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For international students at UW-River Falls, the winter holidays have different meanings. (Graphic by Kacey Joslin)

International students reflect on holiday traditions

December 12, 2018

Christmas may not be celebrated internationally, but from Pakistan to Japan, different cultures have many ways to enjoy the holiday season and the spirit of giving. For this edition of Student Voices, international students offered a peek into the holidays they celebrate back home.

Tobacco-free policy and e-cigarette use on UWRF campus

December 12, 2018

UW-River Falls has actively been a tobacco free campus for the past five years. The tobacco-free policy was implemented in July of 2013 and since then there has been a steady decrease of tobacco use on campus.

Plastic straws, bags seeing less use on UWRF campus

December 12, 2018

The banning of plastic straws at many coffee shops and bars has become increasingly popular due to awareness of limiting waste. Starbucks, as one example, has cut out serving cold drinks with straws at many of its location around the world, and will be completely straw free by 2020, according to a company press release.

Increase in diversity at UWRF leads to growth in Asian organizations

December 12, 2018

UW-River Falls has seen a slight increase in diversity in recent years, and along with the growth have come changes in identity-based organizations on campus, especially for Asian and Asian American students.

UWRF International Friendship Program strives for multicultural experiences

Chief of police discusses school shooting protocols

Gender and Sexuality Alliance helps students feel welcomed on campus


Cleveland’s strange offseason sign for Twins to spend big

December 17, 2018

With Joe Mauer’s massive contract of their hands, the Minnesota Twins have vital options to out spend their divisional opponents, the Cleveland Indians, in the remaining two months of the 2018-19 offseason.

Men’s basketball treasures playing at U.S. Bank Stadium

December 12, 2018

Despite traveling to Minneapolis and suffering a defeat, the Falcons and UWRF still look at the experience as favorable behind all of the work it took to put together this U.S. Bank Stadium Classic event.

Falcons hockey believes it has national championship caliber team

Mauer’s retirement marks the end of an era for Minnesota Twins baseball

Falcons Football prepare for final game of the regular season

The Chicago Bears visit UWRF football team, scout Alex Herink

Falcons women’s hockey splits opening weekend games versus Adrian College


FERPA’s role with student information

December 12, 2018

There are many students on campus that are unaware of how their personal information can become public once they register to become a student here at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Student privacy is protected under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). According to the university website, FERPA laws govern “The release of student education records maintained by the university, and access to these records.”

UW-System tuition freeze limits opportunities for UW schools

November 19, 2018

This fall began the sixth year with no change in the tuition costs of schools in the University of Wisconsin System. Gov. Scott Walker was the one to implement the tuition freeze back in 2013.

Editor’s note on state of Student Voice

October 10, 2018

Towards the end of last semester, the Student Voice published an editorial on the future of what the Student Voice would look like moving forward into this current fall semester. I’d like to personally address the changes that have occurred and what the Voice will be looking like for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.


Donna Reed, Jimmy Stewart and Karolyn Grimes starred in the 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life."

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is timeless classic for all generations

December 13, 2018

There’s a classic saying that people like saying this time of year, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” Not too many students on a college campus would be hearing this though, unless they’re spending a lot of time around people in their 70s.

Fitness influencer Amelia Skye tells her story

December 4, 2018

A day at the office for Amelia Skye consists of taking and posting pictures for her 348,000 Instagram followers. After recently moving to Los Angeles, Skye was able to support herself off her large Instagram following. Skye’s passion for fitness, combined with skills learned at UW-River Falls have allowed her to build a career.