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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.

Student Senate lacks appropriate governmental documentation

April 22nd, 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.

Student Senate update: ‘The Riv’ will flow

April 22nd, 2015

I don’t know about anyone else, but I think that the fact that less than half of the students even open the email to access “The Riv” shows that yet another campus newsletter isn’t needed or wanted by the student body.