No Trouble with Homecoming at UW-Stevens Point

By: Bill Martens
By: Bill Martens

It was a chaotic scene at Minnesota State University in Mankato after the school lost its homecoming game.

For five hours, students tipped over cars, lit them on fire, and threw rocks, but you won't see this kind of activity at UW-Stevens Point. The students there say all that rioting is uncalled for.

"I don't think there's any reason," says junior Kari Gillen. "You can go out and have a good time, and there's no reason to damage other people's property or get in fights about things."

Steve Van Wyhe, a Stevens Point alumni, agrees.

"One of my professors last year, his daughter had some really nice pumpkins, and the pumpkins got smashed, and he was really upset for his daughter."

Bill Rowe, director of the campus' protective services, says one of the reasons why things don't get out of hand at Point is simply because the students care about security, and in some cases, work as security staff.


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