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March 11, 2020

UWRF policies may be infringing on free speech of students

UW-River Falls has been faced with a lawsuit regarding potential restriction of free speech on campus.  If the university does not comply by changing their policies that allegedly restrict free speech on campus, the lawsuit will follow through, according to a letter from Alliance Defending Freedom law firm sent on Feb. 10.

February 13, 2020

Flu season brings up concerns for student’s health

There has been lots of coverage world-wide about the on the outbreak of coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus has been found in Wisconsin, according to health officials. It is important that students take health precautions to stay safe from illness.

December 12, 2019

Native American Heritage month recognized a month late

The month of November is Native American heritage month in the United States. UW-River Falls did not coordinate an event until the following month.

November 20, 2019

Vape companies face challenges with marketing strategies

There has been recent controversy over whether or not flavored vape juice should remain available to consumers in the United States. Some vaping companies have made decisions to stop sales and production of various flavored juices. 

October 18, 2019

UWRF works to become Tree Campus

Tree Campus USA is a program through the Arbor Day Foundation for two and four year universities and colleges. The program aims to help establish community forests. UW- River Falls is currently not a Tree Campus USA.

September 19, 2019

Both sides in free speech debate have merit

During the first week of the 2019 fall semester, freshman Sofie Salmon, a meat animal science major, took to campus to deliver her message of free speech, while also informing students about a club she hopes to turn into a student organization. Salmon used a beach ball to have students sign, and spoke to them about their first amendment rights.

May 25, 2019

Student dies in climbing accident

A student who had recently completed his first year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls died May 18 during a rock climbing incident near Fort Collins, Colorado. According to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office in Colorado, Mitchel Halberg, 22, was climbing at Poudre Canyon and died after suffering a head injury when he fell.

May 7, 2019

State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman supports a hands-free future for Wisconsin

Decisions made while driving could quickly become a matter of life or death. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, every 22 minutes there is a distracted driving crash occurring in the state.

April 17, 2019

Student Voice offers suggestions for Dining Services

From a strange smell by the conveyor belt, crusty spoons, to crumb-covered tables just minutes after the doors opened, Dining Services is no stranger to student complaints. They have made several attempts in the past to resolve these issues, however the problems are reoccurring.

April 4, 2019

UWRF Health Fair on April 10th

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Student Health and Counseling Services will host its annual Health Fair, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, in the University Center Ballroom. “BE WELL: MOVE WELL. THINK WELL. EAT WELL” will be this year’s Health Fair theme. This event is free for all UWRF students, staff, […]

March 13, 2019

Gender stereotyping among students

From gender reveal parties utilizing blue or pink before the baby is even out of the womb, to early childhood birthday celebrations and nursery decor, gender stereotypes have influenced how men and women view the world. Little girls may have found themselves with an abundance of colorful Barbie dolls and friendly-faced My Little Ponies, while young boys were gifted Nerf guns and Hotwheels. These toys, and many other aspects of childhood, are based on gender stereotypes.

March 8, 2019

Student Voice wins six awards

The Student Voice at UW-River Falls picked up six awards during the annual convention of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, including three first place honors. The 2018 Collegiate Newspaper Contest awards were announced Friday, March 8, in Madison.