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Panel addresses student debt Degrees of Debt rally series visits campus
by Nicole Horner firstname.lastname@example.org USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin kicked off its Degrees of Debt series to let readers know about the seriousness of student debt, provide information to students and families and to talk about solutions to make college more affordable and accessible. Rory Linnane, one of the main reporters for the Degrees of Debt series, said the goal of the series is to get a dialogue going about student debt. “Our hope is to start a conversation with students, members of the community and administrators about the barriers that students are facing and what the university community can do to address that, as well as what the state can do to address that,” Linnane said. According to Linnane, the idea for the series sparked after learning about the debt her friends are in. “As a recent graduate myself, I just have a lot of friends who are talking about all the student debt EMILY FREDRICK/ADVANCE-TITAN they’re in and I see them struggling to pay it off and making decisions about their lives based on try- UWO Chancellor Andrew Leavitt discusses college affordability. The Degrees of Debt panel on Tuesday ing to pay off their student debt,” Linnane said. “I consisted (from left to right) of Jonathan Dudzinski, Leavitt, Austyn Boothe and Kevin Cathey, Jr. just knew that this is an issue on a lot of people’s The UW Oshkosh rally was held on Oct. 18 at the on their studies and not on jobs during the semesminds right now and thought that it would be worthwhile to dig into, start some conversations about and Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Commu- ter. I also liked the fact that there were students on nity members gathered to hear a selection of panel- the panel. It was interesting to hear things from their look for some solutions.” In addition to the series, USA TODAY is holding ists discuss the debt crisis. These panelists included point of view.” Leavitt said he is concerned about the high price rallies at Wisconsin colleges to raise awareness about Chancellor Andrew Leavitt; Oshkosh Student Assothe debt crisis. So far, there have been rallies at Law- ciation President Austyn Boothe; Kevin Cathey Jr., of college. “I’m worried because I think our students graduate rence University, UW-Green Bay and UW Oshkosh. president of the Black Student Union and research The ﬁnal rally will take place at UW-Stevens Point. coordinator for UWO’s division of Academic Sup- with too much debt,” Leavitt said. “We’re working Video footage of each rally can be found on both the port of Inclusive Excellence; and Jonathan Dudzins- very hard in terms of trying to make college more ki, a recent graduate of UWO, who now works as a affordable.” Oshkosh Northwestern and USA TODAY websites. Leavitt also said he wants candidates in the upcomNoell Dickmann, the education reporter for the Os- ﬁnancial advisor. ing election to hear about college affordability. Several points were made by each of the panelists hkosh Northwestern, said similar topics have come “I’d love to see the United States Senate and the at the Oshkosh rally that interested UWO freshman up at each rally. House of Representatives lower the interest rate on “A lot of it has been ﬁnancial literacy, how to pre- Alyssa Mathes. the Stafford Loan program; it’s ridiculously high,” “I walked in not expecting it to be that interesting, pare for college, and those issues that students should understand what they’re getting themselves into,” but I learned a lot about student debt,” Mathes said. DEBT, PAGE A4 “They made a good point that students should focus Dickmann said.
OSA calls for clearer honor cord policy
Winnebago Audubon member Dave Moon overlooks UWO freshman Mary Soto as she removes invasive trees from the Sullivan Woods. Soto was there as part of Hands on Oshkosh.
Students give back to community by Laura Dickinson
email@example.com UW Oshkosh students volunteered in the community for the 18th semi-annual Hands on Oshkosh, helping local Oshkosh organizations and businesses on Saturday. More than 260 students were in attendance to volunteer at 18 locations throughout Oshkosh. The Day by Day Warming Shelter was one of the locations for students. The warming shelter helps serve homeless people in the Oshkosh area by providing meals and shelter during the cold months in the year according to Executive Director of Day by Day Warming Shelter Lorraine Yarbrough. Yarbrough said this past weekend was perfect for Hands on Oshkosh to help out. “This is kind of the last go through with cleaning before we open,” Yarbrough said. “We have been trying to get organized before we open...We have served about 35,000 meals in the five years we have been in operation which come to about 30 meals a day, including our volunteers that eat with the
people who come to the shelter.” Students helped clean and organize the shelter before it happened. One of the volunteers, UWO junior Alaina Riedel, said she has been volunteering through Hands on Oshkosh since her freshman year. Riedel said seeing the impact she can make on the community drives her to lend a hand. “I love being a part of seeing how thankful people are when we volunteer and how appreciative they are of the help,” Riedel said. In the past, Riedel said she has volunteered for Day By Day Warming Shelter with the Christian group His House to serve meals. Riedel said her experience working with Day By Day Warming Shelter is why she continues to volunteer at Hands on Oshkosh. “I have served meals here [at Day by Day Warming Shelter] before, this is all really close to my heart,” Riedel said. “It is nice to come back and help out again.” Riedel, along with others, were helping spray paint numbers on totes for people who come to the shelter to place their personal
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by Hailey Lawrence firstname.lastname@example.org The Oshkosh Student Organization passed a resolution to expand regulations for honor cords worn by graduates so that one policy can be established to govern exactly which organizations and student groups can wear specialized cords. Austyn Boothe, president of OSA, said this new policy will recognize students for their hard work in the clubs and organizations that they are a part of. “OSA thought that having a policy like this would really reward students and acknowledge all of their hard work just not from the academic side but having good academic standing at graduation and knowing your hard work paid off,” Boothe said. According to Boothe, the academic policy isn’t enforced for the cords and having student-shared governance on this policy would makes the cords feel more personal rather than assigned. “It would be nice to have a policy and an academic policy that is representative of the academic achievements that they’re trying to acknowledge and to have an involvement one as well,” Boothe said. “We represent the students who wear these honor cords.” This new policy has passed through senate and assembly, Boothe said. Boothe said the next step is to get the policy ofﬁcially ﬁnalized. “The policy that was passed
by the OSA is the calling for the academic policy and for student-shared governance to be included in a new policy and doesn’t lay out any speciﬁcs of what the policy will look like so we are still in the early stages of forming a policy like this.” Boothe said. Senior Susan Fochs will be graduating this year with a degree in Human Services Leadership. According to Fochs, honor cords are a great expression to showcase a student’s hard work. “I think cords are a fun and great expression to showcase your hard work and accomplishments outside of the classroom at graduation,” Fochs said. “I’m always super interested to know what all the different colors and patterns mean.” Freshman Gwyn Truman said she believes more groups should be allowed to have honor cords. “It shows how hard you worked in college,” Truman said. Fochs said the cords will be a great way for students who will graduate in the future to showcase their college career and make graduation a truly unique experience. Fochs said she can’t wait to wear her sorority’s stole when she accepts her diploma. “It’s a cool representation of your last four or ﬁve years on campus and all that you’ve done to make your mark on campus and things you’ve been involved in,” Fochs said. “I’m super pumped to wear my Gamma Phi Beta stole and other cords in the next few months.”
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Chancellor’s Column Freedom of speech comes with responsibility
Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in a democracy. For the United States, this right was not given to us. This right was fought for so our country could be rooted in diversity of thought. American patriots lost their lives in the pursuit of this right because they knew limiting the speech of citizens limits the potential of our country. Today, we as citizens need to balance this fundamental right with the inherent responsibility that goes along with it. We live in a diverse society – and are living through a critical time in history – where people are crying out for inclusion, respect and civility. We must take action to change the culture of our campus and our country so people aren’t forced to continue in their fight to live a life without discrimination. We cannot support openly racist, sexist or discriminating behavior. We cannot continue to look the other way while people are attacked through words and actions. A college campus should be an incubator of ideas, protected by freedom of speech and academic freedom. We are here to progress concepts, advance facts, discover, question and debate. We will also be faced with ideas or concepts that make us uncomfortable. Part of the transformational impact of a college experience is growing from what we see and hear. We must learn to cope with the environment around us, but also decide if we need to take an active role to change it. As citizens of the United States and members of this campus community, we need to give greater volume to this critical conversation. We already have an incredible force of faculty, staff and students making a real difference in our community. These voices-of-change need everyone’s help so we can stop the words and actions that bring people down and instead promote the words and actions that elevate us as a community. The division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence has recently completed the analysis on the Campus Climate Survey administered last spring – a study to measure the experiences of student, faculty and staff at UW Oshkosh. The results of this important study were released on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Alumni Welcome and Conference Center Ballroom. I hope the campus community takes the time understand the findings of this study and see how our words and actions impact those around us. Together we can improve the climate at UW Oshkosh.
