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Engineers without bedtimes

It’s 3:30am by the time I get back to my dorm, another night of Campus Times behind me. Desperate to get as much sleep as I can before my 9:40 class, I bound up the steps and slide the keycard into my door… ...only to discover my suitemate lying prostrate on the floor, his winter parka pulled tightly over his frail frame. Save for the occasional twitch that betrays the mental unrest of his fitful slumber, he is unmoving. From off to the right, another of my suitemates can be heard... [More]

Autumn or bust: the story behind Earth’s superior season

You’ve probably had a lot of fresh experience comparing seasons, given that this is Rochester and we’ve had all of them these past few weeks. ...

Latino summit offers space to reflect, connect

It’s the fall of my senior year, which means between classes and trips to Starbucks, a bigger question is always on my mind: Where will ...

No bull about pitbulls

  I’m not a big fan of dogs – I guess I have a form of cynophobia – but I respect dog owners and the reason ...

Have a PH of 14? No problem.

“Milkshake with them crushed up Oreos!” Swedish cloud rapper Yung Lean spits on the track “OreoMilkshake.” From an outsider’s perspective, Yung Lean might seem like ...

What’s right for the right

What’s right for the rightThe overwhelming Republican victory in the midterm elections marks a significant turning point in American politics. For the first time in almost a decade, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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