Blue Devil All-Stars

Even Thue – After a season of hard work, tough games, and a tough schedule, University of Wisconsin Stout football has started to wind down. However, with all the great plays this season, four Stout’s own students were selected to play in this year’s postseason events. Offensive lineman Caleb Adams and long snapper Clay Dziekan…

Continue Reading

Student Athlete Spotlight: Bailey Diersen

Evan Thue – This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is senior Bailey Diersen, guard on the University of Wisconsin-Stout women’s basketball team. Diersen is majoring in applied science and is from Wausau, Wisconsin.   Why did you choose Stout? When I visited Stout for the first time, it felt like home. I loved the close-knit community vibe…

Continue Reading

Pay Increase for UW System Faculty Approved

Elizabeth Vierkant –  The Board of Regents recently voted to increase the annual pay of University of Wisconsin System faculty and staff by three percent. The voting took place on Dec. 6. The new pay policy was passed unanimously. According to Chancellor Bob’s Blog, for the past six years, payment increases have been less than…

Continue Reading

Stout Student Receives All-Academic Award

Alex Lutz – Balancing sports and academics is no easy task, yet one senior University of Wisconsin-Stout student Sydney Kasper of Owatonna, Minnesota, found the right balance between soccer and academics. Kasper was named an Academic All-American after her performance this year. The award is based on Kasper’s academic performance as well as her athletic…

Continue Reading

Student-Artist Spotlight: Gemma Schlotthauer

Bryce Parr –  Gemma Schlotthauer is a fourth-year University of Wisconsin-Stout student majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in contemporary sculpture. What sparked your interest in art? Art gives me the platform to fabricate anything I desire. In a way, surely fueling my narcissistic tendencies, I get to play as a god. I’m also…

Continue Reading

New Policy May Eliminate Small Majors

Elizabeth Vierkant –  A new policy was recently proposed by the University of Wisconsin System. This revision would include the elimination of all programs that do not graduate at least five students on average each year. Each degree program is reviewed every four years by the Planning and Review Committee (PRC). The PRC looks at…

Continue Reading

The Scopes!

Cam “Secure the Bag” Parrucci –  Aries – For some reason, it seems as though your true calling is going to be Civil War reenactments. Good luck, I guess. Taurus – Winter has returned! Take your student loans and get a nice Patagonia jacket for the season. It’s drip or drown out here. Cancer –…

Continue Reading

Stout Voices Heard in 2018 Election

Elizabeth Vierkant-  The 2018 midterm election took place on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and its results were announced early on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The University of Wisconsin-Stout students’ votes played a major role in the results this year. Wisconsin’s new governor is democrat candidate Tony Evers, defeating Incumbent GOP Governor Scott Walker. Democrat Tammy Baldwin was…

Continue Reading

UW-Stout’s Upcoming Video Production Major

Mackenzie Peterson – The University of Wisconsin-Stout is adding a new bachelor of science degree in video production that will be available through the communication technologies department starting in Fall 2019. Keif Oss, lecturer, worked with Peter Galante, who will be the program director, to develop this major. Oss said this program is unique which…

Continue Reading

Housing Launches an Escape Room on Campus

Audrey Tchaa – Housing is a huge part of any university, and University of Wisconsin-Stout housing has decided to open up a space for students, faculty, and the community to enjoy the thrills of going through an escape room. Adam Ludwig, an Assistant Director in University Housing, with the help of professors and students around…

Continue Reading

Org Spotlight: Blue Devil Smash

Katie Schulzetenberg – Looking for somewhere to play games with other people with similar interests? Look no further. Blue Devil Smash is an organization here at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where members can get together and competitively play video games, especially Super Smash Bros. “If you don’t have a Nintendo Switch or can’t afford to…

Continue Reading

Student-Artist Spotlight: Maryrose Stattelman

Bryce Parr-  Maryrose Stattelman is a junior in the B.F.A. Entertainment Design Program with a concentration in Comics and Sequential arts. What sparked your interest in art? Well, I’m a weirdo and art helps me understand the world. I have been making and creating art in some compacity since I was a tiny child. It’s…

Continue Reading

The Menomonie Music Scene Finds a Home in The Abbey

Bryce Parr –  Live music has become a regular occurrence at The Abbey Pub & Grub thanks to the help from University of Wisconsin-Stout business administration senior and So Called Productions member Dillon Carlson. The Main Street bar that previously featured the occasional DJ built a brand by consistently hosting local talent over the past…

Continue Reading

Student Athlete Spotlight: John Keefe

Evan Thue –  This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is John Keefe,  a senior guard on the University of Wisconsin-Stout Men’s Basketball team. Keefe is majoring in early childhood education and is from Medford, Wisc.    Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because I wanted to play basketball at a high level. Tt was close…

Continue Reading