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Celebrating 10 years: Little-known facts about the University Center

February 15, 2017

Last week, the University Center on the UW-River Falls campus celebrated being open for 10 years. Birthday cake and other goodies were given away all week, with a lunchtime bingo session topping it all off.

Student Senate Update: 2/14/17

February 15, 2017

One senatorial appointee was confirmed, two motions were voted on and five budgets were discussed at the Feb. 14 Student Senate meeting.

UWRF student leaders may soon decide on ‘green fee’ proposal

February 15, 2017

A proposed “green fee” to support sustainability efforts at UW-River Falls may soon be back before the Student Senate, says its president.

Cheese curds from Ellsworth gain popularity outside Wisconsin

February 15, 2017

Ellsworth is officially the cheese curd capital of Wisconsin, but its name is spreading beyond the state’s borders and may even head overseas.

First group of entrepreneurs graduates from UWRF program

Alumni Spotlight: Ann Lawton

Walker budget proposal, seen as reinvestment in UW System, could mean trouble for student organizations

Student Senate Update: 2/7/2017

Former head of UWRF Montessori program receives top honor


Sisters from Minnesota back on ice together as Falcon hockey players

February 15, 2017

For the first season in over three years, UW-River Falls women’s hockey players and sisters, senior Defenseman Lydia Wagner and freshman Forward Bella Wagner, are able to wear the same jerseys on the ice.

Athlete of the Week: Alex Herink

February 15, 2017

Alex Herink, a junior forward from Hudson, Wisconsin, helped lead the No. 4 ranked Falcons men’s basketball team to a regular season WIAC championship with two wins over UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater this past week.

Women’s hockey shatters previous record with 23 wins in regular season

February 14, 2017

The Falcons managed to bring home their fourth consecutive WIAC regular season championship on Saturday, bouncing back to defeat UW-Eau Claire 3-2 after losing to the Blugolds 3-1 on the road on Friday.

Two top scorers help make UWRF basketball championship contender

Athlete of the Week: Colton Sorensen

UWRF men’s hockey team turns season around after slow start


‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ measures up as successful sequel

February 15, 2017

All John Wick wants to do is retire and live in peace with his dog. However, circumstances from his past won’t allow this and once again, the Baba Yaga, the man you call to kill the Boogeyman, the world’s best assassin, is forced to come out.

‘Hidden Figures’ is a riveting tale about civil rights

February 8, 2017

“Hidden Figures” is the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brilliant African American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind helping launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit.


Allocable segregated fees vital to campus, not something to ‘opt-out’ of

February 16, 2017

Last week, Gov. Scott Walker presented a new budget proposal to the Wisconsin Legislature. Part of this proposal includes the possibility for UW System students to “opt-out” of paying allocable segregated fees in the future.

Ask Colleen: When the joke goes too far

February 16, 2017

I’ve got a friend who is getting a little too comfortable joking around with me, and it’s getting to the point where I feel like she’s attacking me personally instead of just messing around.

UW-River Falls campus brings about eerie feelings

February 15, 2017

Living in Grimm Hall as a freshman was, for me, an experience that reaffirmed a fear that I have long held.

Hardships should be used as motivation to persevere

The long history of immigration made America what it is today

Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Response to article on Professor Watchlist

February 8, 2017

In response to the previous article concerning the Professor Watchlist, let us dig deeper into the information present.

Letter to the editor: The time to stand up for the environment is now

January 31, 2017

PBS recently aired a moving documentary on Rachel Carson, who almost single-handedly launched the modern environmental movement with the publication of her book “Silent Spring” in 1962.


River Falls Update

May 6, 2016

Watch the May 6, 2016, edition of "River Falls Update," a Web-based news show created by UW-River Falls journalism students. Featured are stories about how Student Senate operates and about Dance Theatre’s spring concert.


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