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Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd is editor of the Student Voice.

February 11, 2019

The nature of dating in the 21st century

Dating in the 21st century is complex. In the past, couples simply met in person and had to contact each other through the home landline, usually after awkwardly meeting whichever family member answered the phone. Today, however, people can be easily contacted through Snapchat, over text, sending a quick meme to Instagram DMs, or, of course, Tinder and other dating apps.

February 11, 2019

Campus under a polar vortex

Due to extremely cold weather, Chancellor Dean Van Galen announced that classes were canceled on Jan. 29, beginning at noon, and all day Jan. 30, as well as the morning of Jan. 31, at the UW- River Falls campus. Extreme cold alerts had been going out all across the midwest as an arctic wind blew in.

December 12, 2018

International students reflect on holiday traditions

Christmas may not be celebrated internationally, but from Pakistan to Japan, different cultures have many ways to enjoy the holiday season and the spirit of giving. For this edition of Student Voices, international students offered a peek into the holidays they celebrate back home.

December 12, 2018

Dancing with Diversity impacting campus

Dancing with Diversity is a student organization at UW-River Falls, with a focus exploring international dances and building friendships. The club meets Monday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the small studio at the Falcon Center.

December 4, 2018

Fitness influencer Amelia Skye tells her story

A day at the office for Amelia Skye consists of taking and posting pictures for her 348,000 Instagram followers. After recently moving to Los Angeles, Skye was able to support herself off her large Instagram following. Skye’s passion for fitness, combined with skills learned at UW-River Falls have allowed her to build a career.

November 14, 2018

Dairy industry hits an utter surplus

Supply and demand must be in a delicate balance in order for dairy farmers to make a profit, and for consumers to feel they paid an appropriate price. In the dairy industry today, this supply and demand model has been shaken. The industry has produced a surplus, and prices have been low over the past four years, causing issues for farmers.

November 14, 2018

Higher Learning Commission assesses UW-River Falls

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) paid a visit to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus on October 15th and 16th. The HLC assessed whether or not the university met it’s criteria, and criteria of the Department of Education in order to be reaccredited.

November 4, 2018

Gaga and Cooper capture audiences in ‘A Star is Born’

“A Star is Born” is a classic tale of romance and two worlds flying in opposite directions. This is the fourth remake, as the movie’s story first came to the screen in 1937. The story still follows two lovers, in this adaptation, Bradley Cooper plays a self-destructive country-rock singer named Jackson Maine, while Lady Gaga plays the rising to fame pop singer Ally. This film explores love and hardships as the two paths merge.

October 24, 2018

Student Senate Update 10/23/18

Updates from Student Senate Meeting on 10/23/18

October 10, 2018

Who’s who in the midterm elections for Pierce County

Pierce County elections are coming up this November. There are many positions being voted on including sheriff, clerk of circuit court, Congressional District 3 and Representative Assembly District 30.

October 10, 2018

UW-River Falls prepares for Higher Learning Commission visit

This October, the University of Wisconsin River Falls will be visited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to determine if the university will be reaccredited. In order to check on all schools receiving accreditation, which is money from the government, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) selects regional and national accrediting agencies to ensure schools are using this money to provide quality education for students. The HLC is based in Chicago and is the north-central corporation in charge of reviewing degree granting, post-secondary schools.

October 1, 2018

Spain: An opportunity to study abroad

The Spanish-American Institute of International Education (or SAIIE), has been the host of the Seville, Spain, study abroad program over the last two decades