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

Jonah Hammen – Despite the sub-zero temperatures, HKMC is heating up with a competition. Created by Ian Foley, “Battle for the Building” is a semester-long event involving monthly contests between the floors and halls of HKMC. Eight teams compete every 30 days towards a different objective—sometimes fun, sometimes furious. Before the first contest began in…

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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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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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