All Articles by Cheryl Seligman

Teddy Geiger at Water Street

It’s a small world after all: Tales of success with roots in Rochester

Believe it or not, you share more than personal tastes with a few celebrities — you share a city. Singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger, YouTube personality Jenna Marbles and professional soccer player Abby Wambach each have a story of success that is rooted here in Rochester.

Madison Rising

Rising to a dream: UR alum finds his beat

These days, it’s tough to realize a childhood dream, but Sam Fishman, a UR graduate from the class of 2010, has managed to see his goal of playing drums professionally through. After years of passion and performance, he has landed a job in a band called Madison Rising.

Coffee Connection

The Coffee Connection: Brewing empowerment in every cup

Connections is a very convenient and sustainable coffee shop at UR. But, there’s more to the story than what the branding reveals. The coffee is from the Coffee Connection on South Avenue, which is a not-for-profit business aiming to help women in recovery from drug addiction.

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From the Archives: University’s historical name nearly changed to clarify image

While we know and love our school for being all that is the “University of Rochester,” back in 1986, the administration proposed changing the name to clarify UR’s image. After consultations and forums, the name remained as it still is today.

SUMS tabling in WC

Pi a key ingredient in mathematics festival

Love it or hate it, math is an integral part of understanding many fields of study. Its evolution has lead to answers surrounding numbers like pi, and the subject will continue to sprout more and more results. The Society of Undergraduate Mathematics Students at UR has been celebrating the subject all week long.

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Get to Know Me: Allyssa Abel

Junior Allyssa Abel is one of the busiest bees, or rather yellowjackets, at UR. She is currently working to complete a major and two minors, works in a lab at the UR Medical Center and is an active member of the women’s soccer team, MERT and Golden Key International Honour Society.

collage of smiles

The pursuit of happiness: put on a smile

The key to ensuring happiness for yourself and others is often as simple as putting on a smiling face.

Ethan’s Sign

A real-life Prince Charming

You saw the signs, those handwritten messages posted all over campus about the most beautiful girl and the phone number that Ethan forgot to ask for. His story reveals how and why he turned a scenario that is straight from a movie into a reality.

Chocolate Hearts

Valentine’s Day desires uncovered

A survey about Valentine’s Day provides statistics about student preferences pertaining to the holiday. Based on the results, this article offers suggestions for how to best spend the upcoming Feb. 14.

Chris Bethmann

Reverse culture shock

Students who study abroad are warned about culture shock before they travel. What they are less prepared for is the reversed shock upon their return home.

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With countless Google images at our disposal, we often forget to include credit where it is due. Even if no watermark covers an image preventing …

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Eastman speeds up pursuit of music knowledge

The Eastman School of Music has launched down-loadable Speed Lessons – online tutorials to foster modern music knowledge that cost roughly 10 dollars each.

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UR reflects national trends in STEM programs

About 40 percent of college students do not complete degrees which they begin in STEM courses–UR is currently adjusting to this development.


RPO breathes life back into classical music

The RPO’s program presented a diverse selection of composers, musical styles and forms.


YellowJackets bid farewell to successful run on ‘Sing-Off’

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It’s been said that all good things must come to an end. For the YellowJackets, it was their dream of winning  NBC’s …


The course of knowledge: useful classes

A CT staff member gives her opinion on the usefulness — and conversely, un-usefulness — of courses.


YellowJackets update: ‘The Sing-Off’ week one

Singing “Wavin’ Flag” by K’naan, the YellowJackets kicked-off the third season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” on Monday night. What did the judges say and what did they miss?


Yellowjackets to appear on “The Sing-Off”

The UR Yellowjackets will be contestants on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” this season.


Bill Tiberio creates jazz that moves

The Bill Tiberio Band’s new live album “Brothers,” captures that spirit as best as possible. Each of the ten tracks brings a unique vibe to the collection, yet the blend of tunes and the order in which they are presented create a great album.

Chicago sports fans share common bond

As of this past Sunday, Sept. 12, football season has officially begun. Can I explain every offensive and defensive play that exists in the game? …

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