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Blair Bengs

February 9, 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?

February 2, 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.

October 19, 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. To help UW-River Falls students take precautions against unplanned pregnancies, SHS is providing a backup plan in the form of two pills. Levonorgestrel 0.75 […]

October 12, 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, […]

September 28, 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.

September 21, 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.

April 6, 2006

Parishes set to celebrate Easter

The Easter bunny is not the only one busily preparing for April 16. For Christians throughout the world Easter Sunday is the grand finale of Lent, a 40-day period beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday.