Tech: Twitter CEO Considers Removing Like Button.

Bryce Parr –  In a bid to improve the health of the platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he wants to remove the “like” button from Twitter. The “like” button was introduced in 2015 to replace the “favorite” option. Members of the University of Wisconsin-Stout community showed concern toward the decision. University of Wisconsin-Stout student…

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Upcoming Changes to UW-Stout’s Entertainment Design Major

Mackenzie Peterson- The University of Wisconsin-Stout will be undergoing some revisions to the entertainment design major. Jenna Derivan, a freshman currently majoring in entertainment design with a concentration in animation, was able to give some insight on what exactly these revisions encompass.     Currently, UW-Stout’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in entertainment design prepares students for…

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A Look into Sexual Violence in Menomonie

Elizabeth Vierkant –  Sexual violence has been a major topic over the past few years. University of Wisconsin–Stout student, Ryan Leckel is conducting research on sexual violence in Menomonie. Leckel, is a senior in the applied social science program, is conducting this research for his capstone project. This is the final thesis conducted by students…

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Event on Campus: My Culture Is Not Your Costume

Audrey Tchaa – It hasn’t been long since Halloween, and one of Speak Up’s student employees, Lois Cassel hosted her Social Justice Coffee Hour on cultural appropriation. In this discussion, students talked about why and how people’s culture isn’t a costume: hence the event title, “My Culture Is Not Your Costume.”  Cultural appropriation is a…

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Counseling Center Focuses on Student Needs

Katie Schulzetenberg – Mental health is an increasing concern, especially for college students. The balance between classes, jobs, and relationships can be overwhelming for students. However, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout there are resources to handle many common issues that students may go through. The Counseling Center at Stout sees students from all classes from…

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Welcoming a New Blue Devil

Alex Lutz – This basketball season brings a new face on the sidelines for the Blue Devil men’s basketball team. Coach Jim Lake has taken the reigns for this year and he is excited about what’s to come.  Lake shared his enthusiasm about being a part of the program here at the University of Wisconsin-Stout….

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Student Athlete Spotlight: Caleb Adams

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Caleb Adams, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout football team. Adams is a Supply Chain Management major and is from Rochester, Minnesota.   Why did you choose Stout? I decided to come to Stout because of the football coaching staff and the job placement rate. It is also fairly…

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The Border Wars: Rivalry Between the Vikings and the Packers

Evan Thue – The University of Wisconsin-Stout sits 45 minutes from the Minnesota border. Naturally, many UW-Stout students are from Minnesota and are consequently Vikings fans. Many students like to represent their team proudly, and one rivalry that is very prevalent on campus is the Vikings vs. Packers rivalry. “I am a very proud and…

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The Scopes!

Cam “Doctors HATE Him” Parrucci Aries – Your desires to make new friends will be promptly shattered when you find out no one wants to be friends with a professional Rush Limbaugh impersonator. Taurus – Fate has determined that your lasting legacy will be the world record for the most retail store rewards accounts under…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Matt Williams

Bryce Parr- Matt Williams is a Game Design Art Major in the 2D and 3D concentration. Williams enjoys producing music and painting landscapes outside of course work. What sparked your interest in art? I always would do coloring books with my grandma and aunt as a kid, and I’ve been really into the art of…

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Org Spotlight: American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA)

Katie Schulzetenberg –  The University of Wisconsin -Stout is a diverse community with many different clubs and organizations. All of this ensures that there is a group for everyone. The American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGI) is an org specifically for those interested in graphic design. “AIGA is a graphic design major specific organization that…

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Celebrating Diversity with Hispanic Heritage Month

Audrey Tchaa – Diversity is an important part of any college campus because it showcases a variety of opportunities and new, unique people. This month University of Wisconsin-Stout is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The student organization, Latinos Unidos (LU) shares why this month is important to them and Stout’s campus. Hispanic Heritage Month is a…

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Voter Suppression Silences Students on Campus

Elizabeth Vierkant –  The 2018 midterm election is approaching. In Menomonie, this election will select the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, United States senator, representative in congress (District 3), representative to the assembly (District 9), the Dunn County sheriff, and the Dunn County clerk of circuit court. John See, a…

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Stout Soccer Sports Young Roster

Alex Lutz –  There are freshmen everywhere in sports this year, and the women’s soccer team at University of Wisconsin-Stout is no different. With only two seniors on the team and fifteen freshmen, the women’s team is as young as it gets. The two seniors are Melissa Rice of Madison, Wisc. and Sydney Kasper of…

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