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It’s safe to return to campus, but students should have options

April 15, 2021

UW-River Falls administration is planning to have an in-person fall semester. With many midwestern states currently experiencing spikes in coronavirus cases, this decision raises questions about the safety of this decision. 

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 students’ 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

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

Isabella Forliti

Editor

Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

Taylor Kiel

Business Manager

Brennen Hautzinger

Reporter

Ryan Huling

Reporter

Charlie Swanson

Reporter