Student org accused of promoting conversion therapy

Shannon Hoyt   The LGBTQIA+ community and religious groups at University of Wisconsin–Stout have been stirred up after a miscommunicated message–accused of promoting conversion therapy–unintentionally aired in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Conversion therapy is an unregulated practice, which aims to change the sexual orientation of an individual. The video in…

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What is it like to be an athletic trainer?

Logan Myhre- Look around the sideline of any athletic event and you will almost always find an athletic trainer present. However, most people might not know exactly what an athletic trainer does.  It is this trainer’s responsibility to make sure the competing athletes stay healthy, and to care for them if anything unfortunate happens. This…

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Facts vs. Feelings: The Great Debate

Megan Hazuga   According to a poll ran by USA Today, 77 percent of American citizens perceive the country as being more divided than ever. Recently, we’ve seen a number of events that may be increasing that divide both close to home here at Stout and all across the nation.   Students at University of…

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New Faces, Newer Places

Megan Hazuga   Returning students may recall the rumors that circulated last semester surrounding the potential arrival of a Chipotle to Menomonie. The rumors were not true, but since then there have been several new arrivals around town that may replace the heartbreak that was felt after “Chipotle-gate”.   The first of the new arrivals…

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Org Spotlight: Students Today Leaders Forever

Mary Peters Today students of University of Wisconsin-Stout are many things; employees, activists, volunteers, couch potatoes – endless labels. Most prominently and commonly, those attending UW–Stout are all simply students. They are students today but have great opportunity to be leaders in their careers. This is recognized by Students Today Leaders Forever, otherwise known as…

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Undefeated Blue Devils topple fourth ranked Tommies

Logan Myhre- The Blue Devils defied the national standings on Saturday, Set. 9 when they triumphed over the fourth ranked St. Thomas Tommies. The scoreboard read 25-22 when the fourth quarter ended. With the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s starting quarterback Jay Alston suspended, sophomore J. Dan Sturgeon (West Lafayette, Ind) took the reins at the quarterback…

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UW-Stout bought by Totino’s for $2.5 Million

Following what has been heralded as the beginning of a new age for higher education, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has announced that it will be formally exiting the UW-System next year after being acquired by pizza giant Totino’s. Staff and faculty are being shuffled around or let go, and first among them is the current…

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The ‘Scopes

Libra You’ll never succeed in life if you continuously click “still watching” on Netflix. Throw your computer out the window and start over.   Pisces This week, you’ll discover an avocado allergy. Don’t fret though, now you can start saving for your first home.   Gemini Be careful of your choice of coffee drinks this…

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Behind the Scenes of Backyard Bash

Mary Peters The Backyard Bash has come and gone for the school year, but what really is this event? Many of the students attending often are freshman, as that is the audience the event is geared towards. However, many students of different ages and labels attend as well. Diverse students and staff wander through the…

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Week One Events Draw a Positive Student Response

Bryce Parr   As the first week of classes comes to a close, so does a successful first week of entertainment for campus organizations. Blue Devil Productions (BDP) and Event Technology Crew (ETC) hosted six exciting events including Blue Rah, magician Derek Hughes, comedian Paul Varghese, EDM artist Robotaki and a showing of the film…

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Local Theater Guild Opens New Summer Stage

Bryce Parr   A new stage turns a local guild into a summer theater. The Menomonie Theater Guild (MTG)  has recently finished building a new stage and tech booth in their studio. In an attempt to utilize the otherwise vacant space, the theater will host shows there during the summer months.   “The studio space…

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The Weakening Web

Bryce Parr   Big changes are coming to the ways we watch, listen and game over the internet, changes that could effect many students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The possible abolishment of net neutrality may give internet companies like Netflix or Hulu a stronger network presence over smaller streamers such as Sling TV or…

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7 New Businesses in Menomonie

  1.Tabby’s Catfe What: Central Wisconsin’s only cat cafe. Cats are brought in from Dunn County Humane Society, so you can also adopt the cuties that you play with! Hours: 7:30AM-6:00PM everyday. 2. RIZE Nutrition   What: Vitamin Supplement Shop and Health Food Restaurant Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-2:00PM//Friday 7:00AM-2:00PM//Closed Saturday and Sunday 3. Cobblestone Inn What:…

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A Timeline of UW–Stout Sports

1907- Men’s Basketball was formed 1909- Men’s Baseball was formed 1911- Men’s Football was formed 1959- Men’s Golf was formed 1965/66- Men’s Swim and Dive was formed 1967- Women’s Gymnastics was formed 1968-Men’s Ice Hockey was formed       Women’s Volleyball was formed 1969- Men’s Indoor Track was formed 1971-Women’s Basketball was formed       Women’s Swim…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Chase Fanelle

Logan Myhre-   The very first Student-Athlete Spotlight for the fall 2017 semester is Junior cornerback Chase Fanelle from University of Wisconsin–Stout’s football team. Fanelle is from Kenosha, Wisonsin, and studying engineering technology.   1.Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because of its great job placement rates, and on my recruiting visit I…

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8 New Orgs at Stout

  Emilie Rosin 1.Innovative Digital Marketing Association What: “The goal of the Innovative Digital Marketing Association is to offer a space for students with a passion for social media, marketing, internet technology to come together to collaborate.” When: Wednesday at 6PM Where: Communication Technology, Room 236 2. Blue Devil Lifting What: The mission of our…

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