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Cristin Dempsey

Cristin Dempsey is an English major and music minor from Eagan, Minn. She enjoys writing, playing the flute and swimming. After college she would like to pursue a career as an editor.

May 6, 2015

Final remarks from a four-year columnist

The strange yet fascinating thing about life is that you can’t really plan it. It just, happens. And as I sit here writing to you one last time, one week away from graduation, I want you to know that that is a constant throughout our entire lives.

April 29, 2015

College is full of potential life lessons

I think when you make it to your last semester of college, you never truly think about it until the last few weeks of class, when you are figuring out ways to straighten out your cap and gown, what in your apartment is ready to be packed up and hauled away, and when you can count your major assignments left in college on one hand.

April 22, 2015

Spring summons ‘the pamphlet people’

Just when I thought it was ending, it was beginning again. Yes, that’s right everyone, the pamphlet people were out last week.

April 15, 2015

Some textbooks have become obsolete

Earlier this week I successfully did something many college students only wish they could successfully do: I opened a textbook, and I read it. Now, that is not to say I’m put in some elite class of professional textbook readers. In fact, I am quite the opposite. As a professional writing major, I find that I don’t have to completely rely on a textbook to do well in my classes.

April 8, 2015

Commissioned Composer Concert to feature extremely unique music

Saturday, April 11, is the 49th Annual Commissioned Composer Concert, a consistently busy yet rewarding experience for the UW-River Falls music department.

March 25, 2015

Spring break benefits students

Wherever you go, it is important to just go. Traveling to different parts of the country or the world, whether for spring break or just a trip, is an experience of a lifetime.

March 4, 2015

‘The Dress’ breaks the internet

Late last week, while you were performing in concerts, playing sports games, and scrambling to finish a big assignment before the end of the week, the internet was exploding. Not over budget cuts, not over the threat of terrorism, but over a dress, or, “The Dress.”

February 25, 2015

Symphony Band works with famous composer

This week is a busy one for the UW-River Falls Symphony Band as all year we have awaited the arrival of famous composer, Johan de Meij.

February 18, 2015

Oscar night should feature more blockbusters

This Sunday marks one of the busiest, most exciting days both in Hollywood and the entire movie world; it’s the Oscars, a night to recognize some of the best films and actors of the year.

February 11, 2015

Pointless Valentine’s Day shouldn’t exist

Everyone is abuzz this week with holiday fever, and the end of this week is Valentine’s Day, or in my opinion, the day to stay home and hide from the world.

November 7, 2014

Voting rights in U.S. an earned privilege

The first full week of November upon us, so that means it is time for elections. This year is the midterm (or state) elections in the U.S., and Americans are rushing to their polling places to cast a ballot.

October 31, 2014

Seasonal Halloween traditions contain unknown symbolism

We are already entering the final week of October, which means students around campus are finalizing their Halloween plans. What are well-known Halloween traditions, where did they come from, and what do they mean?