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Amanda White

Amanda White is a junior majoring in journalism. She appreciates good books, good style, and good conversation.

May 2, 2014

Students plant trees for Arbor Day

Thanks to a group of horticulture students, there are new trees on campus in celebration of Arbor Day.

April 25, 2014

Finals Fest features trio of Twin Cities musical acts

The annual Finals Fest at UW-River Falls will be on May 9 and the Office of Student Life is bringing in three musical groups from the Twin Cities.

April 17, 2014

Sumnicht, Tauchen leave Senate legacy

Move over, Clinton and Bush families: there’s a new political legacy in town. Former Student Senate President Sam Tauchen and current Senate President Tony Sumnicht have made this year a family affair.

April 17, 2014

Admissions names director

Sarah Egerstrom has been named interim director of Admissions and New Student Programs, a new department created by merging Admissions and New Student and Family Programs.

April 9, 2014

Student Senate election results announced

The Student Senate election, which wrapped up on April 3, had a total of 728 votes.

April 4, 2014

Student Senate passes inclement weather motion

Student Senate pushed through a motion after continued debate in order to change the way the administration handles inclement weather.

April 3, 2014

‘Divergent’ brings action story to life

March 21, 2014, was a date I eagerly awaited. That was the day the movie adaption of “Divergent” was finally released. “Divergent” is the first book in a trilogy written by Veronica Roth and the series is often hailed as the next “Hunger Games.”

March 28, 2014

Student Senate presidential candidates face off

The Student Senate election will be held April 1-3, and presidential candidates Anthony Sumnicht and Nicholas Vanden Heuvel are both ready to work for a better campus for students.

March 15, 2014

Students protest oil pipeline project

A group of UW-River Falls students recently traveled to Washington but the trip was not merely a vacation. They were protesting the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline project, which would extend from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, and it would span across the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest aquifers in the world.

March 7, 2014

Student Senate addresses proposed budget increases

For the past few weeks, Student Senate has been hearing presentations for budget increases for campus departments for recommendation to the chancellor Budgets are capped at a 3 percent increase, and many departments are requesting budget increases near or at the 3 percent cap.

February 28, 2014

Academy Awards offers little chance of surprise winners

“And the Academy Award goes to…” Few words can tie my stomach into knots quicker than those. Who knows where my undying love for this ostentatious, fussy awards show came from.

February 28, 2014

Political science associate professor pens book on public opinion in cities

Neil Kraus, associate professor of political science, wrote “Majoritarian Cities,” a book regarding public opinion in a local setting. The book was published in October 2013 and focuses on Minneapolis and Gary, Ind. Kraus has lived in both cities, which is why he became interested in researching them.