A handwritten journal by Oshkosh Normal School students comprised of campus news and philosophical essays. The Normal Flower lasted eight months and was UW Oshkosh's first newspaper, preceding the 1885 paper The Normal Crescent and the more successful Normal Advance. which began in 1894. The Normal Advance continues today as the Advance-Titan, UW Oshkosh's sole student-run newspaper that focuses on campus news and photography. It is speculated that The Normal Flower was available in a common location for people to read in turn. Entries run from September 26, 1874, to May 9, 1875.