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Trump starting to lose UWO student support “Clinton’s numbers changed by Ti Windisch dramatically over the email@example.com end in favor of her chance of After the second presiden- winning, and we’ve seen that tial debate and the leaked vid- those numbers have remained eo of Donald Trump talking solid,” Krueger said. to Billy Bush, a poll conAccording to Krueger, ducted by the Advance-Titan Wisconsin voters also reacted shows UW Oshkosh students strongly to the leaked video. are less likely to vote for “Wisconsin voters, at least Trump. initially over the weekend Two polls were available … showed a huge reaction on the MyUWO Portal. One to a release of those tapes,” asked students if they were Krueger said. “You have to more or less likely to vote assume that everything we for Trump based on recent see subsequently reinforces events, and the other asked that narrative, and it’s going students which candidate to be very hard for Trump to they intended on voting for. compete as a result.” Hillary Clinton was the President of UWO College most popular candidate in the Democrats Brandon Colligan A-T candidate choice poll, said the video did not change receiving 25 of 64 votes. his mind on Trump, it only Gary Johnson ﬁnished with reinforced what he already the second-most votes, gath- believed. ering 18. Trump received 13 “ T h e votes, and v i d e o Jill Stein d i d n ’t It is absolutely critical that if got eight. change In the you have a candidate you want to my mind other poll, support in the presidential elecabout him 22 of 63 tion that you go out and support because v o t e r s her or him. he had said they already — James Krueger e s t a b were now Associate Professor lished his less likeDept. of Political Science ly to vote extreme for Trump sexism, since the b i g o t r y, video leak, sexual assault al- xenophobia, etc,” Colligan legations and debate perfor- said. “He had already made mance. Six voters said they publicly sexist statements so were now more likely to vote the videos have only reaffor him, and 35 responders ﬁrmed what we knew/saw.” said their likelihood to vote A representative from the for Trump had not changed. UWO College Republicans Political science professor and from the Young AmerJames Krueger said the vid- icans for Liberty were not eo of Trump talking to Bush available to comment on the caused an immediate reaction story. in the national polls the next UWO junior Markus weekend.
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items in their own tote. The totes serve as a safe, dry place for guests to keep their personal items while they stay at the shelter without having to worry about their personal items during their stay, according to Yarbrough. Yarbrough said every person who comes through gets two totes for their items and they also offer overﬂow totes for people who are not staying at the shelter. “It’s all really part of those ﬁnal touches before we open,” Yarbrough said. This was UWO student Megan Wilson’s ﬁrst year volunteering with Hands on Oshkosh. Wilson said she is motivated by the experience volunteering has offered her. “I feel like it is super important for people to give back to the community because we live here,” Wilson said. “I think you can learn a lot by people who are not in your central bubble.” Wilson said her experience working for the Day By Day Warming Shelter has been nice
and she plans on coming back to volunteer. “You ﬁnd a lot of different types of people and there is a lot of different things to do,” Wilson said. “There is something for anybody out there who wants to volunteer and it also makes you feel good because you are doing something good.” Yarbrough said that the Day By Day Warming Shelter is always looking for volunteers and donations throughout the year. “Besides serving meals we also need people for hospitality, someone who can talk and spend some time with the guest,” Yarbrough said. Program Advisor Nicole Bellcorelli said despite the weather, Hands on Oshkosh was successful. “Things went really well this year and we had a great turn out,” Bellcorelli said. “The people getting off of the buses seemed to be having a great time.” According to Bellcorelli, Hands on Oshkosh has been a great opportunity for students to learn about the area and also help students with their careers.
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Oechsner said the comments made by Trump in the video were outdated and only due to his celebrity status. “If I recall correctly, it was 11 years ago these things came out,” Oechsner said. “He is a celebrity and a personality, we see that even now.” Oechsner said Trump’s comments are not indicative of how his presidency will go. “I think those comments were wrong, but they don’t reﬂect how women will be treated in his presidency,” Oechsner said. Colligan said the chances of Trump winning at this point are “historically slim.” “Some major political event, scandal or a tragic event [would have to] happen to Clinton for [Trump to win],” Colligan said. “But chances of anything [happening] to create a dramatic shift in persuadable voters is razor thin at this point.” Oechsner said he intends on voting regardless of the lead Clinton has at the moment in many polls, although he has concerns about the Electoral College voting sys-
tem. “It’s important to have an opinion and if you believe in it you should vote,” Oechsner said. “But there are so many uneducated people that the people who have an educated vote get overshadowed.” According to Oechsner, he will be voting for Trump, but he does not believe there is such a thing as a correct way to vote. “I don’t want to say I know which way is the best to vote,” Oechsner said. “That would be ignorant.” Colligan said voting is extremely important, despite which way students are leaning in the election. “When you vote, you not only voice your support of one candidate, but also reafﬁrm your place in the democratic process,” Colligan said. “When you place your ballot as a student you are essentially voicing your concerns on everything from student loans to public school funding.” Krueger said students with an opinion on the presidential election should vote, even if the polls indicate a certain result is more likely.
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ever seen on this campus.” According to Krueger, the point of getting so many students registered is to make their voting process as easy as possible. “We’re hoping we can create a situation in which it’s a lot faster for them to get in, register if they have to, but hopefully just vote,” Krueger said. Krueger said elections have gotten easier over time due to polarization and an increasing divide between the two main parties, which is a problem in American politics. “We might argue that that’s a real problem with our democracy, to the extent that we see more polarization, we see more and more people who are unwilling to talk with people who don’t share their beliefs, more and more people who are unwilling to talk about politics in general for fear that they’ll get into an argument, and less understanding across groups,” Krueger said. “I think all of those things are really bad for the health of our democracy, regardless of which political party happens to be in charge in a given election year.”
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“It is absolutely critical that if you have a candidate you want to support in the presidential election that you go out and support her or him,” Krueger said. According to Krueger, students will have more of an impact on local races than the presidential election. “We’ve got an incredibly close Senate race here in the state between [Ron] Johnson and [Russ] Feingold,” Krueger said. “That’s one that the student voice could have a big impact on. Also our state assembly race here in town: We’ve got an open seat also in the state Senate.” Krueger said he and all state employees are not allowed to endorse candidates, but he gets involved politically through his work with the American Democracy Project. “I’ve had six student interns that have registered 744 of their fellow students to vote,” Krueger said. “The staff that have participated in this process have also registered about another 800 folks. You put that together and it means we have one of the most robust non-partisan registration efforts we’ve
A group of volunteers pick up tree clippings and brush during Hands on Oshkosh. Over 250 UWO students showed up to lend a hand to various organizations and businesses around Oshkosh as part of the 18th semi-annual event on Saturday.
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Don’t Try This At Home October 20, 2016
In honor of Steve-O’s UWO appearance, The A-T reviews his 10 craziest stunts 10. Tee Ball This stunt sounds harmless at first, but takes a painful turn very fast. The scene sets up with Steve-O standing near a makeshift tee-ball stand. The stand makes a 90 degree angle with the pole holding the ball, which is at the same height as Steve-O’s groin. Late Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn is off to the right of Steve-O when he makes the stunt announcement. After a count of three, Ryan Dunn takes a home run swing and the baseball goes straight into Steve-O’s crotch at high speed. Definitely not recommended for men if they ever want to walk. Or breathe. Or have children.
9. The Fart Mask Besides doing utterly painful stunts, Steve-O also does stunts that are disgusting. In Jackass 2, Steve-O puts on a helmet that resembles an astronaut’s gear. Connected to the helmet is a tube with a funnel on the back. Co-star Preston Lacy does Steve-O the honor of letting him smell his farts. Lacy puts the funnel to his butt and farts in it, having it travel through the tube into Steve-O’s face. Steve-O, unsurprisingly, vomits almost instantaneously. The puke runs down the inside of his helmet and he pukes even more when Preston shows him that he decided to defecate in the funnel as well, instead of just fart. Not only is it disgusting, but pink eye is, in all likelihood, a strong possibility.
