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Foreign Focus: New Delhi, India

The world’s seventh largest country by geographic area, India is one of the fastest growing developing countries. It has remarkable religious diversity, including Hinduism, Buddhism, …


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Transition Opportunities at UR: Encouraging and motivating students with disabilites

An individual born with a mental disability is faced with many obstacles, many of which the majority cannot understand. Social stigmas against the disabled these …


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Flu clinic strives to protect UR community

Each year, 5-20% of the American population is diagnosed with the flu. Approximately 200,000 citizens are hospitalized due to flu symptoms, and the illness results …


UR Tech: Text anxiety

You’ve just sent the text that will change your life. It might be to that girl you’ve had a crush on for a year, or …


Student groups seek to promote political participation

For many college-aged American citizens, this week’s election was the first of many opportunities to cast a ballot. Yet a large turnout was not expected. …


Ask Jodi: A little respect

At my first frat party during freshmen year, I ran into an upperclassman acquaintance. I remember him saying to me, “Freshmen girls are just too …


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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