Tag Archives: The Pointer

UWSP offers Grant to Improve English Skills

  The Almond-Bancroft School District received a grant from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point for the creation of the English Language Learner (ELL) Program. Lisa Vann, a 2007 graduate of UWSP and the ELL Coordinator at the Almond-Bancroft High School, had the idea to create this program. “Our English Language Learner Program was created to address the needs ... Read More »

January Brings New Chief for IT

  There will be a new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and director of the Information and Technology Department starting in January 2013. The Information Technology (IT) department offers help for students with computer issues, be it hardware, software, networking, or repair issues. The IT department is staffed by just under 50 people who work to offer IT support, telephone support, ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: The Daredevil Christopher Wright – The Nature of Things

Formed in Eau Claire in late 2004, The Daredevil Christopher Wright is an indie-folk trio made up of brothers Jon (vocals, guitar) and Jason (vocals, bass) Sunde, and fellow Wisconsin-native Jesse Edington (vocals, percussion). The band hit the ground running, tirelessly crafting their own unique style of alternative music after only being existence a matter of months; this steadfast dedication ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Slam Dunk – Welcome to Miami

Picture yourself for a moment, sitting at a basement party on a Saturday night. Things are a going alright, the keg is about half gone, and then some guys pull out a bunch of instruments and start rocking this music that has everyone getting up to dance and generally go nuts over. That scenario pretty much sums up my album ... Read More »

What Do the 2012 Elections Mean for the GOP?

Everyone, take a deep breath in, now let it out. It’s done, over, gone (for now). The 2012 Elections are fin­ished. But if you’re a Republican, you’re probably wonder what exactly just happened. I mean, the momentum behind Republican Challenger Mitt Romney was absolutely fantastic (some even compared it to the 2008 Election and the Democrats back­ing Mr. Obama). There ... Read More »

Netflix Service and Students

Netflix, an online digital stream­ing service and DVD-by-mail pro­vider, could possibly be changing the way some students consume their media. In April of 2011, Netflix claimed that it had over 23.6 million subscribers in the United States and 26 million worldwide. Netflix also claimed $1.5 billion in revenue from digital sales in 2011. Rachel Wisniewski, a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ... Read More »

We Must Love One Another

To bring awareness to bullying, Zach Halliwell produced and directed the video ‘We Must Love One Another’.  Halliwell’s videos can be found on the YouTube channel WolfSpirit201. Thousands of people around the world are bullied every day over their real or perceived sexual identity. To escape the pain of being bullied many resort to ending their life because they feel ... Read More »

Student Lands Awesome Internship

Megan Van Sambeek, a junior double majoring in International Studies and Spanish at the UW-Stevens Point, recently received a 10-week internship through the U.S. State Department Bureau. “My internship is with the U.S. Department of State. I will be working in the American Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay,” VanSambeek said. VanSambeek’s internship will begin in January 2013. She will be in ... Read More »

Sibling Assistance

The Family Communication class, Communication 389/589, will be presenting a student-run workshop based on conflict management and relational maintenance in sibling relationships on December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Communication Arts Center, room 333. The idea behind the workshop is to provide people with concrete and usable strategies for enhancing and maintaining their adult sibling relationships. The workshop will ... Read More »

90FM Album Review: Sleeper – Self-titled EP

In my opinion, if you can’t get lost in the music you’re listening to, than it really isn’t worth listening to in the first place. Taking this mantra into account, it should come as no surprise that I instantly fell in love with the band Sleeper’s self-titled EP, released earlier this year through Woods & Ether Records. It should be ... Read More »