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Kasper, Oshkosh meets Phoenix by Mike Johrendt The Oshkosh community and University joined forces to help bring Phoenix Bridegroom and Brett Kasper together after the junior quarterback donated his bone marrow to help save the little girl’s life two years ago. Back in 2014, a partnership was formed between the Oshkosh branch of Be the Match and the football team.

The branch’s community engagement representative, Kelli VanderWielen, and UWO football head coach Pat Cerroni started a life-changing conversation for both parties involved. When Cerroni was told of the registry, he said he was unsure of how the team would be able to become involved in its purpose. “I knew about the athletes that wear pink for breast can-

cer and I just wanted to help [Kelli] out,” Cerroni said. “I said that our team will help you get these people registered. I did not really know what we were doing. It is important to know that when we first started, I just thought that they wanted people on the registry.” Phoenix’s journey began in October of 2011 when her admittance into the hospital led to testing and the eventual di-

agnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She went through three years of treatment until she was fully cleared of any cancer in June 2014. Just a few months before Phoenix was announced cancer-free, Kasper was in his freshman year of college. He joined the bone marrow registry in spring 2014 along with the vast majority of his football teammates through an



Bridegroom and Kasper take questions at a press conference. The two met for the first time on Friday.

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His Tone Dark, Donald Trump Takes G.O.P. Mantle

Donald Trump’s Latest Jab at Hillary Clinton: ‘No Stamina’

Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005 “Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women”

“With dark imagery and an almost angry tone, Mr. Trump portrayed the United States as a diminished and even humiliated nation”

“First there was ‘low energy.’ Now increasingly it’s ‘no stamina’”

Trump: 40% Clinton: 49%

Trump: 39% Clinton: 45%

Trump: 47% Clinton: 43%

Source: ABC News/ Washington Post poll

Source: ABC News/ Washington Post poll

Source: ABC News/ Washington Post poll

Nov. 9, 2016

Oct. 27, 2016

Donald Trump Wins the White House in Upset

An Exhaustive List of the Allegations Women Have Made Against Donald Trump “The Cut has compiled a list of all the new allegations against Trump, as well as past accusations of assault”

“America woke up Wednesday to a new and unexpected reality — Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States”

Trump: 279 e lectoral votes Clinton: 228 electoral votes

Source: The New Y ork Times

Trump: 45% Clinton: 46%

Source: ABC News/ Washington Post poll

After Hillary Clinton was projected to win easily, Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election

What changed?

Trump’s win surprises campus Republicans gain control in WI

by Ti Windisch After an unexpected Election Day by both national pollsters and UW Oshkosh students, Donald J. Trump was elected to be the next President of the United States. According to almost all polls Trump’s main opposition, Hillary Clinton, was projected to win by wide margins as late as Tuesday morning. According to The New Y ork Times, Trump collected 0.2 percent less of the popular vote than Clinton but won handily in the Electoral College, collecting 279 votes there compared to the 218 Clinton managed. Wisconsin is a swing state, and according to Ballotpedia, it swung toward Trump, who collected 48.7 percent of the vote compared to 46 .7 percent support for Clinton. UWO junior Alex Z adrazil said he was surprised, but believed Trump had a chance all

along. “Never underestimate Americans I guess,” Z adrazil said. “What exactly we’re underestimating I don’t know. Is it stupidity, or just recklessness, or is it we just honestly wanted something different?” UWO political science professor Tracy Slagter said the Republicans were smart to run a candidate who appealed to voters who felt neglected, although the results of the election were still unexpected. “It’s surprising in that nearly every poll showed a decisive victory for Clinton,” Slagter said. “But as you look at who turned out and why, it’s pretty clear that the Democrats made a huge miscalculation in running an establishment candidate in an election that was so clearly anti-establishment.” Slagter said it is hard to tell when and exactly what kind of changes UWO students should expect, although it does seem that Trump and the Republi-

can-controlled Congress will impact the country and the campus. “There will be changes that students will feel,” Slagter said. “The Affordable Care Act will likely be gone, for example, and they’ll of course witness some big changes to how our government operates domestically and internationally.” UWO freshman Jay Schultz said although he wanted Trump to win, he didn’t expect him to pull off the victory on Election Day. “It threw my vibe off when he started pulling away all the Electoral College votes,” Schultz said. “I was actually very surprised and pleased.” Schultz said Trump winning in Wisconsin was a surprise, and he believes it came down to rural voters making a difference. “A lot of people in rural America just came out and voted,” Schultz said. “A lot of peo-


by Alex Nemec Republican Ron Johnson defeated Democratic opponent Russ Feingold in the race for one of Wisconsin’s Senate spots in Congress. Johnson won by three percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election, which translates to about 100,000 votes. UW Oshkosh senior John Christian said he is curious to see how the government is going to be run now that the Republicans have more control of the state. “It will be interesting to see how it goes being more unbalanced now,” Christian said. “I mean because it’s basically all red now.” UWO student Mark Krippner said he does not know much about Johnson’s political policies, but thinks a Republican-controlled Congress is going to change things. “I feel like with the Repub-

lican-controlled legislature, it’s probably going to be going against a lot of what happened in the Obama administration,” rippner said. “Specifically healthcare too, and things like marriage equality.” UWO student Isaac Mazanka said Wisconsin voting epublican for the first time since 1984 proves America wants something different. “They had Obama for eight years and it didn’t work,” Mazanka said. “So that’s why it’s all Republican because Democratically it didn’t work.” Christian said he is excited to see how Trump fares as president. “I’m just mainly excited to see if Trump is going to follow through on any of the things he has promised,” Christian said. “I think it will be an easier path for him to make changes that he wants to make.” Krippner said he is worried about having a Republican as

president, paired with a Republican majority in Congress. “I feel like it’s going to be setting back a lot of progressive legislation that might have been going through had the tables been turned,” Krippner said. Krippner said Obamacare is likely going to repealed. “It’s probably going to happen,” Krippner said. “Or at least be drastically changed. Mazanka said the government should be able to get more done with a Republican White House and Congress, unlike Obama’s administration which was part-Democrat and part-Republican. “Now that it’s Republican across the board, I mean there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to get stuff done in this country,” Mazanka said. “We have the tools now to go and actually do things instead of constantly butting heads with one another because we’re in different parties.”




