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UR Tech: The future of virtual reality

UR Tech: The future of virtual reality

About a week ago, one of my cohorts in a virtual reality (VR) project called me aside in the lab to show me a special …


Confessions of an  ITS Employee

Confessions of an ITS Employee

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at ITS? Freshman  and Help Desk Assistant Ilya Dyskin shares his experience.

What are your basic duties as an …


Websites help students organize studying

Websites help students organize studying

Two heads are better than one, and when studying for exams, this statement is especially true. In fact, peer learning is positively correlated with success …


Walking in circles: Brothers catch attention of student body

Walking in circles: Brothers catch attention of student body

Dragging my right leg beside me in a large circle in the snow and wobbling back and forth like a penguin, my lungs clenched in …


How to spend your St. Patrick’s Day

How to spend your St. Patrick’s Day

This week has been a long one, and spring break is clearly on all of our minds. While constantly worrying about midterms and planning for …


Ask Chris: Lovers, partners, and pairs, oh my

Ask Chris: Lovers, partners, and pairs, oh my

Editor’s Note: Professor Estrada was not feeling well this week, so one of our staff decided to step in and share his own words of …


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UR Tech: Google’s global domination

The Comcast-TWC merger is fast approaching, and with it comes a collective groan from every cable user in America. 

The two massive TV and internet conglomerates …


UR Alpine Ski Team, bonds on and off the slopes

UR Alpine Ski Team, bonds on and off the slopes

I sit at a table in Hirst Lounge with seniors Marlise Combe and Bre Padasak – two accomplished ski racers and the respective president and …


UR Tech: Sochi drones pave  way for new sports filming

UR Tech: Sochi drones pave way for new sports filming

If you were one of the 219.4 million viewers of the recently-completed Sochi Winter Olympics, you probably saw your fair share of breathtaking moments captured …


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Conquering the mountain: Student’s trek changes perspective

My friend approached me online one day, blabbering about his plans of travel. I was not paying too much attention until I heard him mention …


Freshman brings opportunity to Egyptian youth

Freshman brings opportunity to Egyptian youth

I first met Alhassan Omar, a UR freshman and graduate of the African Leadership Academy, at January  Orientation. Just minutes after meeting him, I found …


Ask Estrada: Hookups, relationships, and common scents

How long does the average guy last for, how long does the average male take to “recharge”, and what can I do to improve these …


Student photographer captures stories of “Humans of the U of R”

Student photographer captures stories of “Humans of the U of R”

A casually dressed girl carrying a professional camera walks across campus to her next class. Her eyes sift through the people she passes as she …


Students celebrate Chinese Lantern  Festival far from home

Students celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival far from home

What do sweet dumplings have to do with Valentine’s Day? Well, this traditional Chinese holiday treat may not typically have a connection to the American …


Tips to keep you busy while you wait for spring break

Tips to keep you busy while you wait for spring break

This winter has been one of the coldest we’ve had in a while here in Rochester. Everyone is feeling a little (or a lot) worn …


College Diabetes Network: Students unite to support local diabetic community

College Diabetes Network: Students unite to support local diabetic community

A diabetic friend of mine once said to me: “Diabetes is the most serious disease that’s still acceptable to joke about.”

Popular belief seems to be …


Lin’s Garden: Better and  cheaper than Panda, a review

Lin’s Garden: Better and cheaper than Panda, a review

Recently, trying to get away from the low-quality food from the oddly famous Panda Express, I decided to order Chinese food at Lin’s Garden. This …


Azariah Boody Society:  Mysterious mischief by spirited students

Azariah Boody Society: Mysterious mischief by spirited students

Have you noticed any strange occurrences around campus? Posters advertising a mysterious name? Strange figures with cloaks and masks? Maybe you were at the Boar’s …


Ask Estrada: Hookups, relationships, and (men)struation

I want to be there for my girlfriend when she has her period every month, which I know is a tough time, but I don’t …


UR Tech: The limits of your unlimited data plan

UR Tech: The limits of your unlimited data plan

If you’ve been a mobile phone user over the last couple years, you may have noticed some suspiciously bribe-y advertisements coming from your carrier. Switch …


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