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Independent Student Newspaper of UW Oshkosh Campuses

The Advance-Titan

Independent Student Newspaper of UW Oshkosh Campuses

The Advance-Titan

Cory Sparks

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Cory Sparks / The Advance-Titan - Cory Sparks worked as a reporter in 2019 before taking the role of Assistant Sports Editor and then Sports Editor in 2020. He
became the Managing Editor in 2021 before being elected editor-in-chief in the same year

Former EIC misses newsroom frenzy

Cory Sparks, Former Editor-In-Chief
May 3, 2023
Courtesy of UWO athletics -- UWOs Maddie Fink winds up to pitch earlier this season.

One of the best to ever do it

Cory Sparks, Staff Writer
April 25, 2023
Rainy weather dampened the UWO womens golf teams spirits and game at meets this weekend.

Youthful UWO golf team tees off season

Cory Sparks, Former Editor-In-Chief
September 13, 2022
Courtesy of Sophie Wery
Wery prepares to throw the ball. Wery has caught three runners stealing, has a .995 fielding percentage and has 174 putouts on the season.

She never grows Wery

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
May 4, 2022
Courtesy of UWO Flickr
Creating professional connections can help provide students with more job opportunities.

Networking is essential

Cory Sparks , Editor in Chief
April 27, 2022
Courtesy of UWO Baseball Twitter
Brinkman pitches in a game where he went six innings, struck out 10 batters and gave up two earned runs in 16-5 blowout over Finlandia University on April 15.

On the ‘Brink’ of Perfection

Cory Sparks , Editor in Chief
April 27, 2022
Courtesy of The Astronomers
The Astronomers have over 83,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

‘The Astronomers’ prep for tour

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
March 16, 2022

OSA senate meeting

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
March 9, 2022
OSA preps for elections and more

OSA preps for elections and more

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
March 2, 2022
Katie Pulvermacher / Advance-Titan
Borchert shoots a free throw in front of teammate Cole Booth.

Borchert leads red hot Titans by example

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
February 23, 2022
Kyra Slakes / Advance-Titan
A cashier at University Books & More checks out apparel.

Inflation soars into 2022

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
February 23, 2022
Cory Sparks / Advance-Titan
WRST provides its students with lots of hand-on experience that they can take into their professional carreers or everyday life.Cory Sparks / Advance-Titan
WRST provides its students with lots of hand-on experience that they can take into their professional careers or everyday life.

WRST provides hands-on experience

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
February 16, 2022
Jesse Jackson speaking at Kolf Sports Center

UWO honors Black History Month

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
February 9, 2022
Courtesy of Hannah Lohrenz Lohrenz’s skills in running the countryside has landed her at 31st in the country, which creates high hopes for track.

Lohrenz runs XC leaderboard all year

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
December 8, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan Players Brooke Freitag, Leah Portah and Nikki Arnenson attempt to force their way down the court against UW-Eau Claire.

Women’s basketball conference begins

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
December 8, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan
Something as simple as holding open a door for another person can go a long way in making their day better.

Acts of kindness go a long way

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
November 17, 2021
Courtesy of UWO Athetics
Osterman goes in for a shot.

Women’s b-ball has mixed results

Cory Sparks, Staff Writer
November 17, 2021
Courtesy of Steve Frommell
Senior Julia Silloway takes the ball up the court while being defended by Kerstin Sauerbrei in UWO’s 79-40 home opener win against Lakeland University. Silloway had three points, five rebounds and four assists.

Arneson, Porath push Titans to 2-0

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
November 10, 2021
Lexi Wojcik- Kretchmer / Advance-Titan
 Brittany Adelmund and Rachel Seidl making healthy smoothies at Fresh on the Fox. The SWRC recently opened up the smoothie bar based on a survey from 2020.

‘Fresh on the Fox’ opens at SWRC

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
November 10, 2021
Courtesy of UWO Athletics
Runner Cody Witthun gets second place with a time of 27:09. which is a pace under a 4.5 minute mile.

Running running and running running

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
November 6, 2021
Side hustles for college students

Side hustles for college students

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
November 3, 2021
Cory Sparks / Advance-Titan
With COVID-19 restrictions dying down, advising appointments are now able to be back in person. Students over the past few weeks have been able to meet in their adviser’s office, rather than meeting online.

