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Blending in: international and nontraditional students help bridge cultural divides

Many students value UW-Fox Valley for being close to home and reasonably priced, allowing them to minimize expenses while earning an associate degree. A wide range of students from many backgrounds choose Fox for multiple reasons, such as staying close to family or work while continuing their education. “I didn’t want to be far from home due to family issues,”...

Netflix streaming swallows students

On its release, Netflix was strictly DVD by mail, but 19 years later, the company now offers on-demand, online streaming. Since then, Netflix has become acclaimed by consumers everywhere. However, the ability to stream TV at any point has had particularly profound impacts on students, including at UW-Fox. Justin Pomasl, a sophomore at UW-Fox Valley, said he spends about 15...

What I learned surviving Thanksgiving with no smartphone

Thanksgiving Day: a time for family and pie and getting asked a million and one questions by distant relatives or, in my case, my girlfriend’s distant relatives. For many of us, we’d rather be scrolling through our Twitter feed than laying out our 10-year plan to that sweet old aunt that only sees you twice per year and never...

Net Neutrality: students and businesspeople value free expression

In June 2016, the federal court ruled that internet providers need to keep their services compliant with the Federal Communications Commission, and their concept of “Net Neutrality.” As such, the internet is now being considered as a utility, similar to water and electricity. Since the ruling, public interest in the issue has seemed to increase. Jacob Schmezler, a UW-Fox freshman,...

Spotlight: jazz ensemble challenges beginner and experienced musicians

  The UW-Fox jazz band took over Perry Hall Dec. 4, playing several blues and jazz tunes free of charge to patrons. Off the stage, though, Jazz Ensemble, or MUS 074, is a cocurricular course for students of any background. The course is open to any student in search of two UW-Fox associate degree application and performance (AP) credits and is...

In the Halls: most influential teacher?

  "I really like my psychology teacher and my English teacher for different reasons. I like my psychology teacher Rex Hieser: The way he explains things—it’s easy to understand, which I appreciate, and if you have questions, he is always willing to answer them—even in class. I like my English teacher Angela Williamson because she’s relaxed, and it’s not tense...

Experts and students address Fox Cities drug crime: high time for a change

A 25-year-old woman was found dead in the restroom at the Menasha Kwik Trip on Appleton Road due to a heroin overdose Sept. 29, according to a Post-Crescent report. Some are left to wonder if there is a drug problem in the area that they should be concerned about. However, there are others who do not find this information particularly alarming,...

Fox community eats for education: My E.A.T.S. experience

UW-Fox Valley celebrated the Educational Assistance through Scholarships (E.A.T.S.) 20th anniversary Nov. 5. Since the event started in 1997, the event has raised more than $678,000 for the campus scholarship program, and, in its 19th year, it reached its record high of $78,000 for student scholarships. For just $50 per ticket, community members, staff, friends and families had the opportunity to...

Low involvement obscures hidden benefits of the two-year college in career development

  There’s no question that there are profound benefits to pursuing a college education, whether it be to gain work experience, cultivate student and professional relationships through classes and clubs or to grow as an intellectual. While this remains the case in colleges everywhere, another fundamental question has come into prominence. Academia: can its inherent intellectual merit exist in the...

Spotlight: Libertarian Club puts principle before party

The UW-Fox Libertarian Club takes a break from partisan- and agenda-driven politics of the day to discuss and educate citizens on their rights. The campus Libertarian Club, instead of getting bogged down in country’s political battles, seeks to bring things back to basics. With the Republican and Democratic parties dominating the political agendas and hot-button issues, alternate views and parties are...