Meet the Writers

Rachel Hallgrimson


Bonjour! My name is Rachel Hallgrimson. I’ll be writing this blog for you! Yes, you! A prospective student of UW-Stout. I’ll give you the tips and tricks to making the years you spend in Menomonie worthwhile, and yes, it is possible!

I’m a senior in my major, Professional Communications & Emerging Media (all one major), with a concentration in Applied Journalism. I would like pursue some sort of job in web content, marketing, social media, or some type of career involving kids!

My favorite places in Menomonie: The Blind Munchies Coffeehouse, Town & Country Antiques, The Raw Deal, the Menomonie Public Library, Goodwill, Grace Church Thrift Store, and the Memorial Student Center on campus.

A little about myself…

I was born and raised in NE Minneapolis, and I LOVE the movement and energy of a big city. But, I do love Menomonie very much; I have the best of both worlds, I think. I am addicted to hot cocoa. I love writing poetry, renting movies from the public library, coffee, grandpa-sweaters (you know what I’m talking about), and Street Level Ministries, a Stout student org I’m involved in.

I love Stout. A lot. I’m glad you’ve found this blog and I hope it will continue to help you in your years to come!


Hannah Fendt


Hi there! My name is Hannah Fendt. I am currently a junior in my major of Professional Communications and Emerging Media, with an  concentration in Applied Journalism. Some day I hope to get a job either doing some sort of PR work, or to be a journalist.

My favorite places to go in Menomonie: I love the Raw Deal, The Blind Munchies, Marion’s Legacy, and basically anywhere I can get a good cup of coffee. I also am a huge fan of the Log Jam here in town. Their burgers are amazing.

Now, here is a little more about me. I was born and raised in the small town of Black River Falls, WI. Growing up, I always had dreams of moving somewhere far away and becoming a writer. Going to school in Menomonie however, has made me truly appreciate life in a small town. I love to write, and that is usually what you can find me doing in my free time for my personal blog. Coffee is kind of my weakness, so if you give me a cup of coffee we can be friends. I also really like doing DIY projects and cooking.

If you ever see me walking around, don’t be a stranger!


Emilie Rosin


I’m majoring in Professional Communication and Emerging Media with a concentration in Digital Humanities. I’m really glad I chose Stout because I love the sense of community within our school and how much people care about one another. Everyone is so friendly!

One of my favorite places to eat is Acoustic Cafe (also I’m currently OBSESSED with Marion’s Legacy chocolate shop- unfortunately I have an unhealthy chocolate addiction).

Some advice I like to pass on is this: never be afraid to talk to your professors. They are here to help and are always willing to help you if you need it.

One of my favorite quotes is from the movie We Bought a Zoo said by Matt Damon playing Benjamin Mee: “Sometimes, all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery.” I am a gigantic movie/TV show nerd (Marvel, Doctor Who, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Supernatural, etc.).

If you ever see me in public, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself!


5 thoughts on “Meet the Writers

  1. I love this blog because it is an insight for what I can possibly be involved in, in the future. Since I visited STOUT I have been so set on going there. I am a junior in high school and looking forward to college. Keep up with the amazing posts . Hope to see more soon. You all seem so nice and amazing. Cant wait to read your different points of views. (:

      • You’re very welcome 🙂
        I was wondering if at a certain time this summer each of you could do a post about going into college. Ie. transition , what you wish you knew about stout, living with a roomate, juggling social life and school etc. it doesn’t directly go with stout but I would like to hear responses on topics like this from students at stout since that is where I am hoping and praying to get into.
        I know you’re all probably extremly busy with social life and work and schooling if you are still doing anything for school but I would greatly appretiate it.
        ~Thank you for your consideration

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