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Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System continues

The student group Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System staged a series of events during Meliora Weekend, including tabling in Wilson Commons and silent ...

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Laverne Cox discusses transgender identity

Actress Laverne Cox appeared in the Goergen Palestra during Meliora Weekend to speak about her experiences as a transgender woman. Cox is best known for ...

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Chemical solution causes explosion in Hutchinson

Emergency crews and local Hazmat units responded to a call from Hutchison Hall on Saturday at approximately 2:40pm in response to an accident in a ...

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Mens Rowing Team: Life on the water

While most college students are asleep in their beds at five in the morning, the crew team is getting up and heading to practice. This isn’t ...

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Heisman Hysteria

This week, former Georgia great Herschel Walker commented on the Heisman candidacies of Quarterback Jameis Winston and Running Back Todd Gurley. Speaking with ESPN’S much-beloved ...

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Workers’ union agrees on contract after negotiations

UR and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) tentatively agreed on new labor contracts for approximately 1,800 workers at UR Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital ...

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Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System continues

The student group Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System staged a series of events during Meliora Weekend, including tabling in Wilson Commons and silent ...

Laverne Cox discusses transgender identity

Actress Laverne Cox appeared in the Goergen Palestra during Meliora Weekend to speak about her experiences as a transgender woman. Cox is best known for ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin delivers Meliora keynote

Prominent historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was the Keynote speaker this Meliora Weekend. She started the event with a compelling speech about her history living with ...

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Opinions

Ebola and religon

Over the past week, the Ebola outbreak has become a massive problem for the world. This deadly disease has spread remarkably quickly, starting in Liberia ...

The dirty facts about UR bathrooms

Hopping off the Riverview bus, which was late as usual, you find that you only have five minutes until your class begins. You crunch some ...

Say no to Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 1970, Tom Wolfe wrote a rambling, seething essay on a party held at the home of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein, then a member of the ...

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Features

Ask Jodi: Don’t hold it in

Pee after sex. Just do it. It may be the most solid advice I can give you. Somehow, a bunch of us missed this message in ...

UR Tech: Bridging the Uncanny Valley

You’ve probably heard of the Uncanny Valley effect. You may have seen it personally in animated films such as “The Polar Express” or “Mars Needs ...

Foreign Focus: Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a beautiful city, filled with a vibrant culture, a rich history, and pristine academia. UR Class of 2013 alumni Rachel Bierasinski was lucky ...

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Arts & Entertainment

Short Term 12

It’s rare to find a film like “Short Term 12.” It’s a movie that is marvelously small in scope, and has no grand ambitions or ...

Aphex Twin return in style, form with Syro

In the middle of August, a chartreuse blimp appeared over London bearing the Aphex Twin logo. A few days later, Aphex Twin’s official Twitter account ...

PUSH Physical Theatre: dancing to demonstrate unity

Although I appreciate the multiple forms of art, I have not attended many dance shows in the past. My prior dance experience, consisting of tap ...

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Sports

NBA Predictions from the Sports Guy

It’s that time of the year, another basketball season is just around the corner. This is when we see whether offseason maneuvers paid off, draft ...

Colin Woods – Football

1. How do you get ready for a big game? DFO breakfast mainly cereal and milk, eggs, and sausage. Listen to music before the game to ...

UR takes Mel Weekend game with late-game defensive stand

The UR football team celebrated their second consecutive Meliora Weekend victory this past weekend, defeating Liberty League rival Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 34-20 on the ...

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Humor

Cracking jokes about the news

1. Bags of mountain air were offered to citizens in the smog-filled city of Zhengzhou, China. Tourists beware, the air is to die for. 2. A ...

Ten ways to make basketball even more exciting

I was sitting with some friends watching Baylor and Kansas play on ESPN when one of the well-known “Life Alert” advertisements came on. I could ...

Made up reasons as to why people quit their jobs

1. A doctor quit being a pediatrician after ten years of never having enough patience. 2. A computer scientist quit her job after realizing she wasn’t ...

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