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UWO access campus merger has drama

Alexus Olsen, Regional Editor

September 13, 2019

The restructure of the access campuses has sparked debate among alumni, faculty and concerned associated community members. These concerns include the unpredictable outcomes for students, the name change, use of budget money and the sense of a lost community. The merger was done to benefit students...

UW-System tuition freeze continues

Jack Tierney, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2019

The seventh year of tuition freeze continues across the UW System into 2019-20 under Gov. Tony Evers’ executive budget, but officials say the budget is not enough to fix an inflation deficit. The tuition freeze was introduced by Republican legislators after learning the UW System had a reserve...

Beware the Red Zone: When campus sexual assaults are highest

Joe Schulz, Managing Editor

September 13, 2019

While many students use the first weeks of school to settle in, UW Oshkosh officials warn those weeks are also some of the most dangerous for students new to campus. The first six weeks of the school year are known as the “Red Zone,” because there are more sexual assaults on college campuses...

Former student gets $325,000 settlement

Jack Tierney, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2019

A former University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student will receive a $325,000 settlement from the UW System following a sexual harassment claim that the University left unpunished for two years. UWO will pay $125,000 with “indirect” federal funds. The sexual harassment claim was against former UWO...

Welcome Back Students

Welcome Back Students

Jack Tierney, Editor in Chief

September 13, 2019

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, new and returning students. Welcome also to the students at the access campuses at UWO Fond du Lac and UWO Fox Cities. UW System policy tells UWO to better accommodate students for their academic and personal success as a marketplace of ideas through...

UWO renames Welcome Center

UWO renames Welcome Center

Megan Behnke, News Reporter

September 13, 2019

Signage made it official just before the start of the semester: the Alumni Welcome Center is now known as the Culver Family Welcome Center. The name change, announced in May, brings the University one step closer to the end of the legal dispute between its fundraising arm, the UW Oshkosh Foundation,...

Gun violence examined

Amber Brockman, Assistant News Editor

September 13, 2019

The United States accounts for 80% of all gun deaths in the world, making up more than 30,000 people killed with guns each year, according to Amnesty International, a nongovernmental organization focused on human rights. University Police defines an active shooter as a person who is using a firearm...

UWO staff, students urged to check immunization records

Bethanie Gengler, News Editor

September 13, 2019

With more than 10,000 students starting classes this fall at the UW Oshkosh campuses, health officials are encouraging students, staff and faculty to check their immunization records as the United States faces the worst measles outbreak in 27 years. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory infection...

Trafficking story told

Trafficking story told

Lydia Westedt, Assistant Sports Editor

August 19, 2019

A survivor of human sex trafficking brought tears to the eyes of many UW Oshkosh students and community members as she shared her story of survival, recovery and advocacy last Friday. Despite being a “normal kid” from a “normal family,” Theresa Flores fell victim to human trafficking at...

5K for mental health awareness

5K for mental health awareness

Megan Behnke, News Writer

May 9, 2019

Seven hundred participants showed up for the annual 5K for Mental Health and Suicide Awareness at Oshkosh North High School last Saturday. The National Alliance on Mental Illness hosted the 5K. NAMI provides education, advocacy and support to help people cope with mental illness. NAMI Executive...

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