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Robert Steven Sontag

UW-River Falls student found dead

May 4th, 2015

UW-River Falls junior Robert (Bobby) Steven Sontag, went missing at 2 a.m. on Friday. In a mass email from Chancellor Van Galen on Monday, May 4 at around 5 p.m., it was announced that he was found dead.

Costumes, weapons part of role-playing group’s activities

April 29th, 2015

Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. a group of students gather in front of the University Center, some dressed in medieval garb with fake weapons as though ready for battle.

Students support environment but avoid ‘environmentalist’ label

April 29th, 2015

April 22 marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, but congruent with a report from the Pew Research Center released last March, few UWRF students consider themselves “environmentalists.”

Commuting from home can save money

April 29th, 2015

Commuting to and from River Falls can be a hassle, but it can also be something that can be very beneficial. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus in the dormitories or the suites at UW-River Falls. Upperclassmen can live wherever they like, some live on campus and some in River Falls and there are others who commute.

Student organizations can help build friendships

‘It’s On Us’ campaign works to end college campus sexual assault

Visiting professor has an award-winning photography repertoire

Provost Fernando Delgado to stay at UWRF, for now

Online data science master’s program approved at six UW campuses


Construction begins on new Ramer Field press box

April 29th, 2015

Warmer weather has allowed work on the Falcon Center project to progress ahead of schedule, including a major addition to Ramer Field, as work on the new press box has begun more than a month before it was scheduled to begin.

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

April 29th, 2015

The UW-River Falls men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the 2015 St. Mary’s University Cardinal Open on Saturday, April 25, in Winona, Minnesota, and both the men’s and women’s team had several top-five finishers.

Softball clinches playoff berth with three WIAC wins in final week

April 29th, 2015

The UW-River Falls softball team had a strong final week of the regular season finishing at 20-20 on the season and 4-2 in the last six games. The Falcons finished sixth in the WIAC and qualified for the WIAC tournament that begins on Friday, May 1, at UW-Eau Claire.

UWRF softball Head Coach Faye Perkins to retire

Rugby culture differs from other sports

Track and field teams break through at St. Norbert Invitational


College is full of potential life lessons

April 29th, 2015

I think when you make it to your last semester of college, you never truly think about it until the last few weeks of class, when you are figuring out ways to straighten out your cap and gown, what in your apartment is ready to be packed up and hauled away, and when you can count your major assignments left in college on one hand.


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

April 30th, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million UW System budget cuts are having a significantly negative impact on the campus at UW-River Falls, and now two women’s varsity sports are in jeopardy of being ousted.

Tobacco kills, cannabis could positively impact the world

April 29th, 2015

I never finished my planned review for “The Culture High,” but then the often glamorized “holiday” of 420 became a fitting reminder and reason to finish it. Cannabis is the documentary’s single word topic and there are many arguments within it worth elaborating on.

Student Senate update: women’s athletics referendum put on hold

April 29th, 2015

There was a big turnout for the Student Senate meeting on Tuesday, April 28, and because I now write this column every week encouraging people to educate themselves about what Senate is doing, this made me extremely happy.

Campus response to Earth Day feels highly lackluster

Student Senate update: ‘The Riv’ will flow

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

April 24, 2015

Watch the April 24, 2015, edition of “River Falls Update,” a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about "Shark Tank" star Daymond John's appearance at the Fourth Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner, the conclusion of the "Year of China," and the musical talent of animal and food science Professor Dennis Cooper.


Was country music band Gloriana a good choice for Finals Fest?

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