ADVANCE-TITAN November 17, 2016
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Robbers leave behind heart, lunch meat by Ti Windisch
email@example.com A heart in a plastic bag was left at the scene of a robbery at the off-campus home of three UW Oshkosh students on Tuesday morning. Luke Johnson, Chris Rias and Corey Parks, who live on the 800 block of Franklin Street, said their house was robbed between 7: 30 and 8: 30 a.m. but they did not see anything. The residents said they were not sure what kind of heart it was, but Rias said he hoped it was not a human heart. “It better be an animal heart, because if it’s a real heart, I’m going to be real [ scared] ,” Rias said. “Then I’m going to be like, ‘Mom, I’m moving back home.’” The Oshkosh Police Department took the heart to ﬁnd out what ind it is. was unavailable for comment for this story. According to Rias, Johnson left the
door unlocked when he left for work in Rias said he thought robberies were the morning, and that’s how the robbers pretty typical, but this one deﬁnitely got in. stands apart from the average. Parks said he was asleep during the “Break-ins happen all the time, but time of the robbery, and from what Rias they don’t leave a heart,” Rias said. “It told him, it sounds like his room might was a bloody heart.” have been entered. Johnson said he “I’m thinking that thought the heart Break-ins happen all the could’ve been an item they might’ve tried to go in my room, since time, but they don’t leave taken from another home [ Rias] said my door was a heart. It was a bloody and left outside of his cracked and my light heart. randomly. was on,” Parks said. “Traditionally, like — Chris Rias with hunters, if you Parks said both his UWO Student shoot your ﬁrst deer you home and car were broken into, and residents’ have got to take a shot of belongings were taken. blood from the heart,” Johnson said. “They stole [ Rias’] backpack, [ JohnParks said plenty of strange things son’s] speaker, they stole my head- happen around UWO, but this incident phones from my car which was broken was on another level of weirdness. into,” Parks said. “Even with all the different things that Rias said their belongings, along with have happened since we’ve been here, items they had never seen before, were we had the stabbings and that stuff, but scattered all over their yard, including this just takes it to a whole new creep some packaged sliced turkey meat. factor,” Parks said.
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A heart in a bag sits under a vehicle on Franklin Street. Residents of the house found it after their home was robbed.
Vice Chancellor talks sexuality, road to Oshkosh by Laura Dickinson
firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Brandon Miller was the special guest at the Q ueer Talk Show put on by the UW Oshkosh LG BTQ Resource Center to talk about his experience at UWO as a gay man. The event was held in the Campus Center for Equity and Diversity on Nov. 15 and was open to all UWO students and staff. Miller was born and raised in Texas and attended the Southern Baptist church where his mother was a minister. “Well for me, home will always be Texas,” Miller said. “What I have learned, however, is that home is where your heart is, home is where you feel safe where you can learn and grow.” UWO senior Shauna Van Domelen said she believes seeing someone from the LG BTQ community li e iller hold an ofﬁce position at the University is important. “Brandon brings a visibility,” Van Domelen said. “Seeing someone who is concerned with issues, not just LG BTQ students, but all students, sends a message that we are not just concerned about ourselves, and we want to help everybody.” Miller said he found Wisconsin surprisingly welcoming and nice and that he is able to call Wisconsin and UWO home. ne of things reali ed when ﬁrst moved to Wisconsin since I have moved here is that in Texas, people are honest while here in Wisconsin they are kind,” Miller said. “However, the lack of diversity has been a shock in Wisconsin.” Miller said he had no hesitation about applying to UWO after previously working at universities that would not let him be an out gay man. “Baylor is the world’s largest protestant church,” Miller said. “They are making a lot of progress but have a long way to go. I was there for si years before was ﬁred, and wasn t able to be myself during those years.” Director of the LG BTQ Resource Center, Liz Cannon, said it is important to the UWO community for a gay man to be in the administration ofﬁce. “If we are to create a community that is truly respectful for all opinions we have to learn about opinions that are not our own,” Cannon said. “That means we have to learn about all identities different from our own. This is just one example.” At UWO, Miller has also taken on the task of being Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs in addition to his current position. “The position is one that keeps you on your EMILY FREDRICK/ADVANCE-TITAN toes and keeps you young,” Miller said. “It’s [ an] TOP: Chancellor Andrew Leavitt leads students in the Safety Walk across evolving position, we didn’t have many of the issues that are going on now when ﬁrst started in campus. Concerns with unsafe locations around UWO were brought up. academics in 1996. For me this isn’t just a profesABOVE: Stephanie Kitzerow, a campus victim advocate, shows University sion, it is my calling.” Police Department Captain Chris Tarmann where additional emergency TALK SHOW, PAGE A2 lights should be placed to benefit the campus and make it a safer place.
Students talk safety with Chancellor, UPD by Nicole Horner email@example.com Students were given the opportunity to express their safety concerns with UW Oshkosh administrators at the annual Campus Safety Walk on Monday. The walk kicked off at the University Police Department just before sunset. Students and faculty circled the campus with ofﬁcers, community service ofﬁcers and the Chancellor to indicate areas of concern. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said UWO has done the Safety Walk for many years. “This is my second Safety Walk since I’ve been here,” Leavitt said. “It’s something that happens usually annually with the Chancellor.” Leavitt said this event allows administrators to understand any unease students feel regarding campus safety. “I would imagine it started
with people wanting to share their concerns about the environment that they go to school in,” Leavitt said. “One of the best ways to do that is to walk around this campus, particularly when the sun goes down, and let administrators experience it in the same way that students are.” UWO Chief of Police Kurt Leibold said the concerns expressed throughout this walk can lead to changes across campus. “At the end of the day, what we’re going to do is compile everybody’s concerns and we’re going to put together some kind of proposal and introduce it to the chancellor and see what we can do,” Leibold said. Leavitt said students should participate in this event because it beneﬁts both students and administrators. “They should participate be-
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cause that’s the only way we can get the information we need to make it a better and safer campus,” Leavitt said. Freshman Bailey Hanson said the walk is beneﬁcial because it gives students a chance to share any changes they believe should be made. “I think it was an important walk because it gave us students a chance to speak to someone that can change what makes us feel uncomfortable,” Hanson said. “There were a lot of great suggestions made by students that the Chancellor, the city and the UWO Police are now looking into.” Leavitt said the concerns expressed at the Safety Walk differ each year. “You never can quite tell what’s going to come out of these because the people who are involved in this walk tonight are all so different, and they all have different experiences,” Leavitt said. Leavitt said the event continues each year because of the commitment to campus safety. “We want to create the environment where people feel safe,” Leavitt said. “One of the ways we demonstrate that is through this walk where we can make some infrastructure changes to the campus to make it safer.” Some of the safety concerns brought up at this year’s Safety Walk included lighting, afewal s, blue lights, stop lights, ash bea-
