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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.  The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has confirmed the first case of 2019 novel […]

The life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

February 12, 2020

The reality is finally starting to set in that Kobe Bryant isn’t coming back. The Los Angeles Lakers legend, widely regarded as one of the ten best players in NBA history, died tragically in a helicopter crash two weeks ago in Calabasas, CA. Onboard there were nine people, including one of his four daughters, 13-year-old Gianna Bryant.

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.

Hi, how are ya?: A Review of the Shane Dawson series part 3

December 10, 2019

The fifth episode of the series is titled “The Failure of Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson” and is around 50 minutes long. 

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.

Potential ‘influencers’ reject college for a career in social media

May 8, 2019

From a young age, I can remember spending hours upon hours finding new YouTube channels to binge-watch. I’ve built such a large subscription box and watch some YouTubers so religiously that I forget that they aren’t my friends in real life (kind of sad, I know.) My personal favorite were always makeup tutorials, but since I began watching YouTube and following influencers on social media, it has become an entirely new ball game. What started out as a fun way for people to make videos about essentially anything they wanted has now become a lifestyle and a serious career path for those we refer to as “influencers.”

Technology users concerned by privacy violations

May 7, 2019

“Espionage” sounds like a word straight out of a “Jason Bourne” film or a Cold War spy novel, but the act itself isn’t contained to the world of fiction.

State Rep. Shannon Zimmerman supports a hands-free future for Wisconsin

May 7, 2019

Decisions made while driving could quickly become a matter of life or death. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, every 22 minutes there is a distracted driving crash occurring in the state.

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

Melissa Thorud

Editor

Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

Isabella Forliti

Reporter

Anna Gunderson

Reporter

Reagan Hoverman

Reporter

Taylor Kiel

Reporter