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UR Tech: Why tech secrets aren’t really secrets

Last week’s Apple press conference seemed like a guarded trove of secrets. Sessions for the conference were given teasing names like “We Have To Keep …


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Checklist for a semester abroad

Last semester, I studied Italian language and culture in the beautiful, bustling city of Rome, Italy with the Institute for the International Education of Students …


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Voices from inside the “hotel dorm”

For the past several weeks, the ongoing construction at Brooks Crossing has forced its residents into Staybridge Suites and the Radisson Hotel Rochester downtown, giving …


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Urban Fellows strives for community and individual excellence

While most students like to spend their summers relaxing, catching up on sleep, or working at a job, a dedicated group of UR students choose …


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UR FOOT: Starting out the year on a high point

In 2008, a group of UR Outing Club members came up with the idea of doing an orientation trip for freshmen–a few days of outdoor …


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Student Leaders Turn on Charm to Entice New Members

Year after year, Yellowjacket Weekend kicks off the school year with the Friday afternoon Activities Fair in Dandelion Square.

Clubs and organizations representing a wide range …


UR Tech: 3D Pizza

3D printers are amazing things. You walk into a lab, plug in a flash drive with a bit of software, and an object that would …


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Where in the World?

This year, UR has over 340 international freshmen, the most it has ever had. Here are a few snapshots of this year’s freshman class.

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Kigali, …


Politics and Markets Project, enriching political discourse on campus

Politics and Markets Project, enriching political discourse on campus

Liz Beson, Illustrator

What do Income Inequality, Wall Street Loans, and Obamacare all have in common? If you said the letter O, you’re right, but …


Three tips for everyday debating

Three tips for everyday debating

Tiffany White, Illustrator

In class discussions or even with close friends, differences in opinion come up. When this happens, a debate is almost sure to …


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Foreign Focus: London, England

Courtesy of Nicholas Falcone

Home to iconic landmarks like Big Ben and The London Eye, as well as BBC favorites such as “Doctor Who” and …


Ask Estrada: Hookups, relationships, and looking for love in all the wrong places

I’m a trans woman on campus. I’ve never been in a romantic relationship due to fears about my body and how people will react to …


How to spend your spring

Despite the fact that spring officially started March 20, it seems that the weather has only just begun to reflect the season. There have been …


History of UR symbols revealed

History of UR symbols revealed

Courtesy of the University of Rochester

UR, like many other schools, has a long and unique history, beginning when Azariah Boody’s agricultural pastures were transformed …


Rettner Hall offers technological opportunities to students

Rettner Hall offers technological opportunities to students

Parsa Lotfi, Photo Editor

At any given moment, you can walk into Room 201 of Rettner Hall and find students studying for class. The couches …


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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