Student Voice


April 25, 2024



Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor

November 1, 2023

After enrolling for a non-UWRF study abroad program, I was surprised to see 500 dollars charged to my account for a “study abroad” fee. The Office of International Education claims that it is an administrative fee to cover services that they provide to students such as meeting with them and ensuring that credits transfer back to the university. On the study abroad website, there is no mention that a payment is needed to receive services from them. When inquiring why I had to pay this fee although I was going on a program through a different university, they responded that I signed a legally binding document that requires me to pay.

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.

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

Jack Schindler Van Hoof


Lexi Janzer

Assistant Editor

Anna Gunderson

General Manager

Joshua Brauer


Rachel Karweick


Ethan Lay


Ashley Patrin


Madelyn Retzlaff


Ella Tretsven