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Abby Ashauer in the 2019 rodeo

UWRF cancels 56th annual rodeo

September 28, 2020

For the past 55 years, UW-River Falls has hosted a rodeo in September. This fall, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was canceled.

UWRF fall career fair goes virtual

October 5, 2020

The fall career fair for UW-River Falls will be held virtually on Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to COVID-19 concerns. 

UWRF lifts shelter in place order and resumes hybrid classes

October 1, 2020

As of Monday, Oct. 3 the shelter in place order on campus at UW-River Falls will be complete. Interim Chancellor Connie Foster explained the next steps that will be taken in an email to students on Tuesday, Sept. 29. “ These efforts have allowed us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and our indicators are showing positivity rates at a much more manageable level,” said Foster. 

A chance to focus on race- UWRF hosts A Breath For George

October 1, 2020

A Breath For George brings the nationwide conversation about racial injustice to UW-River Falls. On Sept. 15, UWRF Student Involvement hosted “Focus On Race: A Breath For George,” an event that is part of their 2020-2021 value series.

UWRF officials hope to keep campus open despite COVID-19 spread

Number of positive COVID cases increase on UWRF campus

UWRF hosts virtual involvement fair for student organizations

Sports

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

October 6, 2020

Trey Meadows, the new head coach of men’s and women’s cross country at UW-River Falls, is working to keep his runners motivated even though they will not compete. Meadows said that in the wake of the recent COVID-19 restrictions on campus he still wants this to be another great season for the Falcons.

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.

Donors to R-Club provide financial boost to UWRF athletics

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


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.