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Letter to the editor

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.

Letter to the Editor: 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.

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.

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.

Student Senate lacks appropriate governmental documentation

April 22, 2015

I have been attempting to follow the actions of the UW-River Falls Student Senate through their records. Senate’s records as posted online aren’t complete and show alteration. For example, all of the agendas posted by Senate in 2014-2015 show as being posted at 9:02 a.m. on April 21. This makes it impossible for a citizen to ascertain if the agendas were posted late, changed after the fact or altered in some way. What should be an official government document now has no validity and is impossible to verify.

Students call for chancellor’s assistance regarding sustainability

April 15, 2015

We–students, faculty, staff and alumni of UWRF–are writing you to express concerns about the pending budget cuts and its impact on sustainability efforts on this campus.

New officers give life to UWRF fraternities

April 8, 2015

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at UW-River Falls has received a face-lift in many ways, and we are pleased to be representing all fraternity life on campus.

Professors can eliminate classroom rudeness

March 11, 2015

Christine Marriott’s letter last week delineating the rudeness she witnesses and discomfort she feels each day in class is disturbing; such problems could readily be eliminated by professors.

Classroom rudeness becomes overwhelming

March 4, 2015

How do you show disrespect for a professor and classmates in a class? Let me count the ways. Rudeness runs rampant in many classes every day. This issue matters because if we don’t learn manners now, our job prospects and personal outcomes could be dismal. I cannot remain silent any longer.

Better UW Initiative: 26 campuses for one cause

March 4, 2015

In recent weeks, student representatives have joined together to create an organization called the “Better UW Initiative.” The UW System student representatives consists of 26 students, one from every school in the state.

Letter to the editor: proposed UW System budget cuts cause worry

February 18, 2015

I am not a big political player. I pay attention, I have opinions and I vote. Occasionally, I write to my local representative to try to make my voice heard on specific issues. And then there are times when that simply doesn’t feel like enough.

Letter to the editor: UW System in trouble after proposed budget cuts

February 18, 2015

Anyone who has attended a UW System school knows the lifelong value of the education they received.