Hmong Awarness Month

Audrey Tchaa April is known for a variety of celebrations and holidays: April Fool’s Day, Autism Awareness Day, Easter, Earth Day, and Hmong Awareness Month (HAM). The Hmong Stout Student Organization (HSSO) shares why this month is important to them and Stout’s campus. Paj Ntsa “PJ” Yang and Su Yang, both multimedia co-producers for HSSO,…

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A Hotel for Birds

JONAH HAMMEN As we approach the end of another school year, art & design students across the board are scrambling to finish the ten or so final projects assigned just before the semester’s conclusion. From giant animals made of cardboard to course portfolios, anything and everything extravagant is being crammed into this terminal month. Despite…

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SSA Elections: Your Voices Matter, Go Vote

Audrey Tchaa The Stout Student Association (SSA) held its 50th congress election, along with the advisory referendum of fee increases to support renovations for the Sports and Recreation Complex on April 11. Deon Canon is the presidential candidate and current director of communication. University of Wisconsin-Stout students expressed why they feel their votes matter towards…

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Passion for Fashion

Katie Schulzetenberg Starting as a social media intern and progressing to a tailor, Summer Lahti is following her passion. Lahti works as a tailor for Stitched Up, a tailoring company that was established in 2008 in Brooklyn, New York. “All the tailors are awesome and are skilled in their own area. Stitched Up is located…

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A Vertical Shooter

JONAH HAMMEN Game Design is a popular major here at University of Wisconsin-Stout, but some students like to code regardless of whether or not it’s for a class. Such is the case with Jaden Schneider, a freshman computer science major who’s taking things entirely into his own hands and making a game from scratch. It…

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Hate/Bias Incident on Campus Leads to Open Discussion

Audrey Tchaa – A campus organization called Your Turn, Stout raised awareness of a recent hate/bias incident on campus by plastering posters across campus that read, “A student reported hearing three to four loud males on campus using threatening language toward the black community.” These posters were found around campus and on their social media…

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A Reanimated Music Video

Jonah Hammen – As more and more artists have been hitting social media, groups and communities, they have been collaborating on a number of collaborative events. One such large-scale project is, as freshman entertainment design student Brodie Spolar describes, something known as a reanimated collab. “What happens is basically a bunch of animators—and I mean,…

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Alumna Becomes Budding Artist

Katie Schulzetenberg – Even though she graduated in December with a major in psychology, Hannah Beeves is an artist. From clay sculptures to watercolor paint, she creates art through many mediums. Not only does she just make art, she has also been selling her unique pieces since 2016. She has opened an Etsy shop and…

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Battle for the Building

Addendum – This article has been edited for clarity Jonah Hammen – Despite the sub-zero temperatures, HKMC is heating up with a competition. Created by Kylie Anderson and Emily Fitzsimmons, “Battle for the Building” is a semester-long event involving monthly contests between the floors and halls of HKMC. 15 teams compete every 30 days towards…

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It’s Your Turn, Stout: Students Speak Out

Audrey Tchaa – Your Turn, Stout led this year’s Peace March. It was lead by: Jasmine Baker, William Yang, Brittany Zavala, Vaughn Hess Jr., Chia Lor, and Hleeda Lor. The co-creators of the Peace March, Taasia Barfield and Brianna Yang, also helped the group in creating the 2019 Peace March. The third annual Peace March…

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By Work of Mouth

Jonah Hammen – Barely a month into their first year at University of Wisconsin-Stout, freshmen Michael Laffin, Kyle Cleven and Dexter Rausch had their eyes set on an ambitious project. Their idea would later be known as the “Mouth Mouse,” a computer mouse designed for people with quadriplegia: an inability to use all four human…

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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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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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The Truth: Chocolate Milk

Audrey Tchaa – Milk. There are different types of milk. Dairy, almond, soy, cashew, strawberry, and everyone’s favorite: chocolate. Chuck Kowlick, a food science professor at University of Wisconsin-Stout recently discovered chocolate milk does, in fact, come from brown spotted cows. Kowlick goes into depth of how he made this discovery during his 15-year research…

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Campus Construction Predicted to Never Ever End

Katie Schulzetenberg – As many are aware of, a couple of the buildings here on campus have been under extensive construction for a while now. North Hall is being completely reconstructed and as a result, students have been moved to Tainter Hall which had to be updated before they moved in. The Commons is being…

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