Student Voice


May 30, 2023



Nathan Lukasavitz

02 May 2018

UWRF faces retention challenge, including one student seeking Hollywood fame

For African-American students, the dropout rate at UWRF is significantly higher with 53.9 percent of them not returning to campus for their second year.

25 Apr 2018

Texas fistfight brings Canadian athlete to UWRF in time for Year of Canada

Sometime after the fight, Savidant’s new friend Singerhouse chose to attend UWRF to play on the hockey team, and he convinced Savidant to join him in doing so. With Savidant being the only Canadian player on the UWRF men’s team, he hopes next year’s Year of Canada theme will bring more excitement to the game of hockey for both fans and players.

18 Apr 2018

Dutch dairy students milking authentic relationships at UWRF

Not knowing a single American student on campus, three Dutch students arrived at UW-River Falls in January, and they had already made plans for May to spend a few weeks exploring places in America such as San Francisco, Las Angeles and possibly Texas before returning to the Netherlands on June 3.

04 Apr 2018

Young and old alike, music enhances focus, boosts memory and cognition

Amazed by what he saw, Westholm decided he wanted to take what he has learned as a major in both music and psychology to conduct research to gain an understanding of the effects of music on the brain. Now he is one of 23 UWRF students who will present their research at the UW System Symposium in Green Bay on April 20.

28 Mar 2018

Candidates making Glen Park Project a major issue in city's April 3 election

With the city’s Glen Park Project being a top issue in the April 3 election for alderperson at-large, the park’s access point to the river is something being considered. As one of four candidates running, Michael Page thinks the plan for the project is in need of revision, largely because of a strong suspicion that the access point will eventually become obsolete.

21 Mar 2018

Extended housing: finished for this year, changes being made for next

This school year, extended housing at UW-River Falls did not extend to the hotel, and instead consisted primarily of resident hall study lounges, each of which were shared as living spaces by five or six students throughout portions of fall semester.

07 Mar 2018

Once a cesspool and now a premier trout steam, Kinni Corridor set to become free-flowing

In the 1970s, the Kinnickinnic Corridor was a cesspool that people dumped raw sewage and oil into, according to lifelong city resident Alison Page. Today, however, it is a premier fishing destination that is classified as a Class 1 trout stream by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

28 Feb 2018

First time assistant director explores new space with 'Silent Sky' production

While sitting in the Blanche Davis Theatre for his first time, as a freshman, UWRF junior Corey Fern realized he had no clue how to operate any of the equipment the students use to put on their productions. When recently accepting the role of assistant director for “Silent Sky”, Fern felt more than qualified for the position, after just 2½ years as a theater student.

14 Feb 2018

Program options make it easy for UWRF students to study abroad

Studying abroad in the International Traveling Classroom, UW-River Falls sophomore Sara Heile hoped to learn more about foreign cultures with every country she visited. However, by observing the behaviors of the American classmates studying with her, she realized it was her own culture she was learning more about.

07 Feb 2018

Who wants better grades? Raise your hand -- because that's the key to it

Mai See Xiong, a Hmong-American senior at UWRF, recalls going through her entire childhood education and even a semester of college with a fear of asking questions in class -- all because her parents taught her that doing so was frowned upon and might land her in trouble.

Nathan Lukasavitz