5. The Butt Chug
Some may not know what butt chugging is. Steve-O made sure everyone found out real fast when he did it in Jackass 2. Steve-O has all of the Jackass cast help him get a plastic tube inserted inside his butt. The other side of the plastic tube has a funnel that co-star Johnny Knoxville pours a full beer into so it travels down the tube into Steve-O’s butt. The stunt itself is pretty gross in practice, but arguably the grossest part is when he tries to fart out the beer that’s trapped in his butt. It doesn’t all come out, so co-star Bam Margera has the bright idea to plunge Steve-O’s butt to get it out and spouts out like a geyser. The stunt is mildly dangerous since the alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream and not the digestive system, causing intoxication to set in faster.
4. The Leech Healer Leeches are things of nightmares. They are black, slimy, have rows of teeth and can be as short as a third of an inch and extend their bodies up to three inches. Plus they have 32 brains, according to softschools.com. Allegedly, they use those 32 brains to slither into the dreams of small children and equally scared adults to haunt them. So naturally Steve-O decided he wants to put one on his eye. Steve-O and the Jackass crew are in India and they find a leech healer. Steve-O has the honor of having the leech attached to his eyeball. Steve-O understandably screams in pain and forces his eyeball to stay open with the leech attached. Leeches can be found almost anywhere in the world, and shouldn’t be willingly applied anywhere on the body.
3. Bullet Ant Bite Steve-O had a spinoff show of Jackass with Pontius called Wildboyz where they traveled the world to “learn” about other cultures. In one episode, Pontius and Steve-O go to a Costa Rican rainforest with a tribe leader. The leader shows the duo some plants native to the area. The insane part though, is when Pontius and Steve-O willingly stick their hands on a bullet ant hill. Bullet ants live up to their name with the intense pain that comes with their bite. Their mandibles are extremely sharp and tear away the skin. Unlike normal bug bites, the bullet ant’s bite lasts more than eight hours. Definitely something not to try at home unless you are looking for some intense pain.
8. Sweatsuit Cocktail Continuing with the downright disgusting antics, Steve-O decides to have his first cocktail since being sober. However, Steve-O may not have been the happiest about drinking this one, since it’s straight Lacy sweat. The crew makes Lacy a sweatsuit and gets him to run on an elliptical. Having all the sweat on his body drip down towards an exit that is conveniently placed between his legs. To make matters worse, Steve-O rings out the towel that was acting as underwear and puts that in the cup as well. Steve-O drinks it and barely gets a sip down before he, again unsurprisingly, pukes. This stunt doesn’t necessarily have physical health implications, but it might showcase some mental problems.
7. The Fish Hook In Jackass 2, Steve-O and co-star Chris Pontius journey into shark infested waters to go fishing. Success while fishing relies heavily on what type of bait you use. Steve-O decides the best way to catch a shark is to use himself as bait. He starts by taking a fish hook that is about four inches long and pierces it through his cheek. Once Steve-O is hooked, he jumps into the water and swims around. Sharks circle him and at one point a Mako shark gets close enough that Steve-O kicks it in the face while retreating to the boat. This was probably Steve-O’s most dangerous stunt as he could’ve lost a limb or worse, but it is nowhere near his most stupid.
2. Jai Alai Jai Alai is a sport similar to racquetball, but much, much faster. Jai Alai players can throw the ball out of their wicker baskets at up to speeds of more than 180mph. So in the Jackass TV show, it made perfect sense to have Steve-O and Knoxville line up down court from players who were firing oranges at them, bending over so their butt is the main target. Steve-O got hit so bad that he left the stunt halfway through. He got an orange to the back, then shortly after got hit in the back of the knee and had a serious gash surrounded by a gnarly bruise. It’s fair to say firing solid objects at high speeds at short distances is not a good idea and should be avoided if possible.
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6. The Butt Piercing In the Jackass TV show, Steve-O said he was sick and tired of pooping. To combat this recurring problem, he decides to pierce his butt cheeks together. Steve-O had some doubters thinking it wouldn’t work, but they tried anyway. The piercer indicates where the piercing will go and begins. Steve-O gets a metal bar pierced through his butt cheeks and sure enough it brings the cheeks closer to each other than they ever have before. After a few minutes, they take it out and the skit is over. It should be known that by piercing his butt, Steve-O did not solve his problem of pooping all the time.
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This might be Steve-O’s most famous stunt. He was on a show that wasn’t censored and out of the country. Prior to the stunt, Steve-O got excited and wanted to smoke a joint with the host. In his excitement to go all out on uncensored TV, he asked for a stapler that would staple his balls to his thigh. The stapler was brought out almost immediately, and after making a quick thank you to the crowd for being awesome and uncensored, he stapled his nuts to his thigh. This is a great example of extreme, unnecessary pain. The entire crowd groans in agony for him and he pulls it out shortly thereafter. This stunt is terrifyingly simple to do at home and should never be considered by any person.
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Pulse offers diverse culture for young Fox Cities professionals by Jessica Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org When Director of Pulse Young Professionals Network Adrienne Palm moved to Appleton, Wisconsin 10 years ago from San Diego she said she didn’t feel like she belonged there. She felt stuck because she was living in a community that lacked the cultural amenities she desperately desired. Sitting at her desk in her ofﬁce at the Fox Cites Chamber of Commerce building, located in the heart of downtown Appleton, Palm explained that she is not originally from the area. She grew up in Phoenix, brieﬂy attended school in Philadelphia and lived in San Diego for a short time before moving to the area. She was accustomed to living in larger cities with an abundance of diverse community events and experiences. Moving to Appleton, she was overwhelmingly disappointed to ﬁnd there weren’t a lot of attractive events happening in the community, such as interesting bands, gallery showings or even ethnic restaurants. “Those were things for me that were problematic and made me want to move to a larger community,” Palm explained. “The lack of interesting events made me dream of getting back to a bigger city and get out of this town.” It wasn’t until the tall, conﬁdent 35-year-old took the job as the Pulse Young Professionals Network director more than two years ago that she ﬁnally started to feel at home in the Fox Cities because she was able to help change and expand the local culture. Once Palm realized she needed to make the best of her living situation, she began looking at the Fox Cities in a new light and realized the area offered some cultural opportunities and had the potential for so many more. From that moment forward her mission was to create events to bolster community engagement, especially events geared towards young professionals in the area. Pulse Young Professionals Network was started in 2002 by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. The team is made up of 17 advisory board members who represent a variety of businesses in the area including Ministry Health Care, Nicolet National Bank and Werner Electric. The Leadership Council meets on a monthly basis to brainstorm innovative and unique events to hold in the community. When Pulse ﬁrst began, it focused more on traditional networking, including professional and leadership development for young professionals in the community, and provided events such as “Lunch and Learn,” or “After Work Happy Hour Social.” “It tended to be geared towards attorneys, accountants or those you
would consider to be in a traditional professional ﬁeld,” Palm said. “It was used as an opportunity to do some continuing education and network with one another.” Since becoming director of Pulse, Palm has changed the way she wants young professional organizations to look. As an organization, Pulse made a conscious choice to move away from the typical professional and leadership roles, and instead focus more on talent attraction and retention. Jennifer Michiels, a 2013 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduate, decided to join Pulse soon after graduation and is currently on the Events Committee within the organization. Michiels said Pulse has transformed over the last few years due to the brilliance of Adrienne Palm. “In my opinion, she has transitioned the organization from your expected formal, exchange business cards networking group to a ‘place’ for young people to build relationships through fun and unexpected opportunities,” Michiels said. “It is more than a networking group, it is helping to create an unquantiﬁable ‘cool’ place for young people to call home.” Michiels said she joined Pulse because she was just starting out in the professional world and felt her network of people had gone down signiﬁcantly after ﬁnishing college. “Pulse provided me with an opportunity to create new professional and personal relationships,” Michiels said. “In my opinion, Pulse just gets what today’s young professionals are looking for. It’s an organization that fosters diversity, the arts, informal relationship building and community involvement.” Palm said hosting events that enrich the lives of young community members is what will make them stay in the area versus moving to a larger city that often offers more diverse cultural experiences. “Wanting cool things in your community is not limited to young people, but it deﬁnitely is a factor in young people staying here versus moving away,” Palm said. “Creating the kind of community [everyone] wants to be a part of is really the driving force behind everything we do. Pulse looks at how we can create the kind of community we want to call home and are willing to stay in, not just willing, but excited to stay in.” Palm said what it means to be a professional in today’s world is not quite the narrow deﬁnition it once was. “If you look at those not in the typical professional ﬁelds, and include those in the arts or those who don’t wear a suit and tie to work, you realized they are just as important to the ecosystem of our community as a whole, and those people need the
