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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Hoyt Finds Success After Graduating

Katie Schulzetenberg –  Shannon Hoyt, a Professional Communications and Emerging Media alumna who just graduated last spring, has been truly making the most out of her degree. She is currently a full-time multimedia journalist and weekend anchor at WQOW News 18 in Eau Claire. “My job includes writing for web and anchor scripts, editing, filming,…

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Professor Writes Book on Frac Sand Mining

Katie Schulzetenborg – Professor Thomas Pearson, professor of anthropology here at University of Wisconsin-Stout, hasn’t always been an expert on frac sand mining. It all started as an interest in environmental problems and a topic that literally hit close to home. “When I moved to Menomonie to work at Stout in 2009, I initially didn’t…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Drew Pearson

Evan Thue – This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Drew Pearson a senior and kicker on the UW-Stout Football Team, Pearson is majoring in information and communication technologies and is from Wausau, Wisconsin.   Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because I believed I was a very hands on person who would succeed in…

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UW-Stout Cross Country Ranks 20th in the Country

Alex Lutz –  On the heels of their great season last year, the Blue Devil cross-country team is starting out just as strong as they ended last season. In a recent United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) coaches’ poll, the Blue Devil men’s cross-country team found themselves ranked 20th in the…

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Org Spotlight: Spanish Club

Katie Schulzetenberg –  Many people do not know this, but Stout has their very own Spanish club here on campus. The club conducts many activities that celebrate the culture that surrounds Spanish, while also practicing their Spanish skills. “The Spanish Club is a student organization that strives to promote outside-the-classroom usage of the Spanish language…

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Dorm Roommate Bringing Home a Pet Fish Awfully Bold Move

Cam “Don’t Look Me Directly in the Eyes” Parrucci –  In a sudden turn of events, freshman Becky Robinson was shocked with a wild discovery upon entering her dorm room last week. In a wild display of power in their friendship of circumstance, Robinson’s roommate had purchased and displayed a small betta fish on one…

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The Scopes

Cam “Don’t Look Me Directly in the Eyes” Parrucci –  Aries – You’ll find true inspiration in life once a year when you finally get motivated enough to write for the ‘zine some dude at a coffee shop convinced you to join. Taurus – The stars are aligning for a new motivating figure in your…

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Made with Love

Katie Schulzetenberg –  From hobby to small business, Nicole Wallerick is on the rise. Wallerick is a senior this year and she is certainly going out with a bang. She started her own Instagram business selling hair scrunchies and bracelets. Although, only a month-old business, her products are selling out within the half hour. “I…

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The First Taste of Stout- from a Freshman’s Perspective

Katie Schulzetenberg –      Name: Isabelle Luzar Major: Graphic Design Hometown: Kenosha, WI “I really liked how small Stout is. The buildings being really close together is helpful and it’s homey as well.”           Name: Lyndsey Weaver-Lang Major: Mechanical Engineering Hometown: Minneapolis, MN “I like that Stout gives out laptops.”…

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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-Artist Spotlight: Theresa Hang

Bryce Parr –  What sparked your interest in art? Going to museums as a kid created a doorway for me to the art world. I wanted to tap into the thoughts and processes of certain artists to see how and where they started creating. Once I started doing art myself, I found that art generated…

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New Semester Brings New Net Flicks

Bryce Parr- The end of summer ushers in another year for University of Wisconsin—Stout students and for many, that means a return to old routines of binging Netflix between their busy schedule. Netflix is adding a wide variety of series, movies and Netflix originals this month that should keep the media fanatics engaged well into…

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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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