Tag Archives: news

The Trump-Media Discord

February has been a straining month on the relationship between President Donald Trump and the nation’s news outlets. Several incidents have contributed to apprehension on the president’s stand on the First Amendment right of freedom of the press. These incidents, in addition to creating tension, have brought to light an important need to distinguish between “fake news” and “biased news” ... Read More »

The Pointer Wins Big at Best of the Midwest Journalism Convention

Last weekend, The Pointer attended the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, MN. The Pointer staff attended professional development workshops, panels, presentations and networking events with other student journalists from around the Midwest as well as with professionals. The weekend convention ended with a Best of Show awards that each university in attendance could ... Read More »

No Need To Fear, Pointer Alerts Are Here!

Are pointer alerts helpful or do they just create more panic for students and staff on campus? Students and staff receive electronic pointer alerts during a life threatening event or after a dangerous incident on campus. Pointer alerts are only activated if students need to be informed about an event that has the potential to pose immediate harm on campus. ... Read More »

Lights, Camera, Reporting: SPTV

At one end of the first floor hallway in the Communication Arts Center, you’ll find the home of SPTV, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s television channel. The student-run station, with over 20 staff members, is responsible for putting out a weekly news program, as well as organizing media content to fill the channel’s schedule. The week-long process for creating the ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season to Give

As Christmas music filled the air, student volunteers gathered in the Encore for the 3rd annual ‘Tis the Season event. In interest of giving and sharing the holiday spirit with others, the Student Involvement and Employment Office organized the event for students to help decorate both cards and cookies. “It is a passive way to get involved in the community. ... Read More »

Model UN Prepares for NY Conference

Students of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point’s Model United Nations (UN) organization are preparing to represent Egypt at the National Model UN conference in New York City in March 2013. Model UN is a conference that takes place all over the world. The conference is meant to simulate the happenings of the real United Nations by assigning specified ... Read More »

Alcohol Ban Considered

The Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) task force was creat­ed last fall to make recommendations on possible preventative measures for alcohol and drug related incidents on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus and the surrounding community. The proposition of banning alco­hol in UWSP dormitory rooms was proposed by the AODA committee according to a November Stevens Point Journal article. ... Read More »

January Brings New Chief for IT

  There will be a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and director of the Information and Technology Department starting in January 2013. The Information Technology (IT) department offers help for students with computer issues, be it hardware, software, networking, or repair issues. The IT department is staffed by just under 50 people who work to offer IT support, telephone support, ... Read More »

Sibling Assistance

The Family Communication class, Communication 389/589, will be presenting a student-run workshop based on conflict management and relational maintenance in sibling relationships on December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Communication Arts Center, room 333. The idea behind the workshop is to provide people with concrete and usable strategies for enhancing and maintaining their adult sibling relationships. The workshop will ... Read More »

Lack of Communication at SPTV

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point student television sta­tion, SPTV, is creating a new sitcom that will premiere sometime in the spring semester of 2013. Student Eric Zahn, a news pro­ducer for SPTV, got the idea for “Lack of Communication” from a short film some students had created for a class. “The project followed the rela­tionship between SPTV and 90FM ... Read More »