Bernie Sanders’ policies appeal strongly to democrats

October 1st, 2015

Thursday will mark the end of the fiscal year in congress, and on Wednesday morning, an agreement still had not been come to. As I write this, I’m sadly uncertain whether or not I will have a running government when this issue of the Student Voice hits stands Friday morning – Republicans have threatened to shut down the entire government, once again, if federal funding for Planned Parenthood is not taken away.

‘It’s on Us’ panel brings about sex assault discussions

October 1st, 2015

The “It’s on Us” event on Monday, Sept. 28 had a lot going for it: an emotional and thought-provoking documentary, a panel discussion with knowledgeable experts and a turnout of over 200 students and community members, all led by a well-meaning Student Senate. Even Chipotle, a restaurant popular among college students, came out to cater the event. But what the event also included was a controversial comment from Gregg Heinselman, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and Title IX coordinator for UW-River Falls.

Loss of UWRF student reminds community how fragile life can be

May 7th, 2015

The UW-River Falls campus received some unfortunate news on Monday, May 4, as the body of missing student Robert “Bobby” Sontag was found in the Kinnickinnic River in the late afternoon.

Campus radio station needs support from university

May 6th, 2015

On Monday, May 4, 88.7 FM WRFW’s annual event “Can’t Stop the Music” was held in the University Center. For those of you who don’t know, WRFW is the radio station that is on the UW-River Falls campus; it broadcasts from North Hall.

Student Senate update: complications prevent athletics referendum from passing

May 6th, 2015

Student Senate had its last meeting of the semester on Tuesday, May 5. During this meeting, Senate discussed several motions, including the “Recreation and Sports Facility Bylaw Amendment” and the “Athletic Allocable Segregated Fee,” which was postponed at the previous Senate meeting in order for the motion to go through the correct channels before being voted upon.

Saving varsity sports with segregated fees may open a can of worms

April 30th, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million UW System budget cuts are having a significantly negative impact on the campus at UW-River Falls, and now two women’s varsity sports are in jeopardy of being ousted.

Tobacco kills, cannabis could positively impact the world

April 29th, 2015

I never finished my planned review for “The Culture High,” but then the often glamorized “holiday” of 420 became a fitting reminder and reason to finish it. Cannabis is the documentary’s single word topic and there are many arguments within it worth elaborating on.

Student Senate update: women’s athletics referendum put on hold

April 29th, 2015

There was a big turnout for the Student Senate meeting on Tuesday, April 28, and because I now write this column every week encouraging people to educate themselves about what Senate is doing, this made me extremely happy.

River Falls Pregnancy Helpline offers care for unplanned pregnancies

April 29th, 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.

Campus response to Earth Day feels highly lackluster

April 23rd, 2015

Earth Day is more than acknowledging the sun’s warmth, walking around on grass for a couple minutes or getting your feet wet, it’s purpose is raising awareness and setting off good habits for the rest of the year until the next reminder.