Wil Aiken
Managing Editor
Class of 2021

Articles by Wil

Angela Davis, famed prison abolitionist, challenges UR to stress critical thinking

Angela Davis — an activist and scholar known for her prison abolitionist work — championed critical thinking in her talk…

ROC Players’ ‘Bright Star,’ syrupy sweet and hard to resist

If you had described the ROC Players’ performance of the bluegrass musical “Bright Star” to me, I would have hated…

Fox harmless, EH&S says, but not to be approached or fed

A fox seen around River Campus in past weeks is nothing to fear, but students shouldn’t feel free to approach or feed the beast.

Do more guns equal more campus security? Not all agree.

A mini-documentary on the ongoing heated debate over guns at the University of Rochester.

College Republicans’ president blurs party lines

His favorite recent president is Bill Clinton, and his favorite president ever is Lyndon B. Johnson. He is also pro-immigration (“literally open borders”), pro-choice, and a supporter of a large welfare state.

Finding life in the obits

Death weirded me out. But obituaries took death and did something nuts with it.

Unity and inclusion embraced in ‘Me Too Monologues’

This Saturday evening, instead of their usual annual performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” College Feminists presented “Me Too Monologues,” a…

Scholar-journalist Blanchfield rejects US culture of ‘Gunpower’

Journalist and academic Patrick Blanchfield encouraged listeners to abandon partisan responses and called attention to U.S. gun violence and the…

Closing this graphic novel made me sad to the ‘Bone’

The books are just as funny, sweeping, and touching as when I was a lad.

From a variety of backgrounds, ad hoc committee members mostly avoid stance on gun proposal

In response to UR administration’s announcement of the members of the ad hoc committee, tasked with addressing Public Safety’s proposal…