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Sometimes growing up means giving up

September 20, 2017

When I was five years old I thought it would be simple enough. I’d vocalize to my parents, “When I grow up I want to write big books,” and then fifteen years later out of nowhere I would be the next J.K. Rowling. I honestly believed in some part of my tiny mind that simply vocalizing things would make them certain to happen. Every single day I would make my parents one-page papers with article after article written by me, the future author. “You might want to keep it,” I told my father, “I’m gonna be big.”

Coping with college stress can be solved one step at a time

September 20, 2017

The first weeks of school can become overwhelming for the majority of students. Students find themselves settling into new locations and situations while trying to balance a heavy workload. The stress can become overwhelming and make you feel like you’re slowly drowning in all of your responsibilities. Class, jobs, clubs and social life slowly begin to take up all conceivable hours of the day.

Ask Abigail Welcome Letter

September 20, 2017

The Student Voice is introducing its new advice columnist for the fall semester: Abigail Erickson. Abigail will be accepting question submissions from readers seeking advice on issues in their day-to-day lives. Submissions can be sent to her via email at abigail.erickson@my.uwrf.edu.

Transition of leadership in student organizations brings about opportunity for change

May 4, 2017

As this academic year comes to a close, we at the Student Voice are in the process of passing the power to our new leaders. This had led to a bittersweet feeling as those of us who are graduating prepare to leave the newspaper behind, and those of us who are about to step into leadership roles get ready for new responsibilities.

Ask Colleen: A farewell

May 3, 2017

Dear Colleen,

How did you get started with writing an advice column? What has been your favorite part about doing this column? Did you learn anything along the way?



A thank you letter to Falcon Nation

May 3, 2017

Thank you. Thank you for the memories. Thank you to the coaches, the players and even my fellow Falcon fans who I have been on this incredible and roller coaster-type ride with.

Keeping a diary is like building a time machine of our lives

May 3, 2017

Humans are forgetful creatures. Our brains start deteriorating as we get older, we take longer to learn new things and we don’t remember new information as quickly as we did, but the worst part is we lose our memories. It’s such a sorrowful thing that we start to forget the important moments or old friends in our lives.

Publishing opinion pieces denouncing climate change can be damaging

May 3, 2017

The Student Voice and the New York Times, two papers never before mentioned in the same sentence, now have something in common. Recently, both papers have published opinion pieces denying the validity of climate change.

Letter to the Editor: Student Government Association must resolve internal issues

May 2, 2017

My name is Patrick Okan. I was on the Student Senate (now called SGA) from 2008-2012. I served in various roles, including as the spring 2011 elections commissioner and on an elections reform committee in 2010.

Alcohol in the University Center could have positive impact on drinking culture

April 27, 2017

Students who voted in the Student Government Association election this semester were given the chance to weigh in on whether they would support the sale of alcohol in the University Center. We think it’s a great idea.

Ask Colleen: On campus or off

April 26, 2017

Ask Colleen,

I’m currently a sophomore and, as you know, students are required to live on campus for their first two years. Since I’ll be a junior next year, I really wanted to live off campus.

Trump’s first 100 days highlight spreading of fear, hate

April 26, 2017

Trump’s first 100 days have been anything but a success. I would characterize this first chunk of his rule by the 100 headaches I have succumbed to because of his antics or the 100 nights I have gone to bed worrying about what America would be like tomorrow.

Demonizing climate change skeptics hinders scientific progress

April 26, 2017

In the current political climate, a particular set words is thrown around a lot: anti-science and the climate change denier. The two terms are, at the heart of the matter, insults proclaiming a person is irrational. The primary users of the terms are Leftists and those preaching that catastrophic climate change is imminent.

Letter to the Editor: Both sides not represented in rugby article

April 26, 2017

We, the women’s rugby team, are upset with the article published in the Student Voice on April 21 because of the failure to report both sides of the story. We are disappointed that we were not given a voice, as none of the current team members were ever contacted in regards to the piece.

It’s On Us Week of Action shows that sexual assault is everyone’s issue

April 20, 2017

The It’s On Us Week of Action is coming up, and it marks an effort by UW-River Falls to bring attention to an important issue: sexual assault on college campuses.