The Advance-Titan

McDonald and Devitt to run unopposed for OSA president and VP

Carter Uslabar, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

Ian McDonald and Sydney Devitt form the only official slate running for president and vice president in the Oshkosh Student Association elections. McDonald currently serves as the vice president of the Oshkosh student body and Devitt is the OSA speaker pro-tempore. The two have collaborated throughout...

What happens when you get caught with a fake ID in Oshkosh?

What happens when you get caught with a fake ID in Oshkosh?

Amber Brockman, News Editor

March 4, 2020

Although it’s illegal, people younger than 21 years old drink 11% of all the alcohol consumed in the U.S., according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Owner of Molly McGuire’s bar, Tom Taggart, said his bar sees anywhere between 10 to 30 fake IDs in a night. “A lot...

UW Oshkosh SEAC to host Free School event

Megan Behnke, Reporter

March 4, 2020

The UW Oshkosh Student Environmental Action Coalition will host a Free School Event on Saturday, March 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of Sage Hall. Free School includes workshops, skillshops and lectures that revolve around environmental, economic and social sustainability. SEAC...

Discrimination remains on UW-Milwaukee campus

Discrimination remains on UW-Milwaukee campus

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

March 4, 2020

A former UW-Milwaukee student’s discrimination lawsuit against the UW System Board of Regents was recently dismissed by the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Cherakei Griffin, a female African-American student, initially sued the Board of Regents and UWM in April 2019 for allegedly charging...

UW Oshkosh hosts black tie event to raise money for scholarships

Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer, Reporter

March 4, 2020

An Evening of Black & Gold is an event opened to the public that raises scholarship money for students attending the UW Oshkosh. It is a formal event that includes cocktails, dinner, entertainment, dancing and casino games. The second annual Evening of Black & Gold will take place on March 28...

Census workers and UW Oshkosh students raise awareness

Census workers and UW Oshkosh students raise awareness

Lydia Westedt, Reporter

March 4, 2020

On Feb. 27, four UW Oshkosh public relations students were joined by census workers on the UWO campus to inform students about the 2020 census and encourage students to pledge to take the census. The UW Oshkosh Bateman Team’s campaign, “20/20 Oshkosh: Count Osh In,” has been circulating around...

Vaping tax increases cigarette smoking

Vaping tax increases cigarette smoking

Heidi Docter, Reporter

March 4, 2020

A UW Oshkosh professor’s research on the relationship between the taxation of e-cigarettes and the sales of cigarettes reveals a dangerous consequence of e-cigarette taxation. Chad Cotti, chair of the economics department at UWO, worked with a team of five other health economists across the nation...

Group organizes to get dark money out of politics

Group organizes to get dark money out of politics

Amber Brockman, News Editor

February 26, 2020

Wisconsin United to Amend, a nonpartisan state network of concerned citizens dedicated to removing “dark money” from politics, is organizing in Oshkosh to collect signatures in order to fulfill its goal of restoring representative democracy. “Our goal is to get the referendum on the city of Oshkosh’...

Winnebago County aims to expand access to high-speed internet

Winnebago County aims to expand access to high-speed internet

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

The Winnebago County Industrial Development Board voted last month to enter a public-private partnership that aims to expand broadband access in rural communities. The partnership with US Internet, a Minnesota-based telecommunications company, has the potential to benefit the dairy and tourism industries...

Catch-a-Ride seeks volunteer drivers

Catch-a-Ride seeks volunteer drivers

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

February 26, 2020

After helping workers get to their jobs more than 1,000 times in 2019, the Winnebago County Catch-a-Ride Program is seeking more drivers to help fill gaps in transportation and reduce employment barriers. Currently the program only has seven active drivers, causing new rider applicants to be placed...

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