An Artist’s Touch

Katie Schulzetenberg –  From wine stoppers to jewelry, Kennedy Strain does it all. Strain is a self-taught fluid acrylic and resin artist. She uses paint and resin to design a multitude of household items like jewelry and original art. “I first explored the technique of fluid acrylics in the late summer of 2017. My parents’…

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Swinging into Fall

Alex Lutz – The Stout softball team has had their preparation of fall ball games and an alumni game. The alumni game was slow pitch and none of the girls had ever played slow pitch softball before, they still had a fun time doing it. The Blue Devils have a young team with seven freshmen…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Summer Garr

Evan Thue –  This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Summer Garr a junior on the University of Wisconsin Stout Volleyball Team. Garr is a business administration major and is from Rush City, Minnesota.   Why did you choose Stout? I chose Stout for its large variety of major options and the more hands on approach to…

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Homecoming Football; More than just a Game

Evan Thue – Homecoming week here at UW-Stout is a special occasion, Parades, special events and Stout pride fill the campus and it’s all rounded off by the Homecoming Football Game. The game certainly has its importance around campus, but it’s not just a regular game. The Atmosphere and the buzz the game creates is…

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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-Artist Spotlight: Nicole Juza

Bryce Parr – What is your year, major and concentration? I’m a senior graphic designer with a double concentration in both design and interactive media and a printmaking minor. My plan is to graduate in the fall of 2019.   What sparked your interest in art? I can’t really say what sparked my interest in…

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Rehab Reopening

Bryce Parr –  Rehab, the popular bar on Broadway Street, is reopening soon with a new dance hall license. The tavern has been closed since the Menomonie City Council unanimously voted to refuse the renewal of Rehab’s liquor license. The decision was made after police issued 116 citations to rehab patrons, including 45 underage infractions….

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Tabby’s Catfe: The Calico Garden

Gabby Rohrer –  Tabby’s Catfe, a cafe that opened on Broadway in June of 2017, has recently opened a new soup and salad buffet called the Calico Garden. On Tuesdays, Tabby’s Catfe features a taco bar with rotating meat. On Thursday’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., they feature a pizza buffet. They are looking…

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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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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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