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UWRF policies may be infringing on free speech of students

March 11, 2020

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.

Flu season brings up concerns for student’s health

February 13, 2020

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.

Valentine’s Day has become too commercialized

February 12, 2020

February 14, a day of flowers, cards, and chocolates is celebrated by many in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, and Australia. But where did this idea of having a “valentine” and sending greeting cards come from?

Native American Heritage month recognized a month late

December 12, 2019

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.

Vape companies face challenges with marketing strategies

November 20, 2019

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. 

UWRF works to become Tree Campus

October 18, 2019

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.

The legitimacy of student government is dying

October 18, 2019

I was, like most students on this campus, unaware of the Wisconsin Statute, 36.09 (5) until last year, when I took position as the 81st Session Student Body President at UWRF.

Flu shots raise concern

October 16, 2019

In the United States, fall and winter are the most common times for contracting flu viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means vaccinations are on everyone’s minds. However, more and more people are deciding not to vaccinate. With a measles crisis arising, those who are against vaccinations, or anti-vaxxers, may want to reconsider their opposition.

#back2school: An open letter to my students

September 19, 2019

I never thought I would write this epistle to you, but I miss you. Walking down the tranquil but deserted hallways in the summer, finally made me realize that I needed you more than I thought I did. Nobody slipped a late assignment under my door or gave me an incredulous excuse for why he missed the 8 a.m. test. I know this may be hard for you to believe but I missed that. As we prepare to meet again next week, here are a few things to keep in mind for the new school year

Both sides in free speech debate have merit

September 19, 2019

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.

Support for climate strike

September 19, 2019

Fifty years ago youth spoke out in one voice for peace against the Vietnam War at the Woodstock music festival in upstate New York. Some credit their massive outcry with increasing pressure to end America’s involvement in that destructive conflict.

Use of ‘spirit animal’ not appropriate

May 9, 2019

On page 2, the section which prompts students to respond to a question, and this edition’s question, “What is your spirit animal?” This prompt is not appropriate and offensive.

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Melissa Thorud

Melissa Thorud

Editor

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Ally Langer

Proofreader

Madelyn Markulics

Madelyn Markulics

General Manager

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Sara Ollig

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Photographer