Student-Athlete Spotlight: Bethany Hanson

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Bethany Hanson, a midfielder on the University of Wisconsin–Stout Women’s Soccer team. Hanson is from Coon Rapids, Minn. and is a senior in the dietetics program.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because I knew I wanted to continue playing soccer in college as…

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This Week in Menomonie (10/24-11/03)

Tuesday (10/24) Advisement Day! All day Executive Board Committee Meeting @ Involvement Center 108 5:30-6:45 p.m. SSA Senate Meeting 7-10 p.m. Cake Pop Sale @ MSC table by Brew Devils 11-3 p.m. Self Defense @ MSC Cedarwood 7-8:30 p.m. Wednseday  (10/25) British Boo Bash @ Duke and Dagger 5-10 p.m. Artist Talks and Critiques @…

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15 Fall Themed Things to Do In and Around Menomonie

Emilie Rosin- Maple Leaf Orchard Website: http://www.mapleleaforchard.com/ Phone: (715) 778-5881 Address: W3901 750th Ave, Spring Valley, WI 54767 Activities: DAILY- taste test some of the 30 kinds of apples, purchase housemade maple syrup, honey from beehives, fresh apple cider, pears, squash, watermelon, salsa, pickles, potatoes, Pick-Your-Own grapes and pumpkins. WEEKEND- Pick-Your-Own apples (selected varieties based…

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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 Concentration

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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