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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How To: Wine Tasting

Shannon Hoyt- The Barrel Room in Menomonie is a wine bar created to stimulate the palates of those who desire the drink’s bittersweet sensations. Now remains the question, how do you drink it? Yes, there is a proper way to experience the taste of wine, and guiding us through this process is Mary Bygd, co-founder…

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UW–Stout hosts Speak Up & Speak Out event

Shannon Hoyt-   “We lean on John Lewis for inspiration,” said Jim Handley, senior lecturer of Geography and Peace Studies for the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Handley was the first to introduce the history of Congressman Lewis: an American politician and civil rights leader who profoundly influenced American history.   A campus Speak Up & Speak…

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Addicted to the thrill

Sam Kilgard- There are many events in this world that get one’s heart pumping: asking your crush out on a date, starting a new job, even attending your first day of college, but nothing compares to the feeling of standing in front of an audience and performing. Public speaking is a common phobia. So many…

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Tune in, it’s award season!

Cameron Parrucci-   The Grammys came quickly and went even faster, and unfortunately, left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouths, depending on how much you love Beyonce, apparently. However, the Grammys are not the only award show we have to look forward to — or, alternately, be worried for —…

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An Ice Cold Pat on the Back

Shannon Hoyt-   Nineteen years ago, a collection of people in Alaska cut a hole into the ice of a lake and jumped in to raise money for the Special Olympics. Today, this event is now a successful nationwide fundraiser: the Polar Plunge.      Karen Kraus, Regional Director of Development for Special Olympics Wisconsin,…

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The Poetry of Penance

Ryan Curtis-   The Entertainment Design professor Kevin Pontuti has been working on a visual poetry series titled “The Poetry of Penance.” The short film series is described as: “Set within the psychological landscape of the European middle ages, these short vignettes — Cantos — use magical realism to explore themes of love, sin, remorse…

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The Coax: Origins, inspirations and the future

Cameron Parrucci-   From tributes honoring 1970s psychedelic masterpieces, to writing an album about the drag of living a nine-to-five lifestyle, to playing and booking over a hundred shows in one year, Tom Lescovich of The Coax is no stranger to the intricacies of music, and his band wonderfully reflects that. The Coax, if they…

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