TALK SHOW FROM PAGE A1 Miller said he is humbled by being labeled as a role model here for the LG BTQ students and staff at UWO. “I have never even thought of that,” Miller said. “It is something that is humbling, but also very challenging. We are all human, and we all make mistakes, but I am glad that I can work in a position I care deeply about, at a place I
cons and crosswalks. UPD Captain Chris Tarmann said Safewalks are an option across campus, including Lot 39 across the bridge. “Our CSOs do offer Safewalks to that location,” Tarmann said. “If you give them a call, they’ll walk with you. It’s really just adding to your group.” According to Leibold, there are several ways students can contact CSOs to get Safewalks. “You could either call the police department at 920-424-1212 and just talk to them about what you’d like,” Leibold said. “If you have the UW Oshkosh mobile app, you can request it through the app. Then you don’t have to give us a call, you just hit submit and they’ll send an email back to you.” According to Tarmann, the blue lights on campus are another way to request a Safewalk. “If you want to hit the blue light and you need a Safewalk you can do that,” Tarmann said. “That’s not a problem at all.” After students suggested adding a blue light to Lot 11 behind the Arts and Communications Center, Tarmann proposed a blue light app. “If we had a safety app that gave you a blue light in your phone all the time, then you always have a blue light even when there isn’t one around, not a physical one,” Tarmann said. According to Leibold, stop lights become a safety concern when pedestrians do not push the button. “We did a study,” Leibold said. “84 per-
care deeply about where I can be myself.” Miller said that in the aftermath of the election, it is more important than ever students on campus feel safe, and that is one of his priorities as Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. “Hearing what was happening on different campuses, I woke up Thursday morning knowing that we needed to address the situation,” Miller said. “We drafted the statement about the resources that
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were available. We have been very lucky that we haven’t had any incidents happen on this campus like other UW system campuses post-election.” Van Domelen said she felt like the email sent out to was beneﬁcial to students on campus. etting that email deﬁnitely helped,” Van Domelen said. “Considering the recent events that we have had, it is helpful to have someone who is openly gay and so high up in staff to say their perspec-
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tive and what they will do to help.” Miller said he is proud to be able to work with UWO in making progress in diversity a priority, but there is still work to be done. “I think that the LG BTQ community here at Oshkosh is one of our hallmarks,” Miller said. “We are an inclusive community, and it has helped us. While there still [ is] room for improvements, we are becoming a place that students think is a good place.”
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cent of the campus crosses the street illegally. That’s not just the kids, that’s everybody. What we want to do is make it easier and less confusing.” Leibold said replacing stop lights with pedestrian ash beacons can reduce this confusion. These beacons would ensure that cars stop for pedestrians without having to wait for a light to turn green before ﬁnally being able to drive again. “Over across where the Reeve renovation is going, there’s new cross beacons that are ash beacons, eibold said. hey re not stop and go lights so we hope that’s going to make it easier to get across the street.” Leavitt said an increase of crosswalks is another way to reduce safety issues. “Half of the campus jaywalks every morning,” said Leavitt. Senior Clarissa Rueckert said she had concerns about the driveway between Donner Hall and Webster Hall. “When I’m walking back from class, I always walk on this sidewalk and cars literally bust through here,” Rueckert said. “They don t even really stop and loo for trafﬁc, and so I’ve almost gotten run over a couple different times.” Leavitt said it is important for students to express their concerns in order for these changes to be made. “Let us know, that way we can do something with lighting or with security or blue phones or something,” Leavitt said. “Part of our mission is we want to reduce crime, and we want to reduce fear because fear is just as real.”
by Nicole Horner firstname.lastname@example.org Business and project management students can gain important experience and skills by joining an internship and co-op program provided by a company called Belmark. Heather Swanson, who runs recruitment at Belmark and is in charge of the internship program, said Belmark has provided an internship and co-op program for about 10 years. “About 10 students every year are hired in different areas of the business to help with daily departmental tasks, as well as projects that correlate with their majors,” Swanson said. Last year, UW Oshkosh student Cameron O’Connell took part in the program as a Customer Service Representative intern. According to Swanson, Belmark is a converter of pressure-sensitive labels, printed e ible pac aging and folding cartons. “We are one of the largest and fastest growing converters in the industry,” Swanson said. According to Swanson, Belmark’s customers play a key role in the company’s fundamentals. “Belmark focuses on four key values to exceed our customer’s expectations,” Swanson said. “Our commitment and dedication to these values allows us to aggressively grow while proﬁtably exceeding our customers’ needs. A blend of speed, quality, innovation and exceptional customer service separates us from our competition.” Swanson said the company has been customer-oriented since its founding. “Since our beginning in 1977, Belmark has built its business and reputation on providing innovative labeling and packaging solutions for our customers,” Swanson said. “Throughout our growth, we have maintained our original commitment to customer service and quality. That commitment is demonstrated in every labeling and packaging solution we deliver.” Swanson said Belmark has opportunities for people both in and out of college. “[ The] Belmark internship and co-op program is open to ualiﬁed college students, Swanson said. “However, we have various educational programs for eligible high schoolers, technical college students and full-time employees.” According to Swanson, Belmark’s interns play a key role in the success of the company. or elmar speciﬁcally, this [ internship program] allows our teams to make connections with possible full-time candidates,” Swanson said. “It also helps out with a department’s
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‘March for 22’ raises awareness of veteran suicide by Kierra Carr firstname.lastname@example.org The UW Oshkosh Student Veterans Association and the UWO Veteran’s Resource Center walked 2.2 miles Thursday to raise awareness for the 22 veterans who commit suicide each day. Army veteran and student Taylor G ilmet said there are many ways to help veterans and anyone who is thinking about suicide, but one of the easiest ways is to look for something out of the ordinary. President of the Veterans Association Alex Kloss said people can help veterans by assuring them that they are there if they ever need someone to talk to. G ilmet said when it comes to veterans and being deployed overseas, the combination of PTSD and suicide can be common in any veteran, and
it’s hard for them to admit they are going through difﬁcult times. Specialist Stephan Harder said in some cases, people around the community do not know what is happening among veterans. “In many cases with veterans, you don’t know what they have gone through while they were deployed, so you have to take that extra step and ask them if they need any help coping with stuff,” Harder said. Army veteran William Moore said there are plenty of veterans in the community to start conversations with. “If people just bring it up in normal conversation about 22 vets committing suicide everyday then they will have the knowledge,” Moore said. “It’ll make them aware of it so we can help these vets out.”
