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After Rochester, Alumni Reflect

Amos Bloomberg, ’97:

Amos Bloomberg was the first graduate of the UR’s Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS)program, where he also helped build the department’s first website.

After …


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The Haunting of UR: Classics of Rochester Halloween

Behind the masks and beneath the ghost and ghoul costumes, countless Halloween memories have been made at UR, whether in the halls of haunted houses …


Ask Jodi: For the first time

Having sex for the first time can be scary – first time with a new partner, first time doing something new, or the first time …


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UR Tech: Better with brain power

Liz Beson, Staff Illustrator

When you ask which is the better thinking machine, a brain or a computer, it stands to reason you’ll get different …


Ask Jodi: Don’t hold it in

Pee after sex. Just do it. It may be the most solid advice I can give you.

Somehow, a bunch of us missed this message in …


UR Tech: Bridging the Uncanny Valley

You’ve probably heard of the Uncanny Valley effect. You may have seen it personally in animated films such as “The Polar Express” or “Mars Needs …


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Foreign Focus: Berlin, Germany

Berlin is a beautiful city, filled with a vibrant culture, a rich history, and pristine academia. UR Class of 2013 alumni Rachel Bierasinski was lucky …


Pollsters reach out to wider audiences

“What can I help you with?”

These are the words that flash across the screen as Siri, Apple’s digital personal assistant is activated. Emerging technologies seem …


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Mens Rowing Team: Life on the water

While most college students are asleep in their beds at five in the morning, the crew team is getting up and heading to practice.

This isn’t …


Ask Jodi: Beat the flu, masturbate instead

I read an article the other day suggesting ejaculation as a treatment for nasal congestion in adult men. Other than being a hilarious quirk of …


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Laverne Cox breaks down barriers for transgender discussion

Just a year after Time magazine named Laverne Cox the fourth most influential character on television, the brilliantly talented star of Netflix’s television series “Orange …


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UR Tech: Artificial Intelligence, smarter than you think

Courtesy of Nathaniel Potrepka

It’s a standard Terminator rip-off. A swarm of tiny glittering spiders, explained early in the film by a naive scientist as …


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National Society of Collegiate Scholars offers scholarship and leadership opportunities

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a non-profit academic honor society that recruits academically high-achieving university students. It is designed to help develop …


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Foreign Focus: Dublin, Ireland

Courtesy of Hannah Vose

Nestled in the northwest corner of Europe, Ireland is known for its beauty, rich history, and breathtaking landscapes. Millions of tourists …


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Food Truck Rodeo brings culinary variety to Rochester community

Courtesy of Liz Beson

The Food Truck Rodeo, a series of events lasting from April to October at the Rochester Public Market, brings all of …


Jodi Says: Drunk in Love

On Monday, Sept. 29, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill stating a clear definition of what constitutes sexual consent.

Essentially, this “yes means …


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UR Tech: The securities and insecurities of government surveillance

Liz Beson, Staff Illustrator

In many ways, last year’s NSA leak was a tipping point in the public perception of conflict between personal privacy and …


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UR Kinks matches up students with all interests

Liz Beson, Staff Illustrator

Among the recent surge of new “UR Fill-in-the-Blank” Facebook pages, one page succeeded in raising quite a few eyebrows,  particularly when …


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Politics: Campus style, Committee for Political Engagement

CPE students participate in political activism around the country.

Many things separate Sarah Krulik and Jenny Hansler. For starters, Krulik is a sophomore, while Hansler …


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Habitat for Humanity gives families new homes and hopes

Most students use their time during Spring Break to catch up on sleep, spend time with friends and family, or simply go to the beach …


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