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LGBTQ history month inspires look into movement's roots

October 14, 2021

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.  

Global film festival hosted in Hudson

October 14, 2021

The Manhattan Short Film Festival is a festival that takes place yearly all around the world. There are over 400 venues on six continents, including a venue in Hudson, Wisconsin. Ten short films are picked, and they show over the course of a week in the venues. After all of the films are shown, viewers have a chance to vote for their favorite film and their favorite actor. Manhattan Short compiles the votes and announces the winners after the festival is done airing. All the films that are shown also have the opportunity to qualify for an Oscar, but that does not necessarily mean that they will. 

On politics and the coronavirus

March 12, 2020

In 2020 it can be very disheartening to discuss anything remotely related to politics. When in a relationship with someone that has significant political differences, I think there are a couple of ways to work around that situation.

Faculty free time: Horticulture professor has passion for plants

March 11, 2020

David Zlesak is a professor of horticulture at UW-River Falls and has been teaching plant science at the university for 11 years. Before teaching at UWRF, Zlesak was involved in some research at the University of Minnesota as an extension and worked with grower groups, industry members and master gardener volunteers. Zlesak is also an alumnus of UWRF and graduated with a degree in horticulture in 1993.

Maddie's Mad: Staying home for spring break

March 11, 2020

March means one thing to most college students: Spring Break, duh! I know we are all so excited to have some time off of classes in a little over a week.

We can, we will, we must: A review of Netflix’s documentary series 'Cheer'

March 11, 2020

Netflix released a documentary series called “Cheer” on Jan. 8, 2020. The six-episode series is about the Navarro College cheerleading team in Corsicana, Texas. The series follows their journey to the National Cheerleading Championship, which is in Daytona, Florida. Navarro College has won 14 national championships since 2000; it also has won five NCA Grand National Championships since 2012.

Single on Valentine’s day? No problem!

February 14, 2020

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.

Hi, how are ya?: A review of the Shane Dawson series, part 4 

February 12, 2020

Shane Dawson posted a deleted scenes video from the series, on his second channel account “Shane Glossin.” The video is titled “The End of the Beauty World” and is around 35 minutes long. 

Maddie's Mad: Valentine's Day gifts

February 12, 2020

This year for Valentine’s Day, I went out on my own and got my boyfriend a funny and thoughtful gift full of some of his favorite snacks and little gifts that are inside jokes between us. However, when it came time for him to pick something out for me he asked me, “Well, what do you want?”

The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

February 12, 2020

The reality is finally starting to set in that Kobe Bryant isn’t coming back. The Los Angeles Lakers legend, widely regarded as one of the ten best players in NBA history, died tragically in a helicopter crash two weeks ago in Calabasas, CA. Onboard there were nine people, including one of his four daughters, 13-year-old Gianna Bryant.

Here is this semester's Student Voice staff. Click on a name to see what the staff member has written.

Isabella Forliti


Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

Taylor Kiel

Business Manager

Brennen Hautzinger


Ryan Huling


Charlie Swanson