Student Voice


February 5, 2023



Brad Brookins

29 Oct 2009

Phones distract drivers

RIVER FALLS, Wis.—A man who wishes to remain anonymous became “irked” when he was cut off by another driver this past Thursday evening. The incident occurred just after 9 in the evening on the stretch of 35 just before the […]

15 Oct 2009

Sales tax should apply to soda pop, unhealthy items

Who’s up in arms about taxing things that ought to be taxed, but aren’t? I’m up in arms about things that ought to be taxed, but aren’t. The latest craze in government control is whether or not to tax our […]

08 Oct 2009

College careers require re-focusing

I think it’s time for everyone on campus to take a big step back and re-examine the past month here at school. And by everyone, I mean everyone. Freshman are mostly settled in their dorms, sophomores are takin’ it easy, […]

01 Oct 2009

Flying beach ball most interesting part of homecoming football game

Students gathered at Ramer Field on Saturday, September 26th for the annual River Falls homecoming football game against Alma College from Michigan.

24 Sep 2009

Head colds stem from imagination, weak will

Okay, well, it’s week three and a half and everyone’s already sick. Good for you, especially if you’re a freshman who “isn’t ready for real class work to start.” I imagine there’s more than one of you out there right now not going to class because you had the sniffles.

18 Sep 2009

Unoriginal films tend to mimic each other, disappoint viewers

The gloves are off and my knuckles are singing like the Buffalo Grove Expressions show-choir at Carnegie Hall. First let me welcome everyone back to our lovely campus—it’s really good to see the weaving veins of campus pulsating with student […]

07 May 2009

Summertime troubles garner experiences

So I’ve been wondering a lot about what this summer will have to offer, or what I’ll have to offer this summer. It will be my fourth summer while attending UW-River Falls, and the three previous have all suggested different […]

30 Apr 2009

Legal marijuana would hurt stoners, not help

Every 35 seconds I see a new article online about how weed needs to be legalized, or how it’s not as dangerous as we think, or how it could save the economy or about how President Obama admitted to smoking […]

23 Apr 2009

Columnist attacks conservative Christian for hypocritical beliefs

If I were gay, I’d be the most hardcore, pissed off, adrenaline junkified homosexual man on the planet. I’d skin my head, tattoo a swear word backwards on my forehead and wear black and white, urban commando BDU (military fatigues) […]

16 Apr 2009

Smoking ban infringes on smokers’ rights

I’ve had a change of heart, and therefore will be switching gears.  Anti-smokers with little experience around chain-smoking cigarette wielders aggravate me about as much as the chain-smokers themselves. As I mentioned last week, I can stand the hazy environments […]

Brad Brookins

Brad Brookins is a graduate of UW-River Falls.