Campus Thoughts: Terrorist Attack in New York City

Michael Hilliger-   University of Wisconsin-stout students contributed their thoughts on the New York City terrorist attack where New York City police apprehended and charged 29-year old Sayfullo Saipov with federal terrorism offenses after he drove a truck through a city bike lane for over a mile, resulting in eight deaths and 12 injuries. President…

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UW-Stout: Left Out of Merger

Elizabeth Vierkant-   University of Wisconsin–Stout students and faculty are upset about the Board of Regents’ proposal to merge the UW system’s 13 two-year schools with the 13 four-year schools. This plan, which was proposed by the UW System Board of Regents, would allow students to earn an associate’s degree from a two-year college location,…

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The Fate of JTC

Cece Jabs- Jeter-Tainter-Callahan Hall (JTC) on North Campus is scheduled to be remodeled. As discussed in the Halloween issue of Stoutonia, many students believe that JTC is in a dire state of disrepair and is slated to be torn down soon. At the time of the previous article, there was little official information on the…

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Halloween Special: Is JTC Haunted?

As October comes to an end and Halloween approaches, many people are interested in all things spooky and scary. University of Wisconsin–Stout students don’t need to look further than their own campus. The old north campus dorm Jeter-Tainter-Callahan (JTC) has a long history of mysterious rumors, and many students and staff believe that the dorm…

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‘Me Too’ Movement Comes Closer to Home

Elizabeth Vierkant-   Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing, assaulting and raping over a dozen women throughout his career. The New York Times recently interviewed several of the accusers, creating a controversy that has ignited a nationwide discussion of sexual harassment, bringing a movement to the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In the…

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Free Speech Week Celebrated on Campus

Michael Hilliger-   University of Wisconsin–Stout recently participated in Free Speech Week, for the first time. Free Speech is an annual nationwide event intended to raise public awareness of the importance of free speech. The event, hosted by the Center of the Study of Institutions and Innovation, lasted from Oct. 16 to 21. “Our mission…

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National Coming Out Day on Campus

Elizabeth Vierkant-   National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an LGBT+ awareness holiday that was founded in the United States in 1988. This day is yearly celebrated by those in the LGBT+ community on Oct. 10 and 11, including those at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. The point of NCOD is to raise awareness about LGBT+…

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Menomonie Cares Promotes Acceptance

Emilie Rosin- You may have noticed the new signs that have been cropping up around Menomonie, adorning front lawns and shop windows. Windows have signs that read, “Menomonie Values:” followed by either “A Diverse Community,” “All Our Neighbors” or “Acts of Kindness.” Lawns have signs that say “hello” in four different languages, followed by “We’re…

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Eau Claire Banners Cause Controversy

Elizabeth Vierkant   Along with the current national controversy of NFL players “taking a knee” during the national anthem, some disputable banners were recently displayed in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. What was written on them appeared to reference the NFL protests. “Only girls take knees at our house,” one banner read, while the other said, “The…

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Campus Thoughts: Taking a Knee

Elizabeth Vierkant-   Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco quarterback for the 49ers, began the movement of “taking a knee” in August 2016. It began with Kaepernick sitting down during the national anthem. This occurred as a form of protest against police brutality about a month after Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot by…

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Campus Thoughts: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Eric Krause On Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people at 10:08 p.m. Paddock shot from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay, a casino-hotel, killing 58 people and injuring 527. Police found Paddock dead in the hotel room, presumably after…

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Board of Regents Holds Meeting at Stout

Michael Hilliger The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents held a public meeting in the Memorial Student Center on Oct. 5 and 6 to discuss potential changes to the rules, policies and infrastructure of the UW System. The last time University of Wisconsin–Stout hosted a Board of Regents meeting was in 2012.    The…

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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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