Pfc. Derrick Pulley said it can be hard to notice if someone is depressed, but once everyone knows what the indicators are it will help veterans and the community. “First off, recognize the signs of depression, isolation, not talking as much, not social as usual, and once you recognized that, sit them down and help them through this rough patch they are having,” Pulley said. G ilmet said regardless of recognizing the signs, an alternate approach is to simply make the community aware of what is going on around them. Cadet Michael Oldendorf said the best way to decrease suicide among veterans is to increase awareness by posting information around campus. “What if this was you or your family member thinking about suicide? ” Oldendorf said. “Then
that would make it more personal for people and really hit home because a lot of the times, people don’t really understand an epidemic like this unless it has a sentimental meaning to them.” Pulley said the turnout was great, and there weren’t just veterans participating, but people on campus and in the community that care about veterans all across the country. Kloss mentioned that although the main focus of the walk was for veteran suicide, it’s also for anyone thinking about suicide. “We can sure cut the number down a lot if we just ask people how they are doing and sometimes come right out and ask them if they are thinking ALICIA KAHL/ADVANCE-TITAN about committing suicide, veterans, non veterans, A March For 22 participant displays the American flag during the 2.2 anyone,” Kloss said. mile walk that started at Dempsey and went through campus.
Oslo historian visits UWO to talk about civic engagement
by Cari Fehler email@example.com Chalak Kaveh traveled from Oslo, Norway to UW Oshkosh this week to give a presentation about civic engagement as part of this year’s G eoQ uest series. Kaveh emigrated from Mahabad, Iran to Norway when he was 12 years old and has since become a historian. Elizabeth Barron of the G eography Department knows him personally and invited him to give a historical-geography-geared talk. “As geographers, we are invested in students at this university learning more about the world and about different parts of the world, so we found that it was a really good opportunity to bring in a speaker to talk about a part of the world that is
very complicated and has a lot going on,” Barron said. Student Alia Carroll also said there are beneﬁts to bringing diverse speakers to campus. “Personally, I really enjoy hearing the perspectives of international speakers,” Carroll said. “I think it is extremely important to be exposed to information and viewpoints from educators outside our comfort zones.” Civic engagement, one of three branches of the University Studies Program here on campus, was a key component of the speech. According to Dr. Barron, three different Q uest classes were in attendance as well as geography students. Kaveh said civic engagement is important for people from every part of the world.
“You, as American students and American youth, should care about other people in other parts of the world because in the end, you have much more in common with other youth than you do with adults, and you can be a force of change,” Kaveh said. “The same applies to women. If women are oppressed in patriarchal structures, they should unite because it would be in each others’ interest. In other words, I think civic engagement has to be global in many aspects. I think ethnicity and nationalism is a trap.” Kaveh’s presentation spoke explicitly about the Kurdish people, who are an important ethnic group in the Middle East that live in four different countries. Kaveh outlined the struggles they face with civic engagement because they are not all
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in one country to bring their ideas together. Kaveh said this differs drastically from American society. “Because of the state oppression, it won’t be easy always for a Kurd to freely, openly engage, so where civic engagement for you is a natural thing, for him or for her [ Kurds] it will be a privilege, which has to be fought, no? ” Kaveh said. Kaveh said he hopes what students take away from his presentation is an appreciation for their civil liberties. “I hope they don’t take democracy and civil rights and the civil right to oppose the government for granted,” Kaveh said. “It’s very important. Young students should be engaged. It’s very important for the world.”
Carroll reiterated this idea. “This presentation has opened my eyes to how different civic engagement can vary across the world and how privileged we are in the United States,” Carroll said. Barron said Kaveh is a good example of what can come from the enriching experience of helping people from other countries ﬁnd a better life elsewhere. “Even though Chalak didn’t talk about this at all, I think it’s really beneﬁcial for us here, and our students, to, in a way, see someone that was resettled into another country, but 25 years later,” Barron said. “He left Kurdistan and where he grew up and was resettled into Norway and now has become a very thoughtful, productive member of society.”
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‘Humans of Oshkosh’ features local ﬁrst responders by Laura Dickinson firstname.lastname@example.org UW Oshkosh students and faculty came together with the Oshkosh community to celebrate the “Humans of Oshkosh” book that was released featuring ﬁrst responders in the community. The event, which was held at Reeve Memorial Union, had students who wor ed on the pro ect and professor race im tal about their e perience. Lim said she had the idea for the pro ect before the niversity tudies rogram began. “I had a student who would sit in the front row and give me funny looks when I would talk about war in Iraq,” im said. hen couldn t ta e it anymore and as ed her what was up. he said that the media only covered half the story. hey never tal about the good the military is doing there. Lim said she learned that student had came back from a tour in Iraq and was started wor ing on her degree. “This girl looked no more than 14,” im said. as ed her how she would know about the good the military does in ra . he told me she was ust there. im said she reali ed she didn t now much about her students and others that served the community. “That humbling moment became a clear call for me to know more about the students who sit in my classroom,” im said. unior riana igner said her
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“It gives you more knowledge of what you want to be, ennwit said. t also gives you an outlook of how things are going to be in the real world. ccording to wanson, there are a variety of ways in which this internship helps students get ahead in their careers. “There are so many other beneﬁts that students gain by having an internship or co-op e perience than ust learning about an industry and business,”
e perience with the class led her to interview a Flight For Life nurse, Christine home. art of me was hoping that they would get a call, igner said. t would make for a great story, but I knew that if they did it would mean that someone was in trouble. ccording to igner, home received a call and she was able to witness what home got to do. “Through her stories, I gained so much respect for our ﬁrst responders and what they do, igner said. Lim said her goal was to get students to ta e part in the community and learn about the people who live there. “Through the work of my students, we were able to now people who live, work, love and grow in this community through their stories, im said. igner said her e periences with ﬁrst responders are nothing new, having grown up with her dad, who was a volunteer ﬁreﬁghter. grew up thin ing new everything that needed to now about ﬁreﬁghting, igner said. he older got, reali ed that being a ﬁreﬁghter wasn t about driving a truck fast or sliding down a ﬁre pole. hose individuals ris their lives daily so that they can help others. ophomore aylor otlare signed up for im s class not nowing what to e pect and was nervous to interview people. he ﬁrst time had to go out and interview someone spent hours wal ing
wanson said. ltimately, students should learn more about themselves and what they are loo ing for in a career. hey can networ with e perts in the industry, be mentored and coached through real life experiences and gain transferable s ills that can help them the rest of their life. onnell said students gain not only e perience, they also learn valuable skills from this internship. tremely transferable wor s ills and e perience are the best thing to take away from elmar , onnell said. he company culture is sensa-
Professor Grace Lim’s ‘Humans of Oshkosh’ exhibit is on display in Reeve Memorial Union. around downtown Oshkosh looking for someone to interview, otlare said. “I would look at someone and think what about this one and then would tal myself out of it.