same resources, assistance and networking opportunities as those in a more traditional ﬁeld,” Palm said. Palm said she wanted to expand what the deﬁnition of young professional means in the community, because a lot of individuals, when they hear the term professional, herself included, think “Well, those aren’t my people. That is not where I belong.” “[The term professional] can take on this exclusionary tone and thought that people have to dress a certain way, be doing a certain thing, have a master’s degree, and I don’t think a lot of people do,” Palm said. Palm said her goal was to change the narrative of what Pulse is in order to move away from the traditional networking title, be more inclusive and open the doors to everyone in the community. “When people get together in the same groups or network with like-minded people, it doesn’t really challenge anyone, but when you bring together people who are from all different backgrounds, and are doing different things with their lives, but are equally committed to this community, or want to see this community thrive, I think there is something really powerful in that,” Palm said. Throughout the year, Pulse hosts a variety of events for young professionals and members of the community to attend, engage with the community and expand their cultural horizons. “Bazaar After Dark,” was a night market event held at the end of September on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Appleton. During the event, a live mural was put up by a local artist. The night also included live music, food, art vendors, ﬁre dancers, face painters and even multiple chalkboards for members of the community to write dreams for Wisconsin Avenue on. Palm said Pulse, along with other local business and the city of Appleton decided to host an event on Wisconsin Avenue because it is an area that is struggling economically. She said the area has the highest density of minority-owned businesses in the community, and while there are a lot of great businesses located in that area, there are also quite a few vacancies. “There is a perception that [the area] is somehow more dangerous, and I think some of that is, I hate to say it, based on racism and fear or ignorance of some of the businesses that exist there,” Palm said. “We wanted to ﬁgure out a way we can change that and make the area a more economically viable and attractive place for businesses to go, so we came up with the event ‘Bazaar After Dark.’” Trina Doxtator, chairwoman of the Pulse advisory board and devel-
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opment manager for St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, said the event is the perfect illustration of the new collaborative approach Pulse is taking to host events that beneﬁts all members of the community “Bazaar After Dark’ is a great example of thinking outside the box in terms of networking, bringing the community together and supporting local businesses,” Doxtator said. “The results from the event and the turnout were amazing.” Palm said the idea behind the event was to create a spectacle so that the community couldn’t ignore what they were trying to do. “It became a community effort, which was really exciting, and I think there was a lot of networking that happened as well,” Palm said. “From CEOs to those working trade jobs, a variety of people in the industry came to the event, which is exactly what we wanted: a diverse group of people and to bring some attention to Wisconsin Avenue.” Palm said her hope and desire is that all of the events Pulse hosts are connecting people, and not just connecting with people for professional advancement, but also with those who are going to be a part of their personal life. “I think that [Pulse] at its core is all about creating a sense of community, connections and getting people to interact with each other in new and interesting ways,” Palm said. “To help them grow personally and professionally, but in a way that is a little more organic and real to their life, and something they want to be a part of whether or not what they wear or their job title.” Michiels said Pulse has been an invaluable tool for her. She has built many relationships through Pulse events and said she has transformed many of those relationships into business opportunities. “Personally, Pulse has contributed to ‘lighting a ﬁre’ within me to be a part of making the Fox Cities a ‘cool’ place for young professionals to call home,” Michiels said. “The Fox Cities has so much to offer, and I believe Pulse helps bring that to light.” Palm said being a part of Pulse has been the most rewarding and fulﬁlling thing she has ever done because it has changed her life, and she now loves being a part of the Fox Cities community. “I love traveling, going to other places [and seeing] the world, but Appleton and the Fox Cities are home, and that is in part because my eyes have been opened to all of the things we already have here that are amazing, and then it is in part because I realized I can have a role in what it looks like in ﬁve or 10 or 15 years, and that is super exciting to me, and I hope it is exciting for other people too,” Palm said.
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Leavitt said. “There needs to be greater predictability and stability in programs.” According to Boothe, student debt isn’t the only economic problem that is affecting students. “I think that the UW System is in a particularly tough place, because it kind of seems that our legislators aren’t valuing higher education like college students are,” Boothe said. “We see budget cuts, and that really hurts students in the long run as well.” Dudzinski shared his advice on how students can make their college experience as cheap as possible. “When you’re trying to figure out how to make this work, the cheapest way to get through this experience is to get out quickly,” Dudzinski said. “Plan it out ahead of time, know what you’re going for, keep your nose to the grindstone and get out in four years.” Dudzinski also gave advice about how students can complete their college education quickly. “I have a very odd suggestion which is during the semester, don’t work,” Dudzinski said. “While debt is scary, you come out ahead to take out a little bit of debt while you’re in college and focus on your academics.” Leavitt added that working while in college is not helpful in the long run. “We have a lot of students who drop in and out of college frequently,” Leavitt said. “They go out, make money for a while, they come back. I don’t think that’s actually the most efficient way to go to college, and it’s certainly not the cheapest.” Cathey shared his own advice for students who are paying for college. “The biggest thing is to keep your GPA up, because we have different scholarships, loans and grants,” Cathey said. “Your GPA really dictates the level of scholarship or grant that you can have.” Cathey added that being prepared for college is an important part of handling education. “It’s all about preparedness, and that first semester is very critical,” Cathey said. Cathey said there are different ways for students to tweak the system and make their education cheaper. “Sometimes it’s smarter to go to a two-year school for a specific degree rather than to prolong it and to go four years, or it’s smarter to go and to get your associate’s and then to go back for your bachelor’s,” Cathey said. Leavitt also said attending a two-year school is a smart idea. “Going to a two-year campus first is a wonderful way to go to college,” Leavitt said. “It’s a terrific way to go to college if family finances is the issue. “I think everyone thinks it’s not cool to go to your local college,” Dudzinski said. “It’s also not cool to be paying off your student loans when you’re 45. If you can go to the two-year, you can save a ton of money there. It really just puts you a lot further ahead.” Leavitt said having a college education is worthwhile no matter what degree you go for. “There is no such thing as a worthless college degree,” Leavitt said. “All degrees have merit, all degrees have value.” Dudzinski recommended that students choose their career based on passion, not pay. “When you’re looking at the economic side of it, there’s probably some majors that just predispose you for a higher starting salary,” Dudzinski said. “But your work is going to fill up a large part of your life, and boy, would it be a depressing life to work for that entire time and not enjoy what you do. If you don’t love what you’re doing, then it’s just not going to be a very good life.”
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October 20, 2016
Dancing group Beat2Soul wins talent show by Anne Wilhelms email@example.com The all-male dancing group “Beat2Soul” won the annual talent show hosted by Reeve Union Board on Tuesday. The talent show also featured students singing, dancing and other activites. Haley Berger and Austin Riska took second place, with Dylan Finley taking third in the show. Senior Maddison Warde, who organized the event, said the talent show is a tradition of Homecoming week. “We do it every year. …” Warde said. “We have great turnout every year. People love it. Repeat acts, they love performing. There are about 11 acts, and 3 of them are repeats.” Senior Samantha Law-Gotich said she has been performing for years and on Tuesday night, performed a song from the TV show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” “I’ve been doing talent shows since my freshman year of high school, so I’m just continuing it through my last year of college,” Law-Gotich said. “I love doing it every single year, and the past few years have just been me standing up there and singing, but this year
I wanted to do something more fun.” Senior Jessy Feide, said the talent show was a way to overcome certain fears. “I like doing talent shows, it’s super fun and this was an experience for me because I’ve never played piano in front of people before, so it was kind of terrifying but a really cool experience,” Feide said. Freshman Kerrigan Lyga said that she went to the talent show to see fellow students express themselves in a variety of ways. “It was so cool to see the different acts,” Lyga said. “I would never be able to do something like this unless they put a basketball hoop and a ball up there. It’s cool to see people putting themselves out there.” Freshman Lizzie Watson said it helped her have respect for the students performing. “It helps us really appreciate other talents, because we’re sitting there like, ‘Wow. [I] wish we were like that,’” Watson said. “We enjoyed it for sure. Some places you just sit there and you feel like it’s taking forever, but here didn’t feel like that.” Freshman Kaitlyn Arvidson, said she saw the talent show as a sign of performers’ strength.
