Org Spotlight: Students Today Leaders Forever

Mary Peters Today students of University of Wisconsin-Stout are many things; employees, activists, volunteers, couch potatoes – endless labels. Most prominently and commonly, those attending UW–Stout are all simply students. They are students today but have great opportunity to be leaders in their careers. This is recognized by Students Today Leaders Forever, otherwise known as…

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Behind the Scenes of Backyard Bash

Mary Peters The Backyard Bash has come and gone for the school year, but what really is this event? Many of the students attending often are freshman, as that is the audience the event is geared towards. However, many students of different ages and labels attend as well. Diverse students and staff wander through the…

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Students comment on campus involvement

Marisa Pollastrini- The end of the school year is just around the corner, and students wonder what could have been. Some have only recently discovered opportunities that might interest them, whereas others simply did not have the time. “I wish I had enrolled in the swimming club. I didn’t know about it until now,” says…

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The problem with professor pay and classroom sizes

Mary Peters- Salaries are always a bit of a touchy subject, particularly on college campuses. Not only are salaries very complicated, but they are often a direct reflection of an individual’s worth to their organization. That being said, a paycheck should adequately reflect the amount of work that an individual has put in. For a…

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Maureen’s Critical Corner: Veggie Sandwiches

Maureen Heaster- The Memorial Student Center’s Blue Devil Market has some nice sandwich options. You can grab a Buffalo Chicken, a Chicken Bacon ranch, a Spicy Italian or a Simply Turkey, among others. Each of these options is supposed to include your choice of meat, cheese and vegetables, letting you customize your sandwich however you…

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Dining Services Keeping It Fresh

Marisa Pollastrini- Giddy up and get some “Cowboy Taco Soup” and other new items on the menu next fall at North Point and Price Commons, University of Wisconsin–Stout’s two cafeterias.   Refreshing the menu annually while keeping old favorites like hamburgers and french fries is just a part of the planning that the University Dining…

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The Mystery of Evaluation Week

Mary Peters- “The Evaluation Week schedule must be adhered to by all faculty and staff as published here. Instructors are expected to accommodate students who have three or more scheduled final exams on one day,” states an excerpt from the University of Wisconsin–Stout Evaluation Week Schedule online page. Evaluation week at UW–Stout is the final…

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Big Changes for University Recreation Complex

Mary Peters- Improvements for the University Recreation building are far overdue, as the last renovations took place back in 2010 when some floors were repainted. According to statistics from the recent National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) survey, “90 percent of students indicate that improving our recreation and sports complex facilities is important for…

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Student Thoughts: Living in the Dorms

Marisa Pollastrini-   North Hall Mark Knutson (Sophomore) “I’m pretty indifferent about it, although I feel like some of the furniture could be replaced. In comparison to the other dorms, overall, the building isn’t as nice or fine, but it has everything you need.” First Impression: It’s alright, like most dorms South Hall Brenna Kempen…

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MSC: Your safe haven

Marisa Pollastrini- How often do you find yourself visiting University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Memorial Student Center? Many students claimed they enjoy coming to the MSC the most out of any other building on campus. With so much going on, it’s hardly a surprise that the most central location is also one of the most popular. With…

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Org Spotlight: Blue Devil Lifting

Mary Peters- Students each have their own way to make themselves part of the University of Wisconsin–Stout experience. Freshman Charley Wanner made his mark with the founding of the new student org, Blue Devil Lifting.   “I started asking around and looking for a campus organization that was all about fitness, physique and strength. I…

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