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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 and bread, a place where the stereotypical shopper is the cliche “granola cruncher.” You would assume that the purpose of these markets is to support tight-knit communities as you shop for foods from familiar faces or from those you personally relate to. In the past few years, the “local foods” movement has taken off, becoming far more mainstream  than ever before. Extensive legislative and social... [More]

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 ...

Yik Yak: a tough situation, handled with care

Recently, UR made headlines by asking Yik Yak to reveal the identities of the individuals behind the slew of racist, threatening posts that appeared on ...

While costly, tuition changes are at least a step forward

Last Thursday, UR announced its tuition and room and board rates for the 2015-16 academic year. Clocking in at $47,450 for tuition and $14,294 for ...

Some traditions are good, but many are awful

Tradition. Ritual. Habit. Institution. All of these words are synonymous, for the most part. Yet, each has its own connotation dependent on the words that ...

Obama should moderate his response to Netanyahu

3-25-15 Israeli Prime MinisterChristian Cieri – Illustrator The newest season of “House of Cards” revolved around an American attempt to broker peace between Israel and Palestine. It is ...

Israel: ‘a beacon of progressivism’

3-25-15 Isreali FlagChristian Cieri – Illustrator In today’s world of a 24 -hour news cycle, Twitter and other social media platforms, misinformation and half-truths have the ability ...

Douglass renovations: keep them distinct from Danforth

At about 10 a.m. Monday morning, the student body received an email from Dining Services. The email, titled “Did you miss it?,” described the latest ...

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