Tag Archives: holiday

From One Vegetarian to Another: Getting Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year again for vegetarians, when we brace for interrogations on our lifestyle choices and get ready to load up on a few extra servings of mashed potatoes at holiday gatherings. In my meat-and-potatoes kind of family, the turkey missing from my plate has caused plenty of explaining about my life-style choices and personal philosophy.  It has ... Read More »

Students Opt for Experiences this Holiday Season

Some students are opting to give experiences to their loved ones this holiday season. Janice Ian, senior environmental ethics major, said, “Every year, I struggle and debate on what to get my parents or really anyone who is no longer in college and making a decent living because I don’t really know what they need. So this year, I decided ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season for Twinkle Lights and Pluralism

As the holiday season approaches, buildings and dorms across the university are decorated with lights and greenery, and on Nov. 20, Human Resources sent out a reminder through campus announcements reminding people decorating for winter holidays to follow UW-System legal guidelines. These guidelines aim to promote religious pluralism across the university, while still allowing students and employees to decorate their ... Read More »

Humans of Point: Students Share Festivity

The students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are excited for the upcoming holiday season.  Students celebrate different holidays and set their own traditions with their families, making them special in their own way. Julia Cheng is a junior majoring in accounting & business management from Kenosha, WI. Julia’s favorite holiday is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a ... Read More »

One-up Santa with These DIY Gifts

Whether you’re on a budget this holiday season or looking to channel your finals week stress into crafting, these do-it-yourself gifts are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. For That Friend Who’s Always Cold: Hand Warmers Materials: Fabric scraps Needle and thread (or sewing machine) scissors Rice Funnel Directions: Cut two pieces of fabric and place ... Read More »

Fun and Games Found in Downtown Stevens Point

As the semester comes to a close, students might find themselves looking for affordable entertainment as a well-earned reward for a grueling study session or just something to ease those “finals season” nerves. Two Stevens Point establishments are on deck to provide for the needy entertainment enthusiast, whether they’re on the lookout for games, comics, new friends or perhaps just ... Read More »

Now Playing in a Theater Near You: Holiday Movie Season Begins

With the coming of the holiday season, new movies have arrived in theaters across the country. The Thanksgiving weekend box office has been dominated by high-octane superhero flicks and touching emotional adventures. For fans of fights and tights, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League” have entered theaters to provide moviegoers with a new round of action movies based on beloved comic-book ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Elizabeth Olson is a junior English major and professional writing minor. What are you looking forward to over Thanksgiving weekend? The food, of course. After a few months of eating like a Survivor contestant, I’m very excited for my grandma’s homemade stuffing and pecan pie. Do you have any traditions? Every year, my grandpa insists that we all gather around the ... Read More »

A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals

The Schmeeckle Candlelight Hike Festival took place on Oct. 27. This year’s theme was “A Schmeeckle Mystery: The Case of the Missing Animals.” The festival, which started back in 2005, has taken on many different themes including prehistoric Schmeeckle and underwater Schmeeckle. Emma Phifer, graduate assistant for Schmeeckle Reserve, said, “It is always a challenge to choose a theme. It ... Read More »

I’ll Be Home for Cookies

Snow blankets the ground, holiday lights trim rooftops and winter coats make their seasonal appearance. It’s that time of year again. As the cold sets in, warm up next to the oven with these tasty cookie recipes to spice up the holidays. Sugar Cookies Prep time: 30 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup vegetable ... Read More »