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UWRF athletic department has impressive winter season

March 5th, 2015

As Div. III winter sports are wrapping up over the next couple of weeks, the Student Voice would like to give a shout-out to the UW-River Falls athletics department for one of the most memorable winter sports seasons in recent memory.

Classroom rudeness becomes overwhelming

March 4th, 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 4th, 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.

‘Leo Night’ is great example of student involvement

February 26th, 2015

The Student Voice would like to take this opportunity to commend the 702 UW-River Falls community members who attended the Feb. 14 women’s basketball game against UW-Whitewater on “Leo Night.”

‘Day on the Hill’ garners political perspective

February 25th, 2015

On Feb. 2, UW-River Falls student and fellow Environmental Corps of Sustainability member Greg Brown and I made a trip to the Minnesota State Capitol for the Clean Energy & Jobs “Day on the Hill” lobby event.

Gov. Walker’s budget proposal sucking blood from student body

February 25th, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his $300 million UW System cut, which would take away $4.2 million from the UW-River Falls campus, is part of an overall state budget proposal, which is a balance attempt to solve the entire state’s deficit.

People’s Climate March still affects UWRF student

February 25th, 2015

We all have those moments in life that we will never forget: the beloved, or regretful, first kiss; the first time you moved away from home; or the exact place you were when you first heard about the Sept. 11 attacks. For me, that unforgettable moment took place at the People’s Climate March (PCM) in New York City in September of 2014.

UW System budget cuts could deflate UWRF art department

February 25th, 2015

Four weeks after Gov. Scott Walker’s initial proposal to cut $300 million from the UW system, $4.2 million from UW-River Falls, many students still aren’t aware that massive changes will be taking place on our campus within the next year, though talk of the proposal has reached the far corners of faculty offices, Kleinpell Fine Arts (KFA) bathroom stalls, and even the UWRF confessions Facebook page.

Wisconsin in Scotland program changes UWRF student’s life

February 25th, 2015

I thought about what lies ahead of me in Scotland. I had no idea what to expect, where I was going to travel or who any of the other students were. I asked myself over and over why I had decided to do this and began to formulate an escape plan in the back of my mind.

UW-River Falls needs to protest budget cut proposal

February 19th, 2015

In the last two weeks, four UW System schools have held student-led rallies protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million UW System budget cut, and it’s time that UW-River Falls students, faculty and staff, as well as the rest of the UW System, follows suit.