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To fly or not? Caution is always best

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Signs in airports remind travelers to social distance.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 23, 2020

From July 18 to 22, my father and I decided to brace the rising national COVID cases to visit my sibling in California, whom we haven't seen in about six months. Our flight out on July 18 consisted of one layover in Chicago, and my sibling would then pick us up in San Jose. The flight home on July...

Gerrymandering: Democracy’s greatest adviser or adversary? 

Gerrymandering: Democracy’s greatest adviser or adversary? 

Ian McDonald, Columnist

July 14, 2020

In a democracy, it is the voters who choose the politicians to represent them in Congress. However, what if the politicians began cherry picking voters to increase their chances of winning? It’s been happening for centuries, and it’s called “gerrymandering.” Gerrymandering is a term used when...

Be united in the fight to further student involvement

Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald, Columnist

June 18, 2020

My name is Ian McDonald and I am the student body president of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I am going into my senior year and will graduate in Spring 2021. Students are facing a time that they never have or will experience again. Their grandparents, parents, teachers and mentors all alike...

‘The Willoughbys’ is a nonsensical children’s film

'The Willoughbys' is a nonsensical children's film

Nolan Fullington, Columnist

May 6, 2020

“The Willoughbys” is another Netflix film that, unlike “Coffee & Kareem,” is clearly targeting a younger audience. Bron Studios is a Canadian Motion Picture Company that had acquired the rights to the book this film was based on. They produced the film with Netflix agreeing to distrib...

‘Blood Quantum’ is a classic zombie movie

Nolan Fullington, Columnist

May 5, 2020

“Blood Quantum” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival where it became a crowd favorite and was picked up by the streaming service Shudder for distribution. It’s another zombie movie, but this one has a twist, similar to last year’s “One Cut of the Dead,” an outstanding film that ended up...

Nursing student missing classic senior experiences due to the coronavirus

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Lindsay Bertram, Guest Columnist

May 5, 2020

I remember sitting in my Advanced Concepts class on a normal Monday when my professor started talking about the possibility of campus closing and moving classes online. We all laughed at the thought and just moved with the rest of class. Nobody thought that my professor was serious, and this was a...

Thoughts throughout the pandemic

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Ali Basham, Guest Columnist

May 5, 2020

Living through a global pandemic is not necessarily something I thought would ever happen in my life; I think that goes for all of us. It’s a strange experience and everyone is being affected so differently. I remember hearing about the coronavirus briefly in January, where it originated from and...

How COVID-19 changed my life

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Joshua Labbe, Guest Columnist

May 3, 2020

It is incredible to see how drastically my life and plans have changed with the blink of an eye. In the final semester of my undergraduate studies, there were so many things to look forward to. I was conducting research for my Honors Thesis to present at the Honors Thesis Symposium. I had begun MCAT...

Gaining a new perspective from COVID-19

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Jordyn Venden, Guest Columnist

May 3, 2020

I’m a firm believer in the idea that “everything happens for a reason.” I don’t know why COVID-19 has impacted our world the way it has, but I trust that there’s something I can gain from this experience. If I’ve learned anything during the pandemic, it’s perspective. I never dreamed that my la...

What it’s like student teaching during a pandemic

With schools shut down, Borchardt teaches her fourth grade class through Zoom meetings.

Tianna Borchardt, Guest Columnist

April 29, 2020

Wow, I would have never imagined in a million years that this is how I would spend my last semester of college at UW Oshkosh. The semester that I have been waiting and preparing for over the last three and a half years suddenly comes to a halt and now everything is virtual. I am an elementary educati...

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