tional as well. he connections I have made and the knowledge and skills I have gained have deﬁnitely aided me in securing full-time employment in a corporate setting before have graduated college. wanson said there are many opportunities for students to become a part of this program. tudents can oin elmar by applying to openings, coming to see elmar at local Career Fairs or contacting our Talent Acquisition Team,” wanson said. wanson said applications for opportunities li e this can be found on elmar s website.
otlare said she hopes the e perience she learned from im s class will help her for her future career. hope to be a doctor one day, otlare said. now can t pic who
“Anyone interested would apply and then our alent Acquisition Team would follow-up with ualiﬁed candidates, wanson said. ccording to onnell, there are several components of this program that made interning with elmar en oyable. he culture and competitive pay are are great per s of the ob, onnell said. veryone at elmar is so friendly and willing to help with any uestions a student may have. elmar is also e tremely understanding of the school-work balance and emphatically believes in the sentiment ‘school
get to tal to. have to tal to everyone who comes into my hospital or clinic and hope they trust me enough to tell me their story. hrough this class learned that everyone has a story.
comes ﬁrst. oth wanson and onnell said students should consider oining elmar s internship program for different reasons. onnell said the opportunities elmar provides help interns gain valuable e perience. elmar cares very deeply about training and development, onnell said. have seen this not only in extensive training I received, but also in the fact that elmar offers employees options of going to seminars or industry functions in order to learn and bring knowledge back to the company. his commitment
to learning and the extremely transferrable skills one will gain through this internship ma e it a very intelligent choice. wanson said students should oin the program because of the type of environment the company creates. elmar believes in a work-life balance, community involvement, teaching and mentoring employees, eeping employees well and a close- nit culture, wanson said. f students are interested in oining a growing team like this, they can ﬁnd our openings on www.belmar .com.
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November 17, 2016
ee e n on oard hosts u ded pa nt n class
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The guided paint class, was popular amongst students as they filled the Titan Underground last Thursday, Nov. 10. While Reeve Union Board hosts numerous craft events throughout the semester including a Disney-themed event back in September and a pottery night earlier this month, this is the first year RUB has planned a painting class for students. Senior and RUB board member Samantha Law G otich said events like this are designed to entertain students without being prohibitively expensive. “We brainstormed ideas we could do for campus that would be fun, but would also be free and students wouldn’t have to pay for it,” Law-G otich said. All the required materi-
als needed, including paint, brushes and canvases, were provided to students at no cost. When asked how Reeve Union Board planned for the craft night, Law-G otich said it was just about the kind of supplies they needed and estimating the number of students that would attend. The class was guided by UWO art student Colleen Barnstable, who stood on stage with an easel and canvas and took the students through the painting process step by step. Together, they were painting a tranquil scene of a sun setting on the water. The students all painted the same scene, but were able to make it their own by switching up the paint colors, textures and adding details to their painting. The paint class was well-attended, with students easily filling up all the tables in the Underground. Almost
all the seats were taken a few minutes into the event. Senior Brooke McCanna said she believes the event had high attendance because RUB promoted it well. “I live off-campus so I am not really connected to activities, so I think that seeing it in the announcements as well as the TVs around campus is really what drew me in,” McCanna said. Students attended the class for various reasons. Some attended to better their painting skills and others took advantage of the class to get away from their studies and de-stress. Freshman Bridget Sibilsky said she and her friends came to the painting class because of a game provided by University Studies Program instructors. The game incorporates University activities and places as a way to welcome incoming students. “We attended for a scaven-
ger hunt,” Sibilsky said. “We thought it would be interesting.” The attendees were also served complimentary mocktails on a first come, first serve basis. With music, mocktails and guided instruction, the paint class was a relaxing time for all amid hectic schedules as the semester comes to an end. Senior Dawn Eberhardt said she has always hoped RUB would host this event because it strays away from what is usually presented and it gives her a chance to practice her art skills. “I wanted to go to a painting class before I even knew it was offered,” Eberhard said. “It’s fun and there is teaching, but there’s also variation.” The next event hosted by RUB is magician/ comedian Michael Kent on Nov. 30 in the Reeve Ballroom.
Senior criminal justice major Jacob Tennie and Leah Wickland, a senior double majoring in biology and art, show off their painting skills at the Painting Class event.
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UW Oshkosh students Andrew Fricke and Garret Johnson practice their lines during a dress rehearsal.
O theatre department e plores fam l and soc et n ‘ ll ons’ by Kellie Wambold email@example.com The UW Oshkosh theatre department examines family dynamics and capitalism in its upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons,” which runs Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 at the Fredric March Theatre. “All My Sons,” is set shortly after World War II and centers on the Keller family, comprised of a mother hoping her eldest son will return home after going missing during the war, and a younger son with survivor’s guilt who looks up to his businessman father. Director Richard Kalinoski said in light of the recent election, “All My Sons” is a timely show, focusing on the effects of a capitalistic ideology on the Keller family. “We live in a democracy, which is fed by a rampantly capitalist society, so stories and plays that address some weaknesses in American capitalism are always relevant,” Kalinoski said. “Even though it’s set in 1947 the kind of thing that happens in [ the play] is easily time-
less and could easily be in the right now, today, tonight, especially in light of the fact that the American people apparently have decided to authorize Donald Trump as our president and he certainly has a history of demonstrating a measure of American capitalism, sometimes at its worst.” Sophomore G arret Johnson, who plays father Joe Keller, said the show explores the different moral codes people use to guide them in business. “There are people who make money and make a living off of not-honest work all the time,” Johnson said. “The play goes to show how far that can get you but also how that can turn around and nip you in the butt.” Kalinoski said part of the play’s commentary on capitalism concentrates on the consequences of being motivated by capitalism, even when done with the best intent. “I think at the center is the issue of moral responsibility, and responsibility not just to yourself and your family but to your neighbors and your community and your nation,” Kalinoski
said. Sophomore Parker Sweeney, who plays the youngest Keller son, Chris, said “All My Sons” also explores how love influences moral obligations. “It’s a great look on the dilemma of the unconditional love one can have for a family but doing what’s right,” Sweeney said. Sophomore Maggie Clementi, who plays mother Kate Keller, said the audience would connect with the turbulent family affairs in “All My Sons,” which are common around Thanksgiving. “Families fight with and for each other, and this play is a great example of that,” Clementi said. With these heavy topics, Kalinoski said it would have been easy for the cast of the play to approach the play in a gloomy manner, but they’ve overcome that challenge. “[ The cast] has had this cheerful demeanor even though it’s a sad, terrifically sad play,” Kalinoski said. “They’ve been able to have fun and enjoy themselves.” Clementi said the
sense of responsibility to a community “All My Sons” conveys has carried over into the entire cast. “I’ve really enjoyed working with everyone in the cast; we’ve worked so well together and formed our own kind of community like we have in the show”Clementi said. “The cast truly functions as an ensemble.” Part of that community, Kalinoski said, is a young eighth-grade actor, Braden Cooper. “[ Cooper] has managed to join the cast with a strong sense of responsibility and he is wildly outnumbered by these college students, nine to one, and he’s, quite frankly, very compatible with them,” Kalinoski said. “This little guy brings a terrific burst of energy into the play.” “All My Sons” begins at 7: 30 p.m. beginning Nov. 17-19 and at 2: 00 p.m. on Nov. 20. Student tickets are $ 5 with valid Titan ID. G eneral admission is $ 14 and UWO alumni and veterans pay $ 11. The box office is open noon to 4 p.m. and one hour before each performance.
