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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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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