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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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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