Rochester Life

Reflections on an empty campus

So, what does our campus scenery look like, now that so many of us are gone and those remaining are encouraged to stay inside?

Student podcast ‘Classically Black’ builds bridges to classical world

Harris and Brown started “Classically Black” to create a community for African-American classical musicians, an often underrepresented group within the field. Harris remarked, “these people have been [there]; we are still here.”

MERT’s not trying to get you in trouble

“People often think that we’re the drunk police or the drunk catchers,” said Director of Operations and senior Colin Murphy, “that’s really not the case.”

Progress at my expense: Anthony, Douglass, and me

In this city that once housed crusaders of two valiant fights, neither had fought for me.

The Late Night crunch: Why Late Night moved to the Pit

“Stop hitting on me for favors. Stop rudely checking me out at work. Stop disrespecting me and the other student workers,” Bowen wrote.

Fungal architecture delights in Rochester home

Its quirky architecture, artistic flair, and Disney-like charm has garnered the Mushroom House its own website and extensive media coverage.

Exploring the Roc: Hidden gems on the Orange Line

Hello new students! Welcome to Rochester. This city will be your home for more-or-less four years, so you may want…

A Bite of UR: Campus Food

Douggie, with its casual vibe and central location, is an ideal meetup spot between classes or a place for a sit-down meal.

Want to see gender inequality at UR? Look at the sculptures.

“People we honor seem to be more and more men, white men in particular [...] We have hundreds of women alumni who are super important. Where are they?”

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.