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Viewpoints

First Wisconsin Governor debate examined

October 17th, 2014

Last Friday evening I watched Wisconsin Public Television’s coverage of the first debate between Governor Scott Walker and his challenger, Democrat Mary Burke.

Drug testing a bad idea for unemployed benefits

October 17th, 2014

“If you require drug testing for unemployment insurance claims are you going to drug test farmers for crop insurance next?” the Colfax farmer asked the candidate.

Students forced to take empty credits with college physical education

October 17th, 2014

UW-River Falls is currently in the minority among U.S. universities regarding its policy which requires that students take physical education courses before they can graduate, according to a 2013 special report by USA Today.

Worrisome ‘Ides of October’ threat brings heightened security, caution

October 17th, 2014

The events on campus in the past week have taken an unexpected turn; twice the campus police have informed students and staff of a shooting threat against the campus community, planned for Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Leadership organization brings students together

October 10th, 2014

I don’t want to exclude other UWRF student organizations because they all have dedicated their time to integrate students to become better leaders, thinkers and citizens, but for me, there is one particular student organization that changed my life: UWRF Students Today, Leaders Forever.

Internships allow students to connect with major, earn real-life experience

October 10th, 2014

Even though it is still fall and we are only just over a month into the new semester, it is still never too early to start thinking about next spring, summer or post-graduation.

Local car crashes provide reminder for campus safety

October 10th, 2014

The streets have been a dangerous place near the city of River Falls over the last week with at least five accidents being reported since early Sunday morning.

Cascade Avenue median grasses

October 3rd, 2014

I appreciated your editorial this past week in regards to the Cascade Avenue median grasses. I thought it important to address a few of the concerns noted, as well as to provide additional clarification and information on what was presented.

Register to vote on Nov. 4

October 3rd, 2014

After several setbacks, the documents students need to register and be voters in the Nov. 4 election are available. Voter ID cards are free in the card office, lower level of Davee Library.

Time to refocus on clean energy

October 3rd, 2014

Recently, we learned that Wisconsin hit a clean energy milestone two years ahead of target. Today, more than 10 percent of our electricity comes from sustainable sources like wind and bioenergy.