Tag Archives: UWSP

Merry Tuba Christmas and a Euphonic New Year

For many people, the day after Thanksgiving marks the seasonally acceptable date to start listening to holiday music. As the days of December fly by amid a flurry of the final weeks of the semester and snow, the holiday spirit grows and music from holiday radio stations to caroling to rumbles of tubas fills the air. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens ... Read More »

It’s an Armchair Boogie Kind of Day

Armchair Boogie is taking Wisconsin by storm. Over the past year, they have played 13 different events all over the state, from Appleton to Madison to La Crosse to here in their hometown of Stevens Point. The band was established in the winter of 2014 and has grown from a duo to a four-man-team, consisting of Augie Dougherty, Ben Majeska, ... Read More »

I’ll Be Home for Cookies

Snow blankets the ground, holiday lights trim rooftops and winter coats make their seasonal appearance. It’s that time of year again. As the cold sets in, warm up next to the oven with these tasty cookie recipes to spice up the holidays. Sugar Cookies Prep time: 30 minutes Baking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: ¾ cup butter, softened 1 cup vegetable ... Read More »

Leadership Change in Diversity & College Access Leaves Students in Dismay

Ron Strege has been the director of the Diversity & College Access for nearly twenty years but will no longer be part of the university after this year. According to the university’s website, “The objective of the Diversity and College Access Office is to conduct activities and provide services which enhance cultural diversity at UW-Stevens Point.” In his former position, ... Read More »

School’s Out for Winter

Come Dec. 22, students will be closing their books, turning in their final papers and hightailing it away from campus to enjoy a well-deserved winter break. For four glorious weeks, students will be itching to get outside and enjoy what winter in Wisconsin has to offer. If you’re still unsure of how to make the best out of the break, ... Read More »

Afterimages Takes the Stage

Ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, swing, hip-hop and more. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 2016 production of Afterimages. Afterimages is an annual dance showcase that is complexly student-directed, danced, choreographed and designed. Anna Kurzynski is a dance major as well as a student dancer, choreographer and director in Afterimages. “This is one of my ... Read More »

UWSP Library Hours Cause Study Struggles

Albertson Hall offers students multiple resources, but the library’s hours fluctuate throughout the week due to budget cuts. Kathy Davis, dean of University College, said that staffing in the library is very thin on nights and weekends because of budget cuts. The use of the building is a priority when making decisions about open hours. “It’s always based on budget ... Read More »

Wild Rice Making a Comeback on the Banks of the Fox River

Native wild rice is being brought back to the banks of the Fox River outside Green Bay after decades of cleanup efforts. The Lower Fox River has been included in a Superfund program by the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the river of polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB’s. PCB’s come from the recycling of carbonless copy paper. According to the ... Read More »

The Finals Countdown

As the snow begins to hit the ground and hot chocolate begins to fill our mugs, another seasonal event draws near. Final exams are Dec. 16-22 this semester and will provide some panic amid all the festivity in the air. Urban Dictionary defines finals week as “the worst week of a college or high school student’s life.” This semester’s finals ... Read More »

Baby, It’s Warm Outside

When we flip the calendar to November, we begin to anticipate the departure of autumn and the beginning of the infamous cold, Wisconsin weather. This year, however, the first weeks of November had us stowing our jackets and reaching for our shorts and sandals. Though the historical monthly average for Stevens Point is 42 degrees, we have seen highs in ... Read More »