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Superstorm Sandy Hits Home

At least 121 people have perished due to Superstorm Sandy, a hurricane that ravaged the U.S. coast from Florida to Maine. Sandy ranks as one of the most costly storms to have reached the American coastline—an estimated $50 billion in damages— with much of the destruction happening in the Northeast. Kate Worzala, a sophomore University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student working ... Read More »

Debates Tighten Race

The three presidential debates are over, and citizens now look for­ward to casting their votes on Nov 6. With less than a week before Election Day, both candidates are making their final bids to sway voters. One of the biggest surprises this year was President Obama’s poor showing in the first televised debate on Oct 3. Many analysts are say­ing ... Read More »

Get Acquainted with Local Politicians

As we draw closer to the election, it is becoming clearer what issues will be the deciding factors in which candidates voters will cast their ballot for. Considering the scope of national issues, it is easy to forget about the local politics and concerns. However, dealing with the issues closer to home is still important. Students are more involved than ... Read More »

So Much To Say With So Little Time

  Demitri Smith, a freshman from Chicago, hit the ground running with his new show “Time Out” on 90fm. Smith talked about how he came to campus with a plan. He knew what he wanted to do; he was just looking for an opportunity to make it all come alive. “I went to the radio and pitched my idea. They ... Read More »

Changes for Stevens Point

A series of alterations taking place in downtown Stevens Point has created a domino effect of changes in other areas of town. Part of the city’s goal, as stated on its downtown development webpage, is to “encourage efforts to retain, reinforce and attract a diverse mix of businesses to Main Street. Encourage residential development to provide for a ‘24/7’ activity ... Read More »

Farmer Tribute Dinner Celebrates Community

Community members of Portage County gathered at Bernard’s County Inn Restaurant on Saturday to celebrate and support the products and food of local farmers at the annual Farmer Tribute Dinner. The Central Rivers Farmshed and UWSP’s Sustainable Agriculture in Communities Society (SACS) collaborated to organize the dinner, which was completely open to the public. All the proceeds went toward the ... Read More »

Faculty Discounts

When it comes to campus discounts, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point faculty does not receive the same benefits as students. Sarah Pogell, an associate professor of English, has a seat on Faculty Senate and says that this issue has been raised in various situations before. “I would love to have the fitness center fee waived for faculty and students. ... Read More »

SPTV Overcomes Technical Difficulties

SPTV, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point’s student-run television station, has been unable to run their full program schedule this semester due to a malfunctioning Tricaster, but they have ordered a new piece of equipment and plan to be up and running within another week. A Tricaster is a multifunctional piece of equipment that is used for recording, editing ... Read More »

Have The Seasonal Blues?

As October slowly turns into November and the days become shorter… when professors seem to get together and plan their students’ demise with mid-terms and projects… when homecoming comes to an end, students, faculty and the average person may become overwhelmed and depressed due to life’s daily offerings. The causes of depression vary based on an individual’s personal circumstances.  It ... Read More »