Artist Pagnia Xiong Visits Campus

Jasmine Baker-   Special  guest Pagnia Xiong graced the Hmong Stout Student Organization’s Hmong New Year by performing and speaking about the framework of her career as a renowned Hmong artist on Saturday Dec. 2. She is internationally recognized for her Youtube videos that have peaked at over 500,000 views, and she performs frequently across…

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Student Artist Spotlight: Ben Green of Seafarer

Bryce Parr- Ben Green is a University of Wisconsin–Stout senior graduating this semester with a degree in industrial design. He releases his own electronic tracks and remixes under the name Seafarer. Find him on Soundcloud and Spotify. When did you first get interested music? Why? I first got interested in making music when I was…

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Facing Freelancing

Johnny Thunder- University of Wisconsin–Stout alumnus Michael Swearingen talked about his experiences with internships and how he made connections at Cartoon Network/Adult Swim on Friday, Nov. 3. Swearingen graduated from UW–Stout this past December.   After working with the creative agency Knock Inc., Swearingen interned at Adult Swim. After the internship, he was offered a…

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Stout Welcomes ‘Home Away From Home Week’

Katie Schulzetenberg- With the holidays approaching, it can be tough to be away from home. Luckily, homesick students had a little break from the stress. Therapy dogs excitedly met with students at the entrance of the University of Wisconsin–Stout library on the afternoon of Nov. 13. The therapy dogs typically only visit campus around the…

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Creating Comics “Out of the Box”

Johnny Thunder-   Comic Creators, University of Wisconsin-Stout student org, was founded six years ago as a club people could join to share their talents and artistic abilities. This year, the club’s first comic exhibit was organized and took place in the Applied Arts student gallery in room 209. Upon entering the room, students were…

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International Education Celebrates International Night

Jasmine Baker-   International Education Week returned this semester to the University of Wisconsin–Stout with a few events  to encourage students to study abroad. Events such as International Trivia Night and Culture of Tunisia were organized to generate awareness for global perspectives and prepare for the countdown to International Night. Every year, the Office of…

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Organizers say drag show was a stunning success

Katie Schulzetenberg-   Students eagerly lined the upstairs level of the Memorial Student Center (MSC) on Thursday, Oct. 26, awaiting the annual drag show. Many students were sporting Halloween costumes, to be judged at the event’s costume contest. The Drag Show is held annually by the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA). This year was the…

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A Taste of Dia de Los Muertos

Jasmine Baker- Halloween has finally come to an end, but there is another holiday that often seems to get overshadowed by Halloween festivities: Dia de Los Muertos, also referred to as Day of the Dead. University of Wisconsin–Stout’s multicultural student org Latino Unidos brought a little taste of Dia de Los Muertos to campus by…

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University Theater brings AIDS to the Campus Eye

Bryce Parr- University of Wisconsin–Stout’s University Theater is presenting the moving story of an HIV/AIDS activist in the midst of the 1980s crisis in New York. First performed in 1985, “The Normal Heart” focuses on Ned Weeks, the gay founder of an HIV/AIDS advocacy group, as he tackles the sociopolitical issues surrounding the New York…

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Raw Talent at the Raw Deal

Bryce Parr- Sophomore Ben Mohr, a University of Wisconsin–Stout singer-songwriter, played his first Menomonie show at the Raw Deal café on Friday, Oct. 20. Guitar in hand, Mohr laid down a mix of folksy originals and covers. Mohr is no rookie to performing. He is a regular at Blue Devil Productions’ and Acoustic Café’s open…

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Homecoming Gains Momentum with Soap Box Derby

Katie Schulzetenberg-   Energy was running high at the annual University of Wisconsin–Stout Homecoming Soap Box Derby on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Every year, UW–Stout’s student orgs look forward to building their carts and racing them down the 2nd Street hill. This year’s participants included Phi Theta Chi partnered with Kappa Lambda Beta, Sigma Sigma Sigma…

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Homecoming Comedian Sammy Obeid Takes the Stage

Jasmine Baker- Blue Devil Productions (BDP) presented Sammy Obeid as the 2017 Homecoming Comedian on Friday, Oct. 13. Obeid has been a part of the comedy scene for quite some time, performing on television shows such as “America’s Got Talent,” “TBS’s Conan,” “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and several other hits.  He is well-known for his…

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Local Legendary Lip Syncers

Johnny Thunder- Wednesday of University of Wisconsin-Stout’s homecoming week brought students and faculty the second annual Lip Sync Battle. Inspired by the hit show on Spike TV, this event gave students and staff a chance to show their talents on stage. Hosts Hannah Vogal and Logan Bethke gave a bit of insight to the new…

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