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October 18, 2017

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

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.

October 11, 2017

Alternative strategies needed to prevent further accidents on Cascade

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.

October 6, 2017

UWRF student hit while crossing Cascade Avenue

A female student was hit by a vehicle at the corner of 4th and Cascade Ave. at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The student was crossing Cascade Ave. from the main part of campus, biking towards North Hall. She was struck by a blue car, according to a witness Eli Gallenberg, a sophomore at UWRF. River Falls Police Department and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. The victim had lacerations on her left arm and was checked out by River Falls EMS. The Student Voice will have updates as they become available.

October 4, 2017

Active shooter awareness is critical in time of national tragedy

In the case of an active shooter, UW-River Falls has a written “Emergency Response Guide” posted online. It details the steps that a person should follow should an active assailant appear on campus unexpectedly. The first recommended course of action is to run away if at all possible. Failing that, a person should hide out of view where they are offered protection from potential gunfire. The last resort is to fight off the assailant with whatever is on hand. The University has determined that this three-step process is the most effective way to react to this sort of situation.

September 27, 2017

NFL protests divide the nation on issues of free speech

As the country reacts to the NFL’s recent decision to protest social injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem, we as citizens of the United States are being thrust into a position where we must take a stance on whether or not this is socially acceptable.

September 20, 2017

Coping with college stress can be solved one step at a time

The first weeks of school can become overwhelming for the majority of students. Students find themselves settling into new locations and situations while trying to balance a heavy workload. The stress can become overwhelming and make you feel like you’re slowly drowning in all of your responsibilities. Class, jobs, clubs and social life slowly begin to take up all conceivable hours of the day.

May 4, 2017

Transition of leadership in student organizations brings about opportunity for change

As this academic year comes to a close, we at the Student Voice are in the process of passing the power to our new leaders. This had led to a bittersweet feeling as those of us who are graduating prepare to leave the newspaper behind, and those of us who are about to step into leadership roles get ready for new responsibilities.

April 27, 2017

Alcohol in the University Center could have positive impact on drinking culture

Students who voted in the Student Government Association election this semester were given the chance to weigh in on whether they would support the sale of alcohol in the University Center. We think it’s a great idea.

April 26, 2017

Student Senate Update: 4/23/17

The Student Senate held a special session on Sunday, April 23. At the meeting, three motions were voted on.

April 20, 2017

It’s On Us Week of Action shows that sexual assault is everyone’s issue

The It’s On Us Week of Action is coming up, and it marks an effort by UW-River Falls to bring attention to an important issue: sexual assault on college campuses.