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Oshkosh library suspends curbside service after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Oshkosh library suspends curbside service after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

June 10, 2020

The Oshkosh Public Library temporarily suspended curbside pickup of library materials today after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. All staff who had contact with the employee are being quarantined for 14 days, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because the...

UW Oshkosh responds to George Floyd death, UW System continues to struggle with bigotry

UW Oshkosh responds to George Floyd death, UW System continues to struggle with bigotry

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

June 6, 2020

As protests erupt across the country demanding an end to systemic racism, the UW Oshkosh Police Department and campus administration are taking steps to address the issue. In response to the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, which triggered a national movement cal...

20-29 year old population see largest jump in Winnebago County COVID-19 cases

20-29 year old population see largest jump in Winnebago County COVID-19 cases

June 5, 2020

The Health Department reported 301 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Winnebago County today, which is up 200 since May 17. “We have tripled our cases in three short weeks,” the Health Department wrote on their Facebook page. The Health Department noted they are seeing the largest jump in t...

Black Lives Matter protest in Appleton ends peacefully

Ross embraces a protester overwhelmed with emotion.

Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

May 31, 2020

A crowd gathered downtown Appleton Saturday, May 30 to protest the May 25 death of George Floyd. Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. His death was filmed by a bystander, and the video spread quickly, causing outrage throughout the country and world. In the wake of Floyd's death, protests and riots...

Former UW Oshkosh basketball standout charged with theft

Former UW Oshkosh basketball standout charged with theft

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

One year and two days after being crowned a national champion, former UW Oshkosh men’s basketball player Connor Duax was charged with two counts of theft for stealing and reselling merchandise from the university bookstore. In May and December 2019, Duax allegedly stole books from University ...

Online teaching is a learning experience for Wisconsin high school teachers

Oshkosh West High School art teacher Elisabeth Brydon says it is a challenge to reach students who are struggling with the virtual format.

Greg Sense, Sports Editor and Reporter

May 28, 2020

As the threat of COVID-19 still lingers throughout the country, high school teachers throughout the state of Wisconsin have been forced to adjust to online instruction to finish out the school year successfully. “I'd say the biggest challenge has been the lack of connecting with students,” said...

Housing code violation inspection finds company with multiple issues

Wikimedia- Students should do due diligence on their landlord before signing a lease.

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

May 27, 2020

Discovery Properties Management was found in violation of multiple housing codes for renting uninhabitable spaces to its tenants over a four-year period, according to Oshkosh rental inspection and complaint records. “When any violations are discovered, proper measures are taken to correct any violations...

Health Department : COVID-19 still a threat, follow recommendations

May 23, 2020

The Winnebago County Health Department is warning people that as businesses and communities begin to open that COVID-19 has not gone away and their recommendations still remain. “The efforts we all take now will determine how well the virus continues to be contained,” according to a Health Department...

Wisconsin state parks reopen today, campsites closed through June 7

Devils Lake State Park

May 23, 2020

Beginning today, all Wisconsin state park system properties will return to regular operating hours of 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Properties will no longer be closed Wednesdays. In addition, a limited number of day-use area restrooms at park properties will reopen for public use beginning...

UWO research shows ‘significant association’ between in-person voting, COVID-19 spread

April Lee / Advance-Titan — Poll workers in Oshkosh kept busy in April with absentee ballots.

May 18, 2020

Research led by University of Wisconsin Oshkosh economists indicates a significant association between in-person voting and the spread of COVID-19 two to three weeks after Wisconsin’s primary election on April 7. At the time, news reports of the major election of state positions and presidential...

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