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Distinguished teacher strongly recommends studying abroad  

May 1, 2019

Claire McCarty has been employed at UW-River Falls for nearly 20 years, teaching management to students in the College of Business and Economics. She was an integral part of CBE launching, which began 19 years ago. Although she feels that she spends a great deal of her free time working, McCarty has a wide variety of hobbies.

Communication studies professors recommend balancing work and freetime

April 14, 2019

This month’s note-worthy staff members are Amber Pineda and Melissa Schnettler.  Amber Pineda is a recent addition to the UW-River Falls staff. She joined in August of 2018 as an associate lecturer for the Marketing Communications department. Pineda teaches writing for mass media, advertising and a digital press release class, as well as a class on persuasion.

Pretty and powerful in pink: a review of ‘Legally Blonde’

April 13, 2019

“Legally Blonde” was a blockbuster hit from the early 2000s, starring a number of c-list actors outshined by Witherspoon’s bubbly personality and bright pink wardrobe. It’s a go-to for cheap laughs, with a good message about self-respect, making it difficult to dislike.

Have curse words lost their shock value?

March 13, 2019

It’s easy for me to recall the days in grade school when sticking out your tongue at someone was essentially the equivalent to flipping the bird. This being said, one could conclude that the use of curse words was an absolute abomination in the eyes of a child.

Agriculture science professors describe their hobbies

March 11, 2019

This month’s note-worthy staff members are Veronica Justen and Yoana Newman.

Audiences eagerly anticipate ‘Game of Thrones’ season eight

March 11, 2019

“Game of Thrones” is a good example of a phenomena that can sometimes take place in the modern entertainment industry: a good product. Since its premiere back in April of 2011, “Game of Thrones” has continued to grow in popularity and is expected to grow even more popular due to the upcoming season eight premiere. So what do we know about “Game of Thrones” season eight so far, and what can we predict?

This Week in Books: Religion

February 16, 2019

Last spring semester, I began to recognize that the best way I could fulfill my academic desires of a strengthened education was by reading. Reading frequently, reading often, and reading on a variety of subjects. There are many reasons to pick up the habit of reading and I believe reading offers a lot to the human experience.

Student Voice reviews Academy Award nominees

February 13, 2019

The Academy Awards, also known to many as the Oscars, is the oldest worldwide entertainment award ceremony, going on its 91st iteration. The first award was presented back in 1929, and has been a staple of film achievement ever since.

The Oscars: best animated short film

February 11, 2019

As UW-River Falls students enter the 2019 spring semester with far below zero temperatures, they also enter another season: the Oscars. The Oscar is a tiny golden statue that is given out as an Academy Award. This year will mark the 91st year of presenting these statues to various celebrities. Whether it is for being the best actress/actor or having the best picture, there is a statue for the most notable individuals in the industry annually.

Faculty discuss their freetime

February 9, 2019

This month’s note-worthy staff member is Erik Johnson.

Erik Johnson has taught stage and screen arts at UW-River Falls for ten years, all while maintaining an intense passion for art, music, skateboarding and all things “punk.”

The Oscars: best animated feature

February 4, 2019

Nominees for Best Animated Feature include “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs”, “Mirai,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” and “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse.”

‘The Emoji Movie’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’: How do they compare?

January 14, 2019

Based six years after the first movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet is the sequel to Disney’s 2012 Wreck It Ralph. The same beloved characters are made to explore the internet as a literal, physical location, bustling with mindless avatars and skyscrapers plastered with brand names.

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

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