Student Voice


September 26, 2022



Jon Lyksett

11 Apr 2013

Custodial changes raise sustainability discussions

Beginning last month, the Custodial Services began replacing old cloth roll towels in restrooms across the UW-River Falls campus.

25 Oct 2012

Student Senates state-wide discuss unifying constitution

On Oct. 6, 2012, representatives from 17 of the 26 University of Wisconsin System Schools met in Eau Claire to discuss a unifying constitution.

09 Dec 2010

Beatles’ iTunes arrival transforms music downloads

Just about a month ago, Apple finished a deal that would bring the biggest band of all time to iTunes. The Beatles discography is finally available in the iTunes catalogue. This is huge news. Massive news. Why? Because it’s the […]

18 Nov 2010

Columnist calls on fans to revive sagging indie music

I might as well be signing my own death certificate by writing this: modern indie music is boring. Okay, I know that there are a lot of independent bands and plenty of variety within independent music that makes for some […]

28 Oct 2010

Wausau band creates unique identity

When discussing music, a “hipster” friend once told me, “nothing is original anymore. It’s all just variations on the same old stuff. Every band sounds just like the last one; the only original artists are the ones that start new […]

21 Oct 2010

Powerful female vocalist draws inspiration from past

I love female vocalists, especially when they are in rock ensembles. From better known artists like Joan Jett or the more obscure Vincent Shadow. “Truth or Dare” is Automatic Loveletter’s second studio album, and it is an impressive one. Twenty-four-year […]

07 Oct 2010

Album addresses current political issues facing society through words, action

It was about five years ago, that a friend of mine told me that protest albums and songs of the past are dead. “We’ll never have another protest album like we had in the 60s, because musicians today aren’t like […]

30 Sep 2010

Delta Saints bring back the jazz, blues music from down south

Sometimes it is hard to believe that all different types of music that we know and love today originate from the blues. Back in the 20s‚ and 30s‚ blues and jazz started setting the stage for rock and roll music. […]

23 Sep 2010

Bronze Radio Return is superb

We’ve all got at least one friend who loves “that old time music.” You know the guy; he’s the one that goes out and spends $750 on old Beatles, Stones and Zeppelin albums in vinyl, hell, you might even be […]

17 Sep 2010

Band captivates diverse audience

I’ll admit it; I’m a sucker for gimmicks. Be it a holographic image on an album cover, or a see-through CD, I’ll fall for it right away. Open up the casing for “Couch Dictators”, the Ocean Band’s sophomore release, you’ll […]

Jon Lyksett

Jon Lyksett is a student at UW-River Falls.