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Respect gender-neutral pronouns

Respect gender-neutral pronouns

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2020

The use of gender-neutral pronouns have risen in popularity in the past few years, as has the backlash towards their use and the people who use them. Pronouns such as they/them/theirs and ze/zir/zirs are often adopted by nonbinary or gender-nonconforming individuals who feel that traditional male...

Comedy of Canvas Errors’

Owen Peterson, Columnist

February 12, 2020

The fall 2019 semester at UW Oshkosh saw a major change as the university switched from D2L to Canvas. While this switch no doubt had an impact on UWO students, it was actually the professors that seemed to have the hardest time adjusting to the new platform. Now, it would be ridiculous of me to...

UWO excels at accessibility

UWO excels at accessibility

Adam VanHandel, Columnist

December 4, 2019

I was diagnosed with a learning disability at a young age. I won’t reveal what my disability is because it’s very personal, but what I can tell you is that I’m a slow reader with difficulties in writing, speech and learning languages. Ever since I learned about my disability, I’ve had to adjust...

Recipe for a great professor

Recipe for a great professor

Leo Costello, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

As a nontraditional student, I’ve been on campus for a long time, experiencing dozens of professors and lecturers during my stay at UW Oshkosh. I enrolled at UWO in fall 2009 as an English education major. While I did eventually switch my major to journalism, I still feel like I have a good handle...

Funding, sports and activities needed to prevent student depression during winter

Lee Rady, Letter to the editor

December 4, 2019

Depression is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, especially for college students. Even when there are symptoms of depression, it is hard for someone to come to the reality of possibly being depressed. According to the editor of The Conversation, Beth Daley, “One in five college students have...

Kwik Trip’s beer is a hit, but hard to find

Trevor Van Straten, Letter to the editor

December 4, 2019

Kwik Trip released their beer, called Glazer Bean, on Nov. 18. They partnered with the Wisconsin brewery, Karben4 Brewing, to create this donut- and coffee-inspired beer. Kwik Trip only shipped out 1,900 cases of this new beverage, which is simply not enough supply to meet the demand. People want...

The challenges of lowering student loan interest rates

Mackenzie Karau, Letter to the editor

December 4, 2019

Student loan interest rates often mislead the borrower and can quickly add up over time. Interest rates on student loans should be reduced; however, this seemingly straightforward resolution results in both possible positive and negative outcomes to our economy. According to the Department of Education,...

UWO’s icy slipup

Alyson Oda, Letter to the editor

December 4, 2019

Walking around campus right after it snows, I always find myself and seeing others slipping on ice. Although most of the sidewalks get shoveled on campus, there still seems to be some extremely icy spots. The university has sent out emails suggesting we should walk like penguins to avoid falling...

College athletes should be paid

Brennan Schneider, Letter to the editor

December 4, 2019

Who should be getting paid to play sports? In today’s society, we have access to all the sports knowledge we could possibly want to know, all accessible in a matter of seconds. We can read articles, watch videos or even stay up to date with the current score of our favorite team’s game. Typically,...

A thrifty guide to buying textbooks

Leo Costello, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

I’ve accrued quite a hefty sum of overpriced textbook purchases throughout my college career, most of which didn’t need to be made. I’d like to offer you students a few tips for purchasing textbooks I’ve learned over the years so you don’t have to shell out hundreds of dollars on a book,...

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