Archives - Sam Passanisi

Ringing the bell on racism

His one-man show, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour,” played to nearly nonstop laughs in the crowded Douglass Ballroom on Friday evening.

Film showing pushes racial questions

The audience, inspired after the film they had just watched, gave their opinion—people should speak up, and they have to take a stand against racism.

UR students rock the vote

For nearly all of them, it was their first time voting in a presidential election. Some had come by car,…

Burgett Center talk tackles PC culture

The discussion turned to the danger of putting people into boxes—a box of LGBT individuals, perhaps, or a basket of Trump supporters.

How to beat Trump

America's liberals and Democrats have succeeded in laughing themselves to the brink of Armageddon.

Tony Bennett ever better with time

Up on stage, Bennett looks and sounds like an elder statesman of jazz, as essential today as he was back then.

Security commission recommends arming Seligman

“We’re hoping this will really cut down on underage drinking on campus.”

Blackout event showcases minority groups

Former BSU president Shelly Clements '88 delivered the keynote address to the audience.

‘Stranger Things’ scares up some nostalgia

It's the kind of show with a superficially tidy premise, easily described in a neat two or three sentences.

Construction on campus breaks new ground

Even as students celebrated the end of classes and packed up to go on vacation, administrators, Facilities workers, and external contractors ramped up for a full summer of work.