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Letter to the editor

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.

#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

Support for climate strike

September 19, 2019

Fifty years ago youth spoke out in one voice for peace against the Vietnam War at the Woodstock music festival in upstate New York. Some credit their massive outcry with increasing pressure to end America’s involvement in that destructive conflict.

Use of ‘spirit animal’ not appropriate

May 9, 2019

On page 2, the section which prompts students to respond to a question, and this edition’s question, “What is your spirit animal?” This prompt is not appropriate and offensive.

Article misstates number killed at Sandy Hook

February 14, 2019

I happened to pick up the Student Voice today at the Co-op because I was interested in the article about the police chief discussing school shootings.

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.

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.

Referendum on the office of State Treasurer is approaching in April

March 23, 2018

I’m writing to alert readers to a state-wide referendum item on the ballot when we go to the polls on April 3. This referendum has gotten too little coverage in state media. It’s urgent that voters understand what’s at stake.

Tax reform bill is at the expense of most Americans

December 15, 2017

Anyone who has been paying attention knows that the GOP tax “reform” bill in its House and Senate versions is basically a massive give-away to the richest Americans at the expense of everyone else.

Revised air quality regulations are for profit, not the health of the public

December 1, 2017

As if the Trump administration’s attacks on public health and the environment weren’t enough, Wisconsin Public Radio reported on Nov. 21 that the Wisconsin State Assembly is considering a bill to eliminate all of our state’s air quality regulations by the end of next year.

Pruitt helps continue trend of anti-environmental Trump administration

October 20, 2017

On October 11, the PBS program Frontline aired “War on the EPA,” an alarming documentary focusing on Trump appointee Scott Pruitt’s ties to the big oil and coal industries and how he has acted to further their interests as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Hurricane impact causes deeper look at climate change

September 29, 2017

With deadly hurricanes slamming Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, tragic earthquakes in Mexico and hundreds of western wildfires now lowering air quality in our own region, it’s hard to know what more can be said to convince skeptics that the earth really is in violent revolt against human abuse of the environment.

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

Melissa Thorud

Melissa Thorud

Editor

Brooke Shepherd

Brooke Shepherd

Assistant Editor

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Hallie Diekoff

Reporter

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Isabella Forliti

Reporter

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Anna Gunderson

Reporter

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Reagan Hoverman

Reporter

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Taylor Kiel

Reporter

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Ally Langer

Proofreader

Madelyn Markulics

Madelyn Markulics

General Manager

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Sara Ollig

Photographer

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Angelique Tretsven

Photographer