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Female enrollment dominates UW-River Falls campus

November 15, 2021

University of Wisconsin-River Falls enrollment continues to be female dominated contributing to an increasing national education gap. 

Blue lights offer security to UWRF campus

November 30, 2021

There are blue light phones located on campus for students to use when they need assistance in an emergency.

Governor visits campus for vaccine discussion

November 13, 2021

“Among all adults, young adults have the lowest vaccination rate. Every new generation is a lot smarter than the previous. We have to change this for the county and this city,” said Governor Tony Evers to the student body on the University Center lawn on Sept. 27. 

UW-River Falls reaches 70% vaccination rate

November 13, 2021

As of Oct. 14th, the River Falls Campus has reached a 70% vaccination status for students. As of Nov. 1st, the vaccination rate in students has reached 73%. This is a huge milestone for the campus. Status on the Falcons Forward website displays that our vaccination rates through students continue to increase.

Peer mentoring program assists first-year students

Community food shelf gears up for the holiday season

Student government association fills empty seats

Sports

Men's and women's hockey team gear up for the rest of the season

November 13, 2021

Men’s and women’s hockey teams are looking to make noise in the WIAC as season gets underway. 

Tailgaters share homecoming game experience

October 14, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the UW-River Falls Falcons played the Eagles of UW-La Crosse in a classic WIAC football game. While the teams prepared for the contest, some UWRF tailgaters discussed what they enjoy about Falcon football games and what makes River Falls special. 

UWRF women's soccer loses against Macalester

Falcon football opens season with resounding victory

UWRF student wins top recreational sports award

With no competition, new cross country coach still motivates Falcons to run

UWRF men's baseball works to become official team


Viewpoints

Editorial:
It's safe to return to campus, but students should have options

April 15, 2021

UW-River Falls administration is planning to have an in-person fall semester. With many midwestern states currently experiencing spikes in coronavirus cases, this decision raises questions about the safety of this decision. 

Editorial: Further recognition needed from university for Indigenous communities

November 13, 2021

President Joe Biden proclaimed Oct. 11 to be nationally recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day. UW-River Falls celebrated this day, though may not be doing enough to honor it. 

Editorial: Additional support needed from UWRF for inclusivity

November 13, 2021

November is a month packed with opportunities for recognition of marginalized groups. It is Native American Heritage Month, and also has Transgender awareness week and Trans day of remembrance. 

Etcetera

LGBTQ history month inspires look into movement's roots

October 14, 2021

Many people believe that LGBTQ history began in June of 1969 with the Stonewall riots of New York. However, eight years prior to the Stonewall riots there was an uprising unlike anything seen before.  

Global film festival hosted in Hudson

October 14, 2021

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is a festival that takes place yearly all around the world. There are over 400 venues on six continents, including a venue in Hudson, Wisconsin. Ten short films are picked, and they show over the course of a week in the venues. After all of the films are shown, viewers have a chance to vote for their favorite film and their favorite actor. Manhattan Short compiles the votes and announces the winners after the festival is done airing. All the films that are shown also have the opportunity to qualify for an Oscar, but that does not necessarily mean that they will.