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Educating through a Pandemic: Graduation or Video Conference?

Posted on May. 18, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

College graduation is one of the final celebrations of a student’s education, but the pandemic has thrown huge roadblocks into traditional celebrations. Each student graduating college was faced with premature “lasts” and the knowledge that they might not get the chance to say a true goodbye to their beloved university. Local colleges are developing plans READ MORE

Educating Through a Pandemic: Finals Edition

Posted on May. 6, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Finals. A word that holds an infinite amount of weight for both high school and college students. With college’s finals weeks fast approaching, the question becomes what will change as we complete the semester virtually? Many students are wondering if and how these final exams and essays will be administered, and if the grading criteria READ MORE

Intern Intro: Charlie

Name: Charlie Hildebrand Age: 19 Hometown: Neenah, WI School attending: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023 Tell us about your background: Born in raised in Neenah, I am the youngest of two children. Throughout my childhood, I was lucky enough to travel across the country and to different countries. Because of this, I have always had a deep READ MORE

Educating Through a Pandemic: Virtual Tutoring

Posted on Apr. 23, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

One of the most important questions families are asking through this pandemic is how they can enhance and maintain their child’s education. With Governor Evers extension of the stay at home order through May 26, schools have closed for the remainder of the year. As schools close, primarily moving to virtual learning, the task of READ MORE

Intern Intro: Alisa

Posted on Mar. 31, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Hometown: Verona, WI School attending: St. Norbert College 2022 Tell us about your background: I am finishing up my sophomore year at St. Norbert College, where I am majoring in English and Psychology while also pursuing a minor in German Language. Originally from Madison, I was a dancer for most of my life, but chose READ MORE

Intern Intro: Emily

Meet Emily – our very first fully-remote editorial intern! (Thanks, coronavirus.) We have no doubt you will love getting to know Emily as much as we have. Keep a look out for her upcoming blog series on historical architecture from around the Fox Valley. Name: Emily Speers  Age: 18  Hometown: Neenah  School attending: UW Oshkosh- READ MORE

New Face: Kevin Sütterlin, FVSO

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor, Kevin Sütterlin, begins his debut season on September 21.  Sütterlin is originally from Germany and came to the United States to finish his doctorate program in orchestral conducting at the University of Memphis. When the conductor position with Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra (FVSO) opened two years ago, Sütterlin was READ MORE

New Face: Amy Davis, Appleton Boychoir

Posted on Jun. 18, 2019 by Zack Dion

The Appleton Boychoir welcomes Amy Davis as its new executive director starting in July, replacing Hilary Armstrong who is moving out of state for her husband’s job. Davis has volunteered with the Boychoir for the past five years as her son, Parker, progressed through the program; he graduated from the Boychoir in April. Davis earned READ MORE

Intern Intro: Jelissa

Name: Jelissa Burns Age: 20 Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin School attending: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, expected graduation date is December 2020 Tell us about your background: I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Wisconsin when I was 4 years old. I always have had a passion for literature and writing. Journalism seemed to be my READ MORE