Leigh Anne Tuohy from ‘Blind Side’ inspires students by Raquel Tuohy firstname.lastname@example.org Leigh Anne Tuohy from the movie “The Blind Side,” encouraged students to take risks when she spoke via Skype at a National Society of Leadership and Success event on Tuesday. Tuohy and her family is the inspiration behind the film, which tells the true story of their family adopting Michael Oher, an African American boy who eventually went on to play football for the Baltimore Ravens. Besides being known from the film, Tuohy is also a philanthropist, interior designer and a highly sought after motivational speaker. The Skype broadcast featuring Tuohy is part of a broadcasting series the NSLS puts on, which started on Oct. 4 with Dolvett Quince, a celebrity trainer from the NBC show, “The Biggest Loser.” NSLS member and junior Paige Krieck said she believes the students enjoy the speakers the club puts on for them. “Students find that everyone featured in these give good advice,” Krieck said. “It’s a good insight to life and what they learn here, they can apply to the real world.” Tuohy started out the 45 minute presentation by saying adopting Oher was not part of her plan because she was content with her two children. “I did not put ‘adopt an African American child’ and put him into the NFL on our list,” Tuohy said. “However, when I saw him, as a mother, every warning bell in my head went off.” Tuohy insisted that her story was never intended to become a movie and that her family didn’t offer any guidance or direction as to how it should be directed. “The movie was scarily accurate,” Tuohy said. “After watching the film, my daughter said ‘oh Lord, there’s two of you running around. [However,] his story has the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, which is why I have to tell it.” During the presentation,
there was a chance for the audience to interact with Tuohy through trivia, polls on Facebook and the ability to tweet in questions for her to answer. NSLS member and junior Chelsey McCoy explains how the club went about choosing Tuohy for the broadcast. “The state [chapter] chooses the speaker,” McCoy said. “They try to choose people that are inspirational to others.” According to Tuohy, everyone in their Memphis community had an opinion on her family adopting Oher including the school principal. “He [the principal] told me to leave it alone,” Tuohy said. “I remember him telling me Michael Oher is not going to make it. I thought he was talking about the varsity basketball team or the debate team, but he was talking about in life.” Senior Leah Preston said she liked how Tuohy used the movie as a basis to tell her story. “I really liked how she replayed her story and incorporated her own personal spin and life goals,” Preston said. “She really inspired me to keep going in life and in school.” NSLS club president Katrina Krutzik said what she would like to see from the club in the future. “We plan to expand our broadcasts by having discussion sessions about each speaker after the broadcast is viewed,” Krutzik said. “I believe this will enhance the goals of broadcasts and be more beneficial and useful to students viewing the broadcasts. Tuohy concluded the broadcast by leaving the audience with a simple message she hopes everyone will follow. “If there is anything you remember when you get up and leave here tonight, it’s this: we all value people so incorrectly,” Tuohy said. “Society deemed Michael valueless, but there are Michael Oher’s in every nook and cranny of this world. They just need a chance to live up to their full potential.”
UW Oshkosh student sings in the Homecoming talent show. She is one of the many performers to showcase their talent. “I feel like a lot of people weren’t going to do it, but then decided they should do it, and it shows their personality and how strong they are,” Arvidson said. Warde said the talent show isn’t the only thing the Reeve
Union Board is putting on for Homecoming week, as there are many different activities still to come. “One thing that’s really fun to watch is the Yell Like Hell/ Lip Sync, which is on Friday night at 6 p.m. in Albee [Hall],”
Warde said. “That’s just like a STOMP and the organizations put on a lip sync battle, and it’s really fun. Saturday is Tent City over at the football ﬁeld, and there’s free food. It’s like an organization festival, you can see what organizations
registered and what we have on campus. It’s just a little taste, with more free food and giveaways and games to play.” The next Homecoming event is a spoons tournament on Oct. 20 in Reeve 306 at 4 p.m.
The A-T timehop: The 20 year diﬀerence by Raquel Tuohy email@example.com
Then: 1996 • UW its
• Homecoming events included a parade, ﬂoat competition, skit night, bowling and ﬁreworks. • UW Oshkosh celebrated its 6th annual Take Back the Night on Sept. 25, 1996 • UW Oshkosh students had the opportunity to vote for Republican candidate, Bob Dole or Democratic candidate President Bill Clinton on Nov. 5, 1996.
Now: 2016 • UW Oshkosh celebrates 145th anniversary
• Homecoming events include a talent show, ﬂag football game and special guest Steve-O. • UW Oshkosh celebrated its 26th annual Take Back the Night • UW Oshkosh students have the opportunity to vote for Republican candidate, Donald Trump or Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, 2016.
Music business major performs in Minnesota by Mia Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org UW Oshkosh music business student Katie Warren was recently selected to participate in the Chamber Music workshop in Minnesota. When asked how she got started as a musician, Warren said it began when she was young. “I have been playing for a little over 13 years,” Warren said. “My mom and brother both played the French horn so it was just a natural ‘toy’ at a young age; by the time I was ﬁnishing up fourth grade, I decided I wanted to be like my big brother and play too.” Warren said one of her teachers from middle school, Adam Maegaard, was an inspiration in her life and credits him for her choosing music as her major. “He is one of the most inﬂuential people in my music career so far,” Warren said. “Without him and his encouragement, I would not have gone into music, much less even considered it a possible career path.” Warren also said her time spent at the University has shaped her into the person she is today. “UWO has transformed me into someone I would have never believed I would be a few years ago,” Warren said. “It has presented me with countless opportunities that usually forced me out of my comfort zone. Between the incredible faculty, students, and opportunities, I am so
grateful for my time here.” Warren said she would also like to thank her French horn professor, Bruce Atwell for helping her. “From the moment I began my degree at Oshkosh, he has been there pushing me and never lets me give up,” Warren said. “He has proven that with hard work and determination, you can go very far.” Professor Atwell said Warren’s desire to get ahead is what makes her unique as a musician. “Her work ethic and positive attitude set her apart,” Atwell said. “She is always eager to learn and brings enthusiasm and positivity to everything she does.” Junior Sophie Willer said Warren shows her music talent by getting involved in extracurricular activities, such as the Students for Music Club. “Katie is hard-working and very motivated,” Willer said. “She demonstrates this in her role as a musician and as the president of Students for Music.” Fellow student and friend, Mariah Heyden said Warren’s work with the club helps her network with other musicians. “As president of the Students for Music organization here on campus, she creates contracts with musicians from all over the United States, and even internationally, to come play on our campus, and also advertises for said musicians,” Heyden said.
UWO student and music business major Katie Warren practices her French horn. Warren has been playing the instrument for over 13 years. She plans to work in the music business industry upon graduation from the University. “It’s inspiring to see a young spent this past June in the Minwoman with so much dedication nesota Chamber Music world and drive and I am excited to see when she got the chance to play where her musical career will with the Imani Winds, a musical ensemble was memorable. take her.” “They all have come from Warren said that she would hope to use her music business backgrounds but they chose to major in the future. do something and create expe“I plan on going into either riences for themselves,” Warren artist presenting or working for said. “The people I met and the a booking agency,” Warren said. on-stage experience is someWarren said the weekend she thing that I will never forget.”
