The Promethean is the student newspaper for the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus and community. Our purpose is to serve the University in the capacity of the Press, to cover all important news which pertains to the students of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, both of news which occurs within the walls of the University and outside. It is charged with informing and making known the opinions of the student body, and succeeds the Peptomist and Stinger in this capacity. Although the medium we use to perform those duties has changed, we have always been, and always will be here for the students.

In its current form, the Promethean is an online newspaper and is also a physical newspaper that is printed 7-8 times during the school year.


The Promethean is written by and edited by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and they are solely responsible for its editorial content.

Editorial Policy

A submitted letter must include your signature, mailing address, and telephone number for verification. When using email, your name at the bottom of your message is considered your signature. Please limit to 500 words or less. We will not print a letter if we cannot verify the identify of the writer.

Meeting Times

The Promethean meets every Tuesday at 12:00 in the Yellowjacket Union Room 159 unless announced otherwise. Questions and comments about news and advertising can be sent via email to



A Lovely Swing Dance

Love was in the air as this year’s Valentine’s Day was rocked by the University of Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble directed by Greg Kehl Moore. The community and student event was held in Great Room A of the Yellowjacket Union from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Many people of...

Alumni Surfs Lake Superior

Waves crash down hard as the cold winds blowing from the Northeast leave faces numb. Peter Birschbach, a 2021 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Superior drops down the face of a wave, his feet planted sturdily on his eight-foot surfboard. He rides the wave...

Andre Luiz Sets UWS Single’s and Double’s Records

For the all-time leader in career wins, singles and doubles for the UW-Superior men’s tennis team the path wasn’t always set to become a Yellowjacket. This season the men’s team has racked up the wins, going undefeated in their first ten matches. Part of that is...

Applications for the New Buzz are Closed

The buzz is that Student Involvement is looking for someone else to take over the position of our beloved Yellowjacket mascot Buzz. Applications closed on Mar. 5, with four applicants lined up for the position. “We’re looking to hire a new mascot coordinator,” said...

‘Crave’-ing Something New on Campus?

Say goodbye to SONO, as campus students are Crave-ing for something fresh on campus in the Yellowjacket Union. “SONO was very successful; it was a great concept. But as a company, we like to do a refresh every three years or so to keep things new for the students,”...

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Performed in Manion

Imagine having the Panama Canal in your basement while finding out an usual, zany family dynamic. “Arsenic and Old Lace” premiered in the Manion Theater at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Holden Fine Arts building on Nov. 11. This play featured 13 actors like...

BBQ Brings Fresh Welcome to Students

The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Residence Life hosted a free block party on Friday, Sep. 23 in the field between Crownhart and Curran Mcneill-Ostrander halls. Residence Life provided food, drinks, games, and music to UWS residents living in the residence halls...

Brewing Class Available at UWS for 21+ Students

One of the newer classes being offered for students at the University of Wisconsin-Superior are classes focused on brewing. The two classes being offered this upcoming spring semester are Brewing 101 a Sampling of Beer Styles, and Brewing 302 Science of Brewing II....

Brown dedicates decade to smooth Wessman ice rink

Since 1969 Wessman Arena has been the home of University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets hockey. This facility has been conditioned and primed to be one of the better arenas in the Division III college hockey landscape. For a decade ice maintenance duty has been...

Campus and Community comes together for Bayside Sounds Around Town Concert

The sound of music filled campus to celebrate the ending of summer, the beginning of the new school year, and the success of the Superior Foundation’s “We are Superior” campaign. ..

Tom Hansen

Tom Hansen


Tom first started working in radio back in 1985 in Pine City, Minnesota and quickly moved on to Duluth/Superior that year to WDSM/KZIO as a news reporter. After a successful stint as news director and sports director there, he moved on to KBJR-TV where he worked full-time as sports director from 1991-2013. Tom has been broadcasting UMD Bulldog athletic games for 27 seasons and during that time has also done UW-Superior, CSS and a variety of high school and college sports. For several years Tom was also the state high school sideline reporter, host and play-by-play announcer for Minnesota State High School Tournaments in football, basketball and hockey on KSTC45 from 2006-2009.