Michelle Shuai
Features Editor
Class of 2023
Michelle Shuai is a sophomore majoring in Economics from Honolulu, Hawaii. Currently the Features Editor with Micah Greenberg, she began writing for the features section in Fall 2019. Besides writing, she is enthusiastic about classical music, playing the flute in wind symphony and taking private piano lessons at Eastman.

Articles by Michelle

From the Archives: the voices of the College for Women

Although first shunned by the male students, the first female students were determined to not let their voices go unheard. Through their newspapers, The Cloister Window and Tower Times, the female students documented their livelihood and struggles.

What is success?

Success is the ability to keep persevering, not letting material gains or losses define you.

Mindful University Project tackles mental health amidst pandemic

Being a college student itself is already challenging enough, but especially so in the midst of midterms season, political elections, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Having to juggle numerous responsibilities often leads to immense stress, which takes a toll on students’ mental wellbeing.

From the Archives: Rochester’s role in the Manhattan project

Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. dropped atomic bombs over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, effectively bringing World War II to a close. However, the bombs came to fruition at the cost of gravely unethical research practices. 

Olivia Hooker: Survivor of the Tulsa Riot and champion of justice

On May 21, 1921, thousands of black families lost their homes and loved ones in Tulsa, OK when hundreds of…

Coping with quarantine

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York’s public health department requires all students arriving on campus from restricted states to quarantine for two weeks. 

UR Snapshots Vol.13: Managing academics from home

The end of the school year is coming up, and that means exams, projects, essays, and everything else stressful. We asked students how they’re managing their academics from home as we buckle down for finals. 

UR Snapshots Vol.12: Revisiting old hobbies

People have found a host of new ways to keep themselves busy and entertained while homebound. We asked our UR peers about any new or regained hobbies.

Academic integrity meets the coronavirus

For many students, academic honesty is a phrase only encountered on the statement they have to copy before every exam.…

UR Snapshots Vol.11: Zooming in on first-years’ online classes

After the first two weeks of Zoom classes, we reached out to first-year students to ask how they’ve been adjusting to online college so far.