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October 20, 2016
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Too busy for Homecoming
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Across the country, Homecoming is a time of festivities and school pride, but at UW Oshkosh half of the campus does not even realize that it is Homecoming until the week has passed. If it weren’t for a comedian show or the sale of Homecoming shirts, the campus would be in a haze, completely unaware of the week of activities. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing or a reason to call students careless and unappreciative. By its very deﬁnition, Homecoming is a time for alumni, not current students. In high school, Homecoming week was all about school spirit, leading to the big game at the end of the week, while in college it’s quite different. Yes, there is still a football game to end the week with, but here, Homecoming is full of Alumni events with a few small activities aimed at students. These events, such as a comedian, talent show and window painting, are almost no different than any other event on campus throughout the year; and
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this may be why no one realizes it’s Homecoming until the week is over. Homecoming in college is nothing special. There are no in-your-face displays of school pride like in high school. Apart from Yell Like Hell, the week is just ordinary in terms of school spirit. UWO senior Jake Driessen said he has not participated in any Homecoming events during his time at Oshkosh. “It’s kind of irrelevant to college students,” Driessen said. UWO senior Kaitlyn Albrecht said being a full-time student just gets in the way of participating in the week of events on campus. “I feel like I’m too busy to care about it,” Albrecht said. “I didn’t even have a clue that it was Homecoming.” It often seems that faculty on campus are disappointed in students for not participating in events, but maybe everyone is just too busy to think about it. Expecting students to dedicate a full span of ﬁve school days to showing school pride is unreasonable. The workload and stress placed on students often doesn’t allow us to participate in events every night.
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“I think people have school spirit,” Albrecht said. “Why can’t you just [show it] every day?” Why is it that students are expected to go all-in during one week to show they care about their school? Is it just to carry on the tradition of Homecoming? Although the week of events does not get a tremendous turnout of students, it does not mean that the UWO campus does not care about their school or have pride in it. The amount of tickets sold to a comedian or the number of people in the stands at a pep rally cannot sum up the amount of spirit a campus does or does not have. Instead of getting on students for supposedly not appreciating the events the campus offers them, faculty needs to understand that students are busy. Students would undoubtedly much rather partake in every event offered to them during Homecoming week than deal with the school load thrown at them but that isn’t how life works. Faculty and others on campus must understand that school pride cannot be measured in the participation during one week, but instead during the normal day to day life of years spent at UWO.
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Choose to cut the ties with your social media applications
by Katherine Baird email@example.com Katherine Baird is a junior communications major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. There are ﬁve minutes until class starts and you could either engage in a conversation with your fellow classmates, or you could check whatever message just popped up on your phone. Most often, students choose the latter. Smartphones and social media apps are imposing on our lives now more than ever. While walking through campus, you can expect to see the majority of students with headphones in and smartphones in hand. A generation that is more inclined to connect with their friends via Snapchat than engage with the person sitting beside them is often the image that is depicted when our generation is called upon by older members of society. Is this a problem? Can this be changed? Some people have decided for themselves that social media and its seemingly crippling effect on interpersonal communication has been a part of their lives for far too long and choose to cut it out of their lives. In the past year, stories have popped up on social media, ironically enough, about people who have disregarded the path so trodden and ventured a new route … a route with virtually no routing at all. Daniel Milnor, reformed journalist, photographer and writer working for Blurb Inc., is one of those people who has decided that looking through the lens of social media is no longer the way he desires to perceive the world, or people for that matter. In his blog, Milner writes that he doesn’t think cutting out social media will hinder his relationships. “I’m not really losing these friends, just their online versions, and the idea that we are really connected via these networks,” Milner wrote. When you are looking at someone’s social me-
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dia you are looking at that person’s desired perception of themselves. Who you truly are is not expressed through your tweets or Instagram pictures, it is simply one aspect of your life that you have decided to make public, or in the words of Milnor, “[your] online version.” Of course he isn’t alone in this decision. Well-known names like Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Zayn and Emma Stone have also turned their backs to the socialsphere. The real question is, does this lead to a better life with more fulﬁlling connections and conversations? The thought of your phone dying mid-way through class is scary enough, imagine not having any of the apps that contribute to 80 percent of the reason you have your phone on you in the ﬁrst place. It’s kind of hard to imagine. Truthfully, smartphones and their apps aren’t solely a negative impact on our generation’s communication. In a Hufﬁngton Post article, psychologist Daniel Goleman eludes to the fact that it can be a beneﬁcial element within our lives as well. “Smartphones and social media expand our universe,” Goleman said. “We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever.” He isn’t wrong; in this day and age we can not only connect with people across the country, but across the planet within seconds. This widening of our communicative systems has led to a more connected, and some would argue, more educated world. Not only are smartphones a connective mechanism, they are also a source of entertainment. There are instances when you are waiting alone, without peers near to engage with, that having a way to instantly connect with them can come in handy. Maybe you’re riding the train or sitting at the dentist, where social media is an easy source of amusement to let the time pass. Being able to scroll through your feed on any social media app and connect with those who are far from you is not only special, but fun. Hours can be spent using these apps and it is easy to understand why that is. In the end, it’s up to you whether or not you believe social media is impacting your life in a negative way. Attempting for just one day to free your mind from the conﬁnes of a mobile app may be an eye-opening endeavor. Ignore the social media networks and see if you’re able to get more accomplished. You may be surprised.
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Austin Walther - Sports Editor Morgan Van Lanen - Assistant Sports Editor
October 20, 2016
Women’s soccer plays for a cause The test result came back that Kendall also had Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. The search for a new heart Although the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh was was underway, and on June defeated 1-2 in overtime by 30, 2016 a donor heart had the University of Wisconsin- been located for Kendall. Stout on Saturday, the game The family and the team of proved to be much more than doctors began preparing for heart transplant surgery. a soccer match. According to their story Since 2012, teams in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate on their foundation’s webAthletic Conference have site, Chloe was eventually been required to play for a discharged from the hospital cause. In recent years, the on July 2, 2016. She spent UWO women’s soccer team 126 days in the hospital. Her has played for autism aware- twin-sister Kendall was disness, suicide awareness and charged on July 16, 2016 various cancer-related caus- after spending nearly two weeks in the hospital. es. On Saturday, the women’s This year, the women’s soccer team decided to get in soccer team played their contact with former Oshkosh hearts out for both Chloe soccer player Christine and Kendall. “For warm ups we wore (Barutha) Roehling to share the story about her twin green dry-fit shirts because green is the color for childdaughters. Roehling was a goalkeep- hood organ donation,” senior er for the Titans during her Rachel Elliott said. “At half time we watched the video time at UWO. “Christine played for me made by the athletic departfor two years in 2004 and ment about our cause, and 2005,” head coach Erin welcomed the family to our Coppernoll said. “She is a field with gifts, balloons and t-shirts.” great perT h e son and has People need to be advised of U W O stayed in our cause so we can get more w o m touch by people to help families like en’s sockeeping me the Roehlings. cer team up to date w a s with her — Rachel Elliott p l a y life.” Women’s soccer player ing for Christine organ is now mardonaried to Dan tion, and Roehling, and is a mother to three the story behind Chloe and children, Max, 3, and twins Kendall is the main reason Chloe and Kendall, 18 why. “The passion and enermonths. gy that the team has shown About 12 months ago, Chloe and Kendall were towards my family, especialdiagnosed with Restrictive ly our daughters, has been humbling,” Christine said. Cardiomyopathy. The UWO women’s socR e s t r i c t i v e Cardiomyopathy is a rare cer roster includes a pair of form of heart muscle disease twins, seniors Rachel and characterized by restrictive Robyn Elliott. Rachel said filling of ventricles in the it is vital to host an event like this. heart. “It is important to host Christine said they found out about the condition after an event like this to make people aware,” Rachel said. Chloe had a stroke. Doctors wanted to find “People need to be advised out how a blood clot made of our cause so we can get its way to the left side of more people to help families Chloe’s brain, so they ran like the Roehlings.” Robyn said using the plattests. The tests came back and showed Chloe had form they have as athletes Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. is important because it goes The only solution for a beyond the sport they play. “As a sports team, I don’t patient who is diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy think we realize how much is to receive a heart trans- of an impact that we can have on our community plant. Chloe underwent heart until we do things like this,” transplant surgery on May Robyn said. “We can give 11, 2016. While this was so much back to this cause occurring, Christine and Dan because we have influence decided to get twin-sister on campus because we are athletes.” Kendall tested. by Zijo Zulic firstname.lastname@example.org
No. 9 Alyssa Arnold fights for the ball against UW-Stout. The Titans lost to the Blue Devils 1-2 on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Roehling family said they felt they needed to pay it forward, so they created “The Beat Goes On Foundation.” “‘The Beat Goes On Foundation’ raises awareness for pediatric organ donation,” Coppernoll said. “[The foundation] also raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, especially the Herma Heart Center.” Aside from “The Beat Goes On Foundation,” the Oshkosh women’s soccer team is raising more awareness for organ donation by getting involved on campus. “The women’s soccer players will be talking with people this week in Sage [Hall] and Reeve [Union] and asking people to sign up to be an organ donor,” coach Coppernoll said. “If people sign up, they can enter in a raffle to win an iPad Mini.” The women’s soccer team will be raising money in the form of an online auction as well. The online basket auction can be found at http:// uwoplayforacause2016. eflea.ca. The auction will end on Sunday, Oct. 23. All proceeds will go to “The Beat Goes On Foundation.” “To know that you are a part of the team even after you graduate is what playing sports is all about,” Christine said. “The team has done a great job of bringing awareness on the need for organ donation and how students can help.”
