In one small town, neighbors help during lockdown

May 18th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unexpected lifestyle changes for many people. Within days of Wisconsin’s sheltering-at-home edict, people began to understand the severity of the situation.

Tips help maintain mental health during pandemic

May 18th, 2020

According to a study by the UW System, half of college students rated their behavioral health below average or poor in 2018. In times of increased stress, such as this global pandemic, it may be a good idea for everyone to plan some relaxation activities.

Observing social distance remains critical for U.S.

May 18th, 2020

Next fall will be my last semester in college. After that, my formal education will be over, but it doesn’t mean I’ll stop learning.

Forced to leave campus, UWRF students return to pack up belongings

May 15th, 2020

Students at UW-River Falls have removed the rest of their belongings from on-campus housing. More than 2,000 students were asked to leave the residence halls in March, as classes moved to alternative delivery methods due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Virus concerns alter college students’ priorities

May 14th, 2020

The global coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift in priorities for some UW-River Falls students as they reevaluate what’s truly important in their lives.

For college students with jobs, pandemic presents extra challenges

May 13th, 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic led colleges to move to online classes, many students also remained employed in a variety of jobs. Students who work faced challenges with scheduling, trying to find time to complete their courses and balance school with their work, ensuring that everything was done on time and to its highest quality.

Pandemic disruptions vary among UWRF students

May 13th, 2020

The lives of UW-River Falls students, like most people, were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic in a variety of ways.

If not teaching, there’s always the lumber mill

May 13th, 2020

I worked for only two weeks, just enough time to learn who the regulars were, meet the employees and understand the duties of my job. But as soon as I got the hang of things, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered restaurants and bars to close their dining rooms. On top of that I was already so overwhelmed with switching to online classes.

Some college students face slower internet at home

May 13th, 2020

A good internet speed is at or above 25 Mbps (megabits per second), which will support most online activity. But not everyone has good internet access.

College students learn life lessons while at home

May 13th, 2020

As I’m sure you’ve heard, starting in mid-March, thousands of college students in Wisconsin and Minnesota moved to all-online classes and began sheltering in place as universities shut down the buildings on their campuses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

At campus farms, chores go on despite pandemic

April 30th, 2020

Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the UW-River Falls campus, but the school’s two laboratory farms continue operation, although with some modifications.

UWRF’s tech services face pandemic’s challenges

April 29th, 2020

One issue that the Division of Technology Services has to combat has been bridging what’s called the “digital divide.” The digital divide refers to someone who does not have access to the internet. With many courses now being taught online, this has proved a challenge for some UWRF students.

UWRF’s career advice goes virtual during pandemic

April 29th, 2020

Students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are finishing spring semester online due to the coronavirus pandemic. They can also access a number of campus services online through the university’s website.

WHO suggests ways to counter fear of coronavirus

April 29th, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States, which now has about 1 million cases and more than 50,000 deaths, people are concerned for themselves, their family and their friends.

Even in pandemic, there are things to be thankful for

April 29th, 2020

Whether you view the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, a national emergency, or just a rare opportunity to bum around at home, these are unprecedented times. It seems like every media source focuses about nothing but COVID-19. And while there are reasons to be concerned, there are also reasons to be thankful.

Back home, students recall study abroad trips cut short by pandemic

April 26th, 2020

UW-River Falls, like many universities nationwide, made the decision to cancel summer programs and have all students studying abroad return home due to the rising concern of the coronavirus. Discussion of bringing students home began the week prior to the March 23-27 spring break at UWRF. Students who had arrived in South Korea were brought […]

Falls Theatre offers curbside concessions for stay-at-home movie nights

April 22nd, 2020

The only movie theater in River Falls has been in operation for 93 years. Located in the center of town on Main Street, the Falls Theatre is in walking distance of residential neighborhoods and the campus of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Precautions against virus put everyday life in perspective

April 16th, 2020

I am a double major in journalism and political science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The coronavirus pandemic has led to many lifestyle changes for me and my family.

Sticking to plan, staying well help weather pandemic

April 4th, 2020

College students throughout the United States have moved almost entirely to online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading to unexpected learning and living situations for the remainder of the academic year.

As coronavirus challenges education, UWRF students now have option for grades

April 3rd, 2020

Undergraduate students at UW-River Falls will now have the choice to switch their spring 2020 course grading scales to “pass/fail.” The news came Thursday afternoon when Provost David Travis sent an email to the approximately 6,000 undergraduate students notifying them of the change.