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SGA Elections: What Positions are on the Ballot?

Spring presidential and vice presidential elections for the Student Government Association are upon us. Despite the democratic nature of student government, only three positions are elected by the student body.  The others apply directly to their position and are selected by student government and advisors. The three positions elected by the student body are President along with Vice President and ... Read More »

Drug Abuse on Campus and in the Community

As a state, Wisconsin has struggled with incidences of drug abuse and overdose. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in 2013 there were more deaths of Wisconsin residents due to overdoses than car accidents, suicides and firearms. In addition, of the drug related deaths in 2014, only 14 percent were intentional. Like other colleges, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

Humans Of Point

Logan Mueller is a sophomore fisheries management major What is your favorite Disney movie and why? I’m going to have to say Cinderella because when I was five years old I would watch it once a week. That’s just what happened and what I did! I was just kind of me and my sister’s movie together. At five years old, ... Read More »

A Look Into Sports 3/1 – 3/5

Pointers Sweep Regular, Postseason WIAC Titles The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s hockey team captured the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship for the second consecutive year on Saturday, outlasting UW-Eau Claire 3-2 at KB Willett Arena. The contest featured a scoreless first period, but Ethan Strong’s goal with under five minutes to go in the second gave the Pointers ... Read More »

Vibe Street Dances to Encore Center Stage

A clash of bluegrass, electronic and EDM performers burst on stage in the Encore room creating a club-like atmosphere, pumping speakers with “new-aged” music last Thursday, March 2. These bands Vibe Street, Evanoff and Cliffy Tokes performed to a group of students thirsty for fast-paced electronic music offered by each group. Cliffy Tokes, the opening performer, a local mixer out of ... Read More »

Presidential Breakfast Reveals a Bible Trumper

Last month was the first national prayer breakfast for the Trump administration. The National Prayer Breakfast has been an annual event in Washington, D.C. held on the first Thursday of February since 1953. Historically, presidents since Eisenhower have had an opportunity to read from scripture and invite special guests such as Mother Teresa in 1994. Besides talking about how The ... Read More »

Taste of Wisconsin Unites State

Rumbling voices, floating music and breweries from A to Z crowded the Alumni Room of the Dreyfus University Center Friday night for Taste of Wisconsin. The Basement Brewhaus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point hosted the annual event. Twenty-five vendors brought their wares and 300 students and community members flocked to taste them. Beer, wine, pizza and baked goods came ... Read More »

Bison Back in Canada’s Banff National Park

A herd of wild bison has been reintroduced to Banff National Park in Alberta Canada. This is the first time bison have roamed the countryside since their near extinction in the 19th century. Overhunting brought a population of over 30 million bison in Canada to the brink of extinction. In order to save the species, the Canadian government purchased one ... Read More »

Student Shares Experience as Two Sport Athlete

Kennedy Halsmer, sophomore engineering major, has become an expert at managing her time between rugby games, swim meets and academics. Halsmer has been swimming competitively for 14 years and entered college with the intention of being on the swim team. As a senior in high school, Halsmer was introduced to rugby and enjoyed the sport enough to play for the ... Read More »

Rhode Island Carbon Tax Could Protect Environment and Local Economy

As a coastal state, Rhode Island could soon see the devastating effects of climate change. In response, some Rhode Island lawmakers recognize their state’s imminent danger and have introduced a proposal to tax carbon polluters. The proposed bill, referred to as Energize Rhode Island, would create a fund for clean energy and jobs with some of the revenue from the ... Read More »