Tag Archives: UWSP

“Obamacare” an Aid to Student Health

Obamacare. Americans have heard it talked about on the news by savvy politicians or healthcare industry lobbyists, but some are unaware of the true contents of the act and what it has changed since it passed. Known officially as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), “Obamacare” was signed into law in March of 2010. It has made certain ... Read More »

Wall Street occupation brings global uprising to the U.S.

In hundreds of cities across the country, doctors, veterans, nurses, professionals, middle class, service industry and agricultural workers, indigenous and immigrant organizations, senior citizens, teachers, trade unionists, environmentalists and antiwar activists, and students of all ages add support for the Occupy movement. Steadily growing since its birth on Wall Street on September 17, despite the absence of a clear agenda, ... Read More »

Vaulters Begin Workouts

Everyone has that friend growing up that is always there and you hardly realize it. You don’t remember if you invited them or if they just showed up. They go hours without speaking and soon you forget they are even there, until they do something awesome. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point pole-vaulting team is that friend. Often lost in the ... Read More »

Blue Devils Burn Pointers at Homecoming

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point football team lost to the University of Wisconsin-Stout 22-19 on Saturday, squandering the lead after three quarters.  The Blue Devils received the opening kickoff but they would not have the ball for long before senior linebacker Curtis Krump intercepted Stout senior quarterback Ross Carey. The Pointer offense spared no time, taking only two plays ... Read More »

Alcohol-Wise: Teaching Students Responsible Drinking

As of this year, freshmen are required to take an online course about alcohol: Alcohol-Wise. The free class takes 60 minutes to complete and being that the course is self-guided, students are able to take it on their own time. According to Anne Hoffmann, the Assistant Director of the Health and Wellness Programs at the Allen Center, the goals of ... Read More »

Belts’ Soft Serve Closed For Winter

After another summer cooled down by Belts’ Soft Serve, the “Home of the Large Cone” sends a farewell to summer and Stevens Point until next spring. The sign read “LAST DAY OF THE SEASON” followed by the last “flavor of the day” of the year: strawberry. Synchronized lines formed as they did for the past six months, and the seasonal ... Read More »

Theatre Professor finds success in “Freud”

What would happen if Freud and C.S. Lewis were put in one room? That question is answered in “Freud’s Last Session,” a play directed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s very own assistant theatre professor Tyler Marchant. “Freud’s Last Session” has recently moved its theatre performance space to the New World Stages in New York City in the heart of ... Read More »

GSA Encourages Coming Out as You Are

Imagine waking up every day hiding a part of who you are; knowing that it’s there but terrified to be honest with yourself and the people around you. This was the reality that Becca Whitehead experienced before coming out to her friends and family. “It was so hard because there is nothing worse than not being comfortable with who you ... Read More »

Greenhouse to be reborn as local food eating hub

Cold, disheveled, and hollow: Sorenson’s Greenhouse sits peace- fully across the street from down- town Stevens Point. After years spent enduring nature’s degrading forces, the building once known as Sorenson’s Greenhouse is about to blossom into the Central Rivers Farmshed’s “The Greenhouse Project.” The Central Rivers Farmshed is a Central Wisconsin organization working to strengthen the connec- tion between local ... Read More »