Archives - Olivia Alger

How Paper Mate Clearpoint™ Mechanical Pencils caused my moral downfall

One weeknight in seventh grade, I babysat for my social studies teacher’s two children. I was almost 13 and things…

Walrus Junction brings college music around town 

On their Facebook page, Rochester-based band Walrus Junction calls themselves fuzz pop mixed with “raw, gritty tones and lyrics of…

Arts and Leisure: Performance

Here we are again — back to Rochester after three shimmering months of summer. Some of us are arriving for…

Todd’s ‘The Conduct of Life’ depicts abuse and power

Todd Union’s final production this semester, “The Conduct of Life” from Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornés, opened last Thursday to…

My overwhelming dislike for Peeps

Here is a brief list of things I love: the crunch of a salt and vinegar chip, Bananarama, creepy old…

‘Significant Other’ bittersweet and real

I saw TOOP’s production of “Significant Other” with a friend who had just come from a bad date, which made…

ToddX brings tales of Meat Loaf, nudity, and more

From Buzzfeed to Broadway lighting, the first ever ToddX brought an array of alumni from the entertainment industry to Todd…

International Karaoke: Cultural performance night

The winner took home $15 in URos and a plastic toy microphone at the end of International Karaoke Night on…

China Nite: CSA’s annual New Year celebration

Chinese music, dance, and theater — both traditional and contemporary — came to Strong Auditorium during China Nite, sponsored by…

Live from Rochester, it’s Saturday Night!

Three comedians brought the spirit of stand-up to Strong Auditorium, spitting straight humor about true things that happened to them.