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Cody Rajewski, of Bay City, MI, fly fishes on the Kinnickinnic River, August 5. Photo by Tori Schneider/Student Voice

In trout projects, ‘restoration’ and ‘natural’ may not mean what many think

November 15, 2017

When asked how restoration efforts along the Kinnickinnic River should be handled, students and residents in River Falls answered with roughly the same response: they want the river to be more “natural.” This response, however, leads to a different question: What do words such as “restoration” and “natural” really mean, and do definitions of the words match up with what is actually done to environments such as the Kinni?

Steps toward an inclusive campus include managing political bias

November 15, 2017

Last week, the UWRF administration released the results of the 2017 Campus Climate Survey Summary.

Three hundred seventy-eight students responded to the survey and of those, 125 said they experienced bias at UWRF.

UWRF working to recruit, reassure inner-city high schoolers of color

November 15, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Lining the school cafeteria with brochures and paraphernalia, college recruiters and representatives eagerly plied students last week with information related to their institutions at the St. Paul Central High School college fair.

Pranksters take bike parts and locks, but owners and police aren’t laughing

November 8, 2017

Upon completing a shift at her on-campus job, UW-River Falls senior Sarah Knack returned to the North Hall bike rack, where she was surprised by what she saw and even more surprised by what she did not see.

From farm fields to Florida: UWRF students’ research yields valuable trip

A treat for some, a trick to others, parking regs resume Halloween night

UW System’s freedom of expression policy, new campus organization’s activity spark controversy on campus

WinField United to offer expanded internship opportunities for UWRF students

DoTS recommends a learning service that takes users back to the future


Program-builder Joe Cranston leads women’s hockey into 19th season

November 15, 2017

Joseph Cranston enters his 19th season as the head women’s hockey coach at UW-River Falls for the 2017-2018 season. Cranston has led the team to nine straight 20-win seasons and nine straight appearances in the NCAA tournament, including a runner-up finish in 2016. Cranston is the only head coach in program history and is looking to take his team back to the NCAA tournament after losing in the first-round last season to Gustavus after a 26-3 campaign.

The Student Voice sat down with Cranston to discuss his history at UWRF and what his impressions are of his new team after a 3-1-1 start.

Rick Bowen court dedication reflects how far UWRF basketball has come

November 15, 2017

Rick Bowen arrived on the UW-River Falls campus in 1986 to look at the job opening for the head men’s basketball coach. According to Bowen, he enjoyed the community within the campus and took the job expecting to be in River Falls for maybe two years before moving on.

Here first but nearly forgotten, Native Americans celebrate this November

November 8, 2017

Aiyana Ledwein, a senior softball player, is one of the few Native American athletes at UWRF. She is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, and her birth mom lived on a reservation in eastern Wisconsin before moving to Minnesota.

UWRF women’s cross-country team runs to first ranking in school history

Coach profile: Jeff Berkhof looks to lead Falcons back to NCAA tournament

UWRF women’s cross-country team runs to first ranking in school history


The Creamed Corn of Romance Movies: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

November 15, 2017

I’ve been threatening to review Fifty Shades of Grey for a while now, and have finally gotten around to it.

I watched this movie in a room with my three roommates and ate pancakes during it, so maybe that’s affected my emotional response to it. Keep in mind that my senses may have been dulled by pancakes and people.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ adds some metal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

November 8, 2017

You may remember a time long ago when the Student Voice used to have a movie reviewer who went to the movies instead of staying home and watching Netflix, when the word babe had never graced the pages of this fine newspaper; Again, long ago.


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.

National reporting culture of sexual assault stands to be drastically changed

November 16, 2017

Allegations of sexual misconduct recently began pouring out of Hollywood in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment against film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Since October, when the claims were first made, dozens of other prominent figures in the entertainment sector, like Louis C.K. and Kevin Spacey, have been called out on inappropriate behavior towards men and women alike.

Are engagement rings really about them, or you?

November 15, 2017

“I made an investment.” My sister’s (ex) fiancée had reassured us of that no more than five times during our Christmas dinner, forcing her to hold up her ring with every single utterance and interrupting my older sister’s enjoyment of stuffing and chicken.

Taylor Swift album ‘Reputation’ evolves from her previous work

Providing scientific context for human-caused climate change

Letters to the editor

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

October 18, 2017

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.

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.