Tag Archives: Stevens Point

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 »

Greenpeace Campaigns to Protect Newly Discovered Amazon Reef

A coral formation in the newly discovered reef in the Amazon. Photo courtesy of inquisitr.com

Greenpeace, an environmentally minded non-government organization, has recently released photos of the newly discovered Amazon Reef in hopes of promoting its protection. The reef was first stumbled upon in 2012, but its existence was only officially announced in April of 2016 in the journal Science. With a size 3,600 square miles and depths that range from about 160 to 330 ... Read More »

Students Overcome Duck Syndrome with Off-Campus Fun

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As the first weeks of the semester get underway, students may start feeling overwhelmed by their full plate of classes, jobs, social lives and family obligations. Stanford University coined the term “duck syndrome” to describe how many students try to tackle their mountain of duties by appearing calm on the outside and paddling furiously under the water. While the campus ... Read More »

Bullet Train Proposal Races for Voter Attention

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Bob Harlow, a 2018 Democratic candidate in the race for Governor, is causing quite a stir with plans to install a high-speed bullet train for public transport. After its initial proposal in 2010, the bullet train was denied by Wisconsin’s current Governor Scott Walker and the plans fell to the wayside. On Nov. 25, Harlow brought the bullet train back ... Read More »

Light Bulbs Go Off for New Idea Center

Photo by Mary Knight.

Placemaking, innovation and experiences – these are the three initiatives of Create Portage County, a group dedicated to bringing the arts to Stevens Point. This year, Create Portage County has put together the Idea Center, located in downtown Stevens Point. The Idea Center aims to be a community of innovators, designers, entrepreneurs and artists. The main goal of the Idea ... Read More »

Car Lane Conversion Drives People Up the Wall

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

In September, Stevens Point was awarded a Transportation Alternatives Program grant to implement over 13 miles of bike lanes from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The goal of the project is to create a more integrated multi-modal transportation system. Also in September, ReVisioning Point, a grassroots organization aimed at enhancing the livability, appearance and economy of Stevens Point, as well ... Read More »

Political Party Loyalty Challenging Voter Conscience

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Republicans and Democrats have been pitted against each other since the parties were founded. Identifying as either of the two is part of a person’s social identity. Whether one agrees with every stance taken by their party or not, people are usually loyal and vote along party lines. Research done by Yale University shows that the president in office along ... Read More »