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...

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. ..

COVID Protocols from the Dean of Students

Any student who tests positive for Covid, should contact the Dean of Students office, who will then advise them on the isolation process. Positive on-campus students have the option of isolating themselves off campus or isolating on the 4th floor of Ross Hall....

Drew Kerner

Fresh meat addition Drew Kerner, from the almost ghost town of Radisson, WI. While attending UWS, Drew hopes to work create some short films and write some stellar articles for the Promethean. 

GERC Hosts Ice Skating at Wessman Arena

On Friday Feb. 4, the Gender Equity Resource Center (GERC) held an all campus event at Wessman Arena to skate on some ice. The event went on for two hours, opening the Wessman Arena doors at 7:30 p.m. and closing them at 9:30 p.m.. Students there rented out their own...

Jean Germano

Jean Germano is the resident photographer and geopolitical observer at the Promethean. He can also orchestrate a reasonably chaotic game of X-Wing minatures. Now in his fourth year on staff, Jean can often be found in YU 159 working on archives or managing the newspaper office.

Jess Waldbillig

My name is Jess Waldbillig and I am a writing and communication major. This is my first semester at UWS but my third year of school. When I’m not doing schoolwork, you can find me working on something 4-H related, coaching the Cloquet Dance Team, or cozying up in a cafe with a good book.

Kraemer Sisters Part of Historic UW-Superior Softball Team

*Photos by Holden Law Editors Note: stats are as of April 22. As the Yellowjacket softball team continues to be on a roll throughout the season there is a strong connection between two of the players leading the team… literally. Kaela Kraemer (junior) and Tayler...

Local High Schools Experiencing a Referee Shortage

Dale Summerfield Jr. | Editors Note: This story is a product of a partnership with Superior High School’s Spartan Spin written by a UWS student reporter there. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) is experiencing a major...
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.