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The Student Voice celebrates 100 years of student journalism

December 15, 2016

A century ago, the Student Voice was created. In the last issue of 2016, we look back at the 100-year-old newspaper and how it has changed, what is has gone through and why the tradition of university newspapers is so important.

Fake news not difficult to debunk, should be taken seriously

December 15, 2016

Fake news has been a popular topic of conversation lately, lighting up cable news discussions and research studies. Simply ignoring fake news, which we are seeing more than ever on social media, may no longer be enough.

One can overcome writer’s block by using own voice

December 14, 2016

Writer’s block is kind of a funny thing, because whenever I have it, I don’t have the absence of ideas, I instead have an overwhelming amount of words coursing through my mind. The problem is, they sometimes are not all my own ideas.

Sexual assault offenders at universities should be pointed out, but under correct circumstances

December 14, 2016

Although sexual assault is unfortunately really common on university campuses, I personally have never really put a lot of thought into it. However, the other day I read an article that really made me stop and think.

As conversation about environmental issues heats up, so should our actions

December 8, 2016

On Sunday, it was announced that the Sioux Standing Rock reservation is safe from the Dakota Access Pipeline. After eight months of protests and opposition, this marks a victory. However, the fight is not over.

Ask Colleen: Home for the holidays

December 8, 2016

Dear Colleen,

As the holidays approach, I am worried about going back to my hometown. High school wasn’t a terrible time for me, but I when I came to college I had a falling out with a lot of my friends from high school and I am worried about seeing people around. I don’t want to be constantly reminded of the friends I once had, so what do I do?

Tragedies remind us how lucky we are

December 7, 2016

On Dec. 2, a fire broke out at a warehouse in Oakland, California. Unfortunately, there were mass casualties and the number is still climbing. The space was often used to host parties, like the one that that took place that night.

The man behind the Alumni Spotlight: Reflections from reporting this semester’s Alumni Feature

December 7, 2016

It’s been a pretty decent first semester for me, somewhat challenging but equally rewarding. I’m glad that I have the pleasure to write for the Student Voice this year, reporting the Alumni Spotlight every week for almost two months now.

The term ‘millennial’ should not be an insult

December 7, 2016

In the age of social media, no one has to look too hard to come across an unprecedented amount of opinions against a certain group of people who were born around the years of 1980 and 2000.

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.