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Student’s non-profit inspires veteran appreciation by Jessica Zemlicka Operation Not Alone wants to ensure veterans and those who serve are never alone and will not be forgotten, according to UWO student and ONA founder, Susan Fochs. Susan runs her growing non-profit out of her apartment in Oshkosh while still balancing the life of a college student. She started ONA three years ago after growing up surrounded by a military life and culture. “My father is a 100% permanently disabled Marine veteran so honoring veterans has always been a huge part of my family life,” Susan said. Susan’s mother, Barbara Brattleaf Fochs, said Susan grew up watching her father battle beyond his service, which made her more passionate about ONA and helping veterans. “Watching her dad suffer her whole life she really wanted other veterans [to] know that they are loved and not forgotten,” Barbara said. Susan started competing in the Miss America Organization at age 17 and decided her platform should be founded on the efforts of helping those in the military every day. “There was no question that I wanted to spend every day helping active duty soldiers, veterans and their families,” Susan said. Susan had completed the research she needed by the end of her first college semester to start a non-profit. “When I came to UWO, a sorority sister of mine felt the same passion for supporting troops and inspired the idea of founding a non-profit organization,” Susan said. At first, Susan thought the idea of sending what she now calls care and cheer packages would be a “nice and cute thing to do.” One of her first recipients of a care package reminded her that saying thank you means more than she thought. “He told me a heartfelt confession of being close to suicide on his tour in Afghanistan, but that receiving our care package reminded him that people back home cared about him and reminded him of his big picture in joining the military to serve his country – and he no longer

wanted to follow through on his suicidal thoughts,” Susan said. “That letter was the truest turning point when I knew that ONA could be something big and something far larger than I could ever think of.” Due to personal experiences Susan knows the invisible wounds that come back home with soldiers, including PTSD and other mental illnesses. “On average, 22 veterans commit suicide per day because of PTSD from their deployment and service,” Susan said. “Our goal, which is always growing and developing, is that these packages will be a piece in our mission that no veteran feels forgotten or alone in their fight.” Susan hopes her non-profit, focusing on saying thank you, will bring awareness to illnesses veterans suffer from and provide a place for veterans and their families to go during tough times. “Hopefully, this piece of appreciation and connection will allow them to reach out to others fighting the same fight, create a stronger network, open up a dialogue of PTSD and illnesses and get the right resources to work on decreasing military-related suicide rates,” Susan said. The pieces of appreciation Susan and volunteers make usually involve care or cheer packages. For some special events, ONA will make gift bags. ONA’s care packages are sent to active-duty, deployed soldiers around the world and contain useful and meaningful items for the soldiers. “Last week I sent three [packages] out to Belgium, Cuba and South Korea,” Susan said. “They each contain fleece tie-blankets specific to their branch of the military and we usually try and embroider their name in the corner. Then they get non-perishable food items, hygiene products, recreational items and a lot of letters of thanks.” ONA has sent out 75 to 100 care packages to soldiers overseas since the non-profit started three years ago. Susan said the work put into the care packages makes it harder to send out more. “Care packages are a lot more difficult, one because they are so involved and they’re very expensive,” Susan said. “They’re about, if I put it all together with

shipping and everything, it’s about $200 to $250 per package that we spend.” ONA has sent out 425 cheer packages since its beginning three years ago and are substantially different from care packages. Cheer packages are sent out to veterans throughout the country. “A cheer package has the three runs of coffee,” Susan said. “So they get a full run of coffee, a letter from us and from the organization. A lot of these receive bracelets as well, just kind of like an extra token, but I would love to see that continue to grow in future years as we get more donations of larger sizes.” Currently, Door County Coffee is ONA’s corporate sponsor. This year alone, they donated 2,000 runs of coffee, all of which are exclusive to ONA. “They let us rename three of their brands,” Susan said. “It’s a light, medium and dark roasts and we renamed them to the Operation Not Alone Blend, the Hero’s Blend and the Veteran’s Blend.” Susan said Door County Coffee receives orders of those three blends after ONA has sent them out to veterans. “It’s kind of really fun to have that exclusive product that people have to come and get it through us,” Susan said. Besides having a single sponsor, ONA receives donations through many fundraisers throughout Oshkosh and Wisconsin. “We have the [Oshkosh] farmer’s market, we have the [Green Bay] Packer game fundraisers, which we work at the concession stands and we get 10 percent of the food and alcohol sales, and at Lambeau Field when a Miller Lite is $8, it racks up pretty well,” Susan said. ONA also hosts dining to donate events at local restaurants in Oshkosh and has even partnered with Wild Tomato in Door County for a whole month of fundraising. “Every month [Wild Tomato does] a donation creation pizza and $1 of every pizza of that type that’s sold goes to a certain charity of the month,” Susan said. Susan also gave Wild Tomato soldier cards for servers to hand out to those who ordered the pizza. “We have soldier cards that are business cards that have

all of our information on one side and on the back of it, you can fill it out,” Susan said. “You fill out the back of the card with your name and your branch, address, if you have any allergies, and hand it back or send it in.” Soldier cards spread the word of ONA along with word of mouth and social media. Through these aveJESSICA ZEMLICKA/ADVANCE-TITAN nues, Susan ABOVE: Operation Not Alone founder Susan Fochs writes thank has a database of veterans you notes on Friday. Fochs started ONA three years ago. and active-du- BELOW: Volunteer Kayla Emhoff makes a tie-blanket to be sent ty soldiers in an active-duty soldier’s care package. Her uncle is in the army. she wants to reach with her packages. To check off names on the database, Susan has to organize events where volunteers can come help and ensure packages are sent out on time, just like during ONA’s cheer package assembly on Nov. 4 in Sage Hall. Susan’s non-profit and student statuses make working on campus easy for her and the volunteers. “We can have the space for free,” Susan said. “We can get students fairly easily. We can promote it to students and groups who need volunteer hours.” UWO freshman Kayla Emhoff volunteered her time to ONA by making tie-blankets for the care packages. “I’m in the Circle K club “There’s no one that we most of the same ones as any and they gave [cheer package haven’t reached,” Susan said. small business; dedicating the assembly] as one of the op“For some people this is their time, having business mentions I could come and volunthird year getting a package tors, funding the organization, teer for,” Emhoff said. Emhoff not only attended from us and for some of them strategic planning and goal to volunteer, but to honor a it’s their first year depending setting,” Susan said. “But we family member and help in on when we get an address. are so lucky to be fueled by Once this whole mail out goes our mission, which I believe supporting veterans. “My uncle is in the Army out, there will be no one we is always stronger than the desire for just a profit. Whenand he said that receiving care haven’t reached.” Susan faces issues just ever we go through major setpackages and letters and stuff is one of the best things,” Em- like any small business or backs, issues with funding, or non-profit looking to get their get super stressed out, we just hoff said. ONA will have reached all name out there. Susan, her remember the mission. The veterans and military mem- volunteers and ONA carry on feedback we get from the milbers in its database, like Em- by remembering why they put itary members that we serve reminds us why we do what hoff’s uncle, by Veteran’s in all the work. “As for challenges, we face we do.” Day this year.

Student tries to impeach OSA President Boothe by Nicole Horner Oshkosh Student Association President Austyn Boothe is currently undergoing an impeachment process after University Studies Program Ambassador Ann Mittelstadt sent out a complaint letter questioning Boothe’s authority. Boothe said the situation upset her when it first came up but it was not completely unexpected “I was definitely upset,” Boothe said. “I was kind of blindsided because I knew that Ann was having issues and wasn’t necessarily happy with how things were going this year.” An unnamed source who helped write the letter but later recanted their name said they helped write the letter because they were upset with the situation at the time. “I was acting out of anger rather than trying to see the other way to go about it,” the source said. “At the time I thought [impeachment] was the only option.” According to the source, they recanted their name after a conversation with one of their professors that was a close adviser to them. “He suggested that mediation might be a better way to go about this,” the source said. “We haven’t sought mediation yet because we’re in the middle of the judiciary and impeachment process. Mediation has yet to be an option.” The unnamed source said no other OSA members were in support of the impeachment. “It was largely brainstormed quickly,” the source said. “Ann and I really wanted to get the process going.” According to the source, these ac-

tions aren’t limited to OSA members. “Any student can make a complaint or call for impeachment,” the source said. “Technically every member of the student body is a member of OSA.” The source said the letter was first addressed after being sent to the judiciary committee, which then went on to investigate the claims. “Most things were inconclusive or did not happen during the time of her presidency,” the source said. “A lot of these issues stem from lack of ability to decently communicate.” According to Boothe, the impeachment issue surfaced after an instance of miscommunication. “I thought Ann and I had a really good working relationship up until about a week or two before this charge came up,” Boothe said. “It was brought to my attention that Ann had some ill feelings, wasn’t really happy with how things were going and at that time we did reach out to Ann to have a meeting with her. She said she did not want to meet with me. So I did reach out, I did try. If somebody does have an issue, I’m okay with working with them. Criticism is never fun but I’ll sit there and I’ll take it and I’ll try to learn from it.” The complaint letter consisted of 14 points regarding Boothe’s alleged abuses of power. Some of these points were brought up at a judiciary hearing in place of Senate held on Nov. 8. The event was open to the public. At the hearing, both Mittelstadt and Boothe were given opportunities to address the issue. Mittelstadt began by saying that what upset her the most was a meeting she and Boothe had regarding

