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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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UR Tech: Evading international internet blockades

While the news that Turkey has banned mainstream websites such as Twitter and Youtube may be a bit shocking, filtering or even wholesale blockage of …


Foreign Focus: Athens, Greece, an exploration of study abroad experiences

Foreign Focus: Athens, Greece, an exploration of study abroad experiences

The healing sanctuary of Asclepius in Epidaurus.

Athens, Greece. As one of the world’s oldest cities  and the largest in Greece, Athens is filled with …


Ask Estrada: Hookups, relationships, and great expectations

My boyfriend’s penis is only 2.5 inches long. I’m used to longer penises than this, but I love him so much I don’t want  him …


Osteria Rocco, Italian Cuisine: A Review

On Monroe Avenue, there lies a small, quaint, and classic Italian restaurant: Osteria Rocco. I walked in on a Tuesday night, and, to my dismay, …


Airplane disasters bring legislative change

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which took off on March 8 from Beijing Capital International Airport, has now been missing for over two weeks. To our …


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Students Helping Honduras: Making an impact locally and abroad

I make my way down to the first floor of Wilson Commons with junior Vanessa Cedarbaum. We approach a table where freshman Ellen Kim and …


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 …


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