Monthly Archives:: April 2011

Putting a little Spring in your campus step

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Instead of going to a warm, sunny beach for spring break, I planned a mini-trip to the Mall of America. I decided that the money that would have gone towards that road trip would look much better in the form of new spring wardrobe. I went during the week so I didn’t have to worry about… Read more »

A quick look at the Mall of America

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I wanted to take a break from our longer posts by putting up a picture instead! I know many of you are just coming off of your spring breaks, so I decided to put up one of the pictures I took on the spring break trip I took this year (You can look at all… Read more »

Happy Earth Day!

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  This week is Earth Week – today is Earth Day — and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at how green UW Oshkosh has become. From the University’s sustainability efforts to placing 14th in the nation (No. 1 in Wisconsin!) in the RecycleMania tournament, UW Oshkosh has it all.

Excited for Spring? Some tips for decorating your room

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The summer before I moved into UWO, I spent a lot of time planning out how I would decorate my residence hall room in South Scott. My mom and I spent many summer afternoons in TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and Target (my three favorite places to shop), finding bright and cute things for my new room… Read more »

A Commuter’s Guide to Parking on Campus

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On the days I don’t feel up to a leisurely nine-mile stroll from home to UWO, I drive my car instead. I haven’t felt up to this stroll in awhile…or ever, so I’ve had to become quite the expert on finding parking on campus. Although it isn’t necessarily an art form, there are certain tactics… Read more »

Top Places to Make Friends on Campus

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Whether we want to admit it or not, it can be hard to meet new people. So the thought of going to college and having to make all new friends can be a little stressful. Some people may argue that it’s super easy to make friends when you live on campus – and I agree… Read more »

It’s International Guitar Month!

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It’s that time of year again. What time, you ask? Why, it’s April! International Guitar Month! Whether it is rock and roll, heavy metal, acoustic, or classical guitar, we take the month of April to honor this musical invention. You might be unsure of how to honor this month long dedication, but I am here… Read more »

National Volunteer Week kicks off today

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Through my job here in the Admissions office, I’ve been discovering how many cool “holidays” and weeklong events exist: National Nap Day? Pi Day? Grilled Cheese Month? Who knew? The month of April is full of holidays… and this week is no exception. Happy National Volunteer Week!

How smart is your phone?

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The first outdoor telephone line was used on April 4, 1877.  More than 130 years later, in 2011, phones aren’t just used for talking to someone in a different building anymore. Instead they can actually be used as mini computers, providing you with tons of knowledge at your fingertips day and night. And these phones… Read more »