Tag Archives: The Pointer

Pointer Girls Basketball Wins in Tip-Off Classic

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point took down Finlandia University 72-39, and then dominated over Alverno College the next day, winning 70-43 in the 2011 Pointer Tip- Off Classic. The four-team tournament also included UW-Oshkosh, who beat Alverno 56-37, and Finlandia 68-49. Finlandia and Alverno did not face each other in the tournament but faced off the following Tuesday with ... Read More »

Coach but Don’t Touch

This past month has been one of the most trying in sports history. The scandal shrouding Penn State University has permanently marred a historic institution and has sent one of the most legendary coaches in sporting history into exile. Now America has turned its attention to Syracuse University and its basketball program. While the charges levied against former assistant coach ... Read More »

UWSP Women’s Hockey Loses Series against Undefeated Falcons

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point women’s hockey team dropped a weekend double header against UW-River Falls. The Pointers dropped the first game 5-2, then lost again the next night, 7-2. The first score of the game came from Falcons senior forward Katie Flanagan, assisted by junior forward Jami Weiss and freshman defender Kendal Evenson. River Falls scored its second ... Read More »

Greek Life: Working to Their Potential

Whether the reason is their lineup of houses, hazing, secretive nature, or the parties people wish they could attend, Greek life is hard to miss on most campuses and hard to take seriously. However, if someone were to ask you what you knew about Greek life at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, how much would you be able to ... Read More »

Student Religious Culture

Religion and faith mean something different to every person. People that follow a religion often find that it shapes many aspects of their lives, including social interactions, family relationships and their feelings towards their own selves. Some may find that their religious affiliation has little to no effect on their daily lives. And yet others aren’t sure what to believe, ... Read More »

Radiothon: A Little Somethin’ for Everyone

WWSP 90FM is once again holding its Radiothon fundraiser this coming weekend, December 3rd and 4th. The annual event is an on-air auction of donated goods from local businesses and organizations that comes just in time for the holiday season. Radiothon provides a great publicity opportunity for local shops and services. “Local businesses are usually really supportive of 90,” said ... Read More »

‘Poster Girl’ Tells Vets’ Stories of PTSD

Robynn Murray was the poster girl of women in the military. She served as a machine gunner in the Iraq War and took on responsibilities reserved for the bravest of soldiers. But like many soldiers, she also found herself coping with the crushing effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon her return home. Robynn is the star of the Oscar-nominated ... Read More »

Campus Compact: A Burden and a Rescue

As the university struggles to meet budget cuts and lapses, a solution is in the works. Imagine a new stream of steady revenue (say, $5.5 million annually) that can be used to upkeep the programs that we’ll be otherwise forced to dismantle. The only catch is, this money is going to come from students through an increase in the cost ... Read More »

The Continued Assault On Our Communities, and Our Responsibility

​The Governor just restored the state’s “Holiday Tree” to its original, name, the “Christmas Tree.” Hurray for being less welcoming, Wisconsin(as long as we’re open for business). I know public workers who’ve taken a cut of 26 percent on their salaries in the past five years. Last spring, Wisconsin rose to demonstrate its anger after decades of evermore cynical and ... Read More »