The Advance-Titan

Civic engagement must start locally

February 18, 2016

Voting is everything in America. It’s the foundation of our democracy and, for most people, the pinnacle of civic involvement. Presidential election years are unique because they have a way of igniting supporters from both ends of the political spectrum, especially young voters. Midterm elections—or...

Aunt Flows salary paid in blood money

Jessica Zemlicka

February 11, 2016

Students should rally against the pink tax on products and services like haircuts but also basic necessities like tampons. We already pay enough for tuition and those menstruating shouldn’t have to pay more for products in pink packaging with flowers on it. In 1995, California was the first state...

Flint crisis sheds light on infrastructure

February 11, 2016

The relationship between a government and its people has been and always will be complicated. Especially in the United States where a two-party system splits public opinion on nearly every issue. Politicians and city officials work to foster communities where people have access to quality public...

A bucket list for your UWO career

December 10, 2015

1. Wear sweatpants all day in public 2. Take a Titan Day 3. Park illegally in school lots 4. Take the elevator to the second floor of Sage 5. Pretend you aren’t gasping for air after walking up to the third or fourth floor of Sage 6. Get an omelette made by Dawn 7. Go to Blackhawk and get your last...

Graduation anxiety is OK

December 2, 2015

In mid-December, a new wave of UW Oshkosh graduates will embark on their adulthood journeys. Some consider this an exciting step toward bright futures, while others see it as stepping into a black abyss where everything is uncertain, except for student loan debt. Graduating college will be the most...

Interim offers flexibility for a busy schedule

Stefan Jacobson

December 2, 2015

As the semester winds down and students prepare for finals, others are gearing up for interim courses with the potential to expedite graduation, but interim may also be overwhelming and ineffective. Winter interim is a three-week period during which classes are offered for three hours each weekday. ...

Refugees deserve safe haven

November 18, 2015

Governor Scott Walker said he will not support the settling of Syrian refugees in Wisconsin, adhering to the sentiments of about half of the governors in the country, most of whom are Republican. His announcement Monday came less than a week after terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 civilians and injured...

Net neutrality vital to keeping the Internet free

Ryan Taylor, Opinion Writer

November 18, 2015

Every day millions of people log on to the Internet. Among these millions are college students who access the Internet in order to complete assignments or just to take a break from their academics. Net neutrality affects everyone online, whether they produce or consume content, and this generation...

Don’t fish for clickbait

November 11, 2015

[media-credit id=135 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] The things students choose to pay attention to can alter their perceptions and potentially change the way they live their lives. Because they are constantly bombarded with information, especially on the Internet, it can be difficult...

Social host ordinance may be unnecessary

Stefan Jacobson

November 11, 2015

At the Oshkosh Student Association meeting on Nov. 3 2015, Oshkosh City Council member and UW Oshkosh student Benjamin Stepanek recieved feedback from the OSA about endorsing a “social host ordinance” to the Oshkosh City Council. The usefulness of such an ordinance to the college community is questionable...

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