Will Leve
Culture Editor
Class of 2022
Will Leve is a junior majoring in Psychology and English Literature from Rochester, New York. He is currently a Culture Editor for the Campus Times with Olivia Alger. On campus, he is also involved with the student radio, WRUR.

Articles by Will

A brief introduction to the yangqin

It was fascinating to learn about the yangqin and a joy to watch Wenzhuo perform on it from the comfort of my home this past Sunday.

Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ clearly needs more slow motion

When I found out 10% of the film was in slow motion, I thought to myself, “Come on Zack, what the fuck? Why not make an hour of it in slow motion?"

The lessons I learned from running up that hill

It helped me wrap my head around difficult times, and the inevitable relief that usually waits just around the corner.

Chatting with Starbucks’ very own Ms. Mona

As synonymous as Starbucks is with a few warm, momentary reprieves from stress of our day-to-day grind, so is its manager Romona Gray — or just Mona for short. You’ve probably told her your order before, or if you’re a regular, she knew it as soon as she recognized your face. And when Mona’s not at the register taking drink orders or training new employees, she’s chatting and sharing a laugh with students.

2020 has shown me that misery does not love company

Sometimes I convince myself that I’m starting to find my place, that I might finally end up like those happy characters on sitcoms I aspired to when I was little, but it always comes crashing down.

My first weekend with PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 is an awesome piece of tech with great games, and my first weekend with the thing was honestly unforgettable.

‘Pet Sounds’ is a testament to the vulnerability of growing up

The record is a monument to the hardships of growing up, and transforms the momentary pain of life into something permanent and sublime: a monument to our collective experience. 

We’re closer than you think: Mizin Shin’s ‘Small World Network Model’

The piece does a wonderfully minimalist job at representing how our social and economic systems seem to function.

Changing things up: PASApella is still singing in the face of COVID-19

The creativity and effort the group has shown this fall in pursuit of their passion for a cappella is nothing short of admirable.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is a reminder of what makes video games fun

As a total package, the game makes a successful argument for “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’s” relevance in 2020, and acts as a reminder that great game design ages like fine wine.