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Zach Dwyer

Zach Dwyer is a student at UW-River Falls.

March 7, 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.

February 28, 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.

February 28, 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.

February 21, 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.”

February 21, 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.

February 14, 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.

February 14, 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.

February 7, 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.

February 7, 2018

Athlete of the week: Brynn Liljander

Brynn Liljander, a senior from Isanti, Minn., led the Falcons with 16.5 points per game last week as the Falcons women’s basketball team suffered two tight losses. Liljander recently set the UWRF women’s record for three-pointers made, and she currently leads the team with 15 points per game, 2 assists per game and almost 2 steals per game.

The Student Voice sat down with Liljander to discuss her senior season and what the Falcons need to do to overcome their four-game losing streak.

January 31, 2018

Falcons fall to UW-Oshkosh in rematch of WIAC title game

The UWRF men’s basketball team fell in a hard-fought contest to WIAC foe UW-Oshkosh 78-57 on Saturday night at Page Arena. UW-Oshkosh, ranked 19th in the country, led by only three points at halftime but used an early 16-3 in the second half to create a gap the Falcons wouldn’t seriously threaten again.

January 31, 2018

Collegiate Farm Bureau educates, advocates for agriculture

Every spring on the UW-River Falls campus, also known as “Moo U,” tractors and animals take over the middle lawn of the University Center. The display offers a real-life look into the agricultural industry.

January 31, 2018

Athlete of the week: Haley Nielsen

Haley Nielsen, a junior from Plymouth, Minn., scored two goals last Friday night to help give the women’s hockey team a 7-5 win over UW-Superior. The Falcons responded by traveling to Superior the next day and defeating the Yellowjackets 5-0. Nielsen has six goals and 14 assists on the year, helping lead UWRF to a 15-4-2 record and the number five ranking in the country.