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125 years of independent student journalism

125 years of independent student journalism

Joe Schulz, Managing Editor

December 5, 2019

125 years ago, a publication was created on what is now the UW Oshkosh campus with the intention of bridging the gap between faculty and students. The Normal Advance began publication in September 1894 and is celebrating its quasquicentennial anniversary in 2019. Despite the time that has elapsed...

Hate speech or big misunderstanding?

Hate speech or big misunderstanding?

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

December 5, 2019

A Brown County Circuit Court judge recently ordered the release of public records investigating a UW Oshkosh English professor for possible gender identity discrimination. A May 2017 student complaint alleged that associate English professor James “Duke” Pesta discriminated against them based...

Goodbye Grads: Cody Wiesner

Goodbye Grads: Cody Wiesner

Cody Wiesner, Copy Chief

December 4, 2019

I think my final moments as copy chief at the Advance-Titan should be just like the rest of life’s great moments: filled with GRAMMAR FUN FACTS. These were pretty much the only reason my co-workers come to production nights every week, or really wake up in the morning in general (take my word for it;...

Goodbye Grads: Leo Costello

Goodbye Grads: Leo Costello

Leo Costello, Opinion Editor

December 4, 2019

The Advance-Titan entered my life when I needed some serious guidance. It was my second year at UWO and I was feeling very lost, having no more interest in my English education major. Shortly after I asked Katie Holliday, the editor-in-chief at the time, if I could write movie reviews, I found myself...

Goodbye Grads: Jack Tierney

Goodbye Grads: Jack Tierney

Jack Tierney, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2019

My time at the Advance-Titan is now like a fart downwind: someone else’s problem, and not mine to worry about. All gas aside, it was the most rewarding part of my undergraduate study at UW Oshkosh, and the friends I have made and my adviser will always be remembered. I think back to my first ni...

Jewson a lyrical miracle

Jewson a lyrical miracle

Ethan Uslabar, Arts and Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

A UW Oshkosh student rapper, Chris Jewson, discussed his musical style, how he got into rapping, and his upcoming second album. Jewson plans to follow up his first full album, “Thoughts of December,” with “Culdesac,” which listeners can expect in January. Jewson began writing raps in the...

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...

Former IT specialist charged with theft of UWO equipment

Former IT specialist charged with theft of UWO equipment

Joseph Schulz, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

Former UW Oshkosh IT specialist Michael Van Vonderen has been charged with theft of university equipment valued between $10,000 and $100,000. He is accused of taking the items from offices and storage areas and selling them at local pawn shops, according to court records. If convicted, Van Vonderen...

130 students charged in government hoax

130 students charged in government hoax

Jack Tierney, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2019

The U.S. government created a fake university to trap foreign national students in a Visa fraud scheme. After following through on their intentions, 130 foreign national students have been charged, eight have been arrested and all face the threat of deportation, according to a federal indictment released...

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