Student Voice


December 4, 2023



Letter to the editor

Student thanks UWRF

May 4, 2007

In writing this letter, I would like to say "thank you" to UW-River Falls for the many educational opportunities I have been given during the past four years. As I prepare to leave this fine institution to move on to greener, more grown-up, pastures, I have found myself reflecting upon the valuable lessons I have learned here. The examples that follow are some of the best.

Everyone drinks all of the time, and you are considered an outcast if you do not. Going to class is a waste of time, and skipping at least once a day is the norm. RAs are only out to get you; they could care less about being your friend. But the most valuable lesson I have learned by far, courtesy of our very own Paul Winkels, is that "cheerleading is the most physically challenging and competitive sport of them all."

On second thought, the most valuable lesson I have learned is probably the ability to recognize sarcasm, a lesson that may come in handy someday if someone tries to convince me that gullible is written on the ceiling. I can only hope that my fellow students, two in particular, will also learn this very important lesson.

Carrie Oftedahl