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Cooking a dying art for college students: Fox experts blame time constraints and lack of knowledge

Many students don’t know the first thing about preparing a meal and resort to whatever is quick, cheap and easy. Attempting to explain why, experts at UW-Fox are on either side of the issue, blaming the unhealthy habits either lack of knowledge of how to cook or simply the time constraint that comes from college life. Carol Gipp, lunch lady...

Clothes upcycling: what is it and how can you do it yourself?

Upcycling is a perfect way to express yourself in a creative way and save money, which I think at least some of the college students are trying to do. What is upcycling? It’s basically reusing something in a new way, as I like to say, “take something old and make it new.” I decided to hear what others had to...

Fox athletes debate possible effects of being paid Work Study

Some UW-Fox athletes advocate being paid Work Study to compensate for long hours practicing and lack of substantial benefits, while others believe it would be a waste of campus resources. Indy Johal, a freshman and basketball forward, says that UW-Fox athletes might be intrigued by being hired for Work Study in athletics. “For basketball we never offered any financial support,”...

UW resources help students easily transfer

Every year, students transferring out of UW-Fox make very important decisions, including their choice of major and whether or not they choose to commute to their four-year college of choice. Fortunately, with resources available from the UW System and proactivity, students can easily make a decision that best suits their needs. Students often wonder which university to attend next based...

Spotlight: University Multicultural Association promotes diversity, attends cultural events

The Universal Multicultural Association (UMA) seeks to provide an environment where members can build friendships, share their perspectives and learn about different cultures in a friendly setting. The club promotes diversity and encourages any to join. Vanessa Mendoza, president of the UMA, said the club name can often be misleading, for the club is open to anyone regardless of their cultural background. “Do...

Spotlight: Fox students complete associate degree with nontraditional courses

At UW-Fox, students aren’t limited to just classes like the typical biology or chemistry lab to complete the math and science segments of their associate degree—in fact, a number of viable options are available to those who prefer heavier social science emphases, practical scientific knowledge, schedule flexibility or otherwise enjoy unique and unconventional course offerings. Whether they take courses like...

In the halls: worst day of school?

  "I had two papers due and didn't have them done."  Philip Burgoyne, freshman.   "I peed my pants in kindergarten." Andrew Werlein, sophomore   "I got done working third shift and fell asleep in three different classes." Daniel Martin, sophomore   "It was eighth grade during gym class, and my friends graffitied on a locker. I got blamed for it and suspended."  Alex Johnston, sophomore.     "I was sick on...

UW-Fox professors weigh in on collegiate liberal bias

Colleges during the last 50 years have been and are stereotyped as being strongholds for liberal thought. While this may not always be the case, according to a Washington Post article, liberal-leaning academics outnumber conservative-leaning academics 5 to 1, causing a disparity in political ideologies among staff at many universities. Sometimes this may cause issues in the classroom. The reason...

Tinder: love at first swipe

There you are, sitting alone at a coffee shop, minding your own business. Suddenly, there he is in full-color pixel beauty. After spending a couple minutes drooling over his before/after gym shots and his short, but clever bio, you take the leap and swipe your way to happiness. Fifty million millennials have thrown out their glass slippers and kicked their...

UW-Fox course shortages impede liberal arts students

Liberal and fine arts majors at UW-Fox are facing increasing difficulty fulfilling their programs’ core requirements amidst enrollment declines and course cancellations on campus. In the past decade, these programs have seen a number of courses dropped. For instance, UW-Fox Valley’s history department once taught 12 courses in spring 2008. Now it offers six and lacks many of the 200-level...