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Editorial: Further recognition needed from university for Indigenous communities

November 13, 2021

President Joe Biden proclaimed Oct. 11 to be nationally recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day. UW-River Falls celebrated this day, though may not be doing enough to honor it. 

Editorial: Additional support needed from UWRF for inclusivity

November 13, 2021

November is a month packed with opportunities for recognition of marginalized groups. It is Native American Heritage Month, and also has Transgender awareness week and Trans day of remembrance. 

Five films made in Wisconsin

October 14, 2021

Wisconsin is not Hollywood, but lots of films have been shot in the state, ranging from action to comedy. 

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. 

Sound of the Voice: Choosing a chancellor

June 25, 2021

UW-River Falls has a new chancellor, Maria Gallo, who begins her duties on July 15. In their debut podcast, "Sound of the Voice," the editors of the Student Voice take a look at the process that selected the new chancellor and ask whether it could be improved.

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.

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