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From the Archives: ‘Frosh’ and ‘Sophs’ get messy in Flag Rush tradition

A “horde of wildly excited and yelling freshmen who were besmeared with the combination of lampblack, grease and flour” vied for the glory of being the one to snatch the flag from the grips of the sophomore class.

For astronomy aficionados, Mees a guiding star

“We do some fantastic stargazing away from the city lights using an actual observatory, and people are able to see amazing features in the night sky that they have never seen before like galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae,” Spiewak said.

CT Eats: Wegmans’ restaurants surprisingly classy

My entree was the ziti alla montanara, featuring luscious butternut squash and a sumptuous porcini and parmesan cream sauce. This dish had a stellar balance of salty, cheesy, earthy, and sweet flavors.

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.

CT Eats: Yummy Garden Part II

After months of sorrowful separation, Shagun and I ventured back to Yummy Garden for another taste of glory. This time for the hot pot, as promised. For those unfamiliar with the concept, the hot pot experience is essentially cooking your own food in boiling broth at your table.

UR senior plays key role in water filter startup

Miqdad is the Business Development Executive at the startup PakVitae, valued at $150 million. It has developed a $30 filter designed to provide clean drinking water free of water-borne bacteria, viruses, and contaminants.

From the Archives: President O’Brien’s name change controversy

O’Brien championed an effort to change UR’s name to the more prestigious sounding “Eastman University.” After his administration drew fire for stiff tuition increases and continued business with South Africa despite apartheid, this slight to the school’s identity was the last straw for many students.

CT Eats: Pittsford Farms Dairy provides pastry perfection

The mousse had a light tangy raspberry flavor that paired perfectly with the sweeter white chocolate glaze. The texture was a technical dream: beautifully aerated and fluffy. The layer of cake, the foundation for this pastry, was luxuriously light and marvelously moist. A perfect parcel of pastry.

Research Rochester: Cohavi investigates peer validation via social media

Half the participants — the “inclusion” group — got many likes. The other half — the “ostracism” group — received very few. In this way, Cohavi and Gearinger simulated peer validation as their experimental variable.

UR’s chamber of secrets and its writing on the wall

Normally taboo or too personal topics like rape, mental health, abuse, or addiction have found a place on the off-yellow walls.