Student Voice


November 29, 2022


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Melanie Meyers

16 Feb 2019

This week in books: Religion

Last spring semester, I began to recognize that the best way I could fulfill my academic desires of a strengthened education was by reading. Reading frequently, reading often, and reading on a variety of subjects. There are many reasons to pick up the habit of reading and I believe reading offers a lot to the human experience.

29 Nov 2017

A 'pretty' resume is not always a useful one

As a college junior I am continually looking for ways to better market myself to potential employers. For instance, during the second week of the upcoming spring semester, I will be in the Washington, D.C. area attending the Leadership Institute’s Campaign Management School.

08 Feb 2017

Outlet shopping may be too good to be true

Is outlet shopping leaving consumers with less than what they bargained for? After a recent stroll through the Kate Spade outlet in Albertville, Minnesota, it seems as though that is indeed what is happening.

31 Jan 2017

Student involvement in campus newspapers has its benefits, should be seen as a priority

I look forward to reading the Student Voice each week, but I have found the recent lack of columnists both disheartening and disappointing.

12 Feb 2016

J-term courses too good to be true for some students

I previously penned a column that basically expressed my deep love for the opportunities J-term has to offer...and then I dropped my J-term course.

18 Nov 2015

Volunteering can give insight to future internships and career opportunities

Volunteering is often a dreaded requirement, or even a commitment you make on behalf of your commitment to an organization, such as for a fraternity or sorority, where you are required to complete a certain amount of hours to be deemed successful. Your success may not be found in your volunteer efforts however, it should be a valuable asset in your efforts to find a rewarding and lifelong career.

12 Nov 2015

J-Term an underrated opportunity to catch up in credits

Registration for UWRF’s J-term opened Monday, October 12 on eSIS. J-term is the University of Wisconsin – River Falls’ four-week winter term held during the month of January between the Christmas holidays and the beginning of the spring semester.

06 Nov 2015

CLEP exams provide valuable options for students to earn university credits

I promise CLEP isn’t an STD, although it might sound like one. In fact, it is actually a form of the Advanced Placement (AP) program put on by the College Board.

29 Oct 2015

Procrastination should be avoided for academic and psychological health

Procrastination is not a one-time occurrence for most college students. In fact, it is often times a habitually experience; a part of their daily lives, per say. Procrastination is, as defined by the Oxford Dictionaries, “the action of delaying or postponing something.” Students are widely known by their professors to wait until the very last minute to turn assignments in, or submit their online exams.

23 Oct 2015

Student-faculty communication critical in student development

Feedback of academic progress, or lack thereof, is essential to a student’s self-assessment of the successes or failures resulted from the effort put forth to achieve their educational goals.

Melanie Meyers

Melanie Meyers is a student at UW-River Falls.