COURTESY OF “THE BEAT GOES ON FOUNDATION”
Chloe (left) and Kendall (right) play with women’s soccer head coach Erin Coppernoll.
Cross country dominates at home in the Kollege Town Invitational by Michael Johrendt email@example.com
The UW Oshkosh men’s and women’s cross country teams had their ﬁrst of two consecutive home meets at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne at the Kollege Town Invitational as the men took home 11th place out of 37 teams while the women had a strong 9th place ﬁnish out of 36 teams. For the women’s team, junior runner Cheyenne Moore led the Titans with her own 9th place ﬁnish. Juniors Kristen Linzmeier and Erica Munyan were 28th and 53rd, respectively, and senior Leah Rendﬂesh was 89th overall. Freshman Ashton Keene ﬁnished in 93rd place with senior Michelle Draxler (95th) and junior Cammy Garvelink (169th) helping the strong ﬁnish for the Titans. Freshman runner Hannah Thorn said preparation for meets begins with help from teammates. “Teammates are crucial be-
cause they are what make practice fun,” Thorn said. “They push you to run better during workouts which [helps translate] to racing faster.” The men, coming off a 7th place ﬁnish in the Gene Davis Invitational, had another strong effort on Saturday. They had three runners ﬁnish in the top 60 overall, including two runners in the top 22. Senior Charlend Howard helped lead Oshkosh with his third top-20 ﬁnish of the season by placing 19th. Senior Tyler Miletti was the other Titan joining Howard near the top while ﬁnishing 22nd. Freshman Joe Zack said the team is able to improve only because it is dependent on all members and each runner’s preparation is key to the team’s success. “It is [at] the point in my career where I have put in a lot of work, so the experience of having been here many times before forms the majority of my pre-race preparation,” Zack said. “It is still nerve wracking [with] the big meets, especial-
ly with the fact that this is a lot of our last times [running in these meets]. This is when having great teammates comes into play, [because] we put in work every day together, and can trust each other on race day when we are toeing that line together, with common goals in mind.” Zack was next for UWO, and he took home 58th place. Fourth overall for the men was sophomore Jacob Rost who recorded a 125th place tally. Freshman runner Jack Rindahl said he understands that for a team to be strong, it must push every member. “Our team practices all at once no matter what skill level,” Rindahl said. “We go through the tough workouts together as a team. Everyone is encouraging and helps each other push through so we can become our best. A supportive team that backs you is very [important] and I believe we have that here at Oshkosh.” Juniors Mitch Pauers, Trevor Damkot and Daniel Massey were the next runners up for
Oshkosh. Pauers ﬁnished 145th, Damkot was in 154th place and Massey wrapped up the team’s performance with a 169th place ﬁnish. For the women, Moore tied her career-best ﬁnish of the season, Linzmeier tied her second-best ﬁnish this year and Munyan ﬁnished with her third highest ﬁnish of the season. Junior Cammy Garvelink had her second best ﬁnish of the year and rounded out the runners for the Titans. Coach Eamon McKenna said for runners to have meets at a home course is very important for preparation, especially for the freshman runners. “It is a very valuable experience for our athletes to compete at home and to compete in a meet as large as our Kollege Town Sports Invitational,” McKenna said. “For freshmen, it is always good to be able to get accustomed to our home course because we host a lot of [crucial] meets.” The Titans host the UW Oshkosh Open at the Lake Breeze Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 21.
Austin Walther - Sports Editor Morgan Van Lanen - Assistant Sports Editor
October 20, 2016
Titans defeat Pointers in a 10-point victory by Nathan Proell firstname.lastname@example.org
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No. 20 Matt Edwards controls the puck during a home game. Edwards has a total of three assists so far this season.
UWO hockey wins one, losses one against Waldorf University by Joshua Crowe email@example.com
The UW Oshkosh men’s hockey team split the weekend series with Waldorf University on Friday and Saturday, improving their record to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in conference. Junior forward Jason Johnson said his team is improving after starting the season off slow. “Some focal points in practice have been to practice as hard as we play so we are ready to go for the games and to just take the season one week at a time,” Johnson said. Game one, played on Friday, was won by Waldorf 6-2. The Titans gave up just one goal in the ﬁrst period and went into the locker room tied at one apiece. Oshkosh then surrendered four goals in a row, putting themselves into a 5-1 hole. Oshkosh was only able to muster 23 shots against the defense of Waldorf. However, Tony Francois saw 51 shots and managed to stop 45 of them, bringing his save percentage to .881 percent this season. On Saturday in game two, the Titans gave up only one goal in the ﬁrst, but were unable to ﬁnd the net themselves and went into the break trailing 1-0. The teams each scored a goal in the second, putting the score at 2-1 in favor of Waldorf. The Titans pulled their goalie late in the game to bring out an extra attacker late in the third. Andrew Schulenburg put one away with just ﬁve seconds remaining in the game to even the score at two and push the game to overtime. Schulenburg said he credits his teammates for the goal late in the game which was assisted by Brandon Beier and JT Smithback. “We managed to get a goal
The UW Oshkosh football team improved their record to 5-1 after a 13-3 victory over the 4-2 UW-Stevens Point Pointers at Community Stadium at Goerke Park in Stevens Point on Saturday. The victory on Saturday set the record for head coach Pat Cerroni as he became UW Oshkosh football’s winningest coach in the 122-year history of the program. In his 10 years as the Titans head coach, he has a record of 69-33. When asked about his achievement, Coach Cerroni kept his response simple. “It just means I’m getting old,” Cerroni said. The Titans are now in a threeway tie for second place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with UW-La Crosse and UW-Platteville. Sitting atop the conference is the UW-Whitewater Warhawks with a record of 6-0, who the Titans lost to last week. The matchup between UWO and UWSP was the 115th meeting since 1896. The Pointers own the overall record 59-48-8. There was a total of four scoring drives in Saturday’s game with three of them belonging to the Titans. Oshkosh got off to a slow start when quarterback Brett Kasper threw his third interception of the season 12 seconds into the ﬁrst play of the game. Kasper was picked off on the Titans’ 35 yard line by Pointers defensive back Griffen Davis, who returned the ball to the UWO 33 yard line. The Titans’ defense was able to keep the Pointers from scoring after forcing a turnover on downs in a drive that went seven plays for 24 yards. After getting the ball on their own nine yard line, the Titans were able to get to the Pointers 18 yard line and get their ﬁrst score of the game via a 35-yard ﬁeld goal from kicker Eli Wettstein. With 6:31 remaining in the ﬁrst quarter the Titans were up 3-0. The Pointers answered during the following drive by putting up a 39-yard ﬁeld goal from kicker Kyle Hendzel in a drive that went seven plays and 49 yards. This was the Pointers’ only scoring drive of the game. The Titans got the ball back with 3:21 left to play in the ﬁrst
quarter. The drive went into the start of the second quarter and resulted in their second ﬁeld goal of the game. A 32-yard ﬁeld goal from Wettstein put the Titans back on top 6-3 with 14:17 left in the second quarter. On the Pointers following possession, the Titans defense got their ﬁrst of four turnovers of the game on a fumble recovery by linebacker Jon Kallas. The Titans defense is ranked second in total defense in the WIAC. Players on the offense are aware of how good their defense is and feel conﬁdent in them, running back Dylan Hecker said. “The defense, we gotta give a lot of credit to them,” Hecker said. “We put them in bad positions and they only let up three points so that’s awesome that we have them on our side.” On the Titans’ fumble recovery drive, running back Devon Linzenmeyer had a touchdown run of 10 yards. The extra point was good, giving the Titans the lead 13-3 with 12:50 left to play in the ﬁrst half. High scoring in the ﬁrst half is not new for the Titans, considering they have outscored their opponents 185-6 in the ﬁrst half of games so far this season. Stevens Point’s second turnover of the game came with 16 seconds left in the ﬁrst half. Titans cornerback AJ Plewa made the interception on the Titans one yard line. The Titans ran two plays before the ﬁrst half came to an end. The Titans’ defense came up with their third turnover of the game with 12:33 left in the game. Safety Johnny Eagan intercepted Pointers quarterback Logan Taylor. Eagan returned the ball 38 yards to the Pointers’ 37 yard line. The fourth turnover of the game came at the 9:31 mark in the fourth quarter. A fumble from the Pointers was recovered by linebacker Jake Thein at the Titans 31 yard line. The Titans were unable to do anything with the drive, which resulted in a four-and-out. Although the Titans came out on top they admit the win was not their best performance, Kasper said. “We expect so much out of ourselves,” Kasper said. “We think we should blow every team out of the water. Overall I think we’re just hungry and ready to put a full game together because I don’t think we’ve put a full game together this season.”
