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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The First Taste of Stout- from a Freshman’s Perspective

Katie Schulzetenberg –      Name: Isabelle Luzar Major: Graphic Design Hometown: Kenosha, WI “I really liked how small Stout is. The buildings being really close together is helpful and it’s homey as well.”           Name: Lyndsey Weaver-Lang Major: Mechanical Engineering Hometown: Minneapolis, MN “I like that Stout gives out laptops.”…

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Millennium Hall Changes Name to Sorensen Hall

Katie Schulzetenberg – It was unanimously approved on August 23 by several staff and faculty members including Chancellor Bob Meyer to change the name of Millennium Hall to honor the late Chancellor Emeritus Charles W Sorensen. The new name of the building, which is effective immediately, is Sorensen Hall. There will soon be a new…

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Student Submission: Problems in Housing

Anonymous – To All the Jaded Residents and Students of Stout, I have worked in Housing for the last three years now. I have a collection of stories to tell and I want the truth to be known. While every organization and business have its issues, but I have never witnessed such dysfunction anywhere that…

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A Brief History of Stoutonia, Pronounced “Stout-o-ni-a”

Olivia Viktora-   Stoutonia originally found its beginning as a school project. Formed in 1915, Stoutonia, formerly known as Weekly News, served as a work experience for advanced printing classes at the Stout Institute, which would one day come to be known as University of Wisconsin–Stout.   The newspaper was entirely student run with the…

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Stout Students Rallied for Silent Protest

Audrey Tchaa, contributed author Shannon Hoyt-   Students rallied together to make a statement for marginalized students at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, Wednesday, April 18. The protest began at the Memorial Student Center and moved to the Administration building, where students sat outside the Chancellor’s office. The protest was hosted by William Chang, junior studying…

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