Tag Archives: Stevens Point

Schmeekle Presents: The Healing Power of Forests

A student taking a stroll in the relaxing Schmeekle Reserve. Photo by Sydney Inks

On Saturday, April 15, Schmeekle Reserve’s Visitor Center was host to a program entitled The Healing Power of Forests. Micah Hoger, a practicum student in the Environmental Education program at Schmeekle Reserve, presented to a full room about how nature can be used alongside traditional medical practices. “Our forests and natural areas are not just habitat for animals and recreational ... Read More »

High-Capacity Wells, Low-Regulation Legislation

The Little Plover River runs through Iverson Park in Stevens Point. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

On Wednesday, April 5 the Wisconsin state senate handed a bill to the state assembly which, if passed, will allow repair, replacement, or change in ownership of high-capacity wells without state approval. According to the Wisconsin DNR website, “Wisconsin Administrative Code defines a high capacity well system as one or more wells, drillholes or mine shafts on a property that ... Read More »

Better Yeti Is Best Yet

Better Yeti's epic performance at the Encore. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

Better Yeti cranked up the volume and blared clamorous music for a Thursday night campus groove fest. “We are going to have a party tonight, so I hope you’re ready,” John Hoel, saxophone player for Better Yeti, said. Unlike the conventional four-piece band, Better Yeti brings a party to the stage within the members themselves. Six musicians performed in the ... Read More »

Wisconsin Youth Alliance Marches Against Enbridge Pipeline

People gather together to protest against the Enbridge Pipeline. "Say NO to Enbridge" by Chris Yakimov is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Students from more than six University of Wisconsin schools hosted the March Against Pipeline Expansion on Saturday, Mar. 4, in Whitewater. The march was a result of efforts from the Wisconsin Youth Network, a relatively new student run organization that spans the UW network including UW-Stevens Point. Zach Jones, natural resources planning major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, co-founder ... Read More »

First Winter Farmers’ Market a Success

Winter Farmers Market. Photo courtesy of facebook.com

The Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market will have the last day of its first season on March 25. During the summer, Stevens Point has a thriving farmers’ market that fills the Square downtown with local farmers and hungry shoppers. In the past when winter rolled around the market was closed for the season. This year, Stevens Point held its ... Read More »

Campus Is In Clear, EPA in Fear

Nelson Hall is UWSP's office of sustainability. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled house have moved forward in their effort to ‘terminate’ the Environmental Protection Agency through funding cuts and staff removal. The nomination of Scott Pruitt for head of the EPA  put environmentalists on edge. Pruitt’s name is linked with 14 lawsuits against the agency he now heads. The EPA has impacted the United State’s carbon ... Read More »

Stevens Point Co-Op Now Managed By Members

The Stevens Point Area Cooperative. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

The Stevens Point Area Co-Op is under the new management of co-op members. The co-op is a local cooperative style grocery store with a mission of providing high-quality foods for its members at the lowest price possible. Membership entails a 15 percent discount and is available to the public for $40 per household per year. Melissa Haack, collective manager at the ... Read More »

Being Cyclist Friendly is the Point

Stevens Point residents enjoying a nice bike ride. Photo courtesy of travelwisconsin.com

The City of Stevens Point was recently ranked fourth on a list of Wisconsin cities with the most citizens biking to work. The ranked list came from a 2015 American Community Survey on towncharts.com. The city with the highest percent of citizens biking to work was Lake Delton where 8 percent of citizen’s commute by bike. Stevens Point had half ... Read More »

The Best Things in Life Are Free: Portage County Public Library

Portage County Public Library in downtown Stevens Point. Photo by Nomin Erdenebileg

The Portage County Public Library, just off campus at 1001 Main St., houses a variety of resources that benefit the community and university students. The library is free to use and students can acquire library cards, even if they aren’t from Stevens Point, with presentation of proper ID. It  is also part of the South Central Library System, a consortium ... Read More »