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Here’s To You, Little Beer City: My Home

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was not my first choice when it came to deciding on colleges and universities my senior year of high school. At my high school, college decisions were heavily influenced by the students who graduated before you. I knew of less than five people who chose UWSP in the years before me. When my mom mentioned ... Read More »

Post-Grad Pointers

It feels nice to be writing for The Pointer one last time! After graduating in December, I have been working as the events coordinator at a nature reserve in the Driftless area of Wisconsin. In my spare time, now that I have spare time post-graduation, I also am a content writer for a web design company. Writing about college is ... Read More »

College Should Make You Cry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »