Tag Archives: WI

Students Protest Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement

The Enbridge Energy company wants to replace the aging Line 3 with a new oil pipeline on a new route across northern Minnesota to Superior, WI. State regulators have started a series of 18 public hearings around Minnesota on whether or not to allow Enbridge Energy to construct a new oil pipeline to replace the Line 3 pipeline. The administrative ... Read More »

Faculty Member Shares Knowledge about Fall Ride

On Feb. 9 community members gathered at the Portage County Library to hear Lisa Theo, coordinator of undergraduate research, share her knowledge on Harley Davidson’s Fall Ride in Tomahawk, WI. Theo is among many faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point that have given lectures at the Portage County Library this year. Her lecture was a part of The ... Read More »

Students Plan for Life After Graduation: Alex Lopez

Q: What are your aspirations after graduation? A: My goals for life after college are, one, to find a job, and two, to figure out what I want to do. Q: What field are you looking to find a job in? A: I am looking for a job in the chemistry field (very expansive, to be sure.) Q: What city would you like to ... Read More »

Best Places to Wine and Dine in Stevens Point

Even in a smaller city like Stevens Point, there are more places to eat than some realize. Having lived here for two years, I have found there are plenty of places to explore and enjoy to get a unique dining experience. For a night out, or when you want to relax or catch up with old friends, I recommend the following: Indulgence ... Read More »

Chris Young Captures Wisconsin Essence

Chris Young, a hot emerging country artist, performed at North Star Mohican Casino in Bowler, Wisconsin on Friday, Feb. 13. The crowd was riled up even before Young took the stage, chanting his lyrics as if to draw him out sooner. Young had just left Nashville, Tennessee after performing for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Bash before playing at the casino. ... Read More »

Kyerokaya Brings Global Sound to City

The reggae band Kyerokaya brought fresh vibes to Kristin’s Riverwalk in downtown Stevens Point on Saturday, Feb. 7, when they paid tribute to Bob Marley’s 70th birthday. “Doing the show was the initial impetus for the creation of the band,” said John Laedtke, the guitar player, lead vocalist, hand drummer and kazoo player for Kyerokaya. This was the band’s first ... Read More »

Bow Hunting Season

As the leaves begin to change color, we are reminded that the fall season has arrived, and so has bow hunting. Gunnar Bartz, a senior majoring in Business Administration, enjoys bow hunting more than any other form of hunting. “I used to gun hunt, but now I mainly stick to bow hunting. In my opinion, it’s one of the harder ... Read More »

More Than a Market

For the past 160 years, the square in downtown Stevens Point has served as the site for the longest-running farmers market in the State of Wisconsin every Monday and Saturday. The square is lined with tents and tables, each presenting the season’s crop. Anything from tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, cabbage, to a plethora of other crops can be found being sold ... Read More »

Building a More Active Community

Despite the unexpected snowfall last Saturday morning, about 300 students and community members walked, biked, jogged, rollerbladed, skateboarded, and pushed strollers along a seven-mile loop on the north side of Stevens Point.The Ciclovia, an event held to encourage activity within the city of Stevens Point, had people of all ages utilizing that loop throughout the morning while raising awareness and ... Read More »

Two Students Inches from Polito’s Hall of Fame

Three slices were all that separated two brave young men from competitive eating glory. The task: the Polito’s Challenge of eating 12 lbs. of pizza in one hour. The reward: $500 cash. On Saturday, Edgar Wyman, senior sociology and social work major, and Eric Schreiber, junior English major, attempted this monumental task, known to many in the Stevens Point area ... Read More »