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Reo Ford

March 7, 2017

Birthdays remind us to appreciate the meaningful moments in life

My birthday was this past weekend, and I must admit that I feel a little strange; it seems like I blinked my eyes and suddenly I’m 22 years old. It feels like just yesterday I turned 21, and the week before that I had turned 18.

February 21, 2017

Lost motivation can be rediscovered by reflecting on one’s passion

When I think about the type of person that I am, I would consider myself to be a relatively motivated and focused person. Most of the time when I set out to do something, I don’t stop until I’ve successfully achieved whatever it is. I work hard for the things I want.

February 15, 2017

Hardships should be used as motivation to persevere

Everybody goes through hardships at some point in their lives – unfortunately, some more than others. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve started to learn that the most important thing is what a person does with those hardships, how they move on from them.

February 8, 2017

Empathy shouldn’t be confined to one’s own country

Though far away and out of reach, events around the world are just as equally important as those happening here at home.

January 31, 2017

Criticizing public officials is fair, but children should be left out of it

I, like many other people not just in the United States but around the world, am not the biggest fan of our new president, Donald Trump. I don’t think that it’s necessary to dive into great detail about why I am not a true supporter of him, because my recent concern isn’t about him, it’s about his son.

December 14, 2016

Sexual assault offenders at universities should be pointed out, but under correct circumstances

Although sexual assault is unfortunately really common on university campuses, I personally have never really put a lot of thought into it. However, the other day I read an article that really made me stop and think.

December 7, 2016

Tragedies remind us how lucky we are

On Dec. 2, a fire broke out at a warehouse in Oakland, California. Unfortunately, there were mass casualties and the number is still climbing. The space was often used to host parties, like the one that that took place that night.

December 7, 2016

River Falls police to add dashboard cameras to patrol cars next year

For the first time, the River Falls Police Department (RFPD) will be incorporating dashboard cameras into its patrol cars during the first quarter of 2017, according to the chief of police.

November 30, 2016

Reacting to hate with more hate is counterproductive

On Monday, Nov. 28, Ohio State University sent out a mass message to all students telling them to “Run. Hide. Fight.” A student at the university, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, plowed his car into a group of students, got out and began stabbing anybody he could. Fortunately, there were no fatalities, but a handful of students will not be sitting in their classes today, but will be lying in a hospital.

November 16, 2016

‘Inclusivity’ means nothing unless everybody feels included

The other night I attended an event that woke me up from a sleep that I didn’t even know I was in. The event focused on a film called “Inclusive Negligence” by students at UW-La Crosse.

November 9, 2016

College is like a marathon, but the finish line is in sight

The other day when I came home from class, I thought about the to-do list that I have stored in my brain and I began to prioritize what needed to be done first.

November 2, 2016

Offensive costume at UW-Madison goes too far

A line needs to be drawn. I have been asking myself, “Why?” for the past 10 minutes.