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Death of the vegetarian lifestyle

Seven years ago, I woke up one morning and decided to become a vegetarian cold turkey. In my then-crazed obsession with the Beatles, I thought emulating Paul McCartney’s ways was a good enough reason to convert. Little did I know that switching to vegetarianism would be a decision I would stick to long-term. Since I changed my dietary restrictions, I’ve fluctuated from being pescetarian, vegan, cruditarian and ovo-lacto vegetarian, which is what I currently am. My silly fangirling days are over (or at least, I would like to think so).... [More]

Make meliora a reality: what’s wrong with UR

Make meliora a reality: what’s wrong with URI love this university, but I feel a responsibility as a senior to identify some problems here, so that they might be corrected. Meliora must ...

E-Cigs: Good & Bad

Every year, we’re saying goodbye to more and more familiar analog items. As electronics continue to become smaller and more efficient, everything is going digital. ...

Utilize the open curriculum

At this point, most students are already set their on their schedules for next semester.   After meeeting with advisors, agonizing over major requirements, coordinating ...

Lead with dedication, integrity

Now that SA elections are done and nearly all the posters taken down, it is easy for candidates to take this opportunity to rest on ...

Why I’m voting Sanchez-Sands

The student government elections are upon us. Presumably, if you’re reading about this, you care about such things. If not, you should — the  Students’ ...

Care about the SA

In between going to workshops, studying for midterms, preparing for the night’s social event, and getting caught up in their own problems, students at the ...

America needs you

shinsekiOver a century and a half ago, this nation threatened to fall apart. It was only through the strength and bravery of our citizens that ...

Campus Times endorses Antoinette Esce and David Stark for SA President and Vice President

SA Endorsement Politics aside, junior Antoinette Esce and sophomore David Stark come across as capable, confident, and personable. The passion and dedication that each candidate holds for ...

Come to oppose the Common Core

Bill Gates has called it a “big win for education”. Its website prominently displays the noble mission of “preparing America’s students for success”. U.S. Secretary ...

Everyone wins the lottery

As a freshman entering the housing lottery for the first time, I have only heard the most daunting of rumors. It’s been said that  “it’s ...

Explore a balanced life at UR

“What’s the value of a college education?” We’ve heard this question countless times, often linked to statistics about salary and quality of life when teachers, ...

Everyone should utilize the Athletic Center

Goergen Athletic Center, the gym, GAC. It’s a place that can inspire as much loathing as it can drive. It’s a facility that one find ...

Animal testing needs to go

The controversy surrounding animal testing has recently become a major international news story with the European Union, India, and Israel banning  animal testing for cosmetics ...

Don’t be a bystander on Ukraine

In times of great political upheaval, there is nothing more dangerous than the passive acceptance of crimes committed on an international scale. While to many ...

U.S. should embrace moderation

Last November, the West watched in disappointment as the President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, suspended EU negotiations. Disappointment turned to hope as this became the ...

We don’t want war

I cannot stand the media coverage offered by both the Western and Russian, my own country’s, news sources. On one hand, the western news has ...

Respect both students and staff at UR

It’s 6 a.m. and a thick serving of snow has covered the UR campus, rendering a variety of surfaces around campus a soft, pure white. ...

Bring Care Network to Eastman Campus

The CARE Network is one of the most effective tools for maintaining students’ health on campus. Students can submit anonymous reports about a friend or ...

Don’t encourage speed-writing

I envy speedy writers, people who unfurl page upon page of eloquent prose faster than I can type out a paragraph. One thinks immediately of ...

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