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Gender stereotyping among students

March 13, 2019

From gender reveal parties utilizing blue or pink before the baby is even out of the womb, to early childhood birthday celebrations and nursery decor, gender stereotypes have influenced how men and women view the world. Little girls may have found themselves with an abundance of colorful Barbie dolls and friendly-faced My Little Ponies, while young boys were gifted Nerf guns and Hotwheels. These toys, and many other aspects of childhood, are based on gender stereotypes.

Campus seeks solutions to hunger problem

February 13, 2019

Food insecurity is not something students often consider when looking at which college they will call home temporarily. Food insecurity on college campuses has become an apparent problem in recent years, including at UW-River Falls. Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.”

FERPA’s role with student information

December 12, 2018

There are many students on campus that are unaware of how their personal information can become public once they register to become a student here at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Student privacy is protected under the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). According to the university website, FERPA laws govern “The release of student education records maintained by the university, and access to these records.”

Dear future journalism students

December 12, 2018

As graduation approaches, it is a time of both excitement but also some waking fears on what is next. However, this time allows individuals to take a step back and reflect on their time, and I can say that I have been doing that a lot lately.

UW-System tuition freeze limits opportunities for UW schools

November 19, 2018

This fall began the sixth year with no change in the tuition costs of schools in the University of Wisconsin System. Gov. Scott Walker was the one to implement the tuition freeze back in 2013.

Editor’s note on state of Student Voice

October 10, 2018

Towards the end of last semester, the Student Voice published an editorial on the future of what the Student Voice would look like moving forward into this current fall semester. I’d like to personally address the changes that have occurred and what the Voice will be looking like for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

The future is uncertain, but there are ways to take control

May 3, 2018

Graduation, for many people, is right around the corner. This moment is the one you have been waiting for these 4 + years of college, but now that it is here, you might not know exactly what to do. There probably isn’t anyone who is fully qualified to give advice on what to do next, but we at the Student Voice have decided to take a shot at it.

DECA trip gives valuable experience for future career

May 2, 2018

Standing for Distributive Educational Clubs of America, DECA is a competitive business conference with a wide variety of events to compete in. They range from marketing based challenges such as fashion merchandising to left-brained, number crunching events like accounting. Andrew and I, both Marketing Communications majors, became a team of two in the event of the same name.

Journalism degree can be useful in many areas of life

May 2, 2018

One of the first lessons that is driven into young journalism students is the duty journalists have to the people that they serve. Journalists work for the public and are (or should be) beholden to the readers first and foremost.

Danger and harassment can be around any corner for women

April 25, 2018

Nearly everywhere I go, especially when it is dark out, I get that familiar sense of anxiety and acute awareness of the people around me. That horrible dawning feeling of dread that creeps over me when I am out in the world is not unique to my experiences however. This is a pretty universal feeling felt by all women.

Notes on travel: why it’s worth the cost

April 25, 2018

I’m in favor of this movement. Travel is an important part of figuring out who you are, especially in your twenties when you’re transitioning between high-schooler and adult. It’s an important time to be pushing the limits of what you know, trying out new ways of living and meeting new people. Travel offers you an opportunity to do all that and to possibly find something better that you’d like to pursue.

Choose healthy coping methods as finals approach

April 19, 2018

The end of the semester is beginning to draw near. Finals and projects are beginning to loom, and it is time for the Student Voice to write its compulsory, biannual editorial about how to not burn yourself out as things get crazy.

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

Brooke Shepherd

Editor

Theo Tollefson

Assistant Editor

Brett Davison

General Manager

Owen Elle

Reporter

Dawson Flaherty

Reporter

Reagan Hoverman

Reporter

Kacey Joslin

Reporter

Monica Marsh

Reporter

Ty Perelman

Reporter

Melissa Thorud

Reporter