UW Oskhosh students raised $ 835 in under two hours for the Empty Bowls event held in the Titan Underground on Wednesday. Empty Bowls is a grassroots organization aiding in the ﬁght to end hunger. The organization has been around since 1990, making this its 26th anniversary. The event hosted lunch from 11: 30-1: 30 p.m. There, the participants were able to pick out either a $ 5 bowl or a $ 10 bowl crafted by UW Oshkosh art students. The bowls served as a donation to the Day by Day Warming Shelter and the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry. The OACP serves as a food pantry but is also trying to build awareness and educate those within the community. UWO senior and Community Outreach Development Coordi-
nator McKenzie Valenta got involved through the business administration center. Valenta said she wanted people to walk away with a sense of fulﬁllment by participating in the event. “I know it may seem that by making a $ 5 donation or a $ 10 donation that it’s not a huge help, but really, our organization thrives off of donations like that,” Valenta said. Some college students ﬁnd it difﬁcult to set aside money for organizations like this due to ﬁnancial instability. Terri G reen, the executive director of the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, said even if you can’t afford to give much money, a little goes a long way. “For every dollar that’s donated to the pantry, we can buy ﬁve pounds of food through our partnership with Feeding America,” G reen said. She also said that on
December 22, the Oshkosh Area Community Pantry, UWO, Feeding America and several other sponsors will have a mobile pantry on campus that will be at the Kolf Sports Center. The Pantry will be open to the public and anybody in need of food. Sue X iong, G raduate Advisor for Student Leadership Involvement said students can donate their time through joining Titan Volunteers. “I don’t think it’s always about the money,” X iong said. “Titan Volunteers is a great way to get involved.” Sophomore Natalie Heidenreich said she felt fulﬁlled after attending the event. “It was really neat to see people from all over Oshkosh, even those not students, come out to check out the wide assortment of pottery and have delicious soup all while helping to bring an end to world hunger,” Heidenreich said.
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Thanksgiving Day Q&A
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UWO needs to help students stop overspending on books
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Each semester students spend around $ 400 on textbooks that they open maybe once or twice during the semester. For the average full-time, in-state student, a semester’s worth of tuition is $ 3,773, and that’s without a meal plan or living on campus. Add in around $ 400 for books and that will add up to $ 4,173 a semester. That’s $ 8,364 a year, not including anything else that comes with being a student, such as living expenses, lab fees, a caffeine addiction or anything fun that comes with a cost. Not only is signing over a check to the school for 14 weeks of torturous classes each semester hard, but then paying for stacks of paper you may or may not even need or use is even harder. Some students choose the route of going through a week of classes and then deciding if the textbook is worth the splurge. If they go that route there’s the issue of whether or not the book is available, maybe they’re already behind on homework or maybe the price went up. That stress is not something everyone wants to take on. So unless you want to take the time to compare the UW Oshkosh bookstore costs to every other textbook site available to you, the route most take is picking one, such as Amazon, and getting everything from there. In general, the prices on Amazon or Barnes & Noble are much more reasonable than UWO’s and they often offer better rental deals. However, with the increase in the amount of UWO students going to other sites for text books, the income UWO could be making is being affected. UWO senior Samantha Walvort said she recently stopped buying her books through the school’s bookstore. “I generally bought all of my textbooks from the school up until this semester,” Walvort said. “I realized that I was spending hundreds of dollars more on books each semester than I had to be.”
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UWO bookstore director Kathy Kaltenbach said the boo store has noticed uctuations in terms of book sales as a result of the growing popularity of alternative book sources. In order to combat that, they are trying to provide students with more rental options. “We are doing everything in our power to increase the number of books available for our students to rent,” Kaltenbach said. “As a result of expanding the number of books available [ this semester] there was a cumulative cost saving for our students of approximately $ 100,000.” Kaltenbach said they try to source used textbooks to sell to students before purchasing new ones. However, she said the availability of used books depends on various factors, such as which edition is needed, if an access code is necessary or if it’s a new title for the campus. While increasing the amount of used books and available rental options is helpful, UWO should consider taking on a system similar to those available at other UW schools, such as Eau Claire, Platteville and Whitewater. At UW-Whitewater, students pay approximately $ 85 per semester with their tuition to cover any textbooks they may need. With that $ 85 fee they can rent almost every book they need for their courses without paying any additional costs. According to the UW-Whitewater bookstore’s website, the main exceptions to this no-additional-fee policy are required novels, access codes or lab manuals. But when novels generally don’t cost more than $ 15, this doesn’t cause much heartbreak. If UWO took this on, the average student would pay a tuition costing $ 3,818 as opposed to the $ 4,173 they’re currently paying each semester. Currently, UWO has 13,900 enrolled students, and adding $ 85 to each student’s tuition would bring in $ 1,181,500 to campus in just one semester. With the amount of students straying from buying books on campus, it’s hard
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to imagine they’re currently bringing in this amount of money in one semester on books alone. In just a few years of starting a program like this, UWO could bring in much more money than if online competitors continue taking business away from the campus bookstore. Walvort said she likes the convenience of getting books on campus, but it’s the cost that keeps her from going back to the bookstore. “I wish we had a rental system like other UWs because not only would it be cheaper and less stressful to students, but I also feel that it would heavily reduce the confusion of which book to get and if it is even required,” Walvort said. With the concept of a program like this comes the practicalities of actually starting it up. Kaltenbach said starting this sort of program would require an astonishing initial investment. “The startup cost of a program like this for a school our size is approximately 1 million dollars per 1,000 students,” Kaltenbach said. “In addition to the startup cost is the structure necessary for the program to work.” Kaltenbach said there have been different consultant agencies that have looked into similar programs on behalf of UWO, however none have resulted in determining it being UWO’s best option. hile the startup may be a difﬁcult process, the beneﬁts outweigh the costs. A program like this would prevent UWO students from getting as frustrated as they do trying to ﬁnd the right boo for the right price, and they could avoid the nightmare of paying more than $100 for a boo they may not even ﬁnd useful. Instead of steadily losing out on book sales to competitors, UWO should consider taking on a program like this that is similar to other UW schools which would ultimately make students happier and bring in more money to the school.
