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Parking shortage causes commuting difficulties

Parking shortages at UW-Fox have caused issues for students trying to find a spot before class in the mornings. “If you get here before the 8 a.m. classes, you can find a spot, but otherwise there aren’t enough spaces,” UW-Fox Freshman Madison McMahon said. To get around this problem, students like Freshman Kaitlyn Van De Hey sometimes parks at the far...

Fox Valley EDM scene’s respectfulness defies subgenre elitism

Electronic music and the people share a distinct culture, but in a scene that so readily promotes “Peace, Love, Unity and Respect (PLUR),” does it live up to the description? A growing disunity between electronic subgenres might largely be the case as the scene becomes more and more commercialized, but in the Fox Cities, at least, the electronic music...

Ratemyprofessors.com: useful tool or biased alternative to official evaluations?

The website ratemyprofessors.com contains over 8,000 universities and technical colleges with ratings of different professors. Professors are critiqued on a rating scale from one to five. Five is the highest rating for a professor and one is the lowest. Ratemyprofessors.com contains schools from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. A professor well received from a student’s view might be rated from...

Student Government updates for March 2017

The UW-Fox Valley Student Government is in charge of allocating up to $280,000 to student clubs and organization annually. It meets every Tuesday at 12:05 in room 1229 and discusses what will go on their weekly agenda. These meetings are open to everyone and students are encouraged to go. Habitat for Humanity tried to recruit some students through the clubs...

Barlow Planetarium brightens community interest in astronomy

Each year, over 25,000 students from multiple schools and 10,000 community members come to the most visited planetarium in the UW System, the Barlow Planetarium at UW-Fox Valley, to see the stars and constellations. Schools like Ripon, Tigerton and even Sheboygan travel to visit the Barlow planetarium regularly. “Although the planetarium has 98 seats available, on average for schools there are...

Students and instructors balance spring break with work

While spring break is hyped in the media as being a time for students to party, that doesn’t seem to be the reality for many students at UW-Fox. Students’ and professors’ plans over spring break were often similar: full of work. “With all the things I am working on right now, it will be amazing if I get to spend any...

Instructor diversity vital in education, national study indicates

A national study has indicated that end-of the-semester student evaluations show an implicit gender bias among students in college. The 2015 study published by Innovative Higher Education analyzed student evaluations and found that students generally tended to see female instructors as less fair than their male counterparts, particularly if instructors were less than 40 years-old. College students across the country fill out...

In the halls: what are you doing with your life?

  "I’m not sure at this point. I want to be an athletic trainer, and science isn’t a strong suit for me. So, now I’m back to undecided, and I had to transfer from Oshkosh to here to make that possible."  Alyssa Krueger, freshman.   "Right now, I’m working on furthering my education so I can pursue my dreams. I eventually want to...

“I and You” production successful despite last-minute casting change

Joshua Bishop accepted the lead role of I and You at the UW-Fox Valley Theatre after the play’s original actor withdrew halfway through production. Despite the time crunch, the play was a success. Bishop had only seven days to rehearse. Bishop talked about how it was a struggle for him to learn the play in half of the amount of time...

Fox students engaged in community through service learning courses

Each semester, students at UW-Fox can enroll in service learning courses, which are designed to incorporate community service and civic responsibility both in the classroom and within the community. Michael Jurmu, former service learning coordinator for the UW System, said service learning enriches students’ educational backgrounds. “Service learning is one of those techniques called high impact-activities. It is designed to give...