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Ben Jipson

Ben Jipson is a student at UW-River Falls.

October 20, 2006

Support UW-RF student athletes

There is no good reason for such a horrible turnout — the weather couldn’t have been better, and the game was at an accommodating 2 p.m. on a Saturday.

October 13, 2006

Exercise makes better students

I had a humbling experience a few weeks ago in PE 108. Members of the class were told to engage in 10 minutes of aerobic exercise.

September 29, 2006

Support equal marriage rights for all people

Already the e-mails and flyers are starting to circulate. Professors are talking, and it’s going to be the hot-button issue for the next month. Students are being told we have a chance to make a difference about the upcoming vote on the proposed gay marriage and civil union ban, but it seems like we’ve heard the “students can make a difference” line before.

September 22, 2006

UW-RF offers more than cows

It was more than four years ago, but the thoughts and feelings crisscrossing my mind remain vivid. Along with my father, a couple of blue storage totes and a few bucks in my pocket, I made the three-hour trek from my northern Wisconsin home to this campus for move-in day. Like many others, I had a glaring perception of what college life was supposed to be, and that sparked curiosity. As I neared River Falls, however, that curiosity grew into skepticism.