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KSTP investigative journalist, Farrah Fazal speaks during the communication and media seminar titled, ‘Shining a light into the shadows,” which was sponsored by the Communication and Media Studies Department at UW-River Falls, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2017. Photo by Tori Schneider/Student Voice

Media speaker Farrah Fazal exposes social injustice through storytelling

October 11, 2017

One in five people living in the largest refugee camp in the world, the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya, have family living in Minnesota. Recently, one of those five refugees, a 3-year-old girl named Anfa, went from having family members in the Minnesota heartland to being there herself.

New Title IX guide raises questions over reporting sexual assaults

October 18, 2017

Safety is an essential aspect of the college experience. Many measures have been put into place in the University of Wisconsin System to ensure that students have a variety of resources at their disposal to deal with situations when they arrive.

Survey says: River Falls quality of life up, but it needs more jobs, less traffic

October 18, 2017

Bailey Knight, 22, lives just blocks away from downtown River Falls. Before she heads out the door for work, she runs a lint roller over her black apron. With a new puppy in the house, that sort of tidying up is to be expected.

Forget marathons; Special Olympian has his sights set on a 200-mile race

October 18, 2017

For Special Olympics athlete Isaiah Kasay, who is ultimately aspiring to one day compete in a 200-mile race that winds from Winona to Minneapolis, 5K runs are nothing but training and practice.

Chancellor goes to the head of the class — to teach, not just oversee

UWRF Young Americans for Liberty OK with UW rule for expelling protesters

Faculty Senate aims to keep profs from losing pay on technicalities

‘Green fund’ advocates planning new campaign to raise awareness and fees

Water Bar art installation features clean local liquid — for now

Sports

Falcons football drops close game in rainy conditions against UW-Stout

October 18, 2017

UW-River Falls lost their second straight last weekend as they were defeated by UW-Stout 21-16 in Menomonie at Williams Stadium.

Falcons football falls short on homecoming to ninth-ranked UW-Platteville

October 11, 2017

UW-River Falls football fell short this past weekend, losing 24-14 in a tightly contested matchup on homecoming Saturday against UW-Platteville.

We are family: UWRF Latinos find meaning in Hispanic Heritage Month

October 11, 2017

Jason Caballero, a senior football player and president of the Latino Student Organization, grew up in urban Houston before arriving for school at UWRF.

Division III Falcons football finds a new place to recruit — Division I

Coach Profile- Sean McKuras

Falcons volleyball breaks in new arena with a surprise win streak

Etcetera

The Christmas Spirit brings Ghostly Glee to Halloween

October 18, 2017

First and foremost, I would like to apologize to those five people who I told I was reviewing Scooby Doo and the Witch’s ghost, as it turns out that every quality Scooby Doo movie is not available for streaming.

‘Made of Honor’ is not made of greatness

October 11, 2017

“Made of Honor” starts with what is perhaps my favorite reoccurring movie plot, a playboy falls in love with an actually okay human being and gets friend-zoned. Said man then waits until his best friend is about to be married to ruin her life and take out any love rivals.

Viewpoints

Editorial:
Alternative strategies needed to prevent further accidents on Cascade

October 11, 2017

A pedestrian was hit by a car on campus last Friday crossing at the corner of 4th and Cascade Ave. The female student was on a bike, and was hit by a passing vehicle while riding through the crosswalk.

Parking problems on campus could be solved with shuttles, expanded lots

October 18, 2017

Parking is one of the issues on campus that pretty much everyone complains about at some point in time. The problems typically involve the price of parking passes and the lack of available spaces, and the issues with parking most acutely affect students that commute from out of town.

New social media campaign brings awareness to sexual assault

October 18, 2017

A lot of my time this past week has been spent “liking” posts on social media, which up until recently had been a pretty standard activity. This standard activity has not been me just merely double-tapping a picture of a cute outfit or liking a post of a sarcastic and topical meme however. I have been showing support in the most basic of ways by liking every post of #MeToo that I have come across. I think I have liked more posts online in just this past week than I have every done in my time on the internet.

‘Rick and Morty’ goes beyond the brand of entertainment to explore societal issues

Rhett and Link can still bring out the mythical best in us all

Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Pruitt helps continue anti-environmental Trump administration

October 18, 2017

Dear Editor, On October 11, the PBS program Frontline aired “War on the EPA,” an alarming documentary focusing on Trump appointee Scott Pruitt’s ties to the big oil and coal industries and how he has acted to further their interests as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The day before PBS ran this program, Pruitt had announced the repeal of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which nudged states toward curbing greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants over the next two decades. In his brief tenure as EPA head, Pruitt has repealed or blocked many other common sense regulatory measures protecting public health, such as banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide shown to damage the brains of fetuses and infants.  Chlorpyrifos is manufactured by Dow, and Pruitt vetoed the ban after a private meeting with Dow’s CEO. In a Pulitzer Prize winning series, New York Times investigative reporter Eric Lipton has publicly exposed Pruitt’s beholdenness to polluters, unearthing emails from Devon Energy in Pruitt’s home state of Oklahoma with wording Pruitt used verbatim in his protests against EPA rulings. A climate change denier, Pruitt has obstructed attempts to move our country away from dependence on dirty, polluting energy sources toward renewables.  As […]

Letter to the Editor: Hurricane impact causes deeper look at climate change

September 27, 2017

With deadly hurricanes slamming Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, tragic
earthquakes in Mexico and hundreds of western wildfires now lowering air
quality in our own region, it’s hard to know what more can be said to
convince skeptics that the earth really is in violent revolt against human
abuse of the environment.