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Regents move forward on free speech bill

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

October 16, 2019

The UW System Board of Regents voted last Friday to advance a plan that would make it mandatory to punish students on UW System campuses for disrupting someone’s free speech. Under the policy, a student who disrupts “the free expression of others” twice will be suspended for a minimum of one...

Wisconsin weed laws are half-baked

Wisconsin weed laws are half-baked

Bethanie Gengler, News Editor

October 16, 2019

On Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois will officially legalize recreational marijuana and Wisconsin will be surrounded by weed. Illinois will join 10 other states that have legalized recreational marijuana and 33 states that have legalized medical marijuana. Bordering state Minnesota allows medical use while Michigan...

Staff and students discuss legalization of marijuana

Amber Brockman, Assistant News Editor

October 16, 2019

Several UW Oshkosh students and a professor said they believe marijuana should be legalized in Wisconsin. UWO junior Jordan Evenson said he believes marijuana should be legalized and regulated similarly to alcohol. “I think legalizing is a good idea as long as age is involved and I think it...

Dreamer training held at UWO

Dreamer training held at UWO

Sophia Voight, News Reporter

October 16, 2019

Last week the UW Oshkosh Student Organization of Latinos hosted a certificate training to introduce attendees to the unique issues immigrant students face in higher education and discuss ways UWO can support its documented or “DACAmented” and undocumented students. Undocumented refers to those...

UWO disputes No. 2 rank for alcohol consumption

Lydia Westedt, Assistant News Editor

October 16, 2019

"In 2016, the Oshkosh-Neenah area was ranked as the No. 2 drinking city in the United States, according to an article by CBS. Oshkosh was a close runner-up to Appleton, which was ranked at No. 1. The article said in the Oshkosh-Neenah area, 26% of adults reported that they drink in excess, and 44.6%...

N-Fit wins Elevator Pitch Competition

N-Fit wins Elevator Pitch Competition

Megan Behnke, News Reporter

October 16, 2019

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted the Elevator Pitch Contest on Oct. 8, where students pitched business ideas in 90 seconds or less for the chance to win a trip to Tampa, Florida. UWO students Hannah Beyer and Evan...

UWO files motion to dismiss: Defendants say student’s 14th amendment claim is invalid

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

October 16, 2019

An ongoing legal dispute between a John Doe and UW Oshkosh may be nearing its end as the university’s lawyer Anne Bensky and state Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a motion to dismiss the case on Oct. 4. Doe filed a lawsuit against UWO on Sept. 11 that argued the university’s Title IX investigation...

Teachers wanted: COEHS sees declining enrollment

Teachers wanted: COEHS sees declining enrollment

Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer, Writer

October 16, 2019

Following national trends, UW Oshkosh is seeing an enrollment decline in its education department, contributing to a shortage of well-trained teachers for Wisconsin’s public schools, especially in math, science and language arts. In the 2014-15 school year, enrollment in the UWO College of Education...

Officials warn of vaping dangers

Officials warn of vaping dangers

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

October 9, 2019

Health officials across the country are issuing warnings about the dangers of vaping as they work to figure out the exact cause of a recent string of vaping-related illnesses. As of Oct. 1, there have been 1,080 cases of lung injury related to e-cigarette use nationwide and 18 deaths have been confirmed...

Students give back through volunteering

Students give back through volunteering

Bethanie Gengler, News Editor

October 9, 2019

Privilege, bias, discrimination and prejudice have been hot topics nationally and locally in recent years, and one UW professor has taken a unique approach to teaching her students about these issues. Professor Tammy Ladwig is a teacher “teaching teachers to be teachers.” Ladwig instructs a...

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