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Meth cases up 450% statewide

Lydia Westedt, News Reporter

November 3, 2019

The highly addictive, illegal drug methamphetamine has been on the rise in Wisconsin, as cases have surged more than 450% from 2008 to 2018 according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Meth use had been declining in the United States and Wisconsin until heroin became more of a problem over the...

UW’s struggles with race continue

Bethanie Gengler, News Reporter

November 2, 2019

A UW Madison Homecoming video showing almost exclusively white students has caused an outcry launching the school into the national spotlight and prompting the creation of the Student Inclusion Coalition and a response video. The 90-second video was posted by the UWM student Homecoming Committee leading...

U.S. military retreat leaves 40 million Kurds landless

Cody Barnes, News Reporter

October 31, 2019

With the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, many would assume tensions in the Middle East are getting better, yet the issue of the genocide of the Kurdish people remains an ongoing concern. The Kurdish people are an Iranian ethnic group native to Kurdistan which is poised along southeastern...

Land of the free or land of the incarcerated?

Bethanie Gengler, News Reporter

October 31, 2019

Wisconsin residents have the same likelihood of being arrested and charged as they do of earning a bachelor’s degree. In fact, Wisconsin spends more on incarceration than it spends on the entire UW System, according to Winnebago County District Attorney Christian Gossett. Gossett was elected to...

UWO forms workforce development council

Sophia Voight, News Reporter

October 31, 2019

The UW Oshkosh Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity and Affirmative Action has formed the Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council to improve inclusivity and embrace diversity. Associate Vice Chancellor of EOEAA Shawna Kuether, who is leading the advisory council,...

System president announces retirement after 42 year career in higher education

Jack Tierney, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2019

UW System President Ray Cross announced his retirement after a 42-year career in higher education. He served as president for five years and led 39,000 employees. He was responsible for the UW System’s $6 billion annual budget. He will continue to serve as UW System president until the UW System...

Out of the dark and into the light, students Take Back the Night

Out of the dark and into the light, students Take Back the Night

Amber Brockman, News Editor

October 30, 2019

Take Back the Night aims to raise awareness about the problem of sexual violence as well as offer support to people who have been victimized. This year, Take Back the Night took place Oct. 29. “Take Back the night is meant to empower communities to take a stand against sexual assault and dome...

Wisconsin graduates seventh for debt

Wisconsin graduates seventh for debt

Sophia Voight, Reporter

October 23, 2019

As the $1.6 trillion student loan debt crisis continues to buffet the nation, Wisconsin graduates are being affected especially hard. Wisconsin exceeds the national average for percentage of graduates with debt. Wisconsin student loan debts also exceed the national average, according to the 14th annual...

Being in a band not all glitz and glam

Being in a band not all glitz and glam

Rachel Ryan, Reporter

October 23, 2019

From hardcore punk shows at Jambayla to roaring jazz orgies at Becket’s, Oshkosh has always had a booming local music scene, and a number of these bands develop close friendships or improve family ties that already exist. One local band, Cricket, is a mid-’90s post-hardcore band that started in...

International Pronouns Day promotes safe spaces

Amber Brockman, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2019

International Pronouns Day, a day dedicated to making respecting, sharing and educating individuals about personal pronouns commonplace, took place on Oct. 16. “The goal is to normalize the sharing of pronouns and learning why it is important to do so,” UW Oshkosh senior Deckard Quinones said....

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