Student-Athlete Spotlight: Emily Bialka

Evan Thue –  This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Emily Bialka a Senior on the UW-Stout Volleyball Team, Bialka is an applied science major and is from Cottage Grove, Minnesota.   Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because of their polytechnic reputation and strong STEM programs, and to play volleyball. Outside of school and…

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Author and UW-Stout Alumni Chad Lewis Presents: “Menomonie’s Most Haunted Locations”

Gabby Rohrer- On Oct. 28, University of Wisconsin-Stout alumni and author Chad Lewis will visit the Menomonie Public Library to present on a ghostly journey through some of the most haunted places in Wisconsin. “It covers the entire state of Wisconsin from a blood dripping cemetery in Appleton, a haunted B&B in Milwaukee, phantom creatures prowling…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Renson Hoffman

Bryce Parr – Renson Hoffman is a fourth year student in the B.F.A. Studio Art program with a concentration on printmaking. He transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Stout from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh after his first year. What sparked your interest in art? I’ve been an artsy kinda dude for as long as I can remember….

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UW–Stout’s Second Annual Free Speech Week

Mackenzie Peterson –  The University of Wisconsin–Stout recently celebrated their second annual Free Speech Week, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation (CSII). This took place Oct. 15-18. Free Speech Week is an event that happens every third week in Oct. to raise public awareness of free speech and to celebrate…

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UW-Stout Parking Tickets More Profitable Than Tuition

Cam “Soul Calibur VI” Parrucci –  After a record year, UW-Stout’s revenue gained from parking tickets has now surpassed the money pulled in from tuition. While all students pay an excess amount in parking tickets on a yearly basis, the number remains staggering. According to Stoutonia research, the average number of parking tickets a student…

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The Scopes

Cam “Soul Calibur VI” Parrucci –  Aries – That full suit of armor you purchased won’t protect you from your closest friends talking about you behind your back, but at least it looks cool. Taurus – A major power shift will happen in the office when you come in with a “World’s Best Boss” coffee…

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College Friend Group Actually Has Drama, For Some Reason

Cam “Anyway, Here’s Wonderwall” Parrucci In a very strange turn of events, this group of college friends has found for drama and arguments to unfold between all of them. Whether it’s relationship woes, subtweeting, or random bouts of pettiness, this college group of junior has managed to maintain drama between them for years. In a…

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The Scopes!

Cam “Anyway, Here’s Wonderwall” Parrucci –  Aries – Expect major movements to be happening in your life soon, you’re going to get the world record for most KFC eaten in 15 minutes! Taurus – Finding a $20 bill on the ground won’t be as cool as you first think when you realize it was covered…

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Brewery Nonic to Bring New Brews

Bryce Parr –  In mid-November, the Brewery Nonic will open its doors to all interested in craft beer. Owner Ryan Verdon saw an opportunity to refurbish the old Menomonie Railroad Station West of the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, 621 Fourth St. W, into a brewery and tasting house. With twelve years of brewing experience, Verdon…

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Student-Artist Spotlight: Jared Leclaire

Bryce Parr – Jared Leclaire is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stout studying studio art with a concentration in contemporary sculptural practices. Leclaire enjoys working with wood but is moving towards metals. He plans to attend graduate school at a larger university after graduation. What sparked your interest in creating art? I’m interested in…

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Menomonie Theatre Guild Presents: Dracula

Gabby Rohrer – This week the Menomonie Theatre Guild will perform the play Dracula written by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. Directed by Kate Brophy, the play is a story of a young girl obtaining a mysterious illness which is investigated by Van Helsing, her father, and her fiance. They discover that she is…

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Kavanaugh Confirmed Following Tumultuous Hearings

Elizabeth Vierkant –  A testimony regarding sexual assault allegations was given by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.  These allegations regarded Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It occurred on September 27, 2018. In court, Dr. Ford gave her statement, stating that the alleged sexual assault occurred thirty-six years ago. She and Kavanaugh were in high school at the…

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Connect: For It or Against It?

Audrey Tchaa – Connect is the new, happening thing on campus right now. This is a new platform that students and faculty are using campus wide. Jennifer Lee, an Associate Director at the Memorial Student Center, gives us the scoop of why we’ve made our huge transition from OrgSync to Connect. Based on a response…

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