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DSC Gives Students Leadership and Career Experience

Since June of 2009, Dining and Summer Conferences has been completely student run. The shift to being a student run location has given students more control over their dining program and allowed students to introduce innovations that promote sustainable, local, farming and food practices. One of these innovations is called Green on the Go, this initiative offers students the opportunity ... Read More »

Students Weigh in on Winter Olympics Ahead of Opening Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics will commence in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Friday, Feb. 9 and will run through Sunday, Feb. 25. The 23rd edition of the Winter Games will unite 92 countries in competition over a series of 102 events, which will be divided between 15 featured sports disciplines. Traditional sporting events like alpine skiing, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, speed ... Read More »

Students Experience Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point were provided with the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica this winter break. The study abroad course was a three-week program with a focus on tropical ecology in Costa Rica. While studying abroad, students visited multiple ecosystems and saw countless animal species. This study abroad experience was open to all UWSP students with ... Read More »

Humans of Point: Students Share Festivity

The students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are excited for the upcoming holiday season.  Students celebrate different holidays and set their own traditions with their families, making them special in their own way. Julia Cheng is a junior majoring in accounting & business management from Kenosha, WI. Julia’s favorite holiday is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a ... Read More »

Come January, Local Kmart Closes Its Doors for Good

Located at 111 Division Street, Stevens Point, the local Kmart is scheduled to shut its doors for good by the end of January 2018. Kmart has been known for their low prices and nationwide accessibility for decades. However, as more superstores begin to popularize, Kmart is plummeting and Stevens Point is seeing the effects. According to the press release from ... Read More »

Anticipation Continues For The Newly-Built One-Stop Center

A soon-to-be-revealed “One-Stop Center” feature, next to The Food Fo Thought Cafe in Albertson Hall, is making its way to completion, and the staff and students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point couldn’t be more excited. The “One-Stop Center” was once just an idea thought of by a past vice chancellor of enrollment and management, possibly drawing inspiration from a ... Read More »

SCULPT Continues Building the Art Community with Glass Pumpkins

On Saturday, Oct. 14, beautiful glass pumpkins were put on display by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student organization SCULPT and were available for purchase in front of the Noel Fine Arts Center. This fundraiser is held annually and, despite the windy conditions which made artists nervous for their pumpkins, the students were enthusiastic to talk about their lovely fall ... Read More »

Smartphone Usage Could Hurt Student Grades

A recent study from Kent State University found that cell phones have a significant negative impact on the grade point average of college students. “I definitely think that it distracts me from my homework, because if I’m in the middle of an assignment and my phone goes off, I immediately go to that, and start paying attention to that,” said ... Read More »

Primary Election Voting Proved Challenging for Students

Three hour lines and lots of confusion was how many students described their primary election experience. Jack Ivansek, legislative affairs director for the Student Government Association, explained that the long lines many experienced was most likely due to the amount of people who waited until the day of the election to register. He also believed the new photo ID law ... Read More »

Former UWSP Student Shot and Killed in Stevens Point

At approximately 7:48pm on March 17, The Stevens Point Police Department responded to a call of possible gunshots fired. A former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student was shot within blocks of campus in what police are calling a suspected drug deal. The victim, Deonta M. Lezine, died on March 25. The shooting occurred in the 2700 block of Fifth Avenue, ... Read More »