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A Taste of Hmong Life

The Hmong and Southeast Asian American Club (HaSEAAC) hosted the 17th Annual Dinner Taste of Toj Roob on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Dreyfus University Center. Though the festivities were many, I decided to focus on my favorite part: the food. As I sat down at one of the many banquet tables, I had the company of both University of ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Elizabeth Olson is a junior English major and professional writing minor. What are you looking forward to over Thanksgiving weekend? The food, of course. After a few months of eating like a Survivor contestant, I’m very excited for my grandma’s homemade stuffing and pecan pie. Do you have any traditions? Every year, my grandpa insists that we all gather around the ... Read More »

General Degree Progress Reports Appear on AccesSPoint

Students were notified that general education degree progress reports accessible online starting Oct. 31. Specific major degree progress reports are not yet complete. The email sent out to all students stated that requirements for majors and minors will be rolled out as they are completed. According to Ed Lee, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point registrar, 20 years of information and data ... Read More »

Stevens Point’s PRSSA Shines Like a Star

The Public Relations Student Society of America recently brought home the Star Chapter award for the fifth year in a row. PRSSA is a student organization at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. It is all about public relations. “PRSSA is dedicated to enriching our peers career development. We offer an array of opportunities for members that are all geared towards ... Read More »

Liberation Farm Brings Meat, Eggs and Coffee to Stevens Point

Liberation Farm in Almond, offers diverse food options. Holly Petrillo, assistant professor of forestry, began the farm with her husband John Sheffy in 2011. Petrillo said that they first got into farming because they wanted to be able to grow their own food and provide their young daughter the opportunity to grow up on a farm. One of Petrillo and ... Read More »

Budget Cuts Spark Difficult Conversations About What’s Next

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is looking to half its structural deficit of $5 million in another round of budget cuts. In the current fiscal year, the university has already reduced its budget by $2 million, and an additional $2.5 million reduction is planned for July 2018. Due in March, the changes to the budget will come from Academic, Business ... Read More »

CREATE Portage County Competes to Bring Free Concerts to Stevens Point This Summer

Voting has begun for the Levitt Foundation’s $25,000 “Levitt AMP Grant,” which helps nonprofit organizations bring free concerts to small-to-midsize towns and cities. CREATE Portage County, a local arts and entertainment nonprofit, has led the charge for Stevens Point to win this grant. 15 entrants will win and Stevens Point currently holds fifth place. Stevens Point was one of the ... Read More »

The Few Pitfalls of Stranger Things 2

The first season of “Stranger Things” is the timeless, classic tale of a young boy taken into an alternate dimension by a creepy, flower-headed monster and the friends and family members who try to figure out what happened to him. There are also evil scientists, an adorable bald girl with telekinetic powers, alcoholic sheriffs and a glorious dose of ’80s ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Bella Pietsch, is a senior communication major with an emphasis in public relations and a professional writing minor, graduating in December.   What is your ideal morning in Stevens Point? My perfect day in Point would start with breakfast at the Wooden Chair and a walk through the Sculpture Park. What is your favorite outdoor space or nature area? I️ ... Read More »

Bill Proposed to Change Regulation on Wisconsin State Wetlands

A bill has been proposed which could make it easier to develop state wetlands in Wisconsin. If passed, Assembly Bill 547 would remove permitting requirements for wetlands which are not federally protected. Typically, only wetlands next to navigable waters are under federal protection leaving isolated wetlands and ephemeral or seasonal wetlands under state jurisdiction. According to the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, ... Read More »