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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 of a new secret society or money-based fraternity? No. They were members of the financial aid protest group that has sprung up with questions about the system, as it stands, at UR. They wonder how students can see a sudden, unexpected, doubling of their tuition rates from freshman to sophomore year, or how it is possible that financial aid packages are released just as transfer... [More]

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 ...

The real reason Rochester got number six in dining

This year, UR was ranked 6th nationally in dining by a website called the Daily Meal, well-known for its yearly rankings of the nation’s collegiate ...

Don’t mess with my Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday, to those who subscribe to an animal flesh and secretions-heavy diet, is a nightmare. There are no crispy cows served on a bun, ...

The future of interstellar travel

It’s finally here. This past Tuesday, a contract from NASA was signed that would lead Boeing and SpaceX to develop and engage in manned space ...

How to eat in college

Time in college as an undergrad is extremely stressful. With a million papers to write, exams to study for, WeBWork to finish, or a concert ...

President Obama’s plan to defeat ISIL is insufficient

The terrorist group on everybody’s mind these last few months has been the Islamic State (IS), or ISIL as the President calls them, and for ...

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