Tag Archives: UWSP

Line 3 Pipeline Replacement Ignites Controversy

Proposed replacement of the line 3 pipeline has instigated concerns from environmental and Native American groups and even the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Line 3 currently transports crude oil from Alberta Canada, through North Dakota and Minnesota before arriving to Superior, Wisconsin. The pipeline was built in the 1960s and is currently carrying around half of its initially intended capacity. ... Read More »

The Parking Stall Remix: Adventure Tours Style

On Sept. 17 the downtown area of Stevens Point experienced a new way to appreciate the outdoors with the event called Main Street Parks. Instead of using the street space of parking stalls to park a car, Adventure Tours of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point instead built scenes unlike any other with the paved space. Adventure Tours has been an ... Read More »

Humans of Point

Bridget Donahue is a junior elementary education major. What, in your opinion, is the best mode of travel? Is it walking, biking, car, plane, train or something else? Biking. I just got a bike, and I’ve just started traveling by bike. It’s been very exciting, well, maybe not exciting, but new. What is your favorite place you’ve ever visited? What ... Read More »

Ordinance in Central Wisconsin Makes Hosts Lose Most

Parties with underage students may put attendees and hosts at risk of punishment at the expense of the those throwing the party. Stevens Point and Plover have already put a social hosting ordinance in place which would hold the host of a gathering responsible if any underage person is caught drinking alcohol, regardless of if the host knows it or not. ... Read More »

Giving Gardens Gives Back to the Community

On Sept. 9, Giving Gardens hosted a fundraiser tour at six of their Stevens Point area community gardens. Giving Gardens is an organization which aims to combat hunger in the Stevens Point area through community gardening. According to Jeremy Erickson, Giving Gardens Manager, the organization now includes 16 gardens in Stevens Point, Whiting and Plover. The food produced in these ... 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 »

When Organic Really Means “Organic”

Organic food certified by the United States Department of Agriculture can come in many forms, ranging from store brand mac and cheese to fresh produce from Saturday’s Farmers’ Markets on the Square, but is the label enough to warrant consumer trust in the quality of a product? Dan Mielke, organizer for the Stevens Point Farmers Market, and co-founder for the ... Read More »

The City of Stevens Point Joins Green Tier Charter

In August, the Stevens Point City Council voted to join the Legacy Communities Green Tier Charter. This charter is a collaborative effort among Wisconsin communities, the Department of Natural Resources and organizations such as 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities to enable communities to become more sustainable. After assessing Stevens Point’s past sustainability efforts, Alderperson Mary ... Read More »

Bang! The Benefits and Drawbacks of Bullet Journaling

They are everywhere on social media. Instagram photos, Facebook posts and tweets scatter the web, depicting beautiful notebook entries, ranging from simplistic to ornate. They are bullet journals. The bullet journal was developed by Ryder Carroll and has come into pop culture prominence over the last few years. The goal is to create an organized space within which people can ... Read More »