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Right now, there is an enemy out there who is invading every single city and country, threatening to kill thousands of people, displace tens of millions and causing hundreds of billions of dollars worth of damage. The enemy I am talking about is climate change, and the devastating effects it is having on us and our planet are as real as any enemy we have ever faced. Climate change has been around for decades, and despite having an effective strategy to combat it, and plenty of resources to do so, we have continually lost battle after battle. The time we have left to take action is quickly running out, and not enough people are willing to ﬁght bac . All of our reckless and shortsighted actions have ﬁnally caught up with us, and are having disastrous consequences for all life on Earth. It may sometimes be difﬁcult to recogni e climate change here in Wisconsin, but to others around the world, like those in Bangladesh, the Marshall Islands and Sudan, these changes are blatantly obvious and extremely dangerous. It’s only a matter of time until these changes start affecting us in the U.S. Droughts, heat waves and extreme rainfall events are predicted to increase in regularity and severity here in Wisconsin. If these catastrophes are to be avoided, we must move past the point of debating whether or not climate change exists, and immediately move towards implementing the solutions we already have and ﬁguring out the ones we don t. As college students, we all have a long future ahead of us. However, the effort we put into securing our futures can’t end in the classroom. There are many powerful individuals and corporations out there that have been and will continue to make decisions that severely impact our environment, all in pursuit of making a proﬁt, such as high pollution factories and gas guzzling vehicle companies. While there are a number of companies ﬁghting to combat these negatvie effects caused by some corporations, the only way this egregious behavior will ever end is if we come together. We have to organize together and demand that we will no longer tolerate these harmful companies
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bank accounts taking priority over the health of our planet. We have the facts, science and resources on our side to defeat them. The only question is is if we have the courage. Not only do we have a moral and ethical obligation to ourselves and all life on Earth to combat climate change, we must also keep in mind that our children will inherit the planet that we leave them. They may grow up and see a world crippled by pollution and riddled with natural disasters. They will blame us for continually making the wrong decision despite knowing better and having the resources available to make the smarter choice. Even though many people alive today doubt the validity of climate change, it is certain our children and grandchildren will have no doubt about its existence because by then, denying climate change will get the same reaction as saying you still believe in Santa Claus. We have to approach this problem from the perspective of those who will come after us, so they will have a healthy and habitable planet to enjoy their lives on. I realize that hearing all of this come from a college student might make you question how ualiﬁed am to spea on the issue, and I understand that. I would highly recommend that if this issue concerns you, do the necessary research and come to your own conclusion. Listen to what the experts have to say. Follow the science and the data. Understand what each side has to lose and gain on this issue. Even if you don’t come to the same conclusion that I have, at least we will be able to move forward while being more informed. Even if you do not necessarily believe that climate change exists or that it is becoming an issue, there’s no harm in leaving future generations a healthier planet to live on. There will never be a better time than now to ﬁght for our future. We must make sure our elected ofﬁcials understand the reality of climate change and our willing to take bold and decisive steps to combat it. We have to talk to our friends and family and try to bring the seriousness of this issue to their attention. It is necessary we make the small changes in our lives that will add up over time, such as recycling, biking instead of driving and buying sustainable products. There are many ways in which you can contribute to help defeat climate change, but you can’t do it alone. Only together can we most effectively ﬁght this battle. While one person can make a small difference, the best way to make an impact is through a group effort. Only together do we stand a chance of defeating climate change before it gets completely out of hand. Please, help protect the planet that protects us all.
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Men’s and women’s CC finish in top ten
the upperclassmen have tried to prepare the underclassmen for moments like this since UW Oshkosh men’s and the beginning of the season. “Being one of the older women’s cross country teams both had strong finishes at the girls on the team, I always NCAA Division III Midwest try to set a good example,” Regional this past weekend. Draxler said. “That includes The women finished fourth socially, academically and at out of 38 competing teams, practice or meets.” Freshman Breanna Van and the men took home sevDen Plas said her teammates enth place out of 33 squads. were the biggest factor in her The women’s fourthplace finish was enough to development during her first earn an at-large bid in the season here. “I knew that if I wanted to NCAA D-III Cross Country perform well in races, I would Championship in Louisville, have to put in the effort to be KY, on Nov. 19. The strong performance was solidified prepared,” Van Den Plas said. with three runners finishing “All the little things I tried in the top 15 and six in the to do helped in the end. I knew going in that I would top 60. The majority of the partic- not be anywhere near the ipating runners were upper- best, but I wanted to try and classmen, as four runners get better for myself. They were juniors and one was pushed me to be better by cheering at every a senior. workout and by H e a d doing the little I knew that if I wanted to C o a c h perform well in races, I would things together E a m o n as a team.” McKenna have to put in the effort to be The men’s stressed prepared. s e v e n t h place the value finish did not of all run- — Breanna Van Den Plas warrant either ners being Freshman runner an automatic or able to an at-large bid contribin the championute to the ship race, so their season has team, regardless of class come to an end. standing. All six runners for the “Often times, we will have men were upperclassmen, freshmen contributing to our scoring team,” McKenna as it was evenly divided said. “So, we need them to between juniors and seniors value every opportunity they with three apiece. Senior have without waiting for Tyler Miletti, who individjunior or senior year to feel ually earned a berth in the like they have to go ‘all in.’” D-III Championship race Junior runners Cheyenne next week, led UWO with a Moore, Kristen Linzmeier 13th-place finish. Seniors Charlend Howard and Erica Munyan led the and Joe Zack were next for team, as they placed 4th, 13th Oshkosh, as Howard finished and 15th, respectively. This race marked the second-best 23rd and Zack 32nd. Junior finish for Moore this season Mitch Pauers, Trevor Damkot as well as the third-best for and Daniel Massey finished both Linzmeier and Munyan. in 69th, 78th and 130th, Senior Leah Rendflesh fin- respectively. The men’s team finished ished 45th, while freshman fifth this season in the Ashton Keene recorded a Wisconsin Intercollegiate 48th-place finish. Sophomore Michelle Draxler took home Athletics Conference with 58th and junior Jessi Stamn 215 points. Next week’s championship concluded Oshkosh’s solid for both the women’s team team effort by finishing and Miletti marks the final 104th. The at-large bid the women race of the year. Last season, received marks their second the women took 15th-place in consecutive trip to the cham- the championship and Miletti pionship race. Draxler said finished 141st. by Michael Johrendt email@example.com
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Junior runner Erica Munyan finishes the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional meet in 15th place with a time of 22:20.
