Week One Events Draw a Positive Student Response

Bryce Parr   As the first week of classes comes to a close, so does a successful first week of entertainment for campus organizations. Blue Devil Productions (BDP) and Event Technology Crew (ETC) hosted six exciting events including Blue Rah, magician Derek Hughes, comedian Paul Varghese, EDM artist Robotaki and a showing of the film…

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Local Theater Guild Opens New Summer Stage

Bryce Parr   A new stage turns a local guild into a summer theater. The Menomonie Theater Guild (MTG)  has recently finished building a new stage and tech booth in their studio. In an attempt to utilize the otherwise vacant space, the theater will host shows there during the summer months.   “The studio space…

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The Weakening Web

Bryce Parr   Big changes are coming to the ways we watch, listen and game over the internet, changes that could effect many students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The possible abolishment of net neutrality may give internet companies like Netflix or Hulu a stronger network presence over smaller streamers such as Sling TV or…

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The World of WEAR

Ben Mohr-   The runway was rocked on Thursday and Saturday, April 20 and 22, at the 2017 Student Spring Fashion Show of WEAR – the fashion design club at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Featuring everything from formal wear to pajamas, the fashion show ran some of the best student work that the Apparel Design…

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SGX: Stout’s Gaming Expo

Sam Kilgard- The Memorial Student Center’s Great Hall is no stranger to big events, and the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Gaming Expo is no exception. On Thursday, May 4, the doors of the Great Hall will open for all to see what the Game Design students have been working on the entire semester, or year. Around…

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Art show gives tribute to senior projects

Shannon Hoyt-   In the final days of each spring semester, University of Wisconsin–Stout senior art students are given the opportunity to display their creations in the senior art show.   “[The show] takes the students’ presentations to the next level. It also allows the students to expose their work to industry professionals,” said Jennifer…

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A Runway of Genius Designs

Mary Peters- Duct tape, trash bags, paper doilies, tissue, newspaper, cotton balls – all very suitable for creating clothing, right? Normally, no; however, for Fashion Without Fabric, it’s a requirement. In the words of Robert Atwell: this show is “the School of Art and Design’s take on a fashion show, with the caveat that you…

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Public Art Serves to Bridge Communities

Shannon Hoyt- Artist Erwin Redl, who recently made his way to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, says that public art is an aesthetic that bridges generational, ethnic, religious, educational and social gaps within societies. These constructs are built to evoke emotion, ask questions, spark curiosities and add exquisite tastes to each community. So yes, they are…

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Everend: Playing the Game

Ben Mohr- Many congratulations are owed to the University of Wisconsin–Stout students behind the 2016 game “Everend.” On March 2, the team was honored with the Best Visual Quality award at the national Intel University Games Showcase. On the topic of Everend’s unique artistic style, team member Megan Daniels explains that “We had three to…

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Scenes in Seussical constructed for a springtime musical

Shannon Hoyt-   “The concept of ‘Seussical’ itself starts with a blank stage. It’s the excitement of what could be, and the possibility of what can happen,” says Jennifer Sansfacon, assistant professor of theater at the University of Wisconsin–Stout.   Sansfacon is the technical director and resident designer for the theater productions. This spring, the…

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Movie Review: “Get Out”

Cameron Parrucci- It’s safe to say we are currently living in some incredibly turbulent times. The year 2017 has not even lasted three full months, and yet every day we find something notably new or life changing happening in the world. Whether it be a politically charged revelation, the death of yet another beloved celebrity…

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Noah Gardenswartz: The road to comedy

Benjamin Mohr- Noah Gardenswartz, an act coming to campus late this March, didn’t start off as a comedian. He was what you could call a “late bloomer.” Instead, Gardenswartz stumbled into his passion for jokes without the intent to hit it big.   With respect to his current accomplishments, he concedes that when he first…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Sam Kilgard   It’s not every day that a University of Wisconsin–Stout graduate answers their phone to hear that the very university they graduated from now wants to hire them for a job. In this rare opportunity, Chris Bartlett and R.T. Vrieze, the founders of Knorth Studios in Eau Claire, rose to the occasion. On…

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