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IceCube

Physics department continues research in Antarctica

December 10, 2019

UW-River Falls is involved in two experiments in Antarctica. Surujhdeo Seunarine is a physics professor who specializes in neutrino astrophysics and theoretical particle physics. Seunarine has taken students with him to the South Pole to work on neutron monitors, where the IceCube project resides as well.

Health Department recommends radon testing 

January 21, 2020

January is radon awareness month. The Wisconsin department of health services said people should test their homes for the gas. 

Campus officials offer steps to avoid theft

December 10, 2019

Since students are obligated to live on campus for their first two years, it may be important to know how to reduce the risk of being a victim of theft.

Spanish, Japanese roundtables aid UWRF students to learn languages

December 10, 2019

Weekly language roundtables at UW-River Falls allow students to practice Spanish and Japanese skills in an informal setting, typically led by a native-speaking student.

Freshman class sizes in decline in recent years

Parking office enforces winter rules

Alumna becomes assistant director of business operations for Residence Life

Sports

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

November 20, 2019

The newly improved UW-River Falls softball field outside of the Falcon Center is experiencing problems with water not draining properly, which may cause delays once the new season starts in spring semester.

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.

Spikeball bounces onto UW-River Falls campus

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


Viewpoints

Editorial:
Native American Heritage month recognized a month late

December 12, 2019

The month of November is Native American heritage month in the United States. UW-River Falls did not coordinate an event until the following month.

Hi, how are ya?: A Review of the Shane Dawson series part 3

December 10, 2019

The fifth episode of the series is titled “The Failure of Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson” and is around 50 minutes long. 

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. 

Etcetera

Global Traditions: Chinese Deity

December 11, 2019

Joss money, also known as ghost or spirit money, are sheets of paper or paper-crafts made into burnt offerings common in Chinese ancestral worship. Burning joss money is an important custom for Chinese people to commemorate the dead. Chinese believe that the deceased will receive the money and benefit from a happy and prosperous afterlife if you burn it.