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Politics and Markets Project, enriching political discourse on campus

Politics and Markets Project, enriching political discourse on campus

Liz Beson, Illustrator

What do Income Inequality, Wall Street Loans, and Obamacare all have in common? If you said the letter O, you’re right, but …


Three tips for everyday debating

Three tips for everyday debating

Tiffany White, Illustrator

In class discussions or even with close friends, differences in opinion come up. When this happens, a debate is almost sure to …


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Foreign Focus: London, England

Courtesy of Nicholas Falcone

Home to iconic landmarks like Big Ben and The London Eye, as well as BBC favorites such as “Doctor Who” and …


Ask Estrada: Hookups, relationships, and looking for love in all the wrong places

I’m a trans woman on campus. I’ve never been in a romantic relationship due to fears about my body and how people will react to …


How to spend your spring

Despite the fact that spring officially started March 20, it seems that the weather has only just begun to reflect the season. There have been …


History of UR symbols revealed

History of UR symbols revealed

Courtesy of the University of Rochester

UR, like many other schools, has a long and unique history, beginning when Azariah Boody’s agricultural pastures were transformed …


Rettner Hall offers technological opportunities to students

Rettner Hall offers technological opportunities to students

Parsa Lotfi, Photo Editor

At any given moment, you can walk into Room 201 of Rettner Hall and find students studying for class. The couches …


UR Tech: Heartbleed exploit shocks internet community

UR Tech: Heartbleed exploit shocks internet community

Tiffany White, Illustrator

On April 9. a massive and unforeseen software lapse took the Internet protocol by storm, gripping every inch of news and social …


Students’ Association for Interfaith Cooperation: Encouraging curiosity

Students’ Association for Interfaith Cooperation: Encouraging curiosity

Courtesy of University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel

UR has always prided itself on the racial, religious and economic diversity that is represented across campus in …


Ask Estrada: Hookups, relationships, and ‘let’s talk about sex’

Is it irrational to fear telling a girl I’m a virgin?
Choosing to share anything about your sexual history can leave anyone feeling vulnerable. If what …


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UR Athletic Equipment Manager, man or legend?

Parents aren’t always right, but then sometimes they are. It can take us by surprise and often takes us a little while to realize it. …


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UR Robotics: Developing applicable technology

Long after most people have left for the weekend, a handful of students sit bent over keyboards and textbooks in a lab tucked away on …


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UR Tech: All my vices are devices

Can hyperactive, online  communication decrease your focus and impact your study productivity?

It’s a normal weekday afternoon when your head snaps up from your laptop and …


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Foreign Focus: Malawi immersion seminar

Courtesy of Emily Widra ~ Widra sits with a local potter and some of the potter’s family and neighbors.

Although not a common tourist destination, …


Female professors increasingly offered tenure

Female professors increasingly offered tenure

Courtesy of Provost Peter Lennie

Tenure is one of the most important distinctions for professors at any college. It offers guaranteed job security and funding …


National ‘Common Core’ standards, changing education on all levels

National ‘Common Core’ standards, changing education on all levels

Liz Beson, Illustrator

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), an educational initiative for kindergarten through 12th grade designed to mandate the content taught at each …


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In memoriam: Students share their memories of Juliette Richard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juliette,
I thought I couldn’t write you this, but I know you’d have scoffed at me. You’d have said “oh, just stop being so closed off …


Ooohh La Lu-Lu: Springtime fashion

Ooohh La Lu-Lu: Springtime fashion

Liz Beson, Illustrator

Even though in Rochester the beginning of spring seems to be quite delayed this year, there is no reason for us to …


Ask Chris: Making your love life a piece of cake

Ask Chris: Making your love life a piece of cake

My boyfriend has taken to calling me muffin and cupcake, but I hate it. How do I tell him?

I intend to, like bread, rise to …


Foreign Focus: Christchurch, New Zealand

Foreign Focus: Christchurch, New Zealand

Courtesy of Alexandra Kazimir

New Zealand is a beautiful country full of high mountains, green hills and pristine lakes. It is one of the most …


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