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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.

Horoscopes by Beth: Finally over

May 2, 2018

Aries

You’re going to pass your finals by the seat of your pants and quite frankly I am amazed. I always knew you were smart, Aries, but when you spent all last week watching the movie “Labyrinth,” I admit some doubt was sowed.

DECA trip gives valuable experience for future career

May 2, 2018

Standing for Distributive Educational Clubs of America, DECA is a competitive business conference with a wide variety of events to compete in. They range from marketing based challenges such as fashion merchandising to left-brained, number crunching events like accounting. Andrew and I, both Marketing Communications majors, became a team of two in the event of the same name.

Journalism degree can be useful in many areas of life

May 2, 2018

One of the first lessons that is driven into young journalism students is the duty journalists have to the people that they serve. Journalists work for the public and are (or should be) beholden to the readers first and foremost.

Student Voice seeks involvement, support in transition to online format

April 26, 2018

The majority of our staff will be leaving next year, including the editor and assistant editor. This has led us to the decision to move to an online format in the hopes that going digital-only will encourage better reporting and increased readership. Most audiences have transitioned to reading their news online, and the Student Voice already has an established webpage at uwrfvoice.com that can be updated to meet the needs of readers.

Danger and harassment can be around any corner for women

April 25, 2018

Nearly everywhere I go, especially when it is dark out, I get that familiar sense of anxiety and acute awareness of the people around me. That horrible dawning feeling of dread that creeps over me when I am out in the world is not unique to my experiences however. This is a pretty universal feeling felt by all women.

Horoscopes by Beth: It’s hot and my brain is melting

April 25, 2018

You’ve been wondering where your horoscope has been on and off for the past month, and this week most of all you needed it. Don’t worry, young Aries (or professor); I heard you call and here I stand.

Notes on travel: why it’s worth the cost

April 25, 2018

I’m in favor of this movement. Travel is an important part of figuring out who you are, especially in your twenties when you’re transitioning between high-schooler and adult. It’s an important time to be pushing the limits of what you know, trying out new ways of living and meeting new people. Travel offers you an opportunity to do all that and to possibly find something better that you’d like to pursue.

Choose healthy coping methods as finals approach

April 19, 2018

The end of the semester is beginning to draw near. Finals and projects are beginning to loom, and it is time for the Student Voice to write its compulsory, biannual editorial about how to not burn yourself out as things get crazy.

College basketball still fails to give proper compensation to women’s coaches

April 18, 2018

The Star Tribune reported on April 13, one day after Whalen’s coaching announcement, that her contract to coach “begins with a base salary of $400,000” and will increase each year until the final fifth year of her contract to $547,391. This amount seems laughably low to me given the knowledge I have on the exorbitant amount of money that male college coaches make.

“Free range” kids learn independence, creativity

April 18, 2018

I think my generation has lost a lot of what my parents had during their childhood. Utah recently gained attention in the news for being the first state in the U.S. to pass laws protecting so-called “free-range parenting,” which basically redefines the term “neglect” so that reasonably-aged kids don’t get picked up by Child Protective Services when they’re caught walking home from the park alone.

Videoclip reveals unsettling truths about media in the U.S.

April 11, 2018

Around two weeks ago, a videoclip started circulating social media that painted a chilling picture of modern television news.

Opinion on scary movies has changed from fear to appreciation

April 11, 2018

It may just be me, but I think that scary or horror movies these days are some of the best movies being shown in theatres right now.

Horoscopes with Beth: Sunny with a chance of sass

April 11, 2018

You’re going to post a lot on Snapchat this week, but not about things that people actually care about. You’ll probably make the equivalent of a stop motion of you blinking then add a fun caption that says something along the lines of, “OMG, actually, like, the way I look today, even though my hair is a little messy, lol.”

UWRF is predicted to grow, so where are we putting people?

April 5, 2018

The Student Voice does not see this as a sufficient or fair plan. One of the roots of this problem is the two-year residency rule. This is a UW System policy, and it requires that first and second-year students must live in the residence halls. There are exceptions for anyone over 21 years of age, veterans, married students or people with extenuating financial circumstances. Students can also opt out of living in the dorms if they have a permanent address within the approved commuting zip codes.