Org Spotlight: Stout Alumni Association

Jordyn Hovarth- Everyone who has or is attending this university has a different background, but we all share the same UW­–Stout community. The Stout Alumni Association creates a sense of togetherness for graduates. The overall goal for the association is to provide alumni and current students “continuous communication” with services, opportunities and information to create…

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Literature Committee Honors Langston Hughes

Audrey Tchaa- Langston Hughes, a well-known poet associated with the Harlem Renaissance, was featured in a poetry reading presented by the Literature Committee of the department of English and philosophy. The event captured the attention of students and faculty throughout the university. Peter Olson, a lecturer at University of Wisconsin–Stout, along with his fellow colleagues…

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Artist Pagnia Xiong Visits Campus

Jasmine Baker-   Special  guest Pagnia Xiong graced the Hmong Stout Student Organization’s Hmong New Year by performing and speaking about the framework of her career as a renowned Hmong artist on Saturday Dec. 2. She is internationally recognized for her Youtube videos that have peaked at over 500,000 views, and she performs frequently across…

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Net Neutrality Talk Takes Internet And Campus By Storm

Cece Jabs- If you have been on the internet lately, you may have stumbled across an array of news articles or posts on your Facebook news feed about “net neutrality.” Net neutrality, whether you’re for or against it, is something that affects everyone, including those here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. What exactly is net…

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Hmong New Year Celebrates Diversity and Unity

Audrey Tchaa- Hmong New Year celebrated at the University of Wisconsin-Stout was such a success that it became annual. The Hmong Stout Student Organization (HSSO) organized the event for the 11th year in a row on Saturday Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johnson Fieldhouse in the Multipurpose room. Carol Vang…

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Taking a look at Segregated Fees and the Athletic Budget

Logan Myhre- Have you ever wondered what the “segregated fees” in student tuition are? A segregated fee, also known as a “seg fee,” is money taken out of student tuition per credit to financially support campus departments. For the athletic department, the currently approved seg fee is $5.18 per credit. According to athletic director Duey…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Brandyn Christman

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Brandyn Christman, a guard on the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team. Christman is a senior in the health, wellness and fitness program and is from Rice Lake, Wis.   Why did you choose Stout? “I was transferring from University of Minnesota-Duluth after my freshman year and…

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Student Artist Spotlight: Ben Green of Seafarer

Bryce Parr- Ben Green is a University of Wisconsin–Stout senior graduating this semester with a degree in industrial design. He releases his own electronic tracks and remixes under the name Seafarer. Find him on Soundcloud and Spotify. When did you first get interested music? Why? I first got interested in making music when I was…

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The Life of a UW-Stout Coach

Evan Thue- The life of a coach may not always be an easy one. There are long hours they have to work and many struggles that come with the job, but here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, Coaches are very dedicated to see the betterment of UW-Stout students and athletes. Eddie Andrist, head coach of…

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This Week In Menomonie (12/12-13)

Tuesday, December 12 A Wisconsin Farmboy in Galapagos @ Chippewa Falls Public Library          6:30 p.m. Open Mic @ The Plus, Eau Claire         9 p.m. Wednesday, December 13 Friends of the Library Holiday Sale @ L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire         10-7 p.m….

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10 Things To Do While Avoiding Finals

Emilie Rosin- Take a nap Self care, am I right? Watch some Netflix Who can study when season 2 of The Crown is on Netflix??? Stress Bake Isn’t baking supposed to be fun??? Not on finals week it isn’t. Contemplate Death To final or not to final, that is the question. Take a Second Nap…

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Professor Fired After Cancelling Final Exam

Cam Parrucci- The “self proclaimed coolest professor on campus,” Dr. Awesome, has been fired. Throughout a seriously grueling semester of Art History 101, students were forced to memorize dozens of art pieces by name, period and artist, as per the course requirements. However, as he is known to do, Dr. Awesome cut a deal with…

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The Scopes

Cam “Tunechi” Parrucci-   Aries – Real G’s move in silence like lasagna. Taurus – Okay, you’re a goon, but what’s a goon to a goblin? Gemini – “The Birdman my daddy, we fly south.” Cancer – Diamond face, diamond brace, more colors than the game Simon Says Leo – Safe sex is great sex,…

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