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Friday, September 4, 2015

The Student Voice is on summer hiatus and will resume regular weekly publication in September. The website will be updated with breaking news.

Robert Steven Sontag

UW-River Falls student found dead

May 4th, 2015

UW-River Falls junior Robert “Bobby” Sontag went missing at 2 a.m. on Friday, May 1, and in a mass email from Chancellor Dean Van Galen on Monday, May 4, at approximately 5 p.m., it was announced that Sontag was found dead.

Collision on Cascade sends two to hospital

May 8th, 2015

Students flocked to the intersection of Cascade Avenue and South 4th Street around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, after a driver struck two pedestrians as they tried to cross the street.

#Falcon5K fundraiser exceeds expectations

May 6th, 2015

An overwhelming number of people donated money to support the #Falcon5K, the first all-day, online fundraiser at UW-River Falls, hosted on May 1 by the UWRF Foundation committee.

Students should seek help for substantial stress levels

May 6th, 2015

A significant number of college students around the country are struggling with mental health issues including depression and anxiety, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

As tuition costs rise, so does student debt

Soils and crops team wins second straight national championship

URSCA event highlights students’ hard work

UWRF spring commencement is May 16

UW System public authority proposal dies in legislature


University will not cut women’s golf and tennis teams

May 6th, 2015

With the proposed $300 million budget cuts that were proposed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker looming over the UW System everyone is wondering what is going to happen.

UWRF softball team places second at WIAC tournament, Perkins coaches last game

May 6th, 2015

The sixth seeded UW-River Falls softball team was able to reach the finals of the WIAC tournament, before losing to UW-Whitewater and receiving second place. The team ended the season with a 23-22 overall record and a 7-10 record in the WIAC conference.

Two Falcons set school records at WIAC track and field championships

May 6th, 2015

The UW-River Falls men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the WIAC Outdoor Championships on May 1-2 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The championships took place over two days where both the men and women had good performances on each side. The men were led by two strong performances from junior David Paynotta and senior Jordan Crockett.

Construction begins on new Ramer Field press box

Track and field team has strong outing at St. Mary’s Cardinal Open

Softball clinches playoff berth with three WIAC wins in final week


Cluttered ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ still entertains

May 6th, 2015

The wait is over and fans can suit up again in their Marvel-print shirts to watch “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in theaters, which despite being weaker than its predecessor, still manages to be entertaining in every way.


Loss of UWRF student reminds community how fragile life can be

May 7th, 2015

The UW-River Falls campus received some unfortunate news on Monday, May 4, as the body of missing student Robert “Bobby” Sontag was found in the Kinnickinnic River in the late afternoon.

Campus radio station needs support from university

May 6th, 2015

On Monday, May 4, 88.7 FM WRFW’s annual event “Can’t Stop the Music” was held in the University Center. For those of you who don’t know, WRFW is the radio station that is on the UW-River Falls campus; it broadcasts from North Hall.

Student Senate update: complications prevent athletics referendum from passing

May 6th, 2015

Student Senate had its last meeting of the semester on Tuesday, May 5. During this meeting, Senate discussed several motions, including the “Recreation and Sports Facility Bylaw Amendment” and the “Athletic Allocable Segregated Fee,” which was postponed at the previous Senate meeting in order for the motion to go through the correct channels before being voted upon.

Saving varsity sports with segregated fees may open a can of worms

Tobacco kills, cannabis could positively impact the world

Letters to the editor

River Falls Pregnancy Helpline offers care for unplanned pregnancies

April 29th, 2015

The River Falls Pregnancy Helpline is conveniently located right across from Family Fresh market. The center offers counseling and emotional support for women, men and families who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

Student Senate lacks appropriate governmental documentation

April 22nd, 2015

I have been attempting to follow the actions of the UW-River Falls Student Senate through their records. Senate’s records as posted online aren’t complete and show alteration. For example, all of the agendas posted by Senate in 2014-2015 show as being posted at 9:02 a.m. on April 21. This makes it impossible for a citizen to ascertain if the agendas were posted late, changed after the fact or altered in some way. What should be an official government document now has no validity and is impossible to verify.


River Falls Update

May 8, 2015

Watch the May 8, 2015, edition of "River Falls Update," a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about how UWRF is involved in the "Commit to be Fit" program at a local middle school and the growing popularity of ping pong on campus.


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