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Kacey Joslin

Kacey Joslin is a student at UW-River Falls.

February 12, 2019

Is the pen mightier than the keyboard?

In the midst of a 60-minute lecture, it can be a struggle to keep up with the professor’s quick pace or monotone voice. Most students opt for good old-fashioned hand-written notes, however, with the advent of laptop computers and tablets, digital note-taking is gaining popularity.

February 11, 2019

House in River Falls a “total loss” after fire

Early morning on Saturday, January 26th, River Falls firefighters braved the piercingly cold temperatures to extinguish two house fires at 222 E. Walnut St. and 209 S. Third St.  At 1 a.m., the River Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire near Jacob’s Ladder Preschool, an Ezekiel Lutheran Church affiliate.

February 9, 2019

Faculty discuss their freetime

This month’s note-worthy staff member is Erik Johnson.

Erik Johnson has taught stage and screen arts at UW-River Falls for ten years, all while maintaining an intense passion for art, music, skateboarding and all things “punk.”

February 4, 2019

The Oscars: best animated feature

Nominees for Best Animated Feature include “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs”, “Mirai,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse.”

January 14, 2019

‘The Emoji Movie’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’: How do they compare?

Based six years after the first movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to Disney’s 2012 Wreck It Ralph. The same beloved characters are made to explore the internet as a literal, physical location, bustling with mindless avatars and skyscrapers plastered with brand names.

December 9, 2018

Chief of police discusses school shooting protocols

6 years ago on Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman shot his way into an elementary school and committed a massacre that is considered the fourth deadliest single-person mass shooting in American history. After shooting his mother in their home, the gunman went to the school, where he shot twenty seven people, including staff, students and himself. The youngest victims were only six years of age.

December 6, 2018

Faculty discuss their free time

This month’s noteworthy staff members include Robin Murray and Desireé Wiesen-Martin.

November 20, 2018

Twilight: Is it really as bad as we remember?

I am reluctant to admit that in the years 2008-2011, following the release of the first Twilight movie, I was a die-hard Twilight fan. (Twilighter? Fanpire? Twi-hard?)

November 6, 2018

Faculty free time

The Student Voice is excited to revive a ‘Staff Hobby’ column, where we showcase UW-River Falls staff and faculty members with interesting hobbies or interests. It’s an attempt to make staff more approachable to students, as well as a place for staff to show off their accomplishments.

October 24, 2018

‘Ideathon’ challenges students to create innovative business plan

“How do you monetize a cow?” Associate Professor and academic advisor Marina Onken proposed this question to a group of about a dozen budding entrepreneur students attending the ‘Ideathon’ event on October 18th. This was her attempt at “shaking out the creative process” and encouraging her students to think outside of the box, whether the idea is viable or not.

October 3, 2018

Grad school week encourages students to continue their education

Graduate schools came to the UW-River Falls campus for the week of Sept. 24 to offer upper class under graduate students opportunities to continue their education.