Hockey beats Michigan Tech 5-2 on Friday, falls 5-7 on Saturday by Joshua Crowe firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oshkosh men’s hockey team snapped its two-game losing streak by beating Michigan Tech University 5-2 behind the stellar play of senior goalie Tony Francois on Friday. Francois saw 58 shots in the game, but managed to stop 56 of them from finding the back of the net. Twentynine of those shots came in the third period alone and Francois was able to stop all of them. Francois gave all of the credit to his team for their success. “Being a goalie is a very team-dependent position,” Francois said. “Our team played well Friday and guaranteed me a win.” The Titans surrendered the first goal of the game, and found themselves in a 1-2 hole after the first period. The second period was a
different story as the Titans scored four goals and found themselves with a 5-2 lead going into the third. One of the biggest keys to the victory was the strong defense on power kills. The Titans allowed just one goal in the six times they were short-handed on the ice Forward Andrew Schulenburg scored two of the team’s goals, bringing his point total to seven on the season. Both teams struggled on defense in Saturday’s game, but the Huskies were able to pull out a 7-5 defeat. Oshkosh got out to a fast start, scoring the first two goals of the game. Michigan Tech came back and scored three just before the end of period, and the Titans found themselves down 3-2 going into the break. The Titans then scored two more in the second period and only surrendered one. They went into the third with
a 5-4 lead. In the third, however, Michigan Tech outscored the Titans 3-0, and walked away with a 7-5 victory. Forward Jason Johnson added two goals on Saturday, bringing his team-leading point total to 11 on the season. This is the last series of games the Titans will have until the weekend of Dec. 2. Senior forward Anthony Elsen said his team will continue to work hard during their time off. “We need to have good practices, and we need to get in the right mindset,” Elsen said. “We are going to come out and play hard.” Senior goalie Eric Vela said he is looking forward to the break. “Off-ice time is crucial,” Vella said. “We will be stuffing our faces with delicious homemade food and we need to make sure we stick to our off -ice programs.”
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Men’s Basketball vs Iowa Wesleyan University @ Waverly, Iowa 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Cross Country at NCAA Division III Championship 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Wrestling at Concordia University Wisconsin Open 9:00 a.m.
Women’s Basketball at Alverno College 3:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs Iowa Wesleyan University @ Milwaukee 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country at NCAA Division III Championship 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Men’s Swimming & Diving UW-Oshkosh at UW-Eau Claire 1:00 p.m.
Women’s Swimming & Diving UW-Oshkosh at UW-Eau Claire 1:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs TBA @ Waverly, Iowa TBA
Football Washington University (Mo.) 12:00 p.m.
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November 17, 2016
Football clinches second straight bid by Nathan Proell email@example.com The UW Oshkosh football team ﬁnished the regular season with a - victory over the - au laire lugolds on aturday putting their record to - overall. itans head coach at erroni said he is happy with the results of the regular season and is conﬁdent in his team. am really proud of these guys, erroni said. e lost to hitewater and could have tan ed it right there, but they fought really hard to get bac and ﬁnish the season in a great place. ith the win, the reigningconference-champion itans ﬁnish the regular season in second place in the isconsin ntercollegiate thletic onference with a conference record of - . hey ﬁnished one game behind the - hitewater arhaw s and a game ahead of the - latteville ioneers. espite coming in second, itans uarterbac rett asper said he is pleased with the results of the regular season and ma ing the postseason. bviously ma ing the playoffs is our goal and we got to that goal, asper said. t s ind of a new season. t s ind of li e a fresh start. e ust gotta eep winning, it s a do or die every wee now. he itans ﬁnished the regular season ran ed fourth in the nation by football.com. n aturday against the lugolds, the itans scored seven touchdowns with one from special teams and another from the defense. o start the game, the itans won the coin toss and elected to defer. had a uic three-and-out that lasted a minute and a half.
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A-T sports staff championship predicitons Austin Walther Mary Hardin-Baylor over UW Oshkosh
Morgan Van Lanen UW-Whitewater over Alfred
Mike Johrendt Mary Hardin-Baylor over UW Oshkosh
Nate Proell UW Oshkosh over Mount Union
Natalie Dillon North Central over UW Whitewater
Alex Nemec UW Oshkosh over Hardin-Simmons
remaining in the ﬁrst half. he itans ne t score came with seconds remaining in the ﬁrst half in a drive that began from an agan interception. he interception put the itans on their own yard line. hey were able to get the ball to the three-yard line where ec er rushed the ball in for the itans fourth touchdown that e tended their lead to - as the ﬁrst half came to an end. he second half started with a three-and-out for the itans, who punted the ball yards and downed the ball on the one-yard line. he lugolds ran one play and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the itans cornerbac lewa who brought it in for a touchdown. he itans were now ahead - with remaining in the third. he lugolds went threeand-out on their following possession and punted the ball to the where the itans ran one play and scored their si th touchdown of the game via an -yard ec er rush. he score was now with remaining in the third uarter. he lugolds ne t possession started on their own and went to the before enhartog had his pass intercepted by itans linebac er randen loyd who returned the ball to the . he itans were able to ta e the ball to the where asper threw a -yard touchdown pass to wide receiver ndy ones. fter the made e tra point from ettstein, the itans were ahead - with remaining in the game. was able to score one more touchdown with
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Wash U. eight minutes to play in the game after a fumbled punt return from itans wide receiver om odarello that was recovered by the lugolds on the . fter going yards, the lugolds scored the last score of the game via a one-yard touchdown rush from enhartog which brought the eventual ﬁnal score to - . uring ivision playoff selection show on unday, the itans received an at-large bid and will be playing the ashington niversity o. ears who are ﬁrst-year
members of the outhern thletic ssociation conference. his is the second year in a row the itans have made the postseason and the third time in program history. he second ran ed running bac , ec er, said after the playoff run last season, the team is more than prepared to ta e on what they hope to be a long postseason. e ind of got a feel for it playoffs last year so now we now what to e pect, ec er said. t s ust another game. e got to do what we do and get the win. urvive and ad-
vance. f the itans beat the ears they will play at home against the winner of - latteville and t. ohn s inn. . espite falling short of a conference championship, agan said the itans are moving on and have their eyes on the bigger picture now. conference championship would have been cool, but we are playing for a national championship now, agan said. he itans face the ears on aturday at noon at . . eller ield at itan tadium.
