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Why stay on campus?

UWO’s Green Fund has approximately $40,000 to spend on student-driven projects to create a more sustainable campus.

Sami Christiansen, News Writer

October 21, 2020

With spring semester registration opening this week, many students are, for the first time, presented with the opportunity to register for a full load of online classes entirely by choice. As classes have adapted to supposedly provide equal instruction and opportunity for both online and in-person...

Suggestions for Gruenhagen quarantine

Students who have come within “close contact” of a person with COVID-19 are provided with the option of doing their mandatory 14-
day quarantine in Gruenhagen Conference Center.

Advance-Titan staff

October 14, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak forced UW Oshkosh to make tough choices, and given the decline of testing numbers reported in the previous weeks, the university appears to be making good choices. Spread and contact has been limited thanks to testing and quarantine measures put in place. Despite the progress...

Pros and cons of a semester with COVID

Pros and cons of a semester with COVID

Owen Peterson, Opinion Editor

October 14, 2020

On Sept. 9, classes started up for what was sure to be an unorthodox fall semester. It has now been over a month since then, giving us a lot to reflect on. Here is a not-so-serious look at some of the pros and cons of the way things have changed for this semester. Pro: You can now actually dif...

Discussion Posts: Is there a point?

Discussion Posts: Is there a point?

Owen Peterson, News Writer

October 7, 2020

The transition to mostly online classes has come with a wide variety of ups and downs, but I believe the lowest low has to be the increased reliance on Canvas discussion posts. The newfound prominence of these discussion boards is a lackluster addition to the online learning experience because it...

‘Enola Holmes’ mooches off Sherlock Holmes legacy

Enola Holmes Poster

Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer

October 7, 2020

“Enola Holmes,” Netflix’s newest original movie, had a good message, but it could’ve been done differently. The movie follows a 16-year-old girl who happens to be the sister of the famous Sherlock Holmes. When her mother goes missing, her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft come home to see what...

Pub Crawl: Words of wisdumb

Pub Crawl: Words of wisdumb

Pub Crawl Paul, 'Wisconsiner'

October 7, 2020

The name’s Paul. Pub Crawl Paul. No relation to Angel Dust — at least not directly. Never mind, don’t ask. What am I doing this weekend? Manically chugging wheat-flavored, inhibition-reducing La Croix from a perplexingly early hour. Why do you ask? Oh, there’s a pandemic? Well, let me tell you...

Why I deleted my social media accounts

Why I deleted my social media accounts

Ian McDonald, Opinion Writer

September 30, 2020

I deleted my personal social media accounts. All of them — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram — gone within the matter of a few minutes. It’s all been gone since Sept. 14 and I feel no different; I don’t feel disconnected, but maybe that’s because I was never really “connected.” It all started...

In praise of physical textbooks

In praise of physical textbooks

Owen Peterson, Opinion Writer

September 30, 2020

I love textbooks. More specifically, I love physical textbooks. This may be because opening up a textbook at my desk with a notebook and pen is a part of school that I have become nostalgic for, or it may be because I have a soft spot for all forms of physical media. Regardless, I have become a physical...

Reflecting on the legacy of RBG

Flickr — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Lexi Wojcik-Kretchmer, Writer

September 30, 2020

The History Club co-hosted a discussion of RGB’s on Sept. 29, 11 days after her death, to discuss her legacy. The guest speakers, professors at UWO as well as representatives from the Women’s Center, Political Science Student Association and American Democracy Project, all seemed to have very...

Six people you might see in your online classes

Owen Peterson, Opinion Editor

September 23, 2020

The Online Overachiever By the time the professor is done asking their question, this person has already had the “raise hand” button selected for 45 seconds. With an insatiable desire to prove their worth to a classroom full of students who probably aren’t even on their Collaborate Ultra tab, the...

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