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Food on campus: the delicious sequel

The best satisfaction after a long and hard day of classes, work, or sleeping through these things is a rich, nutritious meal. As a River Campus resident, I often find myself at Douglass or Danforth to indulge my unquenchable appetite. Recently, I have found these locales to provide an improved variety of nourishment. As frequent Campus Times readers may know, I was quite critical of the food offered by the dining centers last semester. In the past, I viewed these centers as  unappetizing places where your only choice of food is... [More]

Wherefore college?

I have two friends who, despite having been best friends with each other since elementary school, could not be more different in their approaches to ...

Respect: always on the cutting edge

Here at the Campus Times, we value technology. Computers have empowered the newspaper, bestowing us with more possibilities for communication and creation. The benefits of ...

Candy, costumes, and the origin of Halloween

When we were young, Halloween was all about getting the coolest costume and begging for candy from all of your neighbors. Or better yet, driving ...

Friendship across cultures

When I first entered the River Campus of UR, I was overwhelmed by everything around me: be it the size of the campus, the diversity ...

Step one for Dean Burdick: financial aid counselors

This Meliora Weekend, students could be found across campus with cardboard signs and shirts featuring mysterious numbers next to a dollar sign. Were they part ...

The hunger games: memoir of a pizza guy

The thrill of the open(ish) road. The gentle, lingering smell of mozzarella and sauce. And the sweet, sweet dosh. This is the life of the ...

Let them eat cake

This is the story of the kid I allegedly bullied in elementary school. I remember Robert very well, but I don’t remember having any terribly ...

Feminism, Republicanism, and you

Republican as a word in our society has a negative connotation – “wingnut” can be used in normal conversation without confusion.  Because of the actions ...

Senioritis: hold the inoculation

Senioritus is a plague that has begun to set in on the Class of 2015. It’s clear by the looks on the faces of many ...

Ebola and religon

Over the past week, the Ebola outbreak has become a massive problem for the world. This deadly disease has spread remarkably quickly, starting in Liberia ...

The dirty facts about UR bathrooms

Hopping off the Riverview bus, which was late as usual, you find that you only have five minutes until your class begins. You crunch some ...

Say no to Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 1970, Tom Wolfe wrote a rambling, seething essay on a party held at the home of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein, then a member of the ...

Emory University: A Devastating Continuation of Anti-Semitism

On Saturday, October 4th, Jews around the world celebrated the holy day of Yom Kippur, a day designated to repenting for sins and apologizing for ...

We are all equalists we are all feminists

Feminist as a word in our society has a negative connotation –  “feminazi ” can be used in normal conversation without confusion. Because of the ...

The unexpected consequences of the new retake policy

Jamie goes to pick up her final grade, excited, hoping beyond hope that she got the grade she wants. She picks up the paper and ...

The case for sleeping (in public) (kinda)

I don’t know about you, but I love sleep. A lot. But being a college student is right up there with meth addict in the ...

Is chivalry dead? It should be.

“Chivalry is dead” is an all too common expression these days. It holds a negative connotation, indicating that men no longer care about women. But ...

UR cuddling, right?

Off campus down Park Avenue, there exists a lovely business dedicated exclusively to meeting people’s sensual needs. Most people need some sort of human contact ...

The cost of patriotism

Last week, the Obama administration unveiled its new plan to discourage corporate tax inversions by making it much more difficult for corporations to access their ...

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