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Emerald ash borer confirmed in River Falls

October 16, 2019

The emerald ash borer is a wood-eating green beetle. Considered an invasive species, this beetle has recently been found in ash trees in River Falls. 

University Police investigates sexual assault in parking lot

November 21, 2019

A sexual assault occurred on Nov. 18 on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. The assault happened at 6:30 a.m. in the “J” parking lot, which is located between Hagestad Hall and the Agricultural Science Building.

Chancellor’s office hosts 10th annual International Thanksgiving

November 21, 2019

Every year over the last decade, UW-River Falls Chancellor’s office has hosted an International Thanksgiving. This year, all international students were sent an invitation for Nov. 21 in the University Center Ballroom.

UW System Deans hosted in River Falls for Reimagining the Liberal Arts

November 20, 2019

As the liberal arts have been under pressure both at the national level and in the state of Wisconsin in recent years, universities have begun to have campus, community, and system wide conversations on what a liberal arts education means for students life after college. Recently, 19 deans from the UW System met in River Falls, WI to discuss the future of these fields of study on their campuses.

UW-River Falls hosts Summit on International Education and Engagement

University encourages use of first-gen resources

UWRF community mourns the death of former student and football player

Sports

UWRF takes stock of Falcon Center

October 18, 2019

The Falcon Center, the $65 million recreational and athletic facility that opened in September 2017, has been “transformational,” says UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen.

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

October 17, 2019

The women’s basketball team at UW-River Falls starts its regular season on Nov. 8 against Marian University of Milwaukee. The Falcons’ first game of the year will be at home in the Don Page Arena and that is how the brand new coach wants it.

Falcons to face UW-La Crosse in homecoming game

Former Falcons track star returns to coach team

River Falls alumnus hired as cross-country head coach

Historian: Boxer’s story from century ago still speaks to how black athletes treated

Football coach accepts new position


Viewpoints

Editorial:
UWRF works to become Tree Campus

October 18, 2019

Tree Campus USA is a program through the Arbor Day Foundation for two and four year universities and colleges. The program aims to help establish community forests. UW- River Falls is currently not a Tree Campus USA.

Vape companies face challenges with marketing strategies

November 20, 2019

There has been recent controversy over whether or not flavored vape juice should remain available to consumers in the United States. Some vaping companies have made decisions to stop sales and production of various flavored juices. 

Flu shots raise concern

October 16, 2019

In the United States, fall and winter are the most common times for contracting flu viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means vaccinations are on everyone’s minds. However, more and more people are deciding not to vaccinate. With a measles crisis arising, those who are against vaccinations, or anti-vaxxers, may want to reconsider their opposition.

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The Beautiful World of Jeffree Star

Hi, how are ya?: A review of the Shane Dawson Series featuring Jeffree Star

October 16, 2019

Shane Dawson is 31 years old and has been creating content on the social media platform YouTube for 12 years. Dawson’s channel started with comedic skits and characters. He then began primarily making videos that included testing products or food reviews. As Dawson grew older, he moved on to making videos that were more intriguing to him, such as conspiracy theory videos and docu-series.

Hi, how are ya?: A Review of the Shane Dawson series part two

November 20, 2019

In the third video of the series, titled “The Dangerous World of Jeffree Star,” Star tells Dawson about how he doesn’t want something to be filmed involving his agent and Star having to do background checks on everyone working for him. Then it cuts to the opening credits.