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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Poet Laureate Gets Real at The Raw Deal

Johnny Thunder-   “I’m an entertainer, so don’t take me too seriously,” said University of Wisconsin–Stout alumni and poet, Connor Dahlin. Dahlin spoke at the Raw Deal coffee house in Menomonie on Monday, Oct. 2. He graduated from the Professional Communication and Emerging Media program at UW–Stout two years ago after studying philosophy in Athens,…

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BDP’s Open Mic Night Returns

Jasmine Baker- Blue Devil Productions (BDP) kicked off their first Open Mic of the semester with a night of folk music, uproarious improv, cutting-edge comedy, authentic chiptune and quite a bit of ukulele action. Open Mic was hosted by BDP’s Executive Producer, Hannah Vogel, and BDP’s Comedy Director, Logan Bethke, on Thursday, Sept. 28 night…

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Running with a Purpose

Katie Schulzetenberg-   If you happened to pass by the Johnson Field House on Thursday, September 28, you might have noticed the flashing lights of a firetruck and several cop cars. Spirits were running high at the Special Olympics annual Run with The Cops 5K while students got ready for the race. Children sporting bright…

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Discovering Culture Through Art

Katie Schulzetenberg “The point [of the exhibition] is to engage indigenous youths to speak up without compromising their language and identity,” said art professor Darren Tasar, promoter of the Furlong art exhibit, Fogstand &&&&&&. Wen Li Chen, the founder of Fogstand Gallery and Studio and graphic design professor, explained that Fogstand started in an old…

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Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Stout

Bryce Parr   Holocaust survivor and stepsister of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss, spoke at the Memorial Student Center Great Hall after a showing of the film No Asylum on Friday, Sept. 15. The film recounts Otto Frank’s attempts to obtain a United States visa for himself and his family through his correspondence with American officials….

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Student Producers in the Spotlight

Bryce Parr   A budding society of audiophiles are making a name for themselves here at University of Wisconsin–Stout through the Music Production Club. According to Brandon Berg, club president, the club is a “place for people who either want to learn music or already write music to get together and grow as musicians.”  …

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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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