Talking buildings: Part two

By Gilligan Gonzo — About halfway to Jarvis Hall the edges of my vision started to constrict inward. The world was slowly fading away as my brain, desperate for sleep, had finally had enough and decided to call it quits, and for the first time in nearly a week, I fell asleep. The concrete woke…

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Last week in sports

By Stephen Eibes — Track and Field The Blue Devil track and field teams wrapped up their team season this past weekend with a good showing at the WIAC Championships in La Crosse, Wis. Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.) took home two WIAC titles in the 5000-meter and 10000-meter run, while Austin Zett (Sr, Presque Island,…

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Color Dash returns to brighten Menomonie community

By Billy Tuite — Hundreds of community members and University of Wisconsin–Stout students gathered in Wakanda Park May 2 to take part in the Color Dash 5K run/walk and raise money for the Menomonie Theater Guild. The Color Dash is an untimed fun-run marathon that puts a greater focus on community and entertainment rather than competition….

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Get hyped: Summer films

By Matthew Gundrum — “Jurassic World” (June 12) It has been 14 years since Jurassic Park III was released. The film was a success, and Spielberg showed immediate interest in producing a fourth. However, lack of dedication to the project kept it up in the air until 2012, when a concrete draft of the script was…

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New usability lab

By Andrew Lehn — University of Wisconsin–Stout has plans to offer new research services to students and outside clients in the form of the Stout User Experience Center, which will be housed on the 3rd floor of the renovated Harvey Hall. So many students design products and items that users interact with, and all of these…

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Blue Devil athletics cap off another good year

By Matt Haile — University of Wisconsin–Stout athletics have had success all across the board throughout their fall, winter and spring seasons. The Blue Devils women’s golf team was able to recapture the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title, earning them a trip back to the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship in just a few weeks….

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Student Org Spotlight: Professional Association of Communicators

By Barbara Young — Do you have a love for perfectly crafted Facebook messages and beautifully worded memos? How about document organization and creation? If you do, then check out the University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Professional Association of Communicators (PAC). The org focuses on networking with professionals in the communication field along with learning about and experiencing…

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Stout baseball chirps are not for the birds

By  Garrett Aleckson — Chanting is a big tradition in sports. Teammates chant to each other so that they are involved in the game and because it helps teammates become closer. Although there are general chants that are specific to the sport being played, each team has different chants that they use throughout games. The University…

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Ask 5000 horror stories

By Randi Hirte — The screen flickers, your unsaved document flashes in front of your eyes just before the whole laptop darkens. Your cry echoes throughout the dorm. You press the power button, but there is no sign of life. The clock ticks in the background, five hours until your midterm is due. What are…

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EStout

By Hailey Melander — It’s a ubiquitous sight across the University of Wisconsin–Stout campus—students are constantly using their laptops in class, at the library, in lounges. It’s to be expected that, at a polytechnic university, students and instructors will regularly depend on and utilize technology. What may not be immediately obvious, however, is that these…

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Budget cuts affect teachers by incentive to separate

By Alyssa Rupp — The looming budget cuts for the University of Wisconsin–Stout are not only predicted to affect students over the next few years, but they have several implications for professors as well. One of these effects is the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program that Chancellor Bob Meyer, implemented on April 20 of this year….

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Grant program combines art and technology

By Matthew Gundrum — Every year the Bud and Betty Micheels Artist-in-Residence grant program recognizes two students who’ve masterfully exemplified the relationship between art and technology with their artwork. The students then have their work on display in an end-of-the-year exhibition in the library. This year, seniors Raelene Olson and Jeremiah Kremer were chosen for…

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Budget cuts loom over sports programs across Wisconsin

By Garrett Aleckson — The budget cuts proposed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have been a hot topic in much of the political discourse in recent months. The budget, which is proposing $300 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, has forced universities across Wisconsin to look at everything in order to comply…

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Anime craze in Eau Claire

By Barbara Young – Anime conventions may sound a bit off center to some people, but until you’re attending one and experiencing the extreme culture shock that is otakuism, you can’t truly appreciate it. Sure, the idea of spending a weekend in a hotel with a group of people who are obsessed with a different…

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