Peace march impacts campus climate

Katie Schultzenberg-   On Wednesday, February 15, students led by the Black Student Union (BSU) participated in a silent march around Menomonie, starting at the Memorial Student Center. The march supported the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) as well other underprivileged groups.   “It is for students to stand in solidarity due to the hateful…

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Stout photographer recognized for powerful photo

Hannah Lundquist-   The death of Hussain Saeed Alnahdi affected people on campus, the Menomonie community, people around the country and Hussain’s friends and family in Saudi Arabia. The memorial service that was held on November 3 inspired many people to speak about what an amazing person he was. The service also inspired pictures to…

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Stout working to become sanctuary campus

Joseph Gulotta-   The Stout Student Association has brought forward a case to make the University of Wisconsin Stout a sanctuary campus. In reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban, the Stout Student Association is joining with other campus student governance organizations across the UW System to begin transforming their campuses into sanctuary campuses….

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UW students voice their opinions in the capitol

Megan Hazuga- On February 16, members of the Stout Student Association (SSA) made the three-hour drive to Madison, Wis., to meet with other student representatives from the University of Wisconsin System and voice their opinions to Wisconsin representatives and senators on the recent budget proposal. These students included: SSA Vice President Gunther Melander, Director of…

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UW-System to see potential budget changes

Joseph Gulotta-   Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has begun crafting his budget proposal for the 2017-2019 budget. Included in this budget are his proposals for changes to higher education in the state. Historically, Walker has encouraged reduction in funding towards the University of Wisconsin System and only given relief to students through a tuition freeze….

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UW–Stout hosts Speak Up & Speak Out event

Shannon Hoyt-   “We lean on John Lewis for inspiration,” said Jim Handley, senior lecturer of Geography and Peace Studies for the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Handley was the first to introduce the history of Congressman Lewis: an American politician and civil rights leader who profoundly influenced American history.   A campus Speak Up & Speak…

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Addicted to the thrill

Sam Kilgard- There are many events in this world that get one’s heart pumping: asking your crush out on a date, starting a new job, even attending your first day of college, but nothing compares to the feeling of standing in front of an audience and performing. Public speaking is a common phobia. So many…

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Tune in, it’s award season!

Cameron Parrucci-   The Grammys came quickly and went even faster, and unfortunately, left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouths, depending on how much you love Beyonce, apparently. However, the Grammys are not the only award show we have to look forward to — or, alternately, be worried for —…

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Blaze the Blue Devil

Logan Myhre-   School mascots have been a long-standing tradition throughout college and high-school athletics. University of Wisconsin–Stout jumped on this ship quite late, introducing their mascot in 2011. In 2012, the mascot was officially named Blaze by student vote. “I think we wanted to have some kind of identity. Everybody wants something to rally…

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Great Performance at St. Thomas Showcase

By Evan Thue-   On Feb. 10, University of Wisconsin–Stout competed against University of St. Thomas in a Track and Field showcase. Stout had a very strong showing, with Morgan Gromowski having her career-best indoor high jump at 5-feet-3-inches. Lydia Meyer also had a very strong showcase and took first place in weight throw with…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sam Ortmann

By Logan Myhre-   This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Sam Ortmann, a junior from Buffalo, Minn. Ortmann is a guard on the University of Wisconsin­–Stout men’s basketball team and a Business Administration major. Why did you choose Stout? “When I came to visit, I really liked the campus. It had my major, and I thought…

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Org Spotlight: Stout Events Society

By Mary Peters- Take a second to think of a formal party or get-together featuring catered food and tasteful decor. That kind of event, whether public or private, is the result of hard work by an event planner. These individuals are vital in the production and operation of just about any party or suaré you…

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Student Opinion: Modern Politics

By Anonymous Much like many others on Stout’s campus, I have been reading this semester’s Campus Book, E.L. Doctorow’s “Ragtime.” For those who don’t know, Ragtime is a classic story of an early 1900s American family. There are cameos from a few historically significant figures, one of which is President Theodore Roosevelt. In some ways,…

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Clingy Ex-Professor Still Sending Missing Assignments Emails

Ryan Cook- Despite last semester’s classes all being over for quite some time, University of Wisconsin–Stout professor Dr. John Klungo has sent over three emails to students from his fall classes asking about their missing assignments. The University of Wisconsin–Stout campus is holding its collective breath to see if the students respond or not. Will…

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Unattended basket of laundry not fashionable enough to steal

Ryan Cook- Following multiple trips to and from South Hall’s laundry room, several residents witnessed an entire basket of laundry remain unstolen for several hours while being left unattended. Witnesses claim that the monetary value of said clothing was never brought into question, as nearly everything was out of style or just plain ugly.  …

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