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Blair Bengs

Blair Bengs

09 Feb 2007

Class should be cancelled due to dangerous temps

As I ran to class Monday morning to escape the unbearably frigid temperatures of 15 below zero and a windchill of minus 25, I could only think of one thing -- why was class not cancelled?

02 Feb 2007

Betrothed shares marriage readiness signs

While the thought of the m-word can stir up a whole registry of emotions, there are certain checkpoints any couple should go through before they head down a road filled with decisions over flower girls, groomsmen and in-laws.

09 Nov 2006

Students tipping the scales

The 2006 results of the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment show UWRF students have reached the overweight category as their body mass indexes (BMI) are higher than the 2005 national average of 23.31 for females and 24.57 for males.

02 Nov 2006

Voters face several decisions at polls

On Election Day, Americans across the country will exercise their right to vote. UW-River Falls is no exception.

02 Nov 2006

Sheriff candidates highlight goals for Pierce County

Pierce County Sheriff Everett Muhlhausen and Pierce County D.A.R.E. Officer Nancy Ortwerth have one thing in common -- both want to be sheriff.

26 Oct 2006

Turkey Trot raises money for Special Olympics

Benjamin Franklin would be proud of the UW-River Falls health and human performance department.v Even though Franklin’s idea for a turkey as the national bird did not take off, UWRF has embraced the bird commonly known as Thanksgiving dinner with the eighth annual Turkey Trot.

19 Oct 2006

Morning-after pills may expire at year’s end

The stork does not bring people babies -- unprotected sex does. As director of Student Health Services (SHS), Alice Reilly-Myklebust knows that while the stork is a myth, unprotected sex happens.

12 Oct 2006

Area ghosts spell spooky Friday the 13th

For anyone afflicted with paraskevidekatriaphobia, the combination of their fear of Friday the 13th, two ghosts, a poltergeist and the upcoming Halloween holiday forecasts a spooky end to October. While Friday the 13th and Halloween superstitions occur across the globe, three known spirits are very local, as a ghost resides on the UW-River Falls campus, […]

28 Sep 2006

Policy permits skateboarding at designated times

In the 1970s, urethane wheels, pool riding and the Zephyr team turned skateboarding from a forgotten 1950s fad into a leading force in the world of extreme sports. What began as a pastime for California surfers became a popular activity for teenagers and young adults across the country, bringing with it a world of ollies, kick flips and skinned knees.

21 Sep 2006

Parking fines on the rise

Ask almost any UW-River Falls student about parking on or near campus, and the typical response is a combination of grumbling, eye rolling and an occasional profanity. With this year's changes to parking citation fees, student response may be even more negative.