Mittelstadt’s application for the Student Legal Service Director position. “She told me that the other person was more competent in the position even though I did the position for one year beforehand as a volunteer,” Mittelstadt said. Boothe said there were several people in addition to Mittelstadt that applied for the position. “I don’t remember off the top of my head how many applicants we had for that,” Boothe said. “But we did have multiple applicants and we did interview multiple applicants.” According to Mittelstadt, Boothe then offered her another position, but later said it was not in her authority. Not allowing the free hire of OSA Ambassadors was the third point made in the letter. “She asked me if I’d like an ambassadorship instead,” Mittelstadt said. “But then I find out she said she has no control over who gets ambassadorships or anything, but she’s the one who came to me.” Boothe said she does have the authority to create new positions, but she had trouble communicating this information to Mittelstadt. According to Mittelstadt, Boothe has also displayed a lack of serving her office hours. Not serving her office hours as outlined in the OSA Constitution was the fifth point made in the letter. “She’s supposed to come in 15 hours a week,” Mittelstadt said. Boothe said that although her office hours fluctuate, she does make sure to serve them accordingly. “There are weeks that I am in the office a lot more than other ones,” Boothe said. “It really depends on my schedule. Not only am I involved in

OSA, I’m also in Greek Life as well so I am busy on campus and I can’t be in the office at the exact same time that everybody is in there.” According to Mittelstadt, personal conflicts were another issue behind the complaint letter. “[Boothe] just treats me like I don’t belong there,” Mittelstadt said. “I’m not good enough. I just want her to realize that people have feelings. I like Austyn, don’t get me wrong, I like her. But I just think that with the way she’s treating me, I don’t know if she treats anybody else that way.” According to Boothe, this problem could have been solved with better communication. “She wants me to realize that people have feelings,” Boothe said. “I do my best to try to read people’s emotions. But I really think that this issue could have definitely been solved by having that meeting when I did reach out to Ann. I know that I definitely come off as a little blunt or a little much sometimes. That’s my personality, I’ve always been that way.” According to Reeve Union Board President Aza Muzorewa, who served on the judiciary committee, a vote regarding Boothe’s impeachment will be called for on Nov. 14 and 15. “There’s a motion and then someone seconds the motion,” Muzorewa said. “If there would be a vote, that would have to pass two-thirds of the Assembly and Senate.” Boothe said she will take this situation as a learning experience. “I want to continue to work with OSA,” Boothe said. “I want to make sure that I am representing students of Oshkosh who elected me to the best of my abilities.”



-ple that didn’t vote or voted for Gary Johnson threw away their votes, basically.” UWO senior Kimberly Hetzel said she thought Trump won the election because of their policy differences. “He had better views than Hillary, and his financial plan was better than Hillary’s, and Hillary had the fact that she was under federal investigation while running for president,” Hetzel said. Hetzel said she was not surprised Wisconsin ended up voting in favor of Trump because of the climate in the state. “I think that Wisconsin is definitely looking for a change,” Hetzel said. UWO sophomore Parker Woldt said he did not expect Trump to win because of the bad press he faced throughout the race. “I was more surprised because a lot of the mainstream media really defaced Trump throughout the entire presidential election process, and it really seemed like the majority of the people that were having their voices heard were the people against Trump,” Woldt said. “It really didn’t seem like it was going to happen.” Woldt said that although America was split between Trump supporters and detractors, the focus for people should be on what happens next. “It happened, and we’re going to deal with it and move forward as best as we can,” Woldt said. Slagter said it made sense that some people were worried about Trump’s presidency after a long, difficult election season. “Trump has said a lot of things that make people uncertain about the future, plus he’s an unknown quantity as a politician,” Slagter said. “Taken together, I think people are justified in their wariness about him and about the culture he helped to create during the campaign.” Slagter said it is now important for the country to look forward, not backward. “We really need to see how we, as a country, get past the divisiveness of the campaign now that the results are in,” Slagter said. “What kind of country are we now? And how do we feel about that?”




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Lindsey Beal’s art, which details her perspective on women’s history, is at UWO this month.

Artist displays feminine history by Laura Dickinson Artist Lindsey Beal brought her “Past as Present” exhibit, which takes a unique look at women’s history, to the Allen Priebe Art Gallery. The artist reception was Nov. 3 as part of the Rhode Island artist’s exhibition that will be on the UWO campus until Nov. 20. Beal’s exhibit “Past as Present” looked at the lives of women throughout time including photographs of intimate appliances, transmissions of sexual infections and enus figurines. Beal said her art comes from mixing historical and contemporary elements together to form her unique style of art and storytelling. “My style comes from looking at history and it’s circular format,” Beal said. “I am really into antique processes and adding new digital photography and combining the two together. Also, it comes from looking at historical topics that are still very prevalent today, and also looking at the iconic woman’s form and looking at how it has changed.” Art gallery board student member Nick Pierson said Beal’s creative process goes well with history and bridging the gap between women and social norms.

“I think it’s really cool that she is bringing up these conversations in her art,” Pierson said. “I think it shows the gaining respect of women. I think in the past these were conversations swept under the rug where now this can be a conversation and in more of an artistic way too.” Pierson said he believes Beal’s message is also shown in the materials she uses in her work. “I think her work correlates with the history she is trying to portray,” Pierson said. “She uses a lot of different artistic processes that I did not even know about.” Beal created the transmission series by taking the image of STI bacteria under a microscope and turning them into a print using a process of cyanotype. UWO sophomore Elise Jakusz said her favorite series was the transmissions, and she loves the message the series brings up. “It is so interesting to see them transformed into art especially since there is such a stigma about that,” Jakusz said. “She uses old time techniques to develop them which is very cool and unique. It’s something we haven’t really seen much in the gallery before.” UWO junior Rachel Porter said Beal’s work with the transmissions isn’t something she would normally

think of as art. “I find it very interesting,” orter said. “I’m a nursing major so I have studied some of these in a biology class, but I have never seen someone use these as art.” Beal said her favorite pieces in her gallery are usually the first pieces she creates in a series. “I have a favorite piece in each of the collections, I couldn’t just pick one,” Beal said, “A lot of times they are my first piece in the collection that inspire the rest of the pieces.” Beal said current events and being a lifelong learner is what inspires her art. “A lot of my work is inspired by what I am reading or what I hear in the news,” Beal said. “Whether it be current events or literature, I love learning and learning new art process.” According to Beal, she believes every young photographer should find what makes them uni ue and what story they want to tell the world. “Figure out what you are passionate about outside of art and bring that into your work,” Beal said. “It will make your work more personal, and it doesn’t need to be autobiographical. Just think what you can bring to the table that no one else can.”

