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Editorial

The end of COVID-19 at UWRF?

September 23, 2022

With the start of the 2022-2023 school year at UW-River Falls, students are experiencing, for the first time since 2020, a semester free of COVID-19 restrictions. The university was almost completely silent on the issue of the pandemic, save for a few emails and a brief article.

Considering COVID, university prepares students for the workforce

April 22, 2022

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and how the world is still adapting to life in and through a pandemic, UW-River Falls has prepared students for the workforce. 

More time needed for masks

March 25, 2022

As of March 11, masks are no longer required on campus. We feel that this decision is simply poor timing and does not feel fully thought through. Waiting two weeks after spring break was over would have been a safer path to take.

Hidden fees upset students

March 7, 2022

Colleges are often associated with debt and high prices. There are usually fees to apply, whether accepted or not, and unexpected fees that come up along the way. 

Refocus on incoming students needed to increase retention rates

February 14, 2022

What is our university doing to retain its students? Frankly, this complex question is not unique to UW-River Falls, universities everywhere grapple with how to improve their retention rates.

Further recognition needed from university for Indigenous communities

October 18, 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. 

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.

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.

Jack Van Hoof

Editor

Lexi Janzer

Assistant Editor

Anna Gunderson

General Manager

Polly Covert

Reporter

Rachel Karweick

Reporter

Natalie Riddle

Reporter

Michelle Stangler

Reporter

Emma Statz

Reporter