Student Voice


November 28, 2022



Ryan Odeen

04 May 2016

A cap and gown doesn’t necessarily mean graduation for some at UWRF

When it comes time to apply for graduation, UW-River Falls students sometimes run into roadblocks that do not necessarily hold them back from participating in the commencement ceremony, but when they shake the chancellor’s hand, there is no degree handed out.

14 Apr 2016

Restorative justice center offers alternative to low-level offenders

Upon being arrested and charged with a low-level offense or petty misdemeanor, someone accused of a crime may face uncertainty about what will happen in the court system. Instead of thinking in traditional terms of justice, the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Center in River Falls offers a different approach.

06 Apr 2016

St. Croix projected to remain one of state’s fastest-growing counties

Over the next two decades, St. Croix County will continue to be one of the fastest-growing counties in the state of Wisconsin, according to population projections done by UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory for the Wisconsin Department of Administration.

30 Mar 2016

Wisconsin voters to see plenty of anti-Trump ads as primary looms

Wisconsin voters should expect a good amount of attack ads against Republican candidate and billionaire Donald Trump during the next week as the April 5 state presidential primary election draws near, according to political observers.

10 Mar 2016

Campus computer experts suggest ways to battle phishing, malware

Members of the UW-River Falls campus community needs to be more aware and educated about phishing and scam attempts that often get trafficked through email, according to the Department of Technology Services (DoTS).

02 Mar 2016

UWRF students face mandatory awareness training about sexual assault

Starting this fall, incoming freshman and returning students at UW-River Falls will have to complete an online course about sexual assault and harassment before they can register for classes.

04 Feb 2016

Controversial university conceal-carry bill not likely to pass this session

A controversial bill that would allow concealed weapons to be carried in university buildings most likely will not pass this legislative session, says the Republican representative who proposed it. But first-term State Rep. Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) said that if he is re-elected in November, he will re-introduce the legislation. Kremer introduced Assembly Bill 480 in November.

02 Dec 2015

UW students, employees can anonymously report fraud, waste, misconduct

A website and hotline was launched this summer by the UW System that provides students, staff and faculty an anonymous way to report fraud, waste and a variety of other offenses and misconduct.

18 Nov 2015

Survey suggests UWRF students today are less likely to drink and drive

UW-River Falls students today are less likely to drink and drive than those who attended the school 15 years ago, according to alcohol and other drug use data gathered from a 2012 survey. The same survey was given to students who attended UWRF in 2000.

12 Nov 2015

Despite popular myth, alcohol will not stave off the cold

Fall is coming to an end and colder temperatures are starting to set in. Health officials and practitioners warn that harsher weather only further complicates staying safe while drinking.

Ryan Odeen

Ryan Odeen is a student at UW-River Falls.