Student org accused of promoting conversion therapy

Shannon Hoyt   The LGBTQIA+ community and religious groups at University of Wisconsin–Stout have been stirred up after a miscommunicated message–accused of promoting conversion therapy–unintentionally aired in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Conversion therapy is an unregulated practice, which aims to change the sexual orientation of an individual. The video in…

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Facts vs. Feelings: The Great Debate

Megan Hazuga   According to a poll ran by USA Today, 77 percent of American citizens perceive the country as being more divided than ever. Recently, we’ve seen a number of events that may be increasing that divide both close to home here at Stout and all across the nation.   Students at University of…

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New Faces, Newer Places

Megan Hazuga   Returning students may recall the rumors that circulated last semester surrounding the potential arrival of a Chipotle to Menomonie. The rumors were not true, but since then there have been several new arrivals around town that may replace the heartbreak that was felt after “Chipotle-gate”.   The first of the new arrivals…

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UPDATED: Ongoing Police Situation

Shannon Hoyt- The Menomonie Police Department (MPD) has released new information about the incident.   At approximately 5:06 p.m. the MPD received a call on a domestic incident, which occurred at 2724 Fryklund Dr.   Residents of Menomonie residing in the Fryklund Drive area were requested to remain indoors due to an ongoing police situation…

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UPDATE: Defense lawyer reveals past police record in UW-Stout student death

Shannon Hoyt- The Eau Claire news publication Leader-Telegram published a report on Thursday, July 27, which revealed information about University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. According to Eau Claire police records, Alnahdi was intoxicated after leaving a bar three months prior to his death.   Christopher Zipko, defense lawyer to Minneapolis-native Cullen M. Osburn,…

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SSA passes resolution in support of sanctuary campus

Megan Hazuga- Earlier in the semester, shortly after President Donald Trump announced the international travel ban, the Stout Student Association (SSA) began working with other University of Wisconsin System schools to become a sanctuary campus. According to SSA documentation, the purpose of a sanctuary campus is to “protect all students, faculty and staff from intimidation,…

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Dining Director Retires after 3 Decades

Hannah Lundquist-   Come next semester, University of Wisconsin–Stout will be losing many familiar faces who have contributed a great deal during their time here.   One of these faces is Ann Thies, Director of Dining, who will be retiring. Thies has been the Director of Dining at Stout since 1988. Prior to this, she…

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Writing Center celebrates 12 years

Katie Schulzetenberg-   “I can’t believe it’s been twelve years,” remarked Dr. Kristin Risley, co-director of the Writing Center at University of Wisconsin–Stout, at the Writing Center’s open house on Wednesday, April 12. The Writing Center celebrated 12 years since its opening in the fall of 2005.   The center itself began with a vision…

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Erbert & Gerberts Comes to Menomonie

Hannah Lundquist-   Alright everyone, this one is for real! Coming soon to Menomonie is a branch of Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop, commonly referred to as “Erb’s & Gerbs.” Erbert and Gerbert’s is an Eau Claire based franchise that has found its way to our community!   The shop will open up on Broadway…

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Sigma Tau Gamma faces potential termination

Megan Hazuga-   On April 21, the nearly 100 year old fraternity Sigma Tau Gamma (Sig Tau) stood in front of the University Court, the judicial branch of the Stout Student Association, and pled their case for why their fraternity should remain a recognized organization by UW-Stout. The decision of this appeal could affect Sig…

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Stout Student Association Election Results

Get to know your new SSA board! Name: Alex Vernon Elected: President             Name: Elle Alvarez-Casas Elected: Vice President             Name: Patrick Lytle Elected:Director of Org Affairs             Name: Stephanie Zengler Elected: Director of Financial Affairs             Name:…

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Osburn back on trial

Joseph Gulotta- Cullen M. Osburn, the primary suspect in the death of University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Alnahdi, returned to the courtroom for a preliminary hearing in front of Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer on April 20. The hearing was held to determine whether the State Attorney’s Office had probable cause to accuse Minnesota citizen…

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Erbert and Gerbert’s website hints at Menomonie location

Erbert and Gerbert’s website says that something – likely a store – is “coming soon” to Menomonie, Wis. The tip was first dispersed on a Facebook community page. According to the Erbert & Gerbert website, the location will be at 1103 Broadway Street South, which was once Cenex. Erbert and Gerbert’s is a sub sandwich…

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18 Years With Stout

Hannah Lundquist- As we near the end of the semester, there will be some big changes happening around campus. To name a few: the housing reorganization, budget changes and the retirement of some staff and faculty. Among those retiring is Scott Griesbach. Griesbach has been with University of Wisconsin–Stout since 1999 and has personally overseen…

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CVTC Students Guaranteed Admission to Stout

Katie Schulzetenberg- Stout students, get ready to welcome more Chippewa Valley Technical College students, because as of late, Stout has decided to allow CVTC students guaranteed admission as long as they fulfill the minimum grade requirements and other requirements regarding their major. CVTC sends more transfer students to Stout than any of Wisconsin’s other technical…

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Justice for Hussain: Catching Up with the Case

Joey Gulotta- Prosecution for the death of the University of Wisconsin–Stout student Hussain Alnahdi, 24, has begun. Cullen M. Osburn, 27, of Minneapolis, is facing felony murder and battery charges for his involvement in Alnahdi’s death. Osburn, not a student at UW–Stout, was taken into custody by St. Paul police on Jan. 13 after a…

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