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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Org Spotlight: Stout Events Society

By Mary Peters- Take a second to think of a formal party or get-together featuring catered food and tasteful decor. That kind of event, whether public or private, is the result of hard work by an event planner. These individuals are vital in the production and operation of just about any party or suaré you…

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Student Opinion: Modern Politics

By Anonymous Much like many others on Stout’s campus, I have been reading this semester’s Campus Book, E.L. Doctorow’s “Ragtime.” For those who don’t know, Ragtime is a classic story of an early 1900s American family. There are cameos from a few historically significant figures, one of which is President Theodore Roosevelt. In some ways,…

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Org Spotlight: Greensense

Mary Peters- For many of us here on Earth, the environment isn’t really a priority when we consider how to live our everyday lives. This becomes glaringly obvious when simply searching for environmental statistics online. Eric Leech from treehuggers.com pointed out that “…the United States makes up less than 5 percent of the population on Earth, yet…

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Professor Spotlight: Dr. Rickie-Ann Legleitner

Mary Peters- Dr. Rickie-Ann Legleitner is a brand new professor here at University of Wisconsin–Stout. During her first year, she is teaching English 101, English 102, Honors Seminar 1 and Critical Writing. The funny thing is, she never thought she wanted to teach. Never in her life did she play pretend teacher, talk about wanting…

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Stout’s Political Opinions

Isaac McInnis- Why aren’t young people voting? According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, voters ages 18-24 were the smallest age group to turn out on election day this year. Were we exhausted by the long and divisive campaign season? Were we busy with other obligations such as school or work? Or were we so fed…

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Org Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

Mary Peters- There are always volunteer opportunities that allow students to assist their communities, but not many go so far as constructing housing and other buildings for those in need. “[We] believe in the idea of everyone having a place to call home and somewhere to go after a long hard day of work.” That…

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Org Spotlight: Beer Crafting and Science Association

Mary Peters- Indulging in alcoholic beverages is quite the popular pastime across college campuses everywhere. Students may consume anything from fine liquor to cheap beer for any occasion (depending on their taste and wallet size, of course). However, some students have that extra interest in not only the taste of their beverage, but also in…

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Professor Spotlight: Molly Welch Deal

Isaac McInnis- Professor Molly Welch Deal wants to make you dangerous. As a senior psychology lecturer at the University of Wisconsin–Stout, she has been encouraging students to challenge themselves and the world they live in for ten years. “I’m going to teach you how to question human behavior,” says Welch Deal, who has spent most…

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Students come together for Green Ribbon campaign

Ryan Cook- In the wake of the tragic loss of UW–Stout student Hussain Alnahdi, many of our peers have come together like never before in an organized effort to make everyone feel safe and accepted. The goal of the ‘Green Ribbon Campaign’ is to let anyone who might feel at risk know that they have…

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Org Spotlight: Her Campus

Mary Peters- From Campus Cuties to Syrian Refugees, Her Campus has got an article for it all. Need relationship advice? Want to know about what’s going on in other nearby states? They’ve got articles for that too. Some ideas for fresh dorm décor or a new makeup routine? What about ideas on how to give…

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