Kavanaugh Confirmed Following Tumultuous Hearings

Elizabeth Vierkant –  A testimony regarding sexual assault allegations was given by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.  These allegations regarded Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It occurred on September 27, 2018. In court, Dr. Ford gave her statement, stating that the alleged sexual assault occurred thirty-six years ago. She and Kavanaugh were in high school at the…

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Online Classes: Interactive or Inactive?

Mackenzie Peterson –  Online classes are something that is offered at many schools. They are convenient and flexible with busy schedules, there is zero commute, and it can help improve student’s self discipline. Yet, many students tend to not utilize this option and stick with traditional classes. There are many different reasons why students may…

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Student Debt Raises Concern on Campus

Elizabeth Vierkant –  Student debt is at an all time high in the United States. According to the financial office this isn’t a major problem on University of Wisconsin Stout’s campus, but debt continues to rise. According to Bill Kryshack, a professor in UW–Stout’s Business Department, students graduate with an average of $27,000 in debt….

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The News We Don’t Know

Elizabeth Vierkant –  In recent years, it has come to the attention of many Americans that they have a lack of knowledge about world news. “I agree that this is a problem,” Maria Alm, Dean of the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CACHSS) program at UW–Stout, said. “Many of our students are…

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Millennium Hall Changes Name to Sorensen Hall

Katie Schulzetenberg – It was unanimously approved on August 23 by several staff and faculty members including Chancellor Bob Meyer to change the name of Millennium Hall to honor the late Chancellor Emeritus Charles W Sorensen. The new name of the building, which is effective immediately, is Sorensen Hall. There will soon be a new…

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Stout: Under Construction

Elizabeth Vierkant –  Changes are being made to several buildings on University of Wisconsin–Stout’s campus. Merle M. Price Commons, North Hall, and Bowman Hall are all currently under construction. Several of these projects began when students were off campus this summer. Construction on Bowman Hall began late spring last semester and will continue through late…

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UW-Stout Swimming Pool to Stay Closed

Logan Myhre – The University of Wisconsin–Stout has decided not to repair its swimming pool according to a memo emailed to Stout students, faculty and staff. According to the memo, written by Phil Lyons, Vice Chancellor for Administrative and student life services, the pool was closed over winter break to conduct a full maintenance review….

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The Future of SSA

Elizabeth Vierkant– The Stout Student Association (SSA) recently held their election for the 2018-19 school year at University of Wisconsin–Stout. This election began on March 26, at an event called “Dips and Debate,” where candidates for vacant positions were able to speak with students. At Dips and Debate, Vice President and Clerk of Elections Elle…

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Goodbye, Org Sync-Hello, Connect

Cece Jabs– As most University of Wisconsin–Stout students likely know, Orgsync is the student organization communication software used on campus. University housing staff, such as RAs, also use the software to keep their residents in the loop. Last summer, UW–Stout announced they would be switching from Orgsync to a new software, but then ended up…

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Osburn Acquitted in UW-Stout Murder Trial, Guilty of Battery

Shannon Hoyt- VERDICT: On Oct. 30, 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Stout tragedy struck campus with the loss of 24-year-old student Hussain Saeed Alnahdi. According to the Menomonie Police Department, Alnahdi was fatally assaulted outside of Topper’s Pizza on the 400 block of Main Street in Menomonie. It was announced in early January that the Dunn…

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A Farewell From Your SSA President: Alex Vernon

Eric Krause-   After an effective senior year, Alex Vernon is stepping down as president of the Stout Student Association (SSA) and reflecting on his time here on campus. Darrin Witucki, SSA Advisor, said, “Alex has led a student government that respectfully yet firmly challenges campus administration, the system president, Board of Regents, legislators and…

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Bowman Hall: Revamped

Elizabeth Vierkant- Bowman Hall, a 135-foot clock tower, located on University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Main Campus, will be undergoing construction throughout the years of 2018 and 2019.   Bowman Hall was built in 1897, making it one of the oldest buildings on campus. It is listed under the National Register as part of the Menomonie Downtown…

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Is Technical Communication Disappearing?

Elizabeth Vierkant- A new revision has been made to the professional communication and emerging media (PCEM) major at University of Wisconsin–Stout. Soon, there will be only two concentrations instead of three. The current concentrations in PCEM are applied journalism, digital humanities and technical communication. They were introduced to the program in 2010. As of Fall…

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Stout Engineering Program Receives Anonymous Donation

Cece Jabs-   University of Wisconsin–Stout is well-known for its engineering majors, and the university has ties to several businesses in the area. The engineering program received an anonymous machinery donation valued at approximately $530K, which was donated in the form of two automated manufacturing cell machines. The machines were recently moved into Fryklund Hall…

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BREAKING: Ongoing police situation in Menomonie

Shannon Hoyt- UPDATED 7:16 a.m.: According to the Menomonie Police Department, at approximately 8:58 p.m. on Tuesday night, officers and Fire/EMS were dispatched to 2502 Harvey Dr. An altercation led to a man’s throat being stabbed. The suspect was later identified as 37-year-old David W. Hill, who fled the scene on foot before police arrived….

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What to Do In Case of an Active Shooter

Cece Jabs- While the thought is scary, an active shooter situation could arise on campus. The following information is the same thing that is taught to Resident Advisors (RAs) and other staff on campus: run, hide, fight. If you hear of an active shooter or someone with a firearm on campus, the first thing you…

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