UPDATED: Ongoing Police Situation

Shannon Hoyt- The Menomonie Police Department (MPD) has released new information about the incident.   At approximately 5:06 p.m. the MPD received a call on a domestic incident, which occurred at 2724 Fryklund Dr.   Residents of Menomonie residing in the Fryklund Drive area were requested to remain indoors due to an ongoing police situation…

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UPDATE: Defense lawyer reveals past police record in UW-Stout student death

Shannon Hoyt- The Eau Claire news publication Leader-Telegram published a report on Thursday, July 27, which revealed information about University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. According to Eau Claire police records, Alnahdi was intoxicated after leaving a bar three months prior to his death.   Christopher Zipko, defense lawyer to Minneapolis-native Cullen M. Osburn,…

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SSA passes resolution in support of sanctuary campus

Megan Hazuga- Earlier in the semester, shortly after President Donald Trump announced the international travel ban, the Stout Student Association (SSA) began working with other University of Wisconsin System schools to become a sanctuary campus. According to SSA documentation, the purpose of a sanctuary campus is to “protect all students, faculty and staff from intimidation,…

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Students comment on campus involvement

Marisa Pollastrini- The end of the school year is just around the corner, and students wonder what could have been. Some have only recently discovered opportunities that might interest them, whereas others simply did not have the time. “I wish I had enrolled in the swimming club. I didn’t know about it until now,” says…

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Dining Director Retires after 3 Decades

Hannah Lundquist-   Come next semester, University of Wisconsin–Stout will be losing many familiar faces who have contributed a great deal during their time here.   One of these faces is Ann Thies, Director of Dining, who will be retiring. Thies has been the Director of Dining at Stout since 1988. Prior to this, she…

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Student Athlete Spotlight: Aryn Benn

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Aryn Benn, a junior from Waukesha, Wis. Benn is a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout track and field team and is a Human Development and Family Studies major.   Why did you choose Stout? “I picked Stout because I knew I wanted to stay in Wisconsin…

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Writing Center celebrates 12 years

Katie Schulzetenberg-   “I can’t believe it’s been twelve years,” remarked Dr. Kristin Risley, co-director of the Writing Center at University of Wisconsin–Stout, at the Writing Center’s open house on Wednesday, April 12. The Writing Center celebrated 12 years since its opening in the fall of 2005.   The center itself began with a vision…

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Erbert & Gerberts Comes to Menomonie

Hannah Lundquist-   Alright everyone, this one is for real! Coming soon to Menomonie is a branch of Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop, commonly referred to as “Erb’s & Gerbs.” Erbert and Gerbert’s is an Eau Claire based franchise that has found its way to our community!   The shop will open up on Broadway…

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Sigma Tau Gamma faces potential termination

Megan Hazuga-   On April 21, the nearly 100 year old fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma (Sig Tau) stood in front of the University Court, the judicial branch of the Stout Student Association, and pled their case for why their fraternity should remain a recognized organization by UW-Stout. The decision of this appeal could affect Sig…

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The problem with professor pay and classroom sizes

Mary Peters- Salaries are always a bit of a touchy subject, particularly on college campuses. Not only are salaries very complicated, but they are often a direct reflection of an individual’s worth to their organization. That being said, a paycheck should adequately reflect the amount of work that an individual has put in. For a…

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Maureen’s Critical Corner: Veggie Sandwiches

Maureen Heaster- The Memorial Student Center’s Blue Devil Market has some nice sandwich options. You can grab a Buffalo Chicken, a Chicken Bacon ranch, a Spicy Italian or a Simply Turkey, among others. Each of these options is supposed to include your choice of meat, cheese and vegetables, letting you customize your sandwich however you…

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The World of WEAR

Ben Mohr-   The runway was rocked on Thursday and Saturday, April 20 and 22, at the 2017 Student Spring Fashion Show of WEAR – the fashion design club at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Featuring everything from formal wear to pajamas, the fashion show ran some of the best student work that the Apparel Design…

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SGX: Stout’s Gaming Expo

Sam Kilgard- The Memorial Student Center’s Great Hall is no stranger to big events, and the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Gaming Expo is no exception. On Thursday, May 4, the doors of the Great Hall will open for all to see what the Game Design students have been working on the entire semester, or year. Around…

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Art show gives tribute to senior projects

Shannon Hoyt-   In the final days of each spring semester, University of Wisconsin–Stout senior art students are given the opportunity to display their creations in the senior art show.   “[The show] takes the students’ presentations to the next level. It also allows the students to expose their work to industry professionals,” said Jennifer…

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Weather affecting Stout sports

Evan Thue- There is nothing worse than the feeling you get when you are ready to play a game outside and you see dark clouds starting to form. Suddenly it starts to rain, and, inevitably, the game is cancelled. The weather here at University of Wisconsin–Stout has been unpredictable to say the least.   Spring…

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