Honors program becomes College by Ti Windisch Starting in the fall semester of 2017, UW Oshkosh will no longer have an Honors Program. Instead, Honors students will find themselves in the Honors College. Director of the University Honors Program Laurence Carlin said adding the Honors College has been an ongoing process, and does not indicate huge changes for Honors students. “In large part, it is a renaming,” Carlin said. “We are not going to be hiring new faculty, it is not that kind of endeavor. Over the past several years we have, in a way, been working towards this.” Carlin said the Honors College speaks to UWO’s outlook, which is very positive for Honors students. “UW Oshkosh is a great choice for high-achieving, motivated students because the future of honors education here looks very bright,” Carlin said. “And I mean that sincerely.” Honors student Kaitlyn Peksa said she hopes students become more interested in Honors with this new change. “Whether it is just a program or a college I think students should be interested in Honors,” Peksa said. “I have met most of my friends here through Honors classes because they are smaller and more personable and my Honors professors are the ones I know best.” Carlin said the perception many students have is that Honors is a difficult and stressful program. He also said relating it to AP classes is not an accurate statement. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” Carlin said. “I suspect that there’s a confusion, because students come out of high school and they remember their AP classes. Those were stressful, they’re a lot more work … here’s the thing: we are not an AP program, that’s simply not what we do.” Carlin said the new requirements of the Honors College are not vastly different from what students had to complete prior to the upcoming change.

“All we had to do was raise the requirements of the Honors College by three more credits,” Carlin said. According to Carlin, the University Honors Council voted unanimously to make it easier for current Honors students and those entering the program in the spring semester to graduate from the Honors College. “They will not need to take the extra 3 Honors credits that will be required beginning in fall 2017,” Carlin said. UWO senior and former Honors student Taylor Rusch said she left the program due to time constraints and her decision to focus on graduate school, but she is in favor of the switch to the Honors College. “I think for the people that are in it it looks better,” Rusch said. “I think it makes the college look better, more prestigious I guess.” Peksa said her experience with Honors classes at UWO has been very positive. “Honors 175 and 275, the classes that honors students take instead of Q uest, are pretty unique classes,” Peksa said. “175 is team-taught by two professors from different fields of study, yet a cohesive class still occurs, and 275 is all about culture and the arts.” Carlin said current freshmen with a high enough GPA will be invited to the Honors College because they’ve already proven they are adept in the classroom. “The best indicator of success in college is success in college,” Carlin said. “If you can come in and do that well fresh out of high school, we think you can succeed in the Honors College and we’d love to see you join.” According to Carlin, students further along in their academic careers can also get into the Honors College, although it could take them extra time to graduate. “Existing students can get in here,” Carlin said. “If they’re very far along in their education, they would have to be willing to stay extra time, it would be like picking up another major.”




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iss by A-T Staff Senior Raven Wilson won the third annual Miss UWO pageant hosted by the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on Thursday evening in the Reeve Union Ballroom. The fraternity started the event in 2011 as a way to raise awareness for issues affecting the Oshkosh and Fox Valley community. This year, all the proceeds from the philanthropic event benefitted the Christine Ann omestic Abuse Center, a nonprofit organi ation serving individuals and families in Winnebago and Green Lake County struggling with the effects of domestic violence. Wilson said the best part about participating in the pageant was the cause it supported. “Domestic violence awareness is something I am very passionate about, and being able to communicate my knowledge to the campus community helped me live up to my values by educating others in domestic violence,” Wilson said. Wilson said she was hum-

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O pa eant enefits hristine Ann bled to know how many strong men and women there are on this campus who are passionate about bringing awareness to domestic violence. The event began with catered food from Erbert & Gerbert’s as well as Insomnia Cookies and a pri e raffle students could enter. Before the pageant started, an advocate from the Christine Ann Center was on hand to speak about domestic violence. UW Oshkosh student and member of the fraternity, Donnie Bantle said the fraternity has volunteered and raised money for the organiation in the past but wanted to make a bigger mark on the community this time around. “We thought of the idea because Alpha i elta has an event in the spring called Mr. WO that benefits Autism Speaks,” Bantle said. Besides Wilson, the six contestants were Morgaine Prather, Jamie Mikrut, Genevieve Jewson, Iondu Vaijayanthi, Shauna Clemens and runner-up Emily Brooke. The pageant’s contestants participated in a spirit and talent competition as well as a

formal A session. When their name was called, each woman got on stage and spoke about their love for UWO, their involvement in on-campus activities and what they wanted to do in the future. After introducing themselves, the women had the opportunity to showcase a talent of their choosing. Some of the talents included playing various instruments, rapping and singing; Wilson sang a cover of “Chasing avements” by Adele. Junior Katie Becker said she came to support her fellow sisters in Greek Life and for the positive message the pageant presents. “I decided to come because it’s an empowering event for women and it’s a great cause,” Becker said. Bantle said he attended because it’s important to spread awareness about domestic abuse. “Others should attend the event because it will give them resources and advice on what to do when them or someone they know is in an unhealthy relationship,” Bantle said. Beta Theta Pi faculty advi-

sor Debbie Gray Patton said the pageant is less about winning and more about the cause it supports. “The [pageant] is designed to raise awareness of the talented women we have on campus and to raise money for Christine Ann,” atton said. Junior Jackie Lemerond said students who enjoyed the pageant should look into joining a sorority or fraternity. “I think students should attend to see what Greek Life and other organi ations on our campus do and hopefully will make them want to get involved and take on positions that will not only help them, [but] others as well,” Lemerond said. Along with the pride contestants felt in their participation, Bantle also expressed pride in raising money and awareness for domestic abuse. “The most important thing that people should get out of the event is that it can happen to anyone and if it does happen … it is not your fault and that there is help,” Bantle said. Wilson said winning the pageant speaks to who she is as a person, someone who is passionate about educating



Senior and winner of the talent show, Raven Wilson, sang “Chasing Pavements” by Adele as part of her routine. others about domestic violence. “I have won other awards in my undergraduate career, but this win truly resonates with

ohen inspires students

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Dancers at the Pow Wow gather around the Smokeytown drum circle as part of the Grand Entry ceremony.

nter- ri a Po by Raquel Tuohy Students had the opportunity to experience Native American culture when the UW Oshkosh Inter-Tribal Student Organi ation held their seventh annual Pow Wow on Saturday. ITSO is an organi ation whose objective is to act as an advocate for the Indigenous Studies Program at the University as well as to address any concerns or issues for Native American students on campus. The Pow Wow at UW Oshkosh was one of three happening on Saturday, with one being at UW-Green Bay and the other at W- au Claire. ITSO President and junior Leo Spanuello said the purpose of the Pow Wow is a blending of cultures. “The whole idea is the gathering of people,” Spanuello said. “We want to bring Native American traditions into campus and have non-native people experience it because it’s nothing like they have ever seen before.” American Indian Student Services Coordinator ennis ack said they start preparing for next year’s Po Wow the day after the previous one ends. “There’s a lot that goes into planning the event,” ack said. “You know from getting the drumming groups … and getting the emcee who basically is the one you are hearing in Albee the arena director it’s a controlled chaos.” The Pow Wow was an all-day event featuring vendors from across


