An Ode to Segregated Fees

Megan Hazuga- When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced his proposal for the 2017-2019 UW–System budget, he recommended that students would have the option to not pay, or “opt-out” of allocable segregated fees. However, it seems that many students lack an understanding of what these fees include. An exploration of what these fees mean to campus…

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Dining and Housing funds to increase

Hannah Lundquist- In addition to Housing being reorganized next year, students will also be facing changes in the Housing and Dining plans to accommodate for changes to residence halls and dining services.   Phil Lyons, Stout’s Vice Chancellor, spoke during the open forum at last week’s SSA meeting about upcoming changes in this area. He…

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Land, water and people coming together

Katie Schultzenberg- On Thursday, March 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, the Red Cedar Watershed will have its sixth annual conference. The conference will feature keynote speakers on the topics of water, land and people.   The first talk is called “Healthy Soils, Clean Water,” and it will be…

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Stout recognized as top school option for military

Joey Gulotta   University of Wisconsin–Stout is once again making splashes on the national stage. The university has received recognition as being one of the country’s top universities for veterans. For 2017, UW–Stout is being recognized as a Military Friendly School, a Best for Vets School and a Top Military school.   This marks the…

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Sam Kilgard   It’s not every day that a University of Wisconsin–Stout graduate answers their phone to hear that the very university they graduated from now wants to hire them for a job. In this rare opportunity, Chris Bartlett and R.T. Vrieze, the founders of Knorth Studios in Eau Claire, rose to the occasion. On…

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How To: Wine Tasting

Shannon Hoyt- The Barrel Room in Menomonie is a wine bar created to stimulate the palates of those who desire the drink’s bittersweet sensations. Now remains the question, how do you drink it? Yes, there is a proper way to experience the taste of wine, and guiding us through this process is Mary Bygd, co-founder…

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Meier defends conference weight throw title

Riley Olson- University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Lydia Meier (Sr, Middleton, Wis) completely dominated the competition in the weight throw at the 2017 WIAC Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championship hosted by UW–Stout on February 24-25. UW–Stout hosted the eight WIAC teams, and finished fifth overall as a team.   “As a freshman, I’d have never thought…

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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kasondra Tulloch

Logan Myhre- This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Kasondra Tulloch, a senior from Cottage Grove, Minn. Tulloch is a member of the University of Wisconsin–Stout gymnastics team and is a Psychology major.   Why did you choose Stout? “I chose Stout because both my mom and dad went here. I grew up coming to athletic games,…

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Teeing off spring sports

Evan Thue-   With the snow finally starting to melt and the sun starting to shine, it’s time to open up some spring seasons for University of Wisconsin–Stout athletics. The softball and baseball seasons have kicked off here at UW–Stout, with the first two softball games being played on Feb. 25 and Stout’s baseball team’s…

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MSC: Your safe haven

Marisa Pollastrini- How often do you find yourself visiting University of Wisconsin–Stout’s Memorial Student Center? Many students claimed they enjoy coming to the MSC the most out of any other building on campus. With so much going on, it’s hardly a surprise that the most central location is also one of the most popular. With…

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Org Spotlight: Blue Devil Lifting

Mary Peters- Students each have their own way to make themselves part of the University of Wisconsin–Stout experience. Freshman Charley Wanner made his mark with the founding of the new student org, Blue Devil Lifting.   “I started asking around and looking for a campus organization that was all about fitness, physique and strength. I…

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