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Former IT specialist pleads not guilty to UW Oshkosh theft

Former IT specialist pleads not guilty to UW Oshkosh theft

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

July 2, 2020

Former UW Oshkosh IT Specialist Michael Van Vonderen pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of movable property from the university valued between $10,000 and $100,000 during an arraignment hearing in June. Van Vonderen attended the Zoom hearing over the phone on June 15 after the original ar...

Oshkosh couple opens porch for community conversations

Oshkosh couple opens porch for community conversations

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

July 1, 2020

On the porch of a red and green painted house, an old retired couple sits outside on wicker chairs awaiting their next guests. The table between them holds drinks and a container of varied dog treats. An empty chair by them waits for its next sitter. There used to be two, but because of the pa...

Oshkosh to lose $170 million from AirVenture cancellation

Oshkosh to lose $170 million from AirVenture cancellation

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

July 1, 2020

Each summer, over 600,000 aviation enthusiasts descend on Oshkosh, boosting the local economy. This year, however, there will be no visitors roaming the streets and no additional revenue for businesses still reeling from the pandemic. In early May, EAA announced it was canceling its signature AirVe...

Police: You may face a $232 fine for using illegal fireworks in Oshkosh

Police: You may face a $232 fine for using illegal fireworks in Oshkosh

June 29, 2020

The Oshkosh Police Department is reminding citizens that some fireworks that can be purchased locally are illegal to possess or use in the city of Oshkosh and could result in a $232 fine. According to a OPD press release, fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal in the Oshkosh, including...

Tommy Thompson to serve as UW System interim president

Former four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has been named interim president of the UW System.

June 19, 2020

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen today announced that former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. The decision comes after consultation Thursday with the Board of Regents, which offered uniform support. According...

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...

‘I’m going to stand out here until I see some sort of change’

Kaitlyn Scoville / The Advance-Titan — Christian Leiske holding up two of his signs as he protests outside his home.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief and Writer

June 17, 2020

Across the street from Bob’s Mini Mart on Ohio Street, a man stands outside holding “Black Lives Matter” posters for cars passing by. That man is 24-year-old Christian Leiske, who doesn’t let house arrest deter him from protesting on one of the busiest streets in Oshkosh. People honked...

Residents voice concerns over amendment giving county health officer enforcement powers

Residents voice concerns over amendment giving county health officer enforcement powers

Sophia Voight, Opinion Editor and Writer

June 17, 2020

A proposed ordinance that would give the Winnebago County health officer power to enforce measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases was met with opposition from the public at the County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. “There’s a lot of people that are very, very unhappy with...

Johnsen withdraws candidacy for UW System president

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen presents the State of the University Address on Feb. 28, 2020. He is a finalist to replace retiring UW System President Ray Cross.

Kaitlyn Scoville, Copy Desk Chief

June 11, 2020

The search for a new UW System President came to a halt after sole finalist Jim Johnsen withdrew from his candidacy Friday, just one day after the United Faculty and Staff of Oshkosh came out in opposition to his running. In a University of Alaska System news release, Johnsen stated he appreciated t...

New York Times warns Oshkosh could see large COVID-19 outbreak

New York Times warns Oshkosh could see large COVID-19 outbreak

June 11, 2020

An article in Wednesday’s New York Times identified the Oshkosh-Neenah area as 6th highest metropolitan area in the nation in terms of the rate at which COVID-19 cases are rising. To identify areas that could flare up next, The Times looked at not only the number of cases but how fast they are ...

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