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the Midwest selling handmade Native American crafts, dance competitions for adults and their children and drum circles led by Smokeytown, Medicine Bear singers and Woodland Thunder. The highlights of the Pow Wow were two ceremonial grand entries which were scheduled for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., where every dancer comes out and performs an honor song and a veterans song, led by Veterans of the Menominee Nation. Freshman and ITSO member Rachel Novak said the organi ation relied on Snapchat for a new and creative way to promote the event. “ The filters are not just in the building,” Novak said. “It’s in the library, the student union and a couple other places. It reminds students to come here.” In addition to Snapchat, students and community members attending the event were able to download the free app Guidebook to access more information about the Pow Wow, including dancer and drummer biographies. Vice president of ITSO and sophomore Nick Metoxen said the aim of the ow Wow was for Native American students to be part of the campus community. “We really look to have Native students feel comfortable here,” Metoxen said. “The Pow Wow [and other events] hopefully can do that over time.” Freshman Dan Paulson said he came to the event to experience Native American culture. “I’m excited to see the music,”

Paulson said. “It’s a different style. It’s something that we aren’t used to.” Freshman Tyler Kohlbeck said the Pow Wow was unlike any event on campus he has been to before. “It’s an eye-opener,” Kohlbeck said. “It’s new to some people, including me. It helps you see the diversity of the campus.” In his introduction, emcee Elliot Funmaker said he commends the ITSO for their work in making this event possible. “The student organi ation did a fantastic job setting up and making people feel at home,” Funmaker said. Women and gender studies professor r. i Cannon said she comes to the Pow Wow every year for a better understanding of Native American traditions. “I think experiencing other cultures is a way we connect as humans,” Cannon said. “ any people have no connections with Native Americans and rely on stereotypes. They need to be broken, and this event is fun.” ack said students that attended the Pow Wow can expand their mind to understand different cultures. “That’s the biggest thing, when you understand someone else and knock down those barriers and misconceptions,” ack said. “You have to be careful making those judgments and assumptions. The biggest thing we want people to understand is that even though American Indians are the lowest percentage of minorities in America, they are there.”

the goals I hope to accomplish in my life and the values I hold with me in my everyday life,” Wilson said.

Andy Cohen, the executive producer of “Real Housewives,” a two-time New York Times bestselling author and talk show and radio host spoke via Skype in Reeve Union theatre on Wednesday. The National Society of Leadership and Success hosted the speaker as part of their Thought Leader series. According to the National Society of Leadership and Success’ website, The Society is “the nation’s largest leadership honor society… candidacy is a nationally recogni ed achievement of honorable distinction.” The Society has already hosted two other speaker livestreams: Dolvett uince, a celebrity trainer on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” and Leigh Anne Tuohy, the inspiration behind “The Blind Side.” President of the Oshkosh chapter of the Society said she chooses their speakers based on their roles in society and the ways their stories affect and inspire others. “We actually, at Oshkosh, don’t pick our speakers,” rut ik said. “They’re decided by the national chapter in New Jersey. They pick all the speakers… I’m guessing just because he does serve good leadership roles in society and would make a good person to influence our cam-

pus.” rut ik said the messages the speakers give can be carried on long after the event is over. “I definitely think that the messages of all of our speakers [give] can help not only the attendees, but also their friends and families because they can pass along their messages,” rut ik said. “ assing it forward and keeping it going and not just at the meetings.” uring the livestream, Andy Cohen talked about his career and how he started from waiting tables in New York to working for Bravo with “ eal Housewives” and “Watch What Happens: Live.” Students like freshman Colleen Bur said she went into the event looking for different tips but came out with motivation and inspiration for her future. “I was kind of hoping on tips on how to move forward, business strategies, how to succeed,” Bur said. “I do think it was a good inspirational story. It was really motivating, and kind of you can do it You’ve got this’ kind of thing.” Senior mma Tousey said Cohen’s presentation can help anyone interested in the entertainment industry. “It’s cool for students to see that he is famous and if students want to go down that path in TV and follow the steps he took, it will benefit their future,” Tousey said.


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9 places to flee to after the election by Kellie Wambold

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November 10, 2016

Get educated on LGBTQIA+ community with S.A.F.E. Training Students, Staff and Faculty for Equality Training is a program available at UW Oshkosh that helps make this campus more safe and understanding of the LGBTQ community. With the ever-growing LGBTQ community on the UWO campus, S.A.F.E. Training is something each person at UWO should consider taking part in. Through this threehour training, students and faculty learn about the community and how to become a better ally. “The focus of this training has always been to teach knowledge about the LGBTQ community and skills to enable people both outside and inside the community to be better allies to individuals in the LGBTQ community,” Director of the LGBTQ Resource Center Liz Cannon said. Cannon said this program has been at UWO since the early 19 80s, and the various activities presented in the training have changed over the years. “When I first came to campus in 19 9 7, the focus was on identity development for gay and lesbian individuals, homophobia and the coming out process,” Cannon said. “Over the past 19 years, I have seen and helped the training evolve several times as the queer community itself has acknowledged our own diversity and as more up-to-date activities have been developed.” When someone thinks of S.A. . . Training, their first thought may be that they will learn solely about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender identities. However, the training covers a wide variety of identities, including intersex, asexual, demisexual, pansexual and others. Cannon said the training currently gives an “overview of the levels of allyship” and has activities that teach participants current LGBTQ IA+ terminology and bring awareness to messages we are taught that influence understanding of the queer community. According to Cannon here is also an “empathy activity on the coming out process, and a student panel where LGBTQ IA+ students answer questions about their experiences.” S.A.F.E. Training covers a wide variety of identities and terms under the LGBTQ IA+ umbrella, giving participants a well-rounded introduction to topics.

UWO senior Kaitlyn Albrecht has recently gone through S.A.F.E. Training as a class requirement and said she felt going through all of the different terms was the most beneficial. “The definitions stood out the most to me because we took the most time on it,” Albrecht said. “There’s so many [terms] that you don’t even realize exist until you go over them.” Albrecht said she was glad she was required to go through S.A.F.E. Training because she learned about identities that she didn’t know existed. While some faculty and students are required to be S.A.F.E. trained, it is not an overarching requirement for campus, and both Albrecht and Cannon said they feel this requirement should be put in place across campus, or at least strongly considered by all. “Anyone who is dedicated to serving all of our students should increase their knowledge of the diverse identities that our students have, including LGBTQ IA+ identities,” Cannon said. “Many student affairs departments require their staff to be trained, luckily too many to list, and in [some cases] the entire building requires staff to be trained.” Currently, any student that is a community advisor, or community service officer, or part of the College of Education and Human Services or College of Nursing is required to go through S.A.F.E. Training. “The overarching goal of S.A.F.E Training is to create an inclusive and welcoming campus climate for our LGBTQ IA+ students and staff,” Cannon said. “This climate extends to the classrooms, the residence halls, all offices on campus and on the campus grounds themselves.” A more welcoming and positive environment on campus will allow for a overall better experience at UWO for every student. While it may seem little, seeing a purple S.A.F.E. triangle can be overwhelmingly reassuring while walking through academic halls or residence halls. Those triangles let you know that within the confines of that building you are safe. Those people took the time to get trained and to gain the knowledge to better support and understand you. While it isn’t a requirement for everyone, consider being S.A.F.E. trained because you never know, someone close to you might appreciate it more than you may know.

