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Natalie Conrad

Natalie Conrad is a junior journalism and marketing communications major and French minor. She enjoys running,reading, writing, playing guitar, and traveling.

May 7, 2010

Visually-stunning horror remake divides reviewers

One thing that definitely can be said about the remake of “Nightmare on Elm Street” is that it’s visually stunning. The film uses the new technology to its advantage in updating the 1984 classic. This film delivers visually stunning thrills and chills that leave you on the edge of your seat. Like most horror movies […]

April 30, 2010

Unique plot leads to typical ending

Artificial insemination, finding the man of your dreams, and a two legged dog. Oh my! All these things— and mor— make Jennifer Lopez’s new film, “The Back- Up Plan,” stand out from her other films. Lopez plays a single woman who opts for artificial insemination after dating for years and failing to find the right […]

April 30, 2010

Falcon softball goes to 8-4 on season

The UW- River Falls softball team has been very busy with a recent slew of home and away games back-to-back during the last two weeks, according to coach Jody Gabriel. The team is currently 21-11 overall and 8-4 in the WIAC. The Falcons hosted two home games on April 17 and April 18 against UW-Platteville […]

April 23, 2010

Reviewers divided about characters in newest superhero film

Kick-Ass was very different from what I expected it to be. That’s not to say it was horrible, but it certainly wasn’t as great as it could’ve been.

April 23, 2010

Unity in the Community brings students together

UW-River Falls held the 17th annual Unity in the Community event, a campus and city-wide celebration of diversity and inclusivity, on April 15.

April 15, 2010

Comedy entertains despite forced humor

“Date Night” is good for a fun, action-packed good time, but it could’ve been better, especially with actors like Tina Fey and Steve Carell at the helm. It was fun, funny and entertaining for what it was. The room for improvement is a result of the script, not the actorsthey made the best of it. […]

April 11, 2010

Romance expands Cyrus’ career

Hannah Montana gone punk pianist brat would be one way to sum up “The Last Song,” or at least Miley Cyrus’ character in the film. I spent a good part of the film in either disbelief of Hannah Montana being a punk or a general dislike of her snotty character. Fortunately, it eventually gets better. […]

April 9, 2010

Campus survey brings to light views on climate change

UW-River Falls political science department lecturer Erick Highum led a group of three students in the fall in conducting a survey to discover what students’ views on global climate change were. “Climate change is an issue that is argued to affect many large segments of our economy and society, has very divergent and strongly held […]

April 1, 2010

Gross humor keeps film entertaining

“Hot Tub Time Machine” is one of those films like “Dude Where’s my Car?” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” in the sense that you can’t expect much going into it, especially with a title like that. It wasn’t bad, but then again it wasn’t too great either. If you’re looking for a good laugh, […]

April 1, 2010

Community service activities could inspire, improve diversity

A study of how adventure-based and community service activities work as diversity education was published by UWRF assistant professor and Outdoor Education Coordinator Paul Shirilla and a few of his colleagues. The study, “Contact Theory as a Framework for Experiential Activities as Diversity Eduation: An Exploratory Study,” was published in the Journal of Experiential Education.  […]

March 26, 2010

UWRF alumnus runs for Wisconsin governor

UW- River Falls alumnus Mark Neumann is running for governor of Wisconsin on the Republican ticket. Neumann got his masters degree in supervision/instructional leadership at UWRF in 1977 after getting his bachelor’s degree in math education at UW-Whitewater in 1975. “I’ve been watching the nation and state in trouble from both an economic and political […]

March 26, 2010

Action saves romantic comedy

I want to start out by stating that I had no interest in seeing this film and I am not a fan of romantic comedies, but I have to admit compared with most of the romantic comedies that I’ve seen, this film had a unique twist.