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Small changes can have a big effect on campus life

March 8, 2018

In just about any given environment, the people living or working within it will notice things that they want to fix. A university is no exception; thousands of people walk the halls of the buildings and sit in the classrooms every day, and many of these people have one or two things they think can improve.

Horoscopes by Beth: Spring breakdown

March 7, 2018

Spring break is here, and even if you’re going somewhere, you’d much rather be home. Sure, home has your bed and all your amenities and a few dozen toaster strudels, but you’re going to get a bad idea the minute you arrive anywhere remotely homey.

Best picture nominees display contrary image of cigarettes

March 7, 2018

For anyone who has spent any time with me since Christmas, the subject of how excited I am for the Oscars has definitely come up in conversation at least once. Award season, in my opinion, is the best season – and I am taking a firm, ‘sorry, not sorry’ stance on that.

Kinni dam removal has finally moved forward, but not fast enough

March 1, 2018

A resolution was finally approved regarding the removal of the two dams that are blocking the Kinnickinnic River through River Falls. The final decision was unanimously in favor of eventually removing both dams, though the hydroelectric license will be renewed one last time.

RiseUp, Western Wisconsin! motivates people to take action against injustice

February 28, 2018

This past weekend was the one-year anniversary celebration of the grassroots organization RiseUp, Western Wisconsin! RiseUp was started right here in River Falls and came together shortly after several River Falls community members came home from the first Women’s March in Washington D.C in January 2017

Horoscopes by Stephanie Lovejoy- it’s a joke, my name’s Beth

February 28, 2018


Your constellation has moved out of the line with its morals and values, which is why we have to have a serious talk this week.

I know what you’ve been thinking: Buzzfeed is easy and they literally do nothing.

‘Fullmetal Alchemist’: when characters write their own stories

February 28, 2018

The book and corresponding TV series “Fullmetal Alchemist” is probably pretty much unknown to the general populace. However, among the overwhelmingly nerdy fan base for anime (Japanese cartoons), Fullmetal has a cult following and is often used to lure hapless non-nerds into anime culture.

Which then consumes them.

Environmental protection is a necessity for our country

February 28, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency had its beginnings in the early 1970s, when it was created by then-Republican President Ronald Reagan. It was created as a result of a growing public concern regarding the environment, which had been growing throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

Gun violence is horrible, but will only change if we demand it

February 22, 2018

In one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, 17 people were left dead last Wednesday after a lone gunman armed with an AR-15 opened fire on the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

School shootings aren’t a problem that will go away without legislation

February 21, 2018

To almost no-one’s surprise, another mass shooting has torn through another American school. This time it was Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people, with a mix of students and faculty, lost their lives on Valentine’s Day to shooter Nikolas Cruz. He was armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

Industry regulation proves to be a challenge

February 21, 2018

Ajit Pai, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, spent several years as the associate general counsel for Verizon; he served as a corporate lawyer advising them on matters of regulatory policy.

Horoscopes by Beth: at least my mom reads these

February 21, 2018


You’re going to be invited to a lot of things this week.

That’s awesome and all and I’m really happy for you, but remember what happens anytime Scooby Doo and his gang are invited anywhere. That’s right: almost murder, sometimes zombies and a lot of the time it’s ghosts.

Alarms need more communication, respect in order to be effective

February 15, 2018

A fire started in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building on Tuesday, which ultimately prompted an evacuation. Students, annoyed at what they thought was a drill, reluctantly filed out into the snow, many of them without jackets because they thought they would be let back in the building after five minutes. Even after it became clear that the alarm wasn’t a drill, students didn’t take the danger seriously and were occasionally darting back into the building to grab items.

Olympics help restore personal pride in America

February 14, 2018

I have always been an enthusiastic and very dedicated Olympic fan, avidly watching anything from curling in the winter to badminton during the summer Olympics. The pure athletic excellence that is on prominent display every four years makes me feel equal parts wholly inadequate and incredibly inspired. This year, the Olympic games mean something even more to me than they have in the past.

Horoscopes by Beth: be prepared for the unpredictable

February 13, 2018


You’re going to lay down in bed and you’re going to think of “Star Wars” and you’re just gonna be like, “wow.”

What a gift. What a gift to be in a generation that is releasing “Star Wars” movies and to just really get to be a part of these historical moments.