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Illnesses don’t always have physical symptoms

by Mariah Heyden Mariah Heyden is a sophomore public relations major. Her views do not necessarily represent those of the Advance-Titan. Invisible illnesses can significantly impair the activities of one’s daily living; whether that is every day, in bursts throughout their lifetime or only for a period of time in their life. Invisible illnesses are defined as diseases or a period of sickness affecting the body or mind, which do not show on the outer surface. These are disabling medical conditions that show zero outward signs and affect 10 percent of the United States population. Conditions of this nature include ADHD, diabetes, Crohn’s Disease and depression, amongst others. Q uite often we hear, and possibly say ourselves, how these illnesses are fake and are “only in our minds.” A degree of intolerance is directed towards mental illnesses as people say how anti-depressants, bi-polar medication and other prescriptions used to help treat mental illnesses are phony and bogus; that a good walk through nature cures all. “The general public thinks of anxiety as a contagious, infectious disease,” freshman Mikayla Becker said. “They cripple at the thought of Wellbutrin and Sertraline and X anax.” Other invisible illnesses may not acquire as much of a stigma, but are still underestimated. Y our peer may appear

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UWO soccer season comes to an end by Morgan Van Lanen


Phoenix attends practice with Brett Kasper. Phoenix and Kasper share a bond together after the bone marrow donation.

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on-campus drive. Later that year, Kasper was notified of the potential match and that further testing was necessary to confirm the results. “I knew what I was getting involved with, and I told myself that from day one I was not going to back away from it,” asper said. “Once they called me and told me I was going to be a match and put the name and age to the recipient, it made it really real and that is when I told myself that there is no way that I can back away.” The notification asper received was about hoenix, who learned her cancer had returned just four months before receiving the good news. hoenix’s mother, Tammy Bridegroom, explained that a stem cell transplant would be the only cure for her daughter this time around. “It was near the end of October of that we found out that her cancer had come back,” Tammy said. “Immediately, my husband, myself and our oldest daughter were tested and we were hoping that one of us would be the match for her so that we could move forward as uickly as possible. That did not happen. We won the lottery by having someone that is not only on the list but was so willing to move forward in our time frame.” asper went through with the operation. Once his surgery concluded, hoenix was able to receive the bone marrow transplant to save her life. She has been cancer-free since receiving the donation. There is a one-year waiting period recipients and donors must wait until any sort of contact can be established. Throughout the entire process, the Bridegrooms did not expect this type of community involvement during their meeting and Tammy said they have been astonished by the hospitality of everyone involved. “When we first agreed that we would like to meet our donor, we assumed that we would be meeting with one person, saying thank you,” Tammy said. “They have rolled out the red carpet and we have just felt so loved. This is an ama ing community of people, and we could not have imagined that the donor that we would be meeting would be a part of something so giant and it has just been a great experience.” arly in the morning, both the Bridegrooms and asper weren’t sure how they were going to act when they finally met. As soon as asper met hoenix though, he said said it felt like the two families had known each other forever before even meeting one another. “It worked out really well,” asper said. “We both kind of

just said it when we both got in the room and hoenix kind of just made it feel like we have known each other for years now, so it was a really comforting experience. It was awesome and this was able to make this story full circle, which was my hope ever since I joined the registry list.” hoenix and her parents toured Oshkosh with the aspers on their first day in Wisconsin. The Bridegrooms and Kaspers then attended the press conference, had the opportunity to meet with the football team and did some ok mon hunting to end the day. The Bridegrooms also joined the team on the field during their practice with Brett introducing his teammates to hoenix as they walked around the field. hoenix was given a andora bracelet from the seniors on the team, through contributions from the community. The Bridegrooms felt that with this situation, they should be the ones going to the extent that Oshkosh has for their visit, not the other way around. “We should be the ones coming here and making you feel like kings because of what you have done for us,” hoenix’s dad ohn Bridegroom said. “We won the lottery and our pri e is this little girl that is able to be the star in our world. We came up here to say thank you and you are all just treating us ama ing. Thank you so much and we are excited for the time that we have here, even after we go home.” WO is one of over campuses in the .S. that hosts bone morrow drives with Be The atch. anderWielen, who is also a representative for the Community Blood Center, said to be able to come together for a purpose like this is what defines their purpose. “This journey has been just so incredible,” anderWielen said. “We are so grateful for all of the support from Coach Cerroni, the team, the university [and] the community, [and] it has been such an awesome experience. What a perfect place to start is with a football team and with a coach who is determined to get those men on the registry to help save those lives.” According to Cerroni, around percent of the football team is currently signed up for the bone marrow registry and Kasper said this situation has shown him that life outside of football can also take precedence. “The biggest thing is taking a step back from everyday life,” asper said. “Being an athlete, obviously you are always on the go with school and practice and everything else, so it really makes you take a step back and take a bigger look at what the real meaning is in life. There is a bigger picture to everything and

The UW Oshkosh women’s soccer team concluded its eighth-consecutive winning season in a - loss to UW-Whitewater on Thursday in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Association Conference Championship Semifinal. The Titans ended their season with an overall record of - - . Senior midfielder obyn lliot said she and her teammates tried to stay positive after the game by supporting one another. “Obviously it hurts to lose to our rivals, but I don’t have as sour a taste in my mouth as I have in past years when our season was over,” obyn said. “After the game, my sister achel told everyone to form a circle and we all leaned on each other and I just started off by saying Thank you for everything,’ to my teammates. It sucks to lose, but it was great to be surrounded by teammates and family.” All three of the Warhawks’ goals came in the first half of the match, while the Titans were able to sneak one in during the last minutes. Warhawks’ Adria Schueler scored her first collegiate goal in the fifth minute of play on a pass from ayton e uga. The ball flew past the hands of freshman goalkeeper add unyan to put Whitewater up by one. ess than seven minutes later, the Warhawks went up by two when leading scorer Brianna eid rocketed the ball past unyun to mark her th goal of the year. This was eid’s th career point, making her the all-time leading scorer at UW-Whitewater. WO was able to hold off Whitewater, who is ranked sixth in the NCAA ivision III by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, until organ Beaty scored her second point of the season off an assist from mily ouille in the th minute. Whitewater entered halftime with shots on goal and nine corner kicks, while WO had just five and three of each, respectively. obyn kept her team’s hope alive by scoring her sixth goal

of the season in the th minute mark. Her -yard shot sailed into the net after it deflected off of Whitewater goalie ennie Novak. Senior forward achel lliot said her twin sister continued to give it her all even after being down by so much in the second half, something she did all throughout playing at WO. “It shows that she is willing to work for what she wants,” said achel. “ obyn is the hardest worker I know and I don’t think giving up will ever be a part of obyn’s character. She is the definition of someone who leads by example, and what a great example it has be to follow all of these years.” The Titans concluded the second half with four shots while the Warhawks were able to produce seven. WO was able to hold their opponent to three corner kicks in the final minutes, but were unable to get any of their own. unyan saved six shots in the game, concluding her freshman season with saves and a goals per game average of . . The lliots paced WO with two shots each in the match. Senior Alyssa Arnold said she has met so many great people at WO soccer and it certainly has been a journey of ups and downs. “I learned a lot more than just skills that I use out on the field and for that I am extremely grateful,” Arnold said. “The best part- for me was that I got to play with my sister. Having her here made it really feel like home and memories we will always share together.” Sophomore forward Alek leis said the team is already preparing for next season by working out, lifting, starting training in the spring and traveling to ermany in the summer to compete against some talented opponents. “I’m looking forward to everyone coming back next year,” leis said. “It will be a new year losing the lliot twins but I believe in our team that we can come together and make it happen. Starting with going to the ast Coast in the beginning of September and then just going on with the season one game at a time.”


