Moving Genres Forward

Bryce Parr – University of Wisconsin-Stout Forward Magazine released their Fall 2018 issue last Friday at the Raw Deal. The night featured live performances from musical groups and Disc Jockeys Ren, Bellyflop Suicide, J A C U Z Z I and Nolephant. Forward is a student led magazine that features photography, poetry, journalism and design…

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The Art of Play

Bryce Parr – The work of University of Wisconsin-Stout alumni Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler is currently on display in Furlong Gallery leading up to Art & Design Week. Both artists are scheduled to talk on campus about their experiences and advise students on finding their own way. Wheeler is a 2006 graduate of Stout’s…

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Org Spotlight: Swing Club

Katie Schulzetenberg – Among the clubs on campus, there is one that requires some dancing feet. Stout Swing Club is a free organization that is open to students, faculty and community members. They focus primarily on teaching swing dancing, but they aren’t limited to that. Swing Club also brings in guest instructors to teach other…

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UW-Stout’s Construction Updates

Mackenzie Peterson – There are several construction projects happening on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus. Michael Bowman, Project Manager at UW-Stout, was able to give insight and information on the status of the ongoing construction projects. The Price Commons’ first floor remodel is one of the current projects happening on campus. The east half of…

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The History of the Peace March

Audrey Tchaa – The spark of the Peace March started with a conversation between Taasia Barfield and her friend, Brianna Yang. They were sitting on the second floor in Hovlid Hall the day after Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by police officer Betty Jo Shelby in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sep 17, 2016. The discussion…

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Skating into the Playoffs

Alex Lutz – The University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s hockey team has been having a great season so far this year, which is something Coach Watkins said didn’t surprise him. “The team has met all of my expectations for them this year,” Coach Watkins said. “We’ve done very well with the young team we have. We’ve…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Gavin Smith, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout ice hockey team. Smith is a Business administration major from Savage, Minnesota.   Why did you choose Stout? The reason I chose Stout was because Jerry Watkins recruited me to play hockey and I thought it was a good fit. I…

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Polar Vortex Brings Students Indoors

Josh Nehs – Wisconsin and the rest of the Midwest were met with cold temperatures that cancelled schools and businesses during the last week of January. The temperatures broke records, reaching a range between negative 40 and negative 65 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill. The intensity of the cold would cause frostbite within minutes….

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The Scopes!

Cam “I Demand Attention” Parrucci – Aquarius: You will be haunted by the ghosts of all of the socks you’ve lost doing laundry over the years. You’ll never get a good night’s sleep again! Pisces: It may be the middle of winter in Wisconsin, but bees will begin showing up in your room for the…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Rosalie Mattair

Bryce Parr – Rosalie Mattair is a University of Wisconsin-Stout junior studying entertainment design with a concentration in comics and sequential art. Mattair is a resident of Sussex, Wisconsin but originally hailed from Jacksonville, Florida. What sparked your interest in art and design? Nothing sparked it. It’s just always been there. What styles or mediums…

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I Don’t Even Know Anymore

Cam “Roller Coaster Tycoon 2” Parrucci – At this point, what even is there to say? The world is on fire! Have you watched the news lately? Or rather, with our reader base of college students, have you checked Twitter lately? All the time there is stuff going on, political debates, weird memes, the world…

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Menomonie High School Students Attend First Hour Classes Without Hangovers After Rehab Reopens Dry

Bryce Parr – Teachers in the Menomonie Area School District report that students are agitated and excitable during morning classes after the closure of Rehab. “Classes used to be quiet and manageable. Students kept to themselves and didn’t cause any trouble. Now everyone is hootin’ and hollerin’ at each other like a bunch of wetland…

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