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Falls Theater will add second screen, look to boost local enconomy

February 21, 2018

In business for over 90 years, the Falls Theater is a destination for local moviegoers and anyone hoping to watch a first run movie at a historic site. Earlier this month, the theater in downtown River Falls received a sizeable grant from the state of Wisconsin for renovation and expansion. In addition to driving new traffic to the theater itself, the renovation is intended to further stimulate the local economy.

UWRF has mixed reactions to the UW System policy on free speech

February 21, 2018

“It’s complicated, man.” That is exactly how sophomore Mamu Hashim described the climate of freedom of speech at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The UW System Board of Regents recently approved a new policy on freedom of expression. The policy suspends or expel students that disrupt “the free speech of others/functioning of the institution” two or more times. This policy has garnered mixed reactions from students and organizations at UWRF.

UW System free speech policy aims to give voice to all political views

February 21, 2018

Emily Longsdorf, a senior English major, said she feels free expressing her opinion on campus for the most part, but she has had problems with some professors in her classes. “They teach with bias when it’s not necessary,” Longsdorf said. “Sometimes I keep my opinion to myself, because it’s usually met with rebuttal from my professor or classmates.”

Fire in Kleinpell Fine Arts building causes minimal damage

February 14, 2018

A small fire started in the north stairwell of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on Tuesday according to a press release from University Communications.

Advice from program alumni on studying abroad is simple: just do it

Program options make it easy for UWRF students to study abroad

Proper planning is key to a positive study abroad experience

Research spotlight: how evolving studies can lead down unexpected paths

UWRF students face challenge of relying too heavily on technology in the classroom

Sports

UWRF athlete of the week: distance runner Katelyn Moore

February 21, 2018

Katelyn Moore is a freshman distance runner from Hudson, Wis. She set a 15-second personal record in the mile this season with a time of 5:11. That was good enough to take first place in the event at the Parents’ Day Open at the University of Minnesota last Saturday. The time ranks her 7th in the WIAC and 6th on the UWRF All-Time Performance list.

Men’s hockey finishes tough regular season with signs of improvement

February 14, 2018

After a deflating 5-0 home loss to UW-Superior a few weeks ago, the Falcons knew they had to respond differently on the road in Superior, according to Eddie Matsushima, a junior captain for the UWRF men’s hockey team.

Athlete of the week: Alex Herink

February 14, 2018

Alex Herink, a senior basketball player from Hudson, averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds per game last week as the Falcons knocked off WIAC foe UW-Whitewater on Saturday night. The reigning WIAC player of the year is averaging 16 points per game on 48 percent shooting to help lead the team to a 15-7 record so far this year.

Professional advice: behind the scenes at Super Bowl LII

Athlete of the week: Brynn Liljander

Falcons fall to UW-Oshkosh in rematch of WIAC title game

Etcetera

‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’: coming of age with a fantasy twist

February 21, 2018

To preface this article, I would like to apologize to Jacinta, a beautiful and perfect woman who recommended another movie this week for review. I had to push back that review to next week because it is not every day that you get an opportunity to watch “Kiki’s Delivery Service.”

Portugal. The Man rocks the Palace Theatre

February 14, 2018

Before they took to the stage last Friday, Portugal. The Man set the expectations for the rest of the night. A message appeared on the screen behind the stage reading, “We are not very good at stage banter, so tonight’s performance will feature some slogans written by our management. Thank you for your continued understanding.”

Viewpoints

Editorial:
Gun violence is horrible, but will only change if we demand it

February 22, 2018

In one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, 17 people were left dead last Wednesday after a lone gunman armed with an AR-15 opened fire on the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

School shootings aren’t a problem that will go away without legislation

February 21, 2018

To almost no-one’s surprise, another mass shooting has torn through another American school. This time it was Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people, with a mix of students and faculty, lost their lives on Valentine’s Day to shooter Nikolas Cruz. He was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

Industry regulation proves to be a challenge

February 21, 2018

Ajit Pai, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, spent several years as the associate general counsel for Verizon; he served as a corporate lawyer advising them on matters of regulatory policy.

Horoscopes by Beth: at least my mom reads these

Alarms need more communication, respect in order to be effective

Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: tax reform bill comes at the expense of most Americans

December 13, 2017

Dear Editor,

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that the GOP tax “reform”
bill in its House and Senate versions is basically a massive give-away to
the richest Americans at the expense of everyone else.

Letter to the editor: revised air quality regulations at risk of harming public

November 29, 2017

As if the Trump administration’s attacks on public health and the environment weren’t enough, Wisconsin Public Radio reported on November 21 that the Wisconsin State Assembly is considering a bill to eliminate all of our state’s air quality regulations by the end of next year.