it did add some pressure, ae e said. t also gives us an advantage to tip to the deep corners, though. t s ust the mindset and nowing what you have to do. luffton snagged the lead to start the second set, but responded with a fourpoint run, highlighted by two bloc s. lthough luffton would ta e advantage of a itan attac error to tie the set at ﬁve, sophomore arly em e and hiel provided a ill a piece to regain the lead. o go ahead by a margin of si , sh osh went on a ﬁve -point run spar ed by plays from em e. he sophomore recorded a ill and two solo bloc s. erman and sophomore ina lstner also contributed ills towards the run. em e said being a part of ey runs gives her and the rest of the team momentum throughout the match. t really gives you the conﬁdence you need going into the match, em e said. t let s you now you are here to play and compete with any team, especially when getting those runs. t gives you the fuel. hile luffton responded with a run of their own to pull within two, the itans ept them at bay with a consistent four-point lead. three-point run with two ills from lstner and one from em e gave the itans a ﬁvepoint control. hey would capture the set - and tie the match at one. ogt smashed a ill and recorded an ace to tie the third set at one and three for the itans. erman and em e came through with a ills to terminate long rallies and give the team a lead however, two service aces would tie the set again at seven. he eavers too the lead with a ﬁve-point run, unhindered by a sh osh timeout. railing - , the itans rebounded with a four-point rally with ills from ogt,
em e and hiel. ae e and erman each chipped in a bloc . few attac errors later, down - , the itans put up another small run to come within two, but gave up the last two points to fall - . fter being tied at one and si in the fourth set, too a commanding lead from a seven-point run, during which ogt recorded two ills. luffton never surrendered, tying the set at , , , , , and with a total of si lead changes in the last points. he itans held on to win - and ta e the match into a ﬁfth set. oing into hursday s match, sh osh had a ﬁve set match record, ma ing em e feel very sure of what the outcome would be. had a lot of conﬁdence, em e said. ur team was starting to play better. oing into the ﬁfth set, new we were undefeated in ﬁve. e now what to do in those situations, we can produce. n the ﬁnal set, ogt grabbed the ﬁrst point with a ill for the itans, but neither team held a convincing lead until the end. he set was tied at each point up until , with a total of ﬁve lead changes. he eavers too the lead after with a four-point run. espite a ill from ae e to hold off the ﬁrst match point, luffton too the ﬁnal set and the match, giving its ﬁrst and only ﬁve set match loss of the season. sh osh held advantages in ills - , digs and bloc s throughout the entire match. owever, the itans committed errors total including attac errors. ae e said the amount of mista es her team made was the biggest factor for the loss. f we didn t ma e as many errors we probably could have beaten them in three or
four, ae e said. e didn t ow as well as we normally do. ervousness gets the best of us sometimes and we ma e stupid mista es. n the sets they lost, shosh hit for -. , . and . . n contrast, when they won hit for . and . . em e lead the team with ills and bloc s, two of which were solo bloc s. ae e followed her with ills and ﬁve bloc s. oth erman and lstner added nine ills. eading the team in digs was freshman achel ardner with , behind her lstner with , and senior aura rochins i and sophomore rianna enturini chipped in and respectively. hiel recorded assists and four bloc s, including two solo bloc s. roo e rin man had a perfect . ill percentage. ogt not only led the team with ills and ﬁve bloc s, but also with her words of encouragement. chaefer said after the match ogt told the underclassmen to never ta e playing volleyball for granted. e said the girls too it to heart because they had loo ed up to the captain all year. erissa really stepped it up at the end of the year, especially not being able to go full strength the whole year with her nee in ury, chaefer said. fter the match, she did a really good ob to e plain her thoughts after the loss and challenge the underclassmen to embrace the chance to play. t showed all of the things that made her a great player and captain. sh osh hosts the remainder of the women s volleyball tournament in olf this wee end. he uarterﬁnals will be played on hursday, the semiﬁnals to follow on riday and the championship game will be played at p.m. on aturday.
Volleyball season comes to an end by Natalie Dillon firstname.lastname@example.org he sh osh women s volleyball team fell to luffton niversity on hursday in the ﬁrst round of the ournament. sh osh, who received the second seed, fell to seventh seed luffton in ﬁve sets , - , - , - and - . ead oach rian chaefer said he felt discouraged after the match, but after some time and thought, he didn t feel as bad about the performance. t was disappointing that we didn t get a chance to show people what we really are all about, chaefer said. e got the conference championship pla ue today. oo ing bac , for us to win conference and get an bid and win matches, it was obviously a positive season. fter sh osh grabbed the ﬁrst two points of the opening set, the eavers too the ne t four points establishing a - lead they wouldn t relin uish. o stall the momentum, called a timeout, but luffton came out of the timeout to score the ne t four points as well. combination bloc from seniors erissa ogt and e i hiel brought the itans to - , but the team would be plagued by three attac errors in a row to give the eavers a - lead. ophomore hannon erman held off the ﬁrst set point with a ill, but eventually lost the ﬁrst set - . reshman amantha ae e said the empty bac court on luffton s end caught attac ers off guard, which may have lead to the number of attac errors. n attac er s ﬁrst reaction is to tip short, so with the defenders there already,
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November 17, 2016
Basketball picks up win in season opener by Jordan Fremstad email@example.com UW Oshkosh women’s basketball laid the lumber on a rebuilding Edgewood squad 69-28. Oshkosh was led by junior Eliza Campbell’s 16 points. The Titans gave up six points in the first half putting on a defensive showcase, helping UWO win its season opener for the eighth straight season. Cali Twet led Edgewood College with 15 points, but an 8-0 start by Oshkosh was enough to put this one out of reach from the beginning. Senior point guard Taylor Schmidt said she was impressed with the way the entire team performed Tuesday night. “We actually had a lot of people step up,” Schmidt said. “I think everyone had a chance to play so it was cool to start off the year like that.” The Titans scored 26 points off 20 turnovers and out-rebounded Edgewood 55-26. Head coach Brad Fischer said the team got off to a fast start. “We got good looks to start and I thought our energy was pretty good,” Fischer said. “That’s important because every game momentum kind of swings on a couple of plays here and there and things can get away from you.” Campbell had a dominant performance, leading all scorers hitting 8 of 12 shots from the floor and 6 of 7 in the second half. Emma Melotik and Madeline Staples combined for 16 points off the bench. Campbell said her summer job led to increased hours at
the gym. “I was fortunate enough to get a job where I was actually right in the gym during the summer,” Campbell said. “I really started to improve my shot and get more athletic. Thankfully last night I was able to show it and hopefully I continue to do that throughout the year.” In the game of basketball, if a team holds an opponent to 22 percent shooting from the floor, odds are that team is going to win. Fischer said the improvement from Campbell and the depth on defense was a big part of Tuesday night’s win. “She has gotten a lot better from last year,” Fischer said. “She’s more of an inside out threat; she was shooting from the outside, so I’m not sure people saw her as a true threat. Our depth has to be one of our strengths. I feel like we have a lot of good players and if we can shore up that depth of the bench just to buy some time for our starters, I think it will allow us to do some special things.” A dominant win can create many smiles but there is always something to improve on, as UWO shot under 24 percent from three and just 50 percent from the free throw line. Fischer said that has to improve if they want to contend with superior teams. “I thought we had good shots and looks and I thought for the most part the right people were taking them so we have to be better at that,” Fischer said. “We are going to get looks and people are going to give us some shots from three so we are going to have to knock them down.”
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Next game: 11/18 vs. Iowa Wesleyan University at Milwaukee