UW–Stout Launches New Website

Cece Jabs-   The University of Wisconsin–Stout has recently launched its new website in both desktop and mobile formats. The first part of the new website went live on Jan. 23, and more pages have been steadily updating ever since. The Web Oversight Committee explained in an email to students and staff that the website…

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Water Damage on Campus

Elizabeth Vierkant- Most students are familiar with the water damage caused by a water faucet on the third floor of Jarvis Hall last semester, but what many students may not know is that the University of Wisconsin–Stout has had a history of water problems within the recent year. The issues began in June 2017, when…

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Broken pipeline floods Memorial Student Center

Shannon Hoyt- Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, the Fireside Café became the Rainforest Café in just a few minutes. A sprinkler line on the second floor of the MSC, located in the Terrace (lounging area adjacent to the Fireside Café), broke and flooded an area of the second floor, as well as damaging…

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Net Neutrality Talk Takes Internet And Campus By Storm

Cece Jabs- If you have been on the internet lately, you may have stumbled across an array of news articles or posts on your Facebook news feed about “net neutrality.” Net neutrality, whether you’re for or against it, is something that affects everyone, including those here at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. What exactly is net…

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Michigan Passes Concealed-Carry Law

Cece Jabs- With extra training, licensed gun owners could begin to carry concealed firearms in places like schools and churches in the state of Michigan. In light of several recent mass shootings, Michigan’s Senate voted to pass this new concealed-carry gun law. Prior to this legislation, the state of Michigan had already permitted concealed-carry guns…

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Water Damage in Jarvis Hall

Elizabeth Vierkant-    Water damage has left several rooms of the Jarvis Hall Science Wing unusable on University of Wisconsin–Stout’s campus. The damages were discovered Monday, Nov. 6.    “We believe that after a Science Fair that invited middle school students into the Jarvis Science Wing addition, a water faucet was left on in a third…

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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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