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Campus Feature: The Cupboard student food pantry

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One of the most popular associations with the phrase “college student” is “poor.” There’s a variety of reasons for this, but one of them is that while paying massive school bills, a lot of students try also to scrape by supporting themselves either on or off of campus. And in the case of many people—not […]


Runners Out Raking

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    Almost 900 volunteers woke up bright and early last Saturday to meet at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) to grab a warm cup of coffee and addresses to over 150 local residents in Portage County. A bright-eyed team of 12, including myself, packed into two cars loaded with rakes and garbage bags ready […]


So Long, Farewell

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Alas, the day has finally arrived for me to write my final blog. For the past few days I have stared at a blank sheet of paper wondering what insightful thoughts I could share with those who are reading this post. The time that I have been at UW-Stevens Point and the various experiences that […]


Make a Change

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In today’s society, we are encouraged to take, take, take, and that we must be selfish to work our way to the top. Often, I struggle with this idea as I grew up in a family of six. In a big family, there isn’t room for each family member to be self-serving. For this reason, […]


9 to 5 and beyond

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This semester just seems to continue to fly by. For the past few weeks, I have been working at my newest internship as the e-commerce marketing analyst at Figi’s in Marshfield. This has been such a great learning experience for me as I have been included in weekly planning meetings to prepare for the big Black […]


Cozzolino earns Heroes Award for sustainable food system efforts

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A passion for making sustainable foods available to all has earned a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point the College of Professional Studies Heroes Award. Layne Cozzolino, a candidate for a master’s degree in nutritional sciences, was honored for demonstrating courage, bravery or noble qualities to help others. As the executive director of […]



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Hello everyone, my name is Justin Weichel. My focus of study is health care administration with minors in nutrition and business administration. I’m from a small town called Augusta, which is close to Eau Claire. I grew up with two of my older brothers and one of my older sisters. However, I have seven older […]