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What’s in my backpack?

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My Backpack

It seems like you never leave your room without your backpack in college. It holds important books, assignments and schedules. When it rains, you hold the umbrella over your backpack… not yourself. Though you’ve lugged one with you since you were five years old, this object now distinguishes you and marks you as “a college… Read more »

10 Pieces of Advice That Will Help You in College

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So, a bunch of my friends are graduating from high school soon and I wrote up these tips on cards to share with them. Then I realized that they were actually pretty helpful overall. So I hope you enjoy! Al’s College Advice Get Ear Plugs. Residence Halls aren’t the same as your room at home. And… Read more »

ABCs of Parking at UW Oshkosh

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Hello Everyone! Here is our follow up blog to Nathan’s Vblog on parking at UW Oshkosh. For those of you who are thinking about bringing your car to campus while living in the residence halls or simply by commuting to class, here are my ABC’s of parking at UW Oshkosh. A lways come early when… Read more »

365 Photo-a-day Blog of Campus

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Steven - your 365 photographer

Hi there!! So, my name is Steven and I am part of the GO2UWO Social Media Team here at UW Oshkosh. I am currently a sophomore and my major is Radio/TV/Film. My responsibilities rely more in the video production side of things here at GO2UWO, so that’s why you haven’t heard from me before. But… Read more »

How to Successfully Manage a Part-time Job as a College Student

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One large hurdle for many college students is how to pay for school. Between student loans, scholarships and grants you may still need or want a little extra cash. One way to earn that cash is to have a part-time job while you’re in school. In 2011 more than 79 percent of students worked part-time… Read more »

What Computer Should I Purchase for UW Oshkosh?

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Computers. One of the most frustrating – yet wonderful – things ever invented. Ironically, I’m not the most tech-savvy so it’s fun that I still get to write this blog on computers. But, to be honest, that might kind of helpful. If you know a lot about computers, it might not be as awe-inspiring, but… Read more »

Things to Do on Spring Break at UW Oshkosh

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It’s that wonderful time of the year when it’s seven weeks into the semester and we get a week off! That’s right, it’s SPRING BREAK 2012!!!! The great thing about spring break this year is that it is actually warm outside. I know, surprising for Wisconsin. If you’re like Nathan and I and decided to… Read more »

Wisconsin Covenant Program

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Think way back to the eighth grade. Do you recall signing the Wisconsin Covenant? Well before you answer yes or no, let me refresh your memory as to what the Wisconsin Covenant is and whether it pertains to you. So… what is it? The Wisconsin Covenant is an initiative that was started by Governor Jim… Read more »

Placement Testing

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Placement tests. Yes. (I don’t think I need to provide any more of an intro than that.) If you’re planning on attending UW Oshkosh, you’re required to take placement tests in the areas of English and math. There is an optional foreign language test that you can take for French, German or Spanish. The whole… Read more »

Deciding on a Major and a College

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Decisions. We make them all the time. To wake up or stay asleep? To eat pizza or get ice cream? To go to college or pursue another passion after high school? The right decision varies depending on the person.. the situation.. the consequences.. and some decisions can be really tough. For example, how in the… Read more »