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Marissa Koller (left), a junior and Adrianna Erickson, man the Penny Wars table in the University Center, Dec. 6. Photo by Tori Schneider/Student Voice

UWRF Honors Program uses pennies to fight hunger in River Falls

December 6, 2017

A student approaches a table in the UWRF University Center and puts a handful of pennies in one jar, boosting her college’s chance of winning a competition, and then she puts a handful of nickels, dimes and quarters in another college’s jar — increasing her own college’s odds even further.

Inclusion Alliance’s reach for solutions exceeds council’s grasp on resolutions

December 13, 2017

HUDSON — The white board in the crowded room at the former library building filled with comments and concerns about what is happening in the community to enhance diversity and inclusion. At this point, it became clear to the group that change needs to happen.

Planning for emergency: firefighters do orientation walk-through of Chalmer Davee Library

December 13, 2017

UW-River Falls Pre-major Adviser Molly Foley found herself advising not students but firefighters Monday as the River Falls Fire Department performed a pre-planning walk-through of the Chalmer Davee Library.

In the search for student diversity, CAFES still has long way to go

December 13, 2017

Christian Sosa is one of three kids from a mixed-heritage family. His mother’s side of the family is from the U.S., his father’s is from Honduras, and Sosa was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He’s a native English-speaker, but while he was growing up, his parents tried to teach him Spanish with primer books. He learned some of the language, but it didn’t flow naturally at first.

Art for art’s sake — and for students who get scholarships from its sale

Hudson inclusivity committee rising from the ashes of civic tranquility

Falcon Center jobs provide opportunities for UWRF students

Not bored by boards: International Games Week comes to River Falls

Profs and students try to find academic balance for 100 sanctioned events this fall


National anthem protests raise questions nationally, within UWRF football team

December 13, 2017

“The only way you can ever bring change is to make people uncomfortable.”

Ugel George said that about social change after playing football for UWRF this past season. George is from the U.S. Virgin Islands and grew up in an all-black neighborhood, which is a much different background from the majority of students at UWRF. He has a strong stance concerning racial equality, specifically the topic of national anthem protests that has been a mainstay in the media this fall.

Veteran men’s hockey coach Steve Freeman looks to rebuild Falcons program

December 6, 2017

Head men’s hockey coach Steve Freeman is in his 22th year as leader of the Falcons. He is the program-leader in total games won and led UW-River Falls to a WIAC championship as recently as 2016. He has won over 350 games and 11 WIAC titles in his time at UWRF. Freeman was named to the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016, with 10 WIAC coach of the year awards to his name. Freeman was also an assistant coach when UWRF won the national championship in 1994, and has been a part of all five appearances in the NCAA Frozen Four.

The Student Voice sat down with Freeman to discuss his history of success at UWRF and the growing pains his young team has faced in 2017.

Falcon Center jobs provide opportunities for UWRF students

December 6, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls opened its $63.5 million Falcon Center for Health and Wellness complete with sports facilities, workout equipment, classrooms and meeting spaces in September. The facility provides a variety of activities, but it also provides something else that is less well-known – on campus jobs. These jobs are managed under the Operations for Falcon Center, a division of Sports Facilities.

Coach profile: women’s head basketball coach Cindy Holbrook

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

Rick Bowen court dedication reflects how far UWRF basketball has come


Not the Duff you’re looking for: ‘Christmas Belle’ is unsurprisingly bad

December 13, 2017

Here’s a fun fact: Every single year around July, Haylie Duff, the less prominent Duff sister, begins a journey in which she begins to film a parade of Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas movies. She’s done this to the point where half of my Netflix queue is just Haylie Duff Christmas movies.

‘Gammera the Invincible’ is wonderful and confusing, all at the same time

December 6, 2017

Assistant Editor Sophie Koch gave me her dvd of Japanese monster movies to watch about two months ago.

This week I finally used a dvd player to watch them.

“Gammera the Invincible” was on this dvd and to be honest, I had about as much of a clue as you do of what this movie was about.


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.

Online classes, while tempting, need further development

December 14, 2017

Online classes are often subjected to complaints from students across UW-River Falls. One of the more infamous courses that students once had to take was online physical education, which prompted students to exercise with videos and corresponding questions about heart rate and diet. Anyone over the level of freshman knows about this course, and knows that the course was rarely, if ever, taken seriously. Eventually, it was changed to in-person because it was very obvious that it was not achieving desired results.

Actively making friends can affect graduating on time

December 13, 2017

The fall semester of my last year in college is almost over, and for the first time, I am feeling nostalgic about saying goodbye to my seat neighbors in my classes and even to some of my small group members. I have now reached a point in my collegiate career where everyone I know is starting to graduate, which means that the chance to see them for a couple hours each week is disappearing.

Horoscopes by Beth: December 15

Start applying: why internships are a valuable part of the college experience

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.