving by her older sister. At first, she was disgusted by it and felt nothing was ... Read More »

Wysocki Denied Golden Sands Dairy Farm

A farmer spreading manure on a field. "Manure Fertilizer" by eutrophication&hypoxia is licensed under CC BY 2.0

An appeals court ruled in favor of the Town of Saratoga, and against permitting the operation of the Golden Sands Dairy farm, after a five-year legal battle. The rejected farm would have been large enough to hold 6,130 animal units, and would thus have been characterized as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO. The farm also intended to convert 4,660 ... Read More »

Law Preventing Women from Living Together Debunked

One of the larger student houses having 8 bedrooms, located on Main and Division. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

There is a long-standing rumor that in Stevens Point it is illegal for eight or more unrelated women to live together. The law is believed to have been put in place to prevent brothels from existing in the city. The rumors have been proven false. There is no documentation of any such law existing in Stevens Point, or in Wisconsin ... Read More »

Hungry Students Try Cooking for Change

Students participate in the educational cooking experience. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

The semester’s last Cooking for Change was held on Tuesday, May 2.  The workshop wrapped up a semester long project geared towards teaching students the fundamentals of nutrition. The workshops started as a pilot program, and are put on by the Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, which partnered with the Student Health Advocate Committee. The Student Health Advocate Committee was ... Read More »

Permit Allowing Expansion of Door County Dairy Raises Groundwater Concerns

Jersey cows are one of the most popular dairy breeds. Photo from pexels.com.

S&S Jerseyland Dairy LLC, Door County’s only concentrated animal feeding operation, has just been issued a permit by the Department of Natural Resources which will allow them to expand their herd. While the operation is currently allowed to house approximately 6,000 cattle, the new permit will authorize over 10,000. This decision has been met by considerable opposition from the local ... Read More »