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Student receives $10,000 scholarship from NASA

Junior Mechanical Engineering student William Green received NASA’s $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award. Green was lauded for his outstanding accomplishments and his drive toward a ...

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Eastman welcomes new Dean

The Eastman School of Music officially welcomed a new Dean with the investiture ceremony of Dr. Jamal Rossi this past Sunday, Oct. 26. Rossi, who served ...

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Oscar Tavares: A tragedy strikes baseball

Oscar Tavares was one of baseball’s bright young stars. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car crash this past Sunday, Oct. 26. Tavares, a native ...

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The Haunting of UR: Classics of Rochester Halloween

Behind the masks and beneath the ghost and ghoul costumes, countless Halloween memories have been made at UR, whether in the halls of haunted houses ...

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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 ...

News

Men found with bolt cutters and stolen bikes

1. On Oct. 25 at 9:59pm, a Public Safety officer saw two males on Fraternity Road, of whom one was riding a bike and the ...

World news recap: Oct. 23 – Oct. 30, 2014

Mass graves in Mexico investigated:  Another mass grave was discovered near the town of Iguala in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students went missing ...

Student receives $10,000 scholarship from NASA

Junior Mechanical Engineering student William Green received NASA’s $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award. Green was lauded for his outstanding accomplishments and his drive toward a ...

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Opinions

Step one for Dean Burdick: financial aid counselors

This Meliora Weekend, students could be found across campus with cardboard signs and shirts featuring mysterious numbers next to a dollar sign. Were they part ...

The hunger games: memoir of a pizza guy

The thrill of the open(ish) road. The gentle, lingering smell of mozzarella and sauce. And the sweet, sweet dosh. This is the life of the ...

Let them eat cake

This is the story of the kid I allegedly bullied in elementary school. I remember Robert very well, but I don’t remember having any terribly ...

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Features

After Rochester, Alumni Reflect

Amos Bloomberg, ’97: Amos Bloomberg was the first graduate of the UR’s Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS)program, where he also helped build the department’s first website. After ...

The Haunting of UR: Classics of Rochester Halloween

Behind the masks and beneath the ghost and ghoul costumes, countless Halloween memories have been made at UR, whether in the halls of haunted houses ...

Ask Jodi: For the first time

Having sex for the first time can be scary – first time with a new partner, first time doing something new, or the first time ...

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Arts & Entertainment

Winter’s Bone

Reading this in 2014, it’s very likely you know who Jennifer Lawrence is. Her work in various arenas has put her on the map, as ...

‘Blueprint Paintings’ explores nature and humanity

Just in time for Meliora Weekend, Hartnett Gallery opened a new show that at first glance seems filled with monochromatic blue photographs of landscapes, explosions, ...

‘Timbuktu’ shows the raw truth

In April 2012, militants belonging to Ansar Dine (operating in Mali) seized Timbuktu, one of the most well-known cities in the country. The militants burned ...

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Sports

Saving Anthem’s significance: End overkill

On Sunday, October 26th, game five of the 2014 World Series took place in San Francisco, with the hometown Giants winning 5-0 behind a stellar ...

Oscar Tavares: A tragedy strikes baseball

Oscar Tavares was one of baseball’s bright young stars. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car crash this past Sunday, Oct. 26. Tavares, a native ...

NFL Predictions at the halfway mark

NFC East The pick: Dallas Cowboys Current record: 6-2, first place in the NFC East The case: As an Eagles fan I’m legally obligated to state my disgust ...

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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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