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Budget information localized through Regents meeting decision

The UW System Board of Regents meeting sparked a great deal of controversy when System President Ray Cross canceled UW Budget Presentations April 7–9. Reports indicated that Cross had concerns of the presentations exaggerating the cuts’ effects to the public, that the 12 individual presentations went overtime during rehearsal and even that Cross brought a red button with the sound effect “No...

Planning required for successful transfers

When making the decision to transfer to a four-year college, there many considerations to worry about—orientation, registration, housing, class scheduling and making payments on time. In all of these cases, planning ahead is a must. Planning is part of the two-year college process where students can fail, but it is important to stay organized with persistent long-term planning to prepare...

Small clubs still vital, regardless of budget and demographics

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Bill Bultman sent an email to faculty and staff Feb. 27 about a Student Government funding change for UW-Fox Valley’s course CTA 104, Applied Journalism, which could damage the stability of the program. This entailed cutting Applied Journalism to one credit and allowing it to be cancelled in the event of low enrollment for...

Cybercrimes: online recreation could lead to safety risks

In the age of technology, just about anything can be done online: order dinner, read an e-book, connect with friends and family via social media, watch videos, play video games and even find a date or mate, if so inclined. The options are endless. What once required leaving the comfort of home can now be done with the click...

Performers find opportunities through ballet

Dancers from the Makaroff Youth Ballet, a local nonprofit ballet company, took the stage as a part of their annual spring concert, held in the James W. Perry Hall on the UW-Fox Valley campus April 22–23. This year’s edition of the concert entitled Another Day in Swanee Park featured, in addition to the Makaroff Youth Ballet, local dancers from the separate Makaroff...

Education by association: the benefits of a two-year degree

Studies find that getting an associate degree not only helps start a college education, but also has perks for people who plan on getting a degree beyond the associate. According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ most recent 2013 data, employees who have a two-year degree earned nearly $10,000 more in median income for the year. An associate degree...

Living off-campus locally lowers commuting costs

Living arrangements are a consideration every student must make when attending a commuter college. Because of the proximity of the UW-Fox campus to students, many choose to save money and commute. If one lives nearby, it will always cheaper to commute to school, and not have to pay for housing. A Wisconsin resident pays about $2,500 on average per semester...

Budget cuts’ symptoms strain student budget, change commencement features

                      UW-Fox Administration has accommodated the financial burden imposed by the UW-Fox budget with indirect methods such as in the changes to commencement, the lack of funding for the CTA 104 class in future semesters, and the potential loss of Counseling Services funding. “That’s part of the larger theme that administration has been doing, where they try to find ways to...

In the halls: favorite book?

  Deltora Quest, Emily Rodda "It's my favorite book because there's ... a lot of action. Also, it is fantasy and that's really the only thing I like to read." Bryce Schriber, junior   The Autobiography of Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan "He's a person I look up to." Charlie Engleman, freshman   A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson "It's a wonderful amalgamation of history, science and wit." Coulson...

Voters practice democracy at UW-Fox

                At 10 a.m. April 25, the polls opened for selecting the next round of candidates into Student Government at UW-Fox. This year’s available seats are for president, communications director, treasurer and 10 senate seats. Students can cast their vote between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. across from the cafeteria where a table exhibit is set up. Detailed information about candidates...