Poet Laureate Gets Real at The Raw Deal

Johnny Thunder-   “I’m an entertainer, so don’t take me too seriously,” said University of Wisconsin–Stout alumni and poet, Connor Dahlin. Dahlin spoke at the Raw Deal coffee house in Menomonie on Monday, Oct. 2. He graduated from the Professional Communication and Emerging Media program at UW–Stout two years ago after studying philosophy in Athens,…

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Eau Claire Banners Cause Controversy

Elizabeth Vierkant   Along with the current national controversy of NFL players “taking a knee” during the national anthem, some disputable banners were recently displayed in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. What was written on them appeared to reference the NFL protests. “Only girls take knees at our house,” one banner read, while the other said, “The…

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Campus Thoughts: Taking a Knee

Elizabeth Vierkant-   Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco quarterback for the 49ers, began the movement of “taking a knee” in August 2016. It began with Kaepernick sitting down during the national anthem. This occurred as a form of protest against police brutality about a month after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot by…

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Campus Thoughts: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Eric Krause On Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people at 10:08 p.m. Paddock shot from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, a casino-hotel, killing 58 people and injuring 527. Police found Paddock dead in the hotel room, presumably after…

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Reflecting on the Men’s Golf Fall Season

Logan Myhre- The University of Wisconsin–Stout Men’s Golf team wrapped up their fall season on Oct. 2 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Invitational. The Blue Devils landed fourth place at the tournament and finished with a 609, their second lowest two-day score of the season. The team’s lowest two-day score was 595 at…

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Behind the Scenes: Athletic Field Maintenance

Evan Thue- Have you ever been to a University of Wisconsin–Stout football or soccer game and wondered how the field looks so nice? Stoutonia was able to interview Facility Manager Erik Johnson and ask him about all the preparations that go into keeping the fields in good condition. The UW–Stout Grounds Department and the Recreation…

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Stout Adds New Photography Minor

Mary Peters- Students of University of Wisconsin–Stout can now major in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography. Fresh out of the package is a Photography concentration for students to expand their education and broaden their job prospects within the field.   When a student decides to concentrate in Photography, they will be taking the…

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MacBook Pro Controversy

Audrey Tchaa-   This year, University of Wisconsin–Stout changed MacBook Pro models from 13.3 inch to a 13 inch. Sasha King, e-Stout program coordinator, explained, “As technology changes, we adapt.” UW-Stout works to obtain the newest, most relevant technology, but some students aren’t appreciating the change. There are clear differences in both MacBooks; the most…

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Board of Regents Holds Meeting at Stout

Michael Hilliger The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents held a public meeting in the Memorial Student Center on Oct. 5 and 6 to discuss potential changes to the rules, policies and infrastructure of the UW System. The last time University of Wisconsin–Stout hosted a Board of Regents meeting was in 2012.    The…

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BDP’s Open Mic Night Returns

Jasmine Baker- Blue Devil Productions (BDP) kicked off their first Open Mic of the semester with a night of folk music, uproarious improv, cutting-edge comedy, authentic chiptune and quite a bit of ukulele action. Open Mic was hosted by BDP’s Executive Producer, Hannah Vogel, and BDP’s Comedy Director, Logan Bethke, on Thursday, Sept. 28 night…

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This Week In Menomonie (Oct. 9-12)

Monday (10/09) Paint and Drink Night at Lucette Brewery 5:30 p.m. Community Blood Drive at United Methodist Church 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday (10/10) BDP Soap Box Derby at Wilson Ave and 2nd St. W Construction of soap boxes 12-3:45 p.m. Race starts 4 p.m. Stout Events Society Meeting in 413A Heritage Hall Meeting…

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Running with a Purpose

Katie Schulzetenberg-   If you happened to pass by the Johnson Field House on Thursday, September 28, you might have noticed the flashing lights of a firetruck and several cop cars. Spirits were running high at the Special Olympics annual Run with The Cops 5K while students got ready for the race. Children sporting bright…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kara Simonson

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete spotlight is Kara Simonson, a sophomore right-side hitter on the University of Wisconsin–Stout Volleyball team. Simonson is a Business Administration major from Ostego, Minnesota. Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because it was the best place I could see myself at. The campus is beautiful and easy…

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