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Black History Month lets us think on equality

February 11, 2016

As university students, we must be aware of others and treat each other as the equals that we are. Every life matters as much as the next and that is a sentiment that we as a campus ought to embody.

Politics can be discussed respectfully, don’t need to be controversial

February 4, 2016

For about a year now presidential candidates have been fighting for our attention and our future votes, and this has led to everything we see, hear and talk about being tied in with politics in some way. And with the Iowa caucus occurring earlier this week, this has never been more true.

Response to column: ‘I am a straight white male’

December 16, 2015

Any single person can feel marginalized in this world regardless of their gender and skin color. It doesn’t matter what demographic you come from. Context matters. Women can have it hard, LGBT communities have it hard, Muslims have it hard, any race other than white have it hard in this country, but just because I am a straight white male does not mean that I had a free pass.

Some white men may lack perspective on issues of inequality

December 16, 2015

In general, white men have little to no problem having their voices heard on our campus and in society more generally. Throughout all of modern history, white men have been the powers-that-be. A white man may have less insight on what the experience of the less privileged have, and why they might feel insecure talking to administration about their problems.

Professor surveys still important despite changed method of access

December 13, 2015

If you had the power to mould your classes into a new form — one that would not only help you to get more out of the experience, but also to enjoy yourself more too — wouldn’t you exercise it? At the end of every semester, students are able to fill out surveys to evaluate their professors. The responses to these surveys serve as a valuable means of understanding the impact professors have on their students.

Societal pressures in appearance weigh heavily in the Kardashian era

December 9, 2015

In the age of the phrase “I woke up like this,” it’s not a surprise that “the natural look” is in fact in again. However, the natural look that you may see a celebrity or a model sporting is not as natural as it appears to be.

The start of winter cold brings back warm summer memories

December 4, 2015

Snow is finally here, falling to the ground in giant, fluffy dots that resemble the heads of Q-tips more than the individual, beautiful flakes I’ve always been told they should look like.

Clarification

December 4, 2015

Two weeks ago, the Student Voice published an editorial concerning Greek Life’s lack of participation in the It’s On Us Week of Action. We stated that because there is an unfortunate assumption made regarding Greek Life on college campuses when it comes to sexual assault, that it was disappointing that the fraternities and sororities at UW-River Falls haven’t played a more active role with the It’s On Us campaign this semester.

Learning the full truth and taking classes may not always go together

December 3, 2015

Tuesday, Dec. 1, marked 60 years since Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and was arrested for it. This sparked a bus boycott and was a defining moment the American civil rights movement.

Greek orgs should seek to be involved with It’s On Us

November 19, 2015

Last week was the It’s On Us Week of Action, a full week of events dedicated to sexual assault awareness and prevention on college campuses. Students of all organizations, including student athletes, made the effort to show their support to this worthy cause. One group that was blatantly absent during the Week of Action was UWRF Greek Life.

China’s ‘Singles’ Day’ a unique holiday that shows how strange the world can be

November 18, 2015

It has been a week with so much loss -senseless, violent, and unwarranted loss. The flow of information, video, pictures, eye – witness accounts, posts, tweets… has been overwhelming and dare I say even inescapable.

Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity explains occurrences in the universe

November 18, 2015

Four score and another score ago, Einstein introduced the idea of general relativity, well, that’s when he presented the results at the Prussian Academy of Science. Unlike previous models for gravity and such, this relativity thing actually accounted for reality.

Terrorist attacks in Paris brings back 9/11 memories

November 18, 2015

As you probably all have heard at this point, there was a terrorist attack on Paris over the weekend in which gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a concert hall, a major stadium, and restaurants and bars almost simultaneously. It was an obvious planned attack against the innocent citizens of Paris, killing at least 129 people and injuring hundreds. It was later revealed that ISIS was behind these attacks, sending the message that they are not done.

Volunteering can give insight to future internships and career opportunities

November 18, 2015

Volunteering is often a dreaded requirement, or even a commitment you make on behalf of your commitment to an organization, such as for a fraternity or sorority, where you are required to complete a certain amount of hours to be deemed successful. Your success may not be found in your volunteer efforts however, it should be a valuable asset in your efforts to find a rewarding and lifelong career.

Student Keystone Pipeline protests validated after Obama’s rejection

November 12, 2015

In March of 2013 I, along with eight other UW-River Falls students, embarked on a trip which had a profound impact on the future of my college career, my beliefs as a citizen of the United States, and as a human being on this planet.