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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.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is timeless classic for all generations

December 13, 2018

There’s a classic saying that people like saying this time of year, “Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” Not too many students on a college campus would be hearing this though, unless they’re spending a lot of time around people in their 70s.

Fitness influencer Amelia Skye tells her story

December 4, 2018

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.

Twilight: Is it really as bad as we remember?

November 20, 2018

I am reluctant to admit that in the years 2008-2011, following the release of the first Twilight movie, I was a die-hard Twilight fan. (Twilighter? Fanpire? Twi-hard?)

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

Brooke Shepherd


Theo Tollefson

Assistant Editor

Brett Davison

General Manager

Owen Elle


Dawson Flaherty


Reagan Hoverman


Kacey Joslin


Monica Marsh


Ty Perelman


Melissa Thorud