We Are Still Here: Native American History Month

Audrey Tchaa – Here at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, November was celebrated for Native American Heritage Month. Although the month has passed and everyone is excited for Christmas, the Native American Student Organization (NASO) shares why they believe Native American Heritage Month is important to them and to UW-Stout. NASO’s executive board believes that the…

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The Official Campus Podcast: Blue Devil Podcast

Audrey Tchaa –  [DISCLAIMER: Following the production of this article, the author Audrey Tchaa began doing social media for the Blue Devil Podcast.] There are many platforms for students to express their voice on campus. Some of which include campus publications such as Pepper Magazine, Forward Magazine, Prometheus and Stoutonia. Here on campus, there’s a…

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Behind the Scenes of Campus Parking

Katie Schulzetenberg –  Parking is a hot topic on college campuses lately. It seems that parking is becoming scarcer and pricier than students are able to afford. There is another perspective to the conversation that may surprise a lot of students. Jason Spetz, Chief of Police and Director of Parking Services at the University of…

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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…

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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…

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Event on Campus: My Culture Is Not Your Costume

Audrey Tchaa – It hasn’t been long since Halloween, and one of Speak Up’s student employees, Lois Cassel hosted her Social Justice Coffee Hour on cultural appropriation. In this discussion, students talked about why and how people’s culture isn’t a costume: hence the event title, “My Culture Is Not Your Costume.”  Cultural appropriation is a…

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Counseling Center Focuses on Student Needs

Katie Schulzetenberg – Mental health is an increasing concern, especially for college students. The balance between classes, jobs, and relationships can be overwhelming for students. However, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout there are resources to handle many common issues that students may go through. The Counseling Center at Stout sees students from all classes from…

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Org Spotlight: American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA)

Katie Schulzetenberg –  The University of Wisconsin -Stout is a diverse community with many different clubs and organizations. All of this ensures that there is a group for everyone. The American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGI) is an org specifically for those interested in graphic design. “AIGA is a graphic design major specific organization that…

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Celebrating Diversity with Hispanic Heritage Month

Audrey Tchaa – Diversity is an important part of any college campus because it showcases a variety of opportunities and new, unique people. This month University of Wisconsin-Stout is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The student organization, Latinos Unidos (LU) shares why this month is important to them and Stout’s campus. Hispanic Heritage Month is a…

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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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An Artist’s Touch

Katie Schulzetenberg –  From wine stoppers to jewelry, Kennedy Strain does it all. Strain is a self-taught fluid acrylic and resin artist. She uses paint and resin to design a multitude of household items like jewelry and original art. “I first explored the technique of fluid acrylics in the late summer of 2017. My parents’…

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Hoyt Finds Success After Graduating

Katie Schulzetenberg –  Shannon Hoyt, a Professional Communications and Emerging Media alumna who just graduated last spring, has been truly making the most out of her degree. She is currently a full-time multimedia journalist and weekend anchor at WQOW News 18 in Eau Claire. “My job includes writing for web and anchor scripts, editing, filming,…

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Professor Writes Book on Frac Sand Mining

Katie Schulzetenborg – Professor Thomas Pearson, professor of anthropology here at University of Wisconsin-Stout, hasn’t always been an expert on frac sand mining. It all started as an interest in environmental problems and a topic that literally hit close to home. “When I moved to Menomonie to work at Stout in 2009, I initially didn’t…

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Org Spotlight: Spanish Club

Katie Schulzetenberg –  Many people do not know this, but Stout has their very own Spanish club here on campus. The club conducts many activities that celebrate the culture that surrounds Spanish, while also practicing their Spanish skills. “The Spanish Club is a student organization that strives to promote outside-the-classroom usage of the Spanish language…

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Made with Love

Katie Schulzetenberg –  From hobby to small business, Nicole Wallerick is on the rise. Wallerick is a senior this year and she is certainly going out with a bang. She started her own Instagram business selling hair scrunchies and bracelets. Although, only a month-old business, her products are selling out within the half hour. “I…

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