Phoenix received a charm bracelet from the UWO seniors. that has really made me take a step back and reali e that even though we have a game Saturday, there is a bigger picture to this. She has really brought that out in me this week.” When hoenix heard someone actually volunteered for this, she said thank you for her survival, cooperation and support. “He really answered my prayer,” hoenix said. “I am going to tell my friends that I had a blast in Oshkosh and that I met a guy that is super awesome, a uarterback and that might be related to me. It really blows my mind that we are related in a way through blood type or through something that really brings us together.” Brett predicates his willingness to sign up and donate through the registry comes from the people that have been his biggest supporters since day one, his parents. He said through both his coach and parent’s emphasis, he was able to find the will to follow through and help hoenix in her time of need. “ y parents have been the biggest supporting cast that I have had since day one,” Kasper said. “I think that it is a reflection of the values and morals that they have instilled in me and making this decision and going through with the whole thing, so thanks to them, as well as Coach and the team for their support and efforts too. Once you are on the list, you are committed to it. This is something that I did not really think of until I actually got the call. This is something good to

join as a team, especially with Coach Cerroni pushing for us to get on the registry.” Through the entire process, starting when anderWielen and Cerroni began talking about the team’s role with the Community Blood Center, WO’s football coach has stressed the importance of consistency and sticking to signing up for the registry to the team. The football program won the olunteerism Award a year ago from Be The atch so backing down from the challenge if matched up with someone who needs a donation is not what Cerroni believes in. “We were up in inneapolis at their convention and to hear the stories of the people that died because the donors refused to donate, that hits hard,” Cerroni said. “You really have to be committed to it and your job of sending that message to the team. To make it clear, you are going to want to know how many guys on your team are on the registry, because we are very particular who is on it . We tell them they have to be committed to it [and that] you cannot back out of it.” asper said this bond will always have Oshkosh ties and he said the bond will never end. “That bond was fused today when we walked in the room,” Kasper said. “There was a weird tension, but once we gave each other a hug we felt like what is next, like we have been friends for a couple of years now, although this is the first day that we have actually met. It definitely is special bond that we feel with each other.”

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November 10, 2016

Titans tackle Eagles in home game by Nathan Proell

The UW Oshkosh football team is now 8-1 after a 51-29 victory over the UW-La Crosse Eagles on Saturday, remaing in second place in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, one game behind UW-Whitewater and one game ahead of UW-Platteville. In a matchup between two of the top three ranked WIAC defenses, Titans being ranked first and the Eagles second, the Titans had 528 total yards of offense compared to the Eagles’ 3 72 total offensive yards. Titans quarterback Brett Kasper said his team worked hard to have an impressive performance against a tough opponent. “It felt good to actually play them well,” Kasper said. “To get them at home and put a full game together felt really good.” The Titans’ WIAC No. 1 ranked rush offense was able to get 3 6 4 total rushing yards compared to the Eagles’ fourth-ranked rush offense who totaled 9 2 rushing yards on Saturday. In a game where the Titans did not attempt a single punt, the offense was able to score seven touchdowns and a field goal. The game started with the Eagles getting the ball first after the Titans won the coin toss and elected to kick. The Eagles had a quick three and out in a drive that lasted just over a minute. The Titans got the punt on their own 3 0 and were able to take it 70 yards for a touchdown via Mitch Gerhartz’s 23 -yard rush. After the missed extra point from kicker Eli Wettstein, who has made 12 of 15 attempts this season, the Titans took the early lead of 6 -0. The Eagles second possession of the game resulted in an interception after taking the ball from their own 25-yard line to their 50. The Titans’ strong safety Johnny Eagan intercepted a pass attempt from Eagles quarterback Tarek Y aeggi on

the UWO 40. The Titans took the ball from their own 40 to the Eagles’ 3 1 where they were held to a 48-yard field goal attempt that was good by Wettstein, extending the Titans’ lead to 9 -0 with 4: 47 remaining in the first quarter. The Eagles were able to put their first score on the board on the next possession after going 75-yards and a Y aeggi 1-yard rush that he fumbled but was recovered in the endzone by Eagles’ Joel Oxford for the touchdown. The Eagles were down two points with 2: 52 remaining in the first quarter with a score of 7-9 . The next score of the game came from the Titans in the second quarter at 13 : 23 with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Kasper to wide receiver CJ Blackburn, putting the Titans ahead 16 -7. At 9 : 3 9 in the second, the Titans had their third touchdown of the game with a Dylan Hecker rush for 2 yards in a drive that came from an interception by cornerback Rajon Hall. The Eagles were able to score another touchdown with a Y aeggi 4-yard pass to Nick Holcomb in a drive that went 58-yards. With the last score of the first half for both teams, the Titans finished the first half ahead 23 -14. The Titans started the second half with the ball and scored their fourth touchdown of the game, and the second for Kasper who had a 9 -yard pass to wide receiver Jacob Grant. The Titans were now ahead 3 0-14 with 8: 03 remaining in the third quarter. UW-La Crosse managed to keep themselves in the game with a 15-yard Y aeggi touchdown pass to Oxford. After a successful two-point conversion the Eagles were within 8 points of the Titans with a score of 22-3 0. The Titans pulled away from the Eagles for the rest of the game after a 45-yard rush from Blackburn that extended the lead to 22-3 7 as the third quarter came to an end. The Titans had two more

NCAA DIII women’s volleyball bottom left bracket schedule

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Nov. 11

UW-Whitewater vs. Greenville (9p.m.)

Mary Washington vs. Cabrini (8p.m.)

Hope vs. Elmhurst (6:30p.m.)

Randolph-Macon vs. Stevenson (5:30p.m.)

Wash. - St. Louis vs. Heidelberg (9p.m.)

Chris. Newport vs. Johns Hopkins (12:30p.m.)

UW Oshkosh vs. Bluffton (1:30p.m.)

Juniata vs. Meredith (3p.m.)


ABOVE: No. 66 junior offensive lineman Ty Summers gets ready to snap the ball to quarterback Brett Kaspter on Nov. 5. BELOW: No. 97 kicker Eli Wettstein prepares to kick the ball against the Eagles. Wettstein has made 12 field goals so far. touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The first being a 1-yard Chad Walton rush and the second being a 2-yard Blackburn rush. With 4: 42 remaining in the game the Eagles scored the last touchdown of the game bringing the final score to 29 -51. Despite the victory, Blackburn said he believes the team has yet to put out their best performance and show what they are really capable of. “I don’t think we’ve played our best game yet,” Blackburn said. “We wanna play great football, we know we can play better.” The Titans have one more regular season game against the 2-7 UW-Eau Claire Blugolds. Despite the poor record for the Blugolds and its last place WIAC standing, Titans head coach Pat Cerroni said his team does not take anyone lightly. “Obviously we’re trying to beat them,” Cerroni said. “That’s how we operate. We’re not worried about what their record is.”

