Shaking Off the Summer Rust

Evan Thue – University of Wisconsin-Stout students are probably feeling one big thing, a summer hangover. It’s hard getting back into the swing of studying and doing homework. Some athletes are in the same mindset when trying to get back into sports mode as the leaves turn and fall starts to settle in. Kennedy Strain,…

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Student Athlete Spotlight: Bradley Myers

Even Thue – This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Bradley Myers, a senior linebacker on the University of Wisconsin-Stout Football team. Myers is a Criminal Justice Rehabilitation major from Dodge Center, Minn.   Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin-Stout? I chose to come to Stout because it offered me the opportunity to continue playing…

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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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Saying Goodbye to Stout

Evan Thue–   It’s never easy to say goodbye to something that you love. There are some things in college to which you dedicate hours and hours of time and energy and that’s no different for athletes and their respective sports. The softball and baseball seasons are nearing towards the end of their seasons, and,…

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Winter Weather continually hinders spring sports

Logan Myhre- While the weather seems to be warming quickly, the extended onslaught of winter weather in Wisconsin has caused a slew of problems for spring sports at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Virtually all of the spring sports teams have had to make changes to their schedule and even cancel some games and/or tournaments. UW–Stout…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Marie Allo

Logan Myhre–   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is junior Marie Allo, a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s golf team. Allo is a golf enterprise management major from Newton, Connecticut. Why did you choose Stout? “I am originally from Connecticut and I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after high school. I…

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Running on High: Inside the UW–Stout Running Club

Evan Thue-   Imagine pushing yourself through that last hard mile of a run. You’re tired and out of breath, but then, all-of-a-sudden you get a burst of energy that makes you feel unstoppable. This is what most runners refer to as the “runner’s high.” A runner’s high isn’t why most people join the University…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Robert Pilz

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Robert Pilz, a sophomore pitcher on the University of Wisconsin–Stout baseball team. Pilz is a special education major from Spencer,WI. Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because I liked the size of Menomonie, it had my desired major and I had the opportunity to continue…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Rachel Thomas

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Rachel Thomas, a senior catcher/outfielder on the University of Wisconsin–Stout softball team. Thomas is a human development and family studies major from Hastings, Minn.   Why did you choose stout? “I chose Stout because I loved the feeling of a smaller campus. I also live a little…

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UW-Stout Spring Sports Have Sprung

Evan Thue- Spring has sprung here at University of Wisconsin–Stout, and, as the weather warms up and we get some green back on our trees, the spring seasons for UW–Stout baseball and softball have kicked-off as well. The season for head coach, Ben Kincaid and the UW–Stout Baseball team has started off 3-8 so far….

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Stout grapplers make a name for themselves with new club

Logan Myhre- The University of Wisconsin–Stout extended its catalog of clubs this semester with the addition of a wrestling club. The club was started by manufacturing engineering student Matthew Buechel in December of last year. The wrestling club’s 24 members currently practice on Wednesday nights from 8-10 p.m. in the Johnson Fieldhouse wrestling room. “Our…

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Student Athlete–Spotlight: Courtney Oleson

Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student–Athlete Spotlight is Courtney Oleson, a junior forward on the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s basketball team. Oleson is a studio art/art education double major from Altoona, Wis.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because a lot of my favorite teachers were graduates from here and it was…

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Saying Goodbye to Two of Stout’s Coaches

Evan Thue- Earlier this year, it was announced that two of University of Wisconsin–Stout’s best coaches, men’s basketball head coach Eddie Andrist and women’s basketball head coach Mark Thomas, would be leaving after this season was over.   Andrist has been a head coach at Stout for 18 years and five as an assistant, amassing…

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University Pool Problems Cause Club Controversy

Evan Thue- The university’s pool sits unusable on the second floor of the Johnson Fieldhouse. The pool has been in use for quite some time, but at the moment it is closed for maintenance.   Athletic Director Duey Naatz stated, “The integrity of the pool is being evaluated by an engineering firm that has done…

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Potential $20M Johnson Fieldhouse Plan to Erase Membership Fees and Increase Tuition

Logan Myhre- The University of Wisconsin–Stout recreation complex committee, along with the Stout Student Association (SSA), recently conducted a feasibility study for a potential renovation of the Johnson Fieldhouse. This renovation could potentially include a new weight room, open gym, studio spaces and the removal of membership fees.   The recreation complex committee, which is…

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