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Letter to the editor

The future is uncertain, but there are ways to take control

May 3, 2018

Graduation, for many people, is right around the corner. This moment is the one you have been waiting for these 4 + years of college, but now that it is here, you might not know exactly what to do. There probably isn’t anyone who is fully qualified to give advice on what to do next, but we at the Student Voice have decided to take a shot at it.

Referendum on office of State Treasurer is approaching

March 21, 2018

I’m writing to alert readers to a state-wide referendum item on the ballot when we go to the polls on April 3. This referendum has gotten too little coverage in state media. It’s urgent that voters understand what’s at stake.

Tax reform bill comes at the expense of most Americans

December 13, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student Government Association must resolve internal issues

May 2, 2017

My name is Patrick Okan. I was on the Student Senate (now called SGA) from 2008-2012. I served in various roles, including as the spring 2011 elections commissioner and on an elections reform committee in 2010.

Both sides not represented in rugby article

April 26, 2017

We, the women’s rugby team, are upset with the article published in the Student Voice on April 21 because of the failure to report both sides of the story. We are disappointed that we were not given a voice, as none of the current team members were ever contacted in regards to the piece.

Earth Day a chance to show representatives we still care about the planet

April 18, 2017

Dear Editor,

As Wisconsinites, we can count the founding of Earth Day in 1970 by Sen. Gaylord Nelson as one of the finest gifts our state has given to the nation.

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine worth saving

February 28, 2017

For only the second time in its history, the Birkebeiner, our nation’s largest cross-country ski race, was canceled due to lack of snow. Considering the fact that 2016 was the warmest year on record, we shouldn’t be surprised.

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.

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.

Active Minds aims to break stigma with student experiences

November 16, 2016

One story, and in extreme cases, even one word, can change someone’s life, which will in turn affect change in the world around them. If you have ever heard of the Active Minds club, we try to get rid of the negative stigma surrounding mental disorders and other struggles that people have in life.

STEM job prospects not as plentiful as the public assumes

April 7, 2016

One of the most important yet complex questions we face as educators is: How do we best prepare our students for life after the university? As part of a national trend, our campus is moving toward STEM-related fields and majors (Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Math).

River Falls Pregnancy Helpline offers care for unplanned pregnancies

April 29, 2015

The River Falls Pregnancy Helpline is conveniently located right across from Family Fresh market. The center offers counseling and emotional support for women, men and families who are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.