Volleyball prepares for tourney by Natalie Dillion

The UW Oshkosh women’s volleyball team fell to UW-La Crosse last Thursday in the semifinals of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Despite the loss, Oshkosh did well enough in the regular season to earn one of the 21 at-large bids to the NCAA tournament. UWO ( 28-7) travels to Whitewater today to compete against Bluffton University of Ohio ( 23 -8) in the first round. Last year, the Titans were a co-champion of the conference along with La Crosse. Oshkosh had a 6 -1 conference record and an overall record of 26 -9 . After having a bye in the first round of the WIAC tournament, the Titans fell to UW-Stevens Point in five sets. Oshkosh failed to get an automatic bid, and controversially, did not get an at-large bid either. Senior Lexi Thiel said getting a bid this year makes up for the disappointment of not getting one last year. “It feels great, obviously,” Thiel said. “I felt we were really deserving of it this year and I hope we prove that.” Before confirming the team earned the bid, Head coach Brian Schaefer said he felt confident about getting it. In the past, the NCAA typically took two teams within the region, not including the

automatic bid. “I thought we would be in because of our regional rankings last week,” Schaefer said. “Because we were ranked third and lost to La Crosse who was ranked ahead of us and Elmhurst lost to Millikin, I knew no team would flop ahead of us.” In the conference tournament Thursday, UWO fell in four sets to UW-La Crosse, 17-25, 25-21, 24-26 and 18-25. Oshkosh scored the first point of the first match on a kill from freshman Samantha Jaeke, but the Titans trailed the Eagles for the rest of the set. La Crosse built their lead to 11-3 after a six-point run. Four of the six points came from Titan errors: one service error and three attack errors. A kill from freshman Shannon Herman stalled the run, but not for long. At 20-9 , La Crosse held their biggest lead of the match with an 11-point margin. Oshkosh fended off two match points at 24-16 and 24-17 with a kill from Herman, but an attack error put the Titans down one set. The Eagles snatched the first point of the second set with a kill by Maddie Entinger. Jaeke tied the score back up with a kill, but La Crosse took advantage of some service errors to lead 10-6 . Senior Nerissa Vogt record-

ed a kill to come within three at 7-10 and then a block to trail by one. After a little stumble, a kill from Vogt combined with two aces from sophomore Tina Elstner, brought the team back within one again. The Titans kept pace with the Eagles until tying the set 19 -19 off of an Eagles attack error. A block from Vogt gave the Titans a lead they would hold the rest of the set. Vogt smashed a kill to give UWO the set point, and she, along with Jaeke, put up a block to tie the match up at one set a piece. Vogt attributed the momentum late in the second set to the defense and blocking. Vogt recorded four solo blocks and five combination blocks. “We got out there on our blocks and got into game mode,” Vogt said. “We got the jitters out, mainly.” Again, Jaeke recorded a kill to give Oshkosh the first point of the third set, but La Crosse took the lead back. At one time in the match, the Eagles lead 16 -10 from a service ace from Stephanie Henk. However, the Titans fought back, just as they did late in the second set. The set was tied 18-all after an attack error from the Eagles. A kill from Vogt gave the Titans the lead 19 -18, but two kills later, they trailed again. UWO fought to tie the set at 21, 22 and 24 before a ser-

vice error from Jaeke and kill from Ashley Entinger doused the Titans’ comeback. The fourth set looked promising as the Titans grabbed the lead with a kill from Vogt. They extended their lead to 8-3 on a kill from sophomore Carly Lemke. The Eagles, however, tied the set up at eight after an ace from Halle Barnabo. La Crosse took a small lead with a service error. Oshkosh regained the lead at 12-11 only to lose it again at 15-16 due to an attack error. The Eagles held the lead the rest of the set and closed out the match winning 25-18. Herman lead the team with 12 kills and Vogt, Elstner and Jaeke each put up an additional nine. Thiel totaled 3 7 assists and Elstner had 10 digs. If the Titans can make it to the quarterfinals by beating Bluffton University, they will be playing on their home court again, as UW Oshkosh hosts the championship in Kolf. Elstner said the team is motivated to do well in the tournament regardless of the location, but is excited for the chance to play at home. “Hosting the quarterfinals is just a bonus,” Elstner said. “I think it will push us to do better this week so we can come back to our home court where we are most comfortable and play our best.”


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Austin Walther - Sports Editor Morgan Van Lanen - Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Wrestling opens year with a win by Alex Nemec


No. 77 Logan Polack celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal 3:20 into the first period off of a power play.

Hockey goes 0-2 on weekend Friday, Nov. 4: Fell to St. Cloud State University 2-3 at home -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, Nov. 5: Fell to St. Cloud State University 0-2 at home

M2 Northern Collegiate Hockey League standings Team

Conference Records

Goals for and against

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Waldorf Univ.



Robert Morris Univ. (IL) Maroon



UW Oshkosh



Northern Michigan Univ.



Saint Mary’s Univ. (Min.)



Lewis University



The UW Oshkosh wrestling team partcipated in back-to-back meets this weekend. Against Lakeland College, the team as a whole took first place, while indivdiaul scores were recorded in the six-team UW-Stevens Point Open. Ethan Altabet finished in fourth place in the 125 pound weight class at the UWSP open, while teammate Nate Arquinego finished sixth in the 149 pound weight class, respectively. Altabet said he isn’t satisfied with finishing fourth at the open and he feels like there’s room for improvement. “Every tournament the goal is to finish 1st,” Altabet said. Altabet pinned his opponent Alemayehu Lehman from Lakeland in 29 seconds, but said he would prefer winning by points. “I think it’s more realistic to win by points because good kids aren’t going to give up pins,” Altabet said. According to Arquinego, his slow feet were the main reason he ended up with a sixth place finish. “Because of that I had to do a lot more work to defend myself,” Arquinego said. Arquinego said to keep focused he writes in a journal so his objectives are laid out in front of him. “I write down my goals everyday,” Arquinego said. “I keep a diet journal too, so I write down everything I’m eating. Y ou come in, you work hard and have a good

practice partner.” Arquinego said he thought he wrestled poorly, even though the results indicate otherwise. “The matches I lost were close matches that I definitely could have won and should have won,” Arquinego said. “So, you know, when you have something like that happen it kind of takes away from [coming in 6 th].” Coach Efrain Ayala said with the new season, his expectations for the team were unclear. “We got a lot of young guys coming in so we didn’t know what to expect right away,” Ayala said. “But they wrestled well, they performed well, they did everything they needed to as far as the preseason went so they were well prepared I think and they stepped up to the challenge.” Ayala said there is a big difference preparing for a one-on-one team match versus an open tournament, yet they prepare for both. “[One-on-one matches] make them weigh in for the first time, then have to wrestle one hour after,” Ayala said. “So [in] opens, you weigh in and you get two hours until you wrestle… your body has to be mentally prepared and physically prepared for that match right away cause you’re going to get up and wrestle right away.” Ayala said his team is very young, but they are still very talented “Expectations are still high,” Ayala said. “I think we have a lot of great kids who are going to do great things this year.”

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