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House explosion in River Falls

House explosion in River Falls blocks from Falcon Center

February 2, 2021

On the evening of Feb. 1 there was a house explosion in the 400 block of River Hills Road. The cause of the explosion is still being investigated, but the city of River Falls stated that it does “not appear to be criminal.” 

UWRF increases testing and resources for COVID-19

February 23, 2021

UW-River Falls has increased the campus COVID-19 testing capacity. UW-System policy has introduced mandatory testing for students and employees. 

UWRF community mourns death of philosophy professor 

December 15, 2020

Professor of Philosophy Imtiaz Moosa died on Saturday, Dec. 12. Moosa was hospitalized at Abbott Northwestern Medical Center in Minneapolis for a stroke on Monday, Dec. 7.

UWRF students plan Holiday Donation Event despite COVID-19 restrictions

December 9, 2020

Despite the untraditional year preceding it, seven UW-River Falls students are still harnessing 2020’s season of giving. This Saturday, Dec. 12, from 12-3 p.m., Emma Clements and six of her classmates from Marketing 335 will be partnering with Our Neighbors’ Place, Inc. to collect donations, offer a socially-distanced photo with Santa, and spread cheer all from the North Hall Parking Lot.

New chancellor at UWRF could be hired by summer

UWRF wants Dairy Innovation Hub to foster research

In case of emergency, UWRF has a team ready to go

Sports

UWRF student wins top recreational sports award

December 3, 2020

For the third consecutive year, a student at UW-River Falls has won a top honor from the Wisconsin Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (WIRSA).

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.

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

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


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 students’ 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.