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Initiative must be taken to obtain internships

February 23, 2017

At this point in the spring semester, it’s safe to say that internship season is officially upon us.

Inclusivity means standing up for what’s right

February 22, 2017

Hello, UW-River Falls. My name is Darren Spence and I am currently the Inclusivity Senator for the 79th Session of the UWRF Student Government Association.

Television gets campy again with musicals

February 22, 2017

Many people cringe when they think of musical theatre, complaining of over-the-top dance numbers and nonsensical singing that detracts rather than adds to the plot.

Ask Colleen: Escaping hookup culture

February 22, 2017

Hey Colleen,

So far I have been having bad luck with guys. I’m old fashioned when it comes to dating. I get attached easily, so I don’t like the hookup culture that surrounds me on the university. How do I get past this? Please, help!

Lost motivation can be rediscovered by reflecting on one’s passion

February 21, 2017

When I think about the type of person that I am, I would consider myself to be a relatively motivated and focused person. Most of the time when I set out to do something, I don’t stop until I’ve successfully achieved whatever it is. I work hard for the things I want.

Be aware of your communication habits, but not too aware

February 21, 2017

Since graduating high school, I have become increasingly hyper-aware of how I communicate.

Ask Colleen: When the joke goes too far

February 16, 2017

I’ve got a friend who is getting a little too comfortable joking around with me, and it’s getting to the point where I feel like she’s attacking me personally instead of just messing around.

Allocable segregated fees vital to campus, not something to ‘opt-out’ of

February 16, 2017

Last week, Gov. Scott Walker presented a new budget proposal to the Wisconsin Legislature. Part of this proposal includes the possibility for UW System students to “opt-out” of paying allocable segregated fees in the future.

UW-River Falls campus brings about eerie feelings

February 15, 2017

Living in Grimm Hall as a freshman was, for me, an experience that reaffirmed a fear that I have long held.

Hardships should be used as motivation to persevere

February 15, 2017

Everybody goes through hardships at some point in their lives – unfortunately, some more than others. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve started to learn that the most important thing is what a person does with those hardships, how they move on from them.

The long history of immigration made America what it is today

February 15, 2017

Like almost all of the people living in the United States today, the only reason I exist is because of immigrants who came to our country and were allowed to stay.

At UWRF, campus engagement still leaves a lot to be desired

February 9, 2017

Among its students, UW-River Falls has a pervasive reputation as a suitcase school. Students who live on campus notice residence hall parking lots largely empty on the weekends, as many students decide to head home after the first few weeks. Unfortunately, many student organizations and campus departments notice a similar trend.

Ask Colleen: Studying abroad

February 8, 2017

Dear Colleen,

I am thinking about studying abroad, but I am hesitant to do it. I’ve always wanted to travel and have never had the opportunity, but I feel like college would be the perfect time.

Letter to the Editor: Response to article on Professor Watchlist

February 8, 2017

In response to the previous article concerning the Professor Watchlist, let us dig deeper into the information present.

Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement brings back memories of growing up as a twin

February 8, 2017

Just as everyone knows that the sky is blue and that chocolate ice cream is far superior to vanilla ice cream, it is now common knowledge that Beyoncé is pregnant with twins.