Tag Archives: The Pointer

Letter to the Editor: Steve Hill

What’s the cost of tobacco?  It’s hard to tell exactly, but I see plenty of indicators. When I had virus-related bronchitis last year, even a little secondhand smoke, inhaled on the way to class, could set off 10, 15 or even 30 minutes of intermittent hacking, often when I tried to lead class discussion or explain assignments. What’s the cost ... Read More »

Why Are We All So Sick?

You have a date with the library, so you grab a Poptart as you quickly scramble to get everything together and run out the door. Once you return from cramming what seems like five years worth of material into your brain, those monsters in your belly start rumbling and tell you that it is time to eat again.  Lucky Charms ... 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 »

Volleyball Heading to NCAA Tournament

The Pointers Volleyball team may have lost to The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the WIAC championship game, but they will still be playing in the NCAA tournament. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, with a record of 29-7, will play against Northwestern College, out of Minnesota, which has a record of 26-8. The teams clash this Thursday in Saint Paul, ... 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 »

90FM Album Review: Flashbulb Fires – “Gasconader”

I’m going to feel very hipster for saying this, but Flashbulb Fires is this really cool indie band you prob­ably haven’t heard of out of Denver, Colorado. OK, now you’ve all heard of them so I can stop being a hip­ster. Flashbulb Fires has this really cool, upbeat style that reminds me of bands like Circa Survive, Arcade Fire, Arctic ... Read More »

A Day at Fort McCoy – Commentary

Saturday Morning I found myself wondering what I had volunteered for as I sat on a bus that was bouncing its way to Fort McCoy. Myself and about 50 other students had signed up for a one credit course, sponsored by ROTC, called Joint Field Training Exercise. Upon arrival we stood in line in squads we had been divided into, ... Read More »

Zeppelin Display at the Library

The University Library has had a number of interested spectators of the popular Zeppelin display located in the Lobby. The Zeppelin airship display includes materials from various sources and formats, including videos, old books, photos, magazines, and pamphlets. Many of the items in the display are from the collection of Rudolf Schmetzke, the father of Axel Schmetzke. Axel is a ... Read More »