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Coronavirus

Coronavirus leads to class suspensions and alternative classroom methods

March 12, 2020

UWRF has made the decision Wednesday night to cancel all in-person classes until March 30. In an email sent from the chancellor to the campus community, Dean Van Galen wrote that the main priority is safety on campus.

Conservative nonprofit threatens to sue UW-River Falls on grounds of campus free speech laws

March 13, 2020

What started out as a simple misunderstanding on campus policy, has become an issue of First Amendment rights that could soon lead into a legal battle between UW-River Falls and a student.

Gay Straight Alliance hosts drag show

March 12, 2020

The UW-River Falls Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) hosted a drag show, a running tradition for almost two decades, in the University Center on March 7. A drag show is a form of art and entertainment where various performers dress up and sing, dance or lip sync to a song.

KARE 11 reporter visits campus for seminar and brunch

March 12, 2020

On March 17, Jana Shortal, a reporter and co-anchor of “Breaking the News” on KARE 11, will be visiting the Falcon’s Nest for “Coffee and Conversation with Jana Shortal” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

After accident, busy River Falls taxi service awaits van replacement

UWRF facilitates conversation around mental health

Teachers on strike in St. Paul

Sports

UWRF men’s baseball works to become official team

March 11, 2020

The men’s club baseball team at UW-River Falls is working toward regaining its status as an official competitive school sport for the first time since it was suspended nearly two decades ago.

Loss of two key seniors will have effect on Falcons football, says coach

December 10, 2019

The UW–River Falls football team will look completely different by the time next season is set to begin. For the Falcons, perhaps the most two most notable losses to graduation in May on the offensive side of the football will be Alex Herink, the team’s No. 1 wide receiver, and Ben Beckman, the starting quarterback who has administered the offense for the last two years.

Despite their role, athletic trainers don’t always get attention

Falcons basketball heading to D3 Hoops Classic in Las Vegas

As new season nears, softball field at UWRF faces water problem

UWRF takes stock of Falcon Center

New women’s basketball coach aims to fill seats of Don Page Arena


Viewpoints

Editorial:
UWRF policies may be infringing on free speech of students

March 11, 2020

UW-River Falls has been faced with a lawsuit regarding potential restriction of free speech on campus.  If the university does not comply by changing their policies that allegedly restrict free speech on campus, the lawsuit will follow through, according to a letter from Alliance Defending Freedom law firm sent on Feb. 10.

Flu season brings up concerns for student’s health

February 13, 2020

There has been lots of coverage world-wide about the on the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus has been found in Wisconsin, according to health officials. It is important that students take health precautions to stay safe from illness.

Valentine’s Day has become too commercialized

February 12, 2020

February 14, a day of flowers, cards, and chocolates is celebrated by many in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, and Australia. But where did this idea of having a “valentine” and sending greeting cards come from?

Etcetera

Cheer

We can, we will, we must: A review of Netflix’s documentary series ‘Cheer’

March 11, 2020

Netflix released a documentary series called “Cheer” on Jan. 8, 2020. The six-episode series is about the Navarro College cheerleading team in Corsicana, Texas. The series follows their journey to the National Cheerleading Championship, which is in Daytona, Florida. Navarro College has won 14 national championships since 2000; it also has won five NCA Grand National Championships since 2012.

On politics and the coronavirus

March 12, 2020

In 2020 it can be very disheartening to discuss anything remotely related to politics. When in a relationship with someone that has significant political differences, I think there are a couple of ways to work around that situation.