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Natalie Riddle

08 Feb 2022

Question for the culture: Valentine's Day edition

Every year on Feb. 14, Americans celebrate by sending cards or love letters, writing poems, giving gifts such as chocolate or flowers, and sitting down for a meal at a nice restaurant. Many people see Valentine’s Day as an occasion to spend money and offer expensive gifts to their significant other. Have we lost the true meaning of Valentine’s Day?

13 Nov 2021

UWRF plans social media posts to raise Transgender awareness

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance that takes place on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people who lost their lives due to acts of violence against members of the transgender community. In addition to Transgender Day of Remembrance, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to address issues that face the community. 

14 Oct 2021

LGBTQ history month inspires look into movement's roots

Many people believe that LGBTQ history began in June of 1969 with the Stonewall riots of New York. However, eight years prior to the Stonewall riots there was an uprising unlike anything seen before.  

14 Oct 2021

UWRF celebrates LGBTQ history month

The entire month of October is National LGBTQ history month. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, a variety of events is taking place on campus to educate and honor UW-River Falls students and faculty about social justice, the LGBTQ community, and to raise awareness of these issues among the public. The goal of this month is to enhance public awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning and/or queer (LGBTQ) individuals, their history, lives, experiences, as well as their contributions to society. But also, it is concerned with ensuring that educational and other institutions are safe spaces for members of all LGBTQ populations. UWRF will celebrate LGBTQ history month by highlighting student leaders, staff, activities, and special events throughout the month.  

14 Feb 2020

Single on Valentine’s day? No problem!

February 14 has fatally approached, and whether you’ll be spending it alone or with your dog in bed eating chips, it’s important to remember your worth and that Valentine's Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love.

Natalie Riddle

Natalie Riddle is a student at UW-River Falls.