UW-Stout’s Upcoming Video Production Major

Mackenzie Peterson – The University of Wisconsin-Stout is adding a new bachelor of science degree in video production that will be available through the communication technologies department starting in Fall 2019. Keif Oss, lecturer, worked with Peter Galante, who will be the program director, to develop this major. Oss said this program is unique which…

Continue Reading

Housing Launches an Escape Room on Campus

Audrey Tchaa – Housing is a huge part of any university, and University of Wisconsin-Stout housing has decided to open up a space for students, faculty, and the community to enjoy the thrills of going through an escape room. Adam Ludwig, an Assistant Director in University Housing, with the help of professors and students around…

Continue Reading

Org Spotlight: Blue Devil Smash

Katie Schulzetenberg – Looking for somewhere to play games with other people with similar interests? Look no further. Blue Devil Smash is an organization here at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where members can get together and competitively play video games, especially Super Smash Bros. “If you don’t have a Nintendo Switch or can’t afford to…

Continue Reading

Student-Artist Spotlight: Maryrose Stattelman

Bryce Parr-  Maryrose Stattelman is a junior in the B.F.A. Entertainment Design Program with a concentration in Comics and Sequential arts. What sparked your interest in art? Well, I’m a weirdo and art helps me understand the world. I have been making and creating art in some compacity since I was a tiny child. It’s…

Continue Reading

The Menomonie Music Scene Finds a Home in The Abbey

Bryce Parr –  Live music has become a regular occurrence at The Abbey Pub & Grub thanks to the help from University of Wisconsin-Stout business administration senior and So Called Productions member Dillon Carlson. The Main Street bar that previously featured the occasional DJ built a brand by consistently hosting local talent over the past…

Continue Reading

Student Athlete Spotlight: John Keefe

Evan Thue –  This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is John Keefe,  a senior guard on the University of Wisconsin-Stout Men’s Basketball team. Keefe is majoring in early childhood education and is from Medford, Wisc.    Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout because I wanted to play basketball at a high level. Tt was close…

Continue Reading

End of a Season, End of an Era

Alex Lutz –  The University of Wisconsin-Stout football team wrapped up their season on Nov. 10 against UW-Oshkosh. As a result, the program said goodbye to their senior players. The Blue Devils finished the season 5-5 to remain at .500, but many of the players felt this was a bittersweet outcome for the football program….

Continue Reading

Tech: Twitter CEO Considers Removing Like Button.

Bryce Parr –  In a bid to improve the health of the platform, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he wants to remove the “like” button from Twitter. The “like” button was introduced in 2015 to replace the “favorite” option. Members of the University of Wisconsin-Stout community showed concern toward the decision. University of Wisconsin-Stout student…

Continue Reading

Upcoming Changes to UW-Stout’s Entertainment Design Major

Mackenzie Peterson- The University of Wisconsin-Stout will be undergoing some revisions to the entertainment design major. Jenna Derivan, a freshman currently majoring in entertainment design with a concentration in animation, was able to give some insight on what exactly these revisions encompass.     Currently, UW-Stout’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in entertainment design prepares students for…

Continue Reading

A Look into Sexual Violence in Menomonie

Elizabeth Vierkant –  Sexual violence has been a major topic over the past few years. University of Wisconsin–Stout student, Ryan Leckel is conducting research on sexual violence in Menomonie. Leckel, is a senior in the applied social science program, is conducting this research for his capstone project. This is the final thesis conducted by students…

Continue Reading

Event on Campus: My Culture Is Not Your Costume

Audrey Tchaa – It hasn’t been long since Halloween, and one of Speak Up’s student employees, Lois Cassel hosted her Social Justice Coffee Hour on cultural appropriation. In this discussion, students talked about why and how people’s culture isn’t a costume: hence the event title, “My Culture Is Not Your Costume.”  Cultural appropriation is a…

Continue Reading

Counseling Center Focuses on Student Needs

Katie Schulzetenberg – Mental health is an increasing concern, especially for college students. The balance between classes, jobs, and relationships can be overwhelming for students. However, at the University of Wisconsin-Stout there are resources to handle many common issues that students may go through. The Counseling Center at Stout sees students from all classes from…

Continue Reading

Welcoming a New Blue Devil

Alex Lutz – This basketball season brings a new face on the sidelines for the Blue Devil men’s basketball team. Coach Jim Lake has taken the reigns for this year and he is excited about what’s to come.  Lake shared his enthusiasm about being a part of the program here at the University of Wisconsin-Stout….

Continue Reading

Student Athlete Spotlight: Caleb Adams

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Caleb Adams, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout football team. Adams is a Supply Chain Management major and is from Rochester, Minnesota.   Why did you choose Stout? I decided to come to Stout because of the football coaching staff and the job placement rate. It is also fairly…

Continue Reading