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Student government may want to consider being careful when spending money

December 1, 2016

At Tuesday’s Student Senate meeting, an allocation of $2,000 was passed to pay for an artificial holiday tree standing approximately 12 feet tall to be placed in the University Center this semester.

As commencement draws closer, questions raised about future happiness

November 30, 2016

Is life better after college graduation? It’s a question that has been kicking around in my head lately, and I feel the need to discuss it with myself through the medium of a college newspaper column.

Reacting to hate with more hate is counterproductive

November 30, 2016

On Monday, Nov. 28, Ohio State University sent out a mass message to all students telling them to “Run. Hide. Fight.” A student at the university, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, plowed his car into a group of students, got out and began stabbing anybody he could. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, but a handful of students will not be sitting in their classes today, but will be lying in a hospital.

Seasonal Affective Disorder can be treated, but should be taken seriously

November 30, 2016

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a form of depression that regularly occurs during fall and through winter due to the changes in the season. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms include feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day, problems with sleeping, changes in appetite or weight, leaden feeling in arms or legs, oversleeping, hypersensitivity to rejection and problems getting along with other people.

Thanksgiving table may not be best time for political debate

November 17, 2016

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and for many students at UW-River Falls, this means a trip home to see family. While some students may visit home regularly, others might not mesh with their families so well and may even dread the holiday season.

North Hall still buzzing with wasps in November

November 16, 2016

If you have the misfortune of taking class in North Hall this semester or having a club that meets there even within the late hours of the day, I applaud you. If you don’t then please let me inform you of why, within even the latest of the fall months, we are still assaulted by a troupe of hornets and wasps determined to not die.

Active Minds aims to break stigma with student experiences

November 16, 2016

One story, and in extreme cases, even one word, can change someone’s life, which will in turn affect change in the world around them. If you have ever heard of the Active Minds club, we try to get rid of the negative stigma surrounding mental disorders and other struggles that people have in life.

Ask Colleen: Business or pleasure?

November 16, 2016

I’m a freshman, and I’m still deciding on my major. My parents really want me to go into business or teaching because it’s more reliable. I’m not really interested in those things and want to go the more creative route. How can I tell them this?

‘Inclusivity’ means nothing unless everybody feels included

November 16, 2016

The other night I attended an event that woke me up from a sleep that I didn’t even know I was in. The event focused on a film called “Inclusive Negligence” by students at UW-La Crosse.

Frustration over election results can be used to inspire change

November 10, 2016

Election Day has finally come and gone, and January will bring the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. Tensions are reasonably high as the United States lets this result sink in.

Epilepsy Awareness Month is a good time to learn seizure safety

November 9, 2016

I’ll never forget my first seizure. Well, I’ll never forget the little that I remember.

Ask Colleen: The college balancing act

November 9, 2016

I’m really stressed with balancing school and work. Ever semester, I always say that I will cut back, but it never seems to work. I currently have two jobs, but I think I want to quit one of them. With classes and both of my jobs, I just always feel as if I am in a rush and I never truly get to enjoy myself. What do I do?

College is like a marathon, but the finish line is in sight

November 9, 2016

The other day when I came home from class, I thought about the to-do list that I have stored in my brain and I began to prioritize what needed to be done first.

Campaign season has turned ugly, is no longer about being informed

November 9, 2016

There have been no shortage of words and opinions written, screamed, turned into memes or sprayed menacingly onto burned buildings about the 2016 presidential election. In fact, the overwhelming amount of coverage the election has received has made me not want to add my thoughts to the topic – until now.

Student Health: Protecting yourself from cold and flu season

November 9, 2016

The October 2016 issue of Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter lists 10 easy steps to protect yourself against colds and the flu.