Campus reacts to in-person advising

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
October 27, 2021
Owen Peterson / Advance-Titan

Be cautious when betting on sports

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
October 20, 2021
Courtesy of Steve Frommell
Margherite Pettenuzzo tees off at a UWO meet earlier this season

UWO closes season at Reedsburg

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
October 20, 2021

UWO tennis continues to make strides

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
October 6, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan
The Oshkosh Food Co-op, pictured above, is one of the closest groceries stores to campus; being located at the corner of Jackson Street and Pearl Avenue.

Tips for buying food off-campus

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
September 29, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan
Students have many different options for healthy living on campus

How to avoid the freshman 15

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
September 29, 2021
Courtesy of Patrick Flood
UWO Sophomore Hannah Stitt prepares to return the ball against the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Stitt defeated MSOE’s Brenna Sheehan 6-0, 6-2 in a narrow 5-4 UWO loss.

UWO tennis inches toward first win

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
September 29, 2021
Police car with car lock against it

UWO responds to vehicle thefts

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
September 22, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan

UW Oshkosh celebrated 150 years of academic instruction last Sunday. Back in 1871, when the school opened, it was just a teachers college referred to as the Oshkosh Normal School.

UWO celebrates 150 years

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
September 15, 2021
The 2019 Titan men’s basketball team holds up the championship trophy in front of their faithful fans as confetti rains down around
them. It is their first national championship in program history. (Advance-Titan file photo)

Notable national championship teams

Cory Sparks, Editor-in-Chief
September 1, 2021
The UW Oshkosh marching  band  performs at a football game in about 1969. (All photos courtesy University Archives)

Marching band to return to UW Oshkosh

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
September 1, 2021
Frederick Clow with student

What’s in a name?

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
August 31, 2021
Party like its 1871!

Party like it’s 1871!

Cory Sparks, Editor in Chief
August 30, 2021
Courtesy of the UWO twitter page
UWO currently leads the WIAC in sacrifice bunts with 20 just 18 games into their season. UWO is also second in the conference in team
batting average (.329).

Home sweet home

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
April 21, 2021
Courtesy of the UWO athletics page 
Priebe shot the lowest round of the team last year with a 71, and this year both Footit and Differt have the team’s lowest round with an 87 (+15) in the Marian University Invitational on Saturday.

Golf gets ball rolling with a win

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
April 14, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan
Fans were seen on the bleachers at a UWO athletic event for the first time since the winter season of 2020. The change comes following an update in WIAC spectator policy

Are those people in the stands?

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
April 7, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan
UWO currently sits in fourth place in the WIAC standings with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-2 conference record. The top four teams in the conference will make the WIAC tournament.

UWO baseball bounces back big

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
April 7, 2021

Gymnastics team gains traction

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
March 31, 2021
Amateur stock trading has become increasingly popular with the advent of platforms like Public and Robinhood. The trend had a Rubicon moment in February after the r/wallstreetbets banded together to drive the GameStop (GME) stock up astronomically.

Stonks: Do they only go up?

Cory Sparks, Managing Editor
March 10, 2021
Athletes play to empty stadium

Athletes play to empty stadium

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
March 3, 2021
Katie Pulvermacher / Advance-Titan
Freshman guard Lydia Crow surveys the court as she prepares to pass the ball in the Feb. 17 matchup against UWSP at the Kolf Sports Center. UWO went
on to win the matchup by a score of 75-45, making the game their largest blowout win of the year.

Women’s basketball atop WIAC East

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
February 24, 2021
April Lee / Advance-Titan |  The UWO men’s basketball team warms up for their Friday-night match against UW-Platteville. The men’s team won their second
match against Platteville 77-68, after losing 88-75 on Feb. 3. The women’s team similarly lost their first game against UWP 74-68, but
bounced back with a dominant performance, winning 81-64.

Athletics returns for spring semester

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
February 10, 2021
The ‘King’ of Oshkosh

The ‘King’ of Oshkosh

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
December 9, 2020
Carter Uslabar / Advance-Titan
Sophomore sprinter Jaylen Grant
currently holds the best Division
III 60m dash time at 6.88 seconds.
Grant was an indoor national qualifier last year, but the COVID-19
pandemic cancelled the event.

Prepping for a season of unknowns

Cory Sparks, Sports Editor
October 28, 2020
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