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The last words: a senior staff writer’s farewell

Well, Class of 2014, this is it – we can no longer delay the inevitable. We are graduating, heading off to uncertainty, jobs, more school, internships, and/or hiking the Appalachian Trail. A few of you are even getting married. Adulthood has come to collect us. Do you remember your first day here? I sure do. I arrived intending to transfer after a year. However, while waiting in Park Lot for freshman check-in, I saw jugglers on unicycles, rapidly followed by the Midnight Ramblers. My interest was piqued, for Rochester students seemed... [More]

It just gets better and better

Campus Times' Rachael Sanguinetti sends off the class of 2014.

Legalize it, once and for all.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is one of the most widely used drugs in America. Its legalization movement has spread rapidly across America as people ...

Bundy Ranch not Ruby Ridge

Rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long fight with the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been garnering a lot of attention in recent weeks due to ...

Information overload

Disclaimer: I am not a Luddite, per se. I use technology like everyone else, and to a great extent, I enjoy it. Also, I understand that ...

Take the summer to improve

With so much pressure to take classes to fulfill major requirements, get off the wait list for whatever class that filled up before you could ...

Learn the lessons of Columbine

Everyone  knew that seniors  Eric Harris  and Dylan  Klebold  of Columbine  High School  in Jefferson County, Colorado were social  outcasts,  but no one ever suspected  ...

Ensure all sophomores receive on-campus housing

UR guarantees all rising sophomores on-campus housing, at least in theory. However, if there is no actual housing options available on campus as the lottery ...

You can’t rebuild Rochester with fairness

What do University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, RIT President Bill Destler, Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman, and Mayor Lovely Warren all have in common? From ...

What’s right with UR

Last week, I discussed various problems that should be fixed at UR. Now I’d like to discuss the best parts of the school. In some ...

Let it snow…

The snow is gone now, and everyone is rejoicing, but I actually like the snow and don’t mind the cold weather all that much either. ...

Gen Y does it different

Members of the millennial generation (or Generation Y), born between 1982 and 2001, have grown up praised for every little accomplishment. Finish the relay race ...

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 ...

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 ...

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