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The Titans celebrate a goal at home. They have a total 28 goals in eight games this season. that late because we kept grinding and our defense did a great job keeping the puck in the zone,” Schulenburg said. “They kept ﬁring shots and the puck somehow ended up on my stick.” Tanner Good of the Titans then scored off an assist from Matt Edwards with just 58 seconds into overtime and the Titans walked out of the arena with a 3-2 victory. Even though the Titans were outshot 47-38, senior goalie Eric Vella managed to stop 45
of the 47 shots he faced, with 20 of them coming in the 3rd period and overtime, improving his save percentage to .894 this season. Johnson scored a goal in each of the two games this weekend, bringing his season total to nine points. Anthony Grebe added a goal on Friday, to bring his point total on the year to nine as well. The split this weekend keeps the Titans in second place in the conference, just one point behind the ﬁrst place Waldorf.
The Titans continued to improve their penalty kill, allowing just one goal in seven attempts for Waldorf and they have allowed a goal just 20 percent of the time when they have been short handed this year. Senior Owen Ahlstrom said he knows a come-from-behind, gritty win like that can change the entire course of the season. “The fact that we never gave up and won means that our hard work is paying off and we look to keep things rolling,” Ahlstrom said.
Men’s and women’s cross country UW Oshkosh Open 1:15 p.m. and 2 p.m. Winneconne, Wisconsin.
Women’s volleyball at UW- Whitewater invite vs. Carthage College and Loras College 3 and 5 p.m. Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Eli Wettstein Football
Cheyenne Moore Cross country
Football vs. UW-Platteville 1:30 p.m. Titan Stadium
Men’s and women’s swim dive Wisconsin College Showcase Noon Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
Women’s tennis at WIAC Championship 1 p.m. Madison, Wisconsin.
Women’s soccer at UW-Eau Claire 2 p.m.
Women’s tennis at WIAC Championship 9 a.m. Madison, Wisconsin.
Austin Walther - Sports Editor Morgan Van Lanen - Assistant Sports Editor
October 20, 2016
Volleyball defeats Pointers at home
No. 11 Samantha Jaeke, No. 1 Nerissa Vogt and No. 13 Shannon Herman get ready for the serve from Stevens Point. by Natalie Dillon firstname.lastname@example.org The UW Oshkosh women’s volleyball team defeated UW-Stevens Point after capturing three of four matches over the weekend in the Sandy Schumacher Memorial Tournament at UW-Eau Claire. With more than 20 wins, the Titans continue a positive trend. In the last 18 years, UWO has had a 20 win season 17 times, including the last ﬁve seasons. Head Coach Brian Schaefer has been with the program for
13 seasons and has compiled a record of 330-108. In light of the success, Schaefer gives the credit to the girls. “It’s a testament of the girls and how hard they work,” Schaefer said. “The best thing about our record is that we have a really strong schedule and we still have been able to have a high level of success. It has everything to do with the 18 young ladies on my team.” Senior Lexi Thiel has been coached by Schaefer for four years now and said she believes he is a great coach to
play for. “He motivates us and knows everything we are capable of,” Thiel said. “He really gets to know his players.” The ﬁrst set was tied up a total of 12 times and the lead changed from UWO to UWSP back to UWO. After 24 all, the Titans went on to win the ﬁrst set with consecutive points. UWO built a steady ﬁve point lead after a four point run assisted by kills from senior Nerissa Vogt and freshman Samantha Jaeke. Vogt also had an ace during the run.
Even though the Pointers responded with a run of their own, the Titans held strong, winning by a seven point margin, 25-18. After trailing early in the set, Stevens Point rallied with a four point run to build a lead at 13-7. The largest lead came at 21-14 before the Titans seemed to be pulling back into the game. The four point run from the Titans included an ace from freshman Rachel Gardner, a kill from Laura Trochinski, and a block by sophomore Tina
Elstner and Vogt. The Pointers’ lead was too much, however, as the Titans fell 22-25. UWSP jumped out to a 1-6 lead, but UWO called a timeout and came out to tie the set back up at eight a piece. The next 25 points alternated between the two teams and shifts in the lead occurred ﬁve times before the Titans pulled away to win 25-21. Senior Brooke Brinkman said the win will help the team ﬁnish conference play strong note. “This is a huge win for us,” Brinkman said. “After this I think we will have a lot of momentum going into the last two conference games. This will help us stay high in the conference.” Before the match the four seniors were honored; Vogt, Thiel, Brinkman and Trochinski. Schaefer credited the senior class with a lot of hard work and dedication. “They’ve been amazing,” Schaefer said. “Their dedication is outstanding. They work for the good of the cause and the love of the game. We can’t say enough about them. They are outstanding young women as well as volleyball players.” In the ﬁnal match of the tournament in Eau Claire on Saturday, 15 different Titans worked to defeat Martin Luther College in three sets 2512, 25-20 and 25-22. The team was lead by 14 kills from Brinkman along with six kills from Elstner and ﬁve from Thiel and Jaeke. Elstner also recorded three service aces. The Titans managed to sweep the University of Minnesota Morris in three sets on Saturday morning with set scores of 25-26, 25-28 and 25-
19. Unlike the previous match, UWO committed only seven attacking errors and as hit for a season high .395 percent as a team. Elstner led the team with nine kills, Vogt had ﬁve kills and lead the team with six blocks, Thiel contributed 33 assists and Gardner put up 18 digs. UWO matched up against University of Northwestern St. Paul in the second game on Friday and fell in four sets, 2225, 25-22, 14-25 and 15-25. Even though the Titans held advantages in service aces 6-5, digs 73-66 and blocks 15-8, they totaled 44 errors including 22 on the attack and 13 while blocking. Thiel acknowledged the errors, but didn’t get too discouraged by comparing herself to Green Bay’s starting quarterback. “Teams will have ups and downs,” Thiel said. “Sometimes, just like Aaron Rodgers, you don’t have your best game, but it is up to us to pick up our game and ﬁll in the holes.” In the ﬁrst match of the tournament against Gustavus Adolphus College, UW Oshkosh fought back to win in ﬁve sets. UWO now has a record of 7-0 in ﬁve set matches. After falling in the ﬁrst two sets 2225 and 20-25, the Titans took the next three sets 25-21, 2516 and 15-8. Elstner recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 10 kills and 10 digs for the Titans. Gardner pulled through with a season high 28 digs and Thiel matched her season high with eight blocks as well as 39 assists. Jaeke was named to the All-Tournament Team as she totaled 36 kills, 22 blocks, 14 digs and 12 service aces.