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Alayne Hockman

Alayne Hockman is a student at UW-River Falls.

December 11, 2009

John Mayer remains strong with somber lyrics

John Mayer’s newest album, “Battle Studies,” is chock-full of heartbreak. It’s obvious the artist has been going through relationship issues since “Continuum,” which featured songs mostly about the luster of love. Mayer uses his newest compilation as a canvas for painting a vivid picture of his trivial love life. He has never had much luck in this category, and often romanticized lyrics without the real-life experience.

December 10, 2009

Local skaters showcase talent

Students and coaches who are part of the Hunt Arena Skating School (HASS) will be performing in the school’s annual ice show Saturday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. in Hunt Arena on the UW-River Falls campus. This year’s theme is “Billboard Top 20,” and audience members can expect to hear mostly upbeat music as skaters […]

September 18, 2009

International programs offer students unmatched opportunity

If you’ve taken a language course at UW-River Falls, you have undoubtedly heard about some of the opportunities students have to study in foreign countries. If you haven’t heard about them, you’ve probably been living under a rock for your entire college career. I think that scenario deserves its own column, so I’ll move on […]

December 4, 2008

Taylor Swift hits charts, numerous demographics

Taylor Swift fans can thank Joe Jonas for being part of the inspiration behind her new album, “Fearless,” released Nov. 11. From your first love to the “one that got away,” Taylor Swift hits home and has the power to heal a broken heart.  A new face to the country music scene, Swift has climbed […]

May 8, 2008

Women’s track, field excels at conference

The UW-River Falls women’s track and field team is doing well in the 2008 outdoor season, with several of the team members already qualifying for the NCAA Div. III Championships. Nationals will take place at UW-Oshkosh May 22-24. The women’s track and field team competed in the WIAC Outdoor Championship at UW-Eau Claire May 2-3. […]

May 1, 2008

Men’s lacrosse clinches third place title at conference

The UW-River Falls men’s lacrosse team took home a third place trophy from the Great Lakes Lacrosse League (GLLL) conference tournament April 26-27. The team won their match-up against Lake Forest 7-5 to continue into the next round. In the semifinals, the Falcons lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 7-3. The Badgers have only lost one […]

April 24, 2008

Div. III schools should offer athletic scholarships

It never occurred to me until now that the athletes at this University are being denied one of the most important factors for student athletes—athletic scholarships.  It irks me that Div. III schools do not offer scholarships to athletes. I think you will all agree that we have some extraordinary athletes who compete for the […]

April 17, 2008

Men’s lacrosse games could secure championship bracket

The UW-River Falls men’s lacrosse team will play its only home games of the season Saturday. The team has been working toward their goal of making it through the second or third round, if not the championship game, in the upcoming Great Lakes Lacrosse League (GLLL) Championship Playoffs. Though the Falcon men’s lacrosse team is […]

April 10, 2008

Falcon All-American new to track, cross country last year

UW-River Falls health and human performance major Becca Jordahl is in her second year of running cross country and track with the Falcons. She has won a number of competitions and awards in those events, including winning second place in the 5,000-meter race at the 2008 NCAA Division III indoor meet. Jordahl is in her […]

March 27, 2008

Senior pitcher overcomes injury, returns to mound

Senior softball starting pitcher Ashley Bertrand has earned several honors throughout her college career. She has also made an extraordinary comeback since being hit in the face by a line drive in 2007. Bertrand’s injury caused nine fractures to her face. She was unsure whether or not she would play the game her senior year.  […]

March 13, 2008

Falcon hurdles star optimistic for outdoor season

UW-River Falls junior Jessica Reed, a member of the women’s indoor and outdoor track team, has set two school records and looks to continue her success this season. Reed participates in the hurdles on both the indoor and outdoor women’s track teams, the hurdles. With the indoor team she does the 55-meter hurdles and on […]

March 6, 2008

Senior right fielder excited for the season

Amanda Peters is a 22-year-old softball player for the UW-River Falls Falcons. She plays right field, is a backup first baseperson and wears the number 14 jersey.  Peters has been playing sports since she was five years old. In high school, she played volleyball, basketball and softball. She was named All-Conference one year for softball […]