Tag Archives: Stevens Point

Building a More Active Community

Despite the unexpected snowfall last Saturday morning, about 300 students and community members walked, biked, jogged, rollerbladed, skateboarded, and pushed strollers along a seven-mile loop on the north side of Stevens Point.The Ciclovia, an event held to encourage activity within the city of Stevens Point, had people of all ages utilizing that loop throughout the morning while raising awareness and ... Read More »

Five Sundays a Semester

The Lincoln Hills Poetry Project is looking to expand this year. For those who may not know, the LHPP is a project both the university and the Lincoln Hills juvenile detention facility have shared for over fifteen years. Since 1996, students from the university, under faculty supervision, have willingly volunteered their time to invest in this interest group. LHPP has ... Read More »

Zest Receives Award for Best Bakery and Overall Taste

Walking into Zest Bakery and Coffeehouse is like walking into a place that seems to encompass the city of Stevens Point. There are professors sitting at tables grading papers, students lounging on the couches trying to catch a quick nap or an emergency cup of coffee, mothers talking about their children. On this particular day, the kitchen smelled of garlic. ... Read More »

Stevens Point Bluegrass Scene: More than Meets the Eye

Bluegrass has been a facet of the Stevens Point music scene since the 1970s with roots as deep as Mandolin Club in the early 1900s. Through events like the Wednesday night open mic at Northland Ballroom in Iola, Wisconsin, and the upcoming Save the Penokee Spring Fest at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, local and student bluegrass groups ... Read More »

River Falls Edges Point in Overtime

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point fell in overtime to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls 82-75 on Saturday. The Alumni Day loss was the Pointers second in conference. The Pointers got off to a quick start but shortly after it was the Falcons that began a run midway through the first half. Then, Point grabbed a hold of the momentum and ... Read More »

Two Students Inches from Polito’s Hall of Fame

Three slices were all that separated two brave young men from competitive eating glory. The task: the Polito’s Challenge of eating 12 lbs. of pizza in one hour. The reward: $500 cash. On Saturday, Edgar Wyman, senior sociology and social work major, and Eric Schreiber, junior English major, attempted this monumental task, known to many in the Stevens Point area ... Read More »

City Faces Lawsuit over CenterPoint Mall

The owner of Center Point Mall has filed a lawsuit against the city of Stevens Point to halt its condemnation and return development control to Third Court LLC, a Valley Bank of Iowa entity. The City of Stevens Point along with the Community Development Authority (CDA) have deemed the site “blighted” (in need of removal) and are seeking to demolish ... Read More »

Scarbocchio featuring work of UWSP student

The Scarabocchio Art Museum in downtown Stevens Point will be featuring art from one of UWSP’s own starting this month. Alexander Landerman, a senior at UWSP, will be holding his exhibit from Nov. 1 to Dec. 19. Landerman’s exhibit is entitled “FAUNA: New Work by Alexander Landerman.”  His artist statement explains that his current work uses contrast, gestural line work ... Read More »

Occupy Stevens Point

The Occupy movement can now add Stevens Point, Wisconsin, to its list of participating cities. Last Saturday, a group of about 50 community members and students met at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Sundial. Many arrived with signs and banners stating their reasons for joining the Occupy movement. The messages included: “We are the 99%,” “Student Loan Debt = New ... Read More »

Belts’ Soft Serve Closed For Winter

After another summer cooled down by Belts’ Soft Serve, the “Home of the Large Cone” sends a farewell to summer and Stevens Point until next spring. The sign read “LAST DAY OF THE SEASON” followed by the last “flavor of the day” of the year: strawberry. Synchronized lines formed as they did for the past six months, and the seasonal ... Read More »