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We’re on the rise

You can see the tower of Rush Rhees Library from almost anywhere on campus. I think there’s one spot—if you stand directly in front of the Frederick Douglass Building—where you can’t see it. Other than that, it’s visible from basically everywhere, including inside some buildings and within a decent radius off campus. There’s been a number of times when it’s guided me home from somewhere, lit my path back from a late night of studying or been a steady, comforting sight in a moment of need. ... [More]

The places you’ll go

In the words of Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go:” “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” Congratulations, class ...

2015: A momentous year 

This has been a momentous year. At the end of April, the community celebrated the grand opening of College Town, which now boasts approximately 20 retail ...

UR needs solutions that unite

Something that we’ve learned in the past year is that the Rochester community—on campus and in the city beyond—is not as tolerant as we had ...

This finals week, I’m staying afloat

Names were changed in this article to preserve privacy. My semesters here at UR seem to follow the same general pattern. The first period can best ...

The cliche question: Who are you?

How many times have you been asked, “Who are you?” The idea of self can be defined in two ways: by how others see you ...

Cultivate your tastes: Support local arts

If I were to mention the phrase “buy local,” it would likely bring to mind an image of a farmers’ market filled with fresh fruit ...

In film, not a female to be found

Hey ladies, if you’re looking to find representation in the media, don’t look to the movies: a study by the Geena Davis Institute for Women ...

D-Day: Proceed with caution

In June 1893, the University’s Alumni Association established “dandelion yellow” as one of the school’s official colors. The University hasn’t been the same since. Dandelion Day, ...

SA turnout must improve

This year’s Students’ Association (SA) election took place amid a season of changes to SA. Just shy of the campaign period, our student government adopted ...

Financial aid moves forward

Financial aid is a concern for many UR families. Indeed, this is one of the most difficult times in UR history for families who want ...

An eye for an eye shouldn’t be our solution

Noose  Emma Guilfoyle – Staff Illustrator On April 8, a federal jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on 30 charges related to his role in the bombing ...

Trials and tribulations in the Gowen Room: Post-elections, there is still work to be done

Students’ Association (SA) elections happen twice a year— once in the spring and once in the fall. They are exciting times, at least for us ...

Jack of all trades, master of none

As I am about to complete freshmen year, I cannot help but reflect on the things I have learned this past year. Surprisingly, 90% of ...

RFRA: More harmful than advertised

4-8-15 BillChristian Cieri – Staff Illustrator In March 26th, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101, also known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), into ...

The Genesee is melting

4-8-15 RowboatChristian Cieri – Illustrator As massive blocks of ice smoothly slide along the shore of our Genesee River, the water swiftly resonates along the bank, ...

Campus Times endorses Grant Dever and Melissa Holloway for SA president and vice president

dever-hollowayPhoto courtesy of Grant Dever and Melissa Holloway Similarly passionate about their commitment to UR students, the two tickets for Students’ Association (SA) president and ...

Trials and tribulations in the Gowen Room: SA in flux: 2015 is a crucial election

There are two features of the current SA election that give it more significance than one might be inclined to award a student government election. First, ...

Trials and tribulations in the Gowen Room: the good and bad of SA’s new bylaws

At 11:26 p.m, on the otherwise typical Monday evening of March 19, SA Senate passed a new set of bylaws to thunderous applause. The sound ...

Straight outta Eastman

I used to hate rap music. I still remember sitting in a study hall, hearing my friends chatter about the latest rap album and, in ...

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