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Farm to School May Be Plucked Before Its Time

A mass of fresh produce. "Produce" by Frank Heinz is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal would cut a major portion of the Farm to School program from the 2017 to 2019 state budget. The office’s coordinator position and 15 member advisory council would be cut, saving $132,800 over the next two years. This cut will not prevent disbursement of federal grants targeting farm to school efforts but it will cut ... Read More »

Portage County Residents Seek New Drainage Practices

A look upstream. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

On Saturday, April 15, Justin and Lynn Isherwood hosted a kickoff event for the Friends of the Buena Vista Marsh at their farm in Plover. The event was held to offer information about the history of the Buena Vista Marsh and to bring community awareness to the Isherwoods’ perspective in regard to their current litigation with the drainage board. Justin ... Read More »

Track and Field Team Looks for Strong Outdoor Season Finish

A UWSP runner rounds the corner. Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

The 2017 track and field season is nearing an end. For the seniors on the team, this is the last chance to experience the thrill of competing for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Senior Jerry Williams believes that this is the best year he has had on campus. When asked about how he felt the team was competing this year, ... Read More »

Michigan Ordered to Replace Water Lines to Flint

Contaminated water. Photo provided by wikimedia commons

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

UWSP admissions social media blasts. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

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

Jordan Farrell and other SGA members at work. Photo courtesy of Samantha Stein.

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

A cigarette butt found on the ground. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

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

A soccer ball sitting on a field. "Central Park – Adidas Soccer Ball" by Joe Solo is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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

Students of all ages compete in different challenges. Photo by Samantha Stein

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

Madigan Army Medical Center participates in Denim Day. Photo by wikimedia commons

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 »