Local indie film “From the Furnace” led by UW-Fox alumni

UW-Fox alumni Isaac Stitt and Caleb Jablonicky took what they learned on campus and applied it to the making of From the Furnace, a local indie film anticipated to be shown at Wildwood and other film festivals. From the Furnace looks like just a cop drama, but it is entirely deeper and more compelling than just that. “ is fundamentally a...

How not to look ratchet

“Oh, my god. Look how ugly her outfit is” is the most common-used phrase when anyone wants to open a conversation with me. Especially in a college setting, you’ll be surprised on how bad students dress. So I decided to ask a few people on what clothing they think is “ratchet” – parlance for something gross and ugly. There...

Students and the quest for self-discovery in the classroom

On May 23, 185 students will walk across the Commencement podium and leave UW-Fox Valley with their associate degree in view of their dream job, the next step of their baccalaureate education at another university, or whatever takes them to a fulfilling future. Wherever they might end up, these new graduates should be proud of their academic achievement—that associate...

Associate versus bachelor’s degree: a review

If you're looking to pursue further education after graduating high school, you have options.  You can go to a two-year school and work towards an associate degree or attend a four-year school, surpass the associate degree and work straight towards a bachelor’s degree. Or you can do both. There are plenty of positives and negatives for both ideas. Before I get into...

Busy students solve school-versus-work dilemma

As college tuition and book costs continue to rise, many college students find it difficult to afford college without also working to supplement their income. UW-Fox Valley Sophomore La Toya Spady is an Uber driver, works for Empowerment Living services, a caregiving home, and is also a private caregiver for Winnebago County. On average, she works 60 hours per week...

Fox clubs interested in renovating hazardous nature study area

The nature study area in the southwest corner of the campus has become an overgrown and unkempt plot of land that has been largely neglected by students and staff. But this year, UW-Fox clubs and staff have expressed interest in renovating the area. The last time the area was used was nearly 10 years ago by Professor of Biological Sciences Teresa Gonya's...

Actors play their dream roles at UW-Fox musical

The UW-Fox musical Dream Role 6 gave 120 actors an opportunity to perform a role in a song that they’ve always dreamed of performing in. Students and community members starred in 24 different acts involved in the musical. According to the show’s director, Susan Rabideau, Dream Role gave actors, directors or choreographers the chance to perform any act they wish, regardless...

UW-Fox dance an unforgettable social gathering despite low turnout

Although the dance at UW-Fox Valley faced low turnout, “A Night in Foxywood” was still about getting together with a group of friends, meeting new people and enjoying the night. The UW-Fox dance was held in the Communication Arts Center April 14. The room was filled with red carpets, tables with food, and near the main entrance, loud music was...

Segregated fee opt-out proposal may defund student activities at Fox

Gov. Scott Walker’s Feb. 7 state budget proposal will allow students to choose not to pay segregated university fees, a decision that may end the athletics program on campus and hamper other services at UW-Fox Valley. The UW System defines seg. fees as “charges, in addition to instructional fees, assessed to all students for student services, activities, programs and facilities...

Spring 2018 course cuts signal difficulties for students, instructors

The recovery of three would-be-canceled classes was a bright spot in the 103-credit alteration to the UW-Fox’s spring 2018 course selections, wherein a number of external obstacles caused the campus Curriculum Committee (CC) a challenge in sustaining a varied liberal arts education. The course alterations were a combination of section cuts, shifts to point-to-point video-conference courses and online courses, and...