Student Voice


May 27, 2022



Zach Dwyer

21 Mar 2018

Water under the bridge: Business leaders hail Kinni dam compromise

The Kinni’s location being so close to the Twin Cities could also have an effect on the success of the restoration. While Smolinski noted that river restoration is especially important for his business, he thinks the largest effect on business will come from the increase in people passing through the town to enjoy the falls and river.

07 Mar 2018

Softball begins season with strong showing in dome games

The Falcons softball team graduated only one senior last season, returning five seniors with multiple years of experience and three all-conference players on the team. Their leadership was on display this weekend in Rochester, Minn., with the Falcons going 3-1 and outscoring their opponents 43-15 in their four games in the Rochester Dome.

07 Mar 2018

Athlete of the week: Colton Sorensen

Colton Sorensen, a senior pole vaulter from Balsam Lake, Wis., qualified for the DIII National Indoor meet in Birmingham, Ala., this past weekend at the Last Chance Meet at UW-Stevens Point. His vault of 4.91 meters moved him up to 10th in the country and qualified him for the national meet.

28 Feb 2018

Women's hockey advances to fifth straight O'Brien Cup final

The Falcons advanced to their fifth straight O’Brien Cup final with wins over UW-Stevens Point 9-0 and 6-1 in the WIAC semifinals series.

28 Feb 2018

'Silent Sky' uses small cast to highlight astronomer Henrietta Leavitt

The early 1900s was an influential time in history, with women finally integrating into the workplace and gaining the right to vote. One woman who is highly regarded today for her contributions in this era was Henrietta Leavitt, notable for her work in astronomy.

21 Feb 2018

UW System free speech policy aims to give voice to all political views

Emily Longsdorf, a senior English major, said she feels free expressing her opinion on campus for the most part, but she has had problems with some professors in her classes. “They teach with bias when it’s not necessary,” Longsdorf said. “Sometimes I keep my opinion to myself, because it’s usually met with rebuttal from my professor or classmates.”

21 Feb 2018

UWRF athlete of the week: Distance runner Katelyn Moore

Katelyn Moore is a freshman distance runner from Hudson, Wis. She set a 15-second personal record in the mile this season with a time of 5:11. That was good enough to take first place in the event at the Parents' Day Open at the University of Minnesota last Saturday.

14 Feb 2018

Men's hockey finishes tough regular season with signs of improvement

After a deflating 5-0 home loss to UW-Superior a few weeks ago, the Falcons knew they had to respond differently on the road in Superior, according to Eddie Matsushima, a junior captain for the UWRF men’s hockey team.

14 Feb 2018

Athlete of the week: Alex Herink

Alex Herink, a senior basketball player from Hudson, averaged 20 points and 5 rebounds per game last week as the Falcons knocked off WIAC foe UW-Whitewater on Saturday night. The reigning WIAC player of the year is averaging 16 points per game on 48 percent shooting to help lead the team to a 15-7 record so far this year.

07 Feb 2018

Studying strategies adapt over time, even for 4.0 students

College can be a difficult transition for students, especially those who had school come easily to them in high school, according to Kathleen Hunzer, the director of the Honors Program and a professor of English at UW-River Falls. High school came pretty easily for her in Langhorne, Penn., but it went very quickly from “I got this” to “I don’t got this” once she started at the College of New Jersey, she said.

Zach Dwyer

Zach Dwyer is a student at UW-River Falls.