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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Professor Spotlight: Arthur Kneeland

Isaac McInnis- Opinions on the future of our planet usually fall into two camps: “we’re screwed,” or “we’re screwed if we don’t do something NOW.” For the latter, the task of convincing the former to adopt a more productive mindset is an exhausting undertaking. Enter Arthur Kneeland, senior biology lecturer and Plant Science Innovations concentration…

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Letter to the Editor: Considerations for the 2016 Election

Stacie Bryant- I’d like to take this opportunity to share with college students – who are either first-time voters or unfamiliar with the voting landscape – the importance of being informed and just what that means. First, know that everyone has an opinion.  Our opinions are influenced by our surroundings.  They are a result of…

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The Pipeline Resistance Movement

Connor Hobart- There is a quiet conflict taking place in the Midwest involving oil and gas pipelines. This conflict involves our reliance on fossil fuels and preservation of our lakes and rivers. You may be surprised to learn that a sizeable portion of the world’s largest pipeline currently carries tar sands oil from northwestern Wisconsin…

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Dr. Tina Lee: Beyond profession

Isaac McInnis- Studying people isn’t easy, not to mention getting them to change; yet University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Dr. Tina Lee manages both (and then some). Dr. Lee began teaching at Stout in 2011 after earning her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the City University of New York. Now, as Associate Professor of Anthropology and Program Director…

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Org Spotlight: Comic Creators

Megan Hazuga- Many students choose to attend Stout for its reputation of strong core programs and its wide variety of majors to choose from. The Comics concentration of the Entertainment Design major is one of the things to come out of those options, and with the major, came the Comic Creators. “We’re a relatively new…

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An open letter to student voters

Gunther Melander- Let’s face it, this is a weird election year. The two main candidates for the presidency are the most polarized that we’ve seen in years, and almost no one is happy with either. On top of that, third party candidates are getting more attention now than they have since before we were born….

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Let’s talk about sex, baby

Megan Hazuga- “If you can’t talk about sex, then you shouldn’t be having sex,” stated Markie Twist, program director of the Sex Therapy Certificate graduate program, and coordinator of the Sex Speak Sessions that have been taking place on campus this year. The Sex Speak Sessions are an attempt to get people talking about sex,…

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