Editorial Observers

The places you’ll go

In the words of Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go:”

“Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”

Congratulations, class …


UR needs solutions that unite

Something that we’ve learned in the past year is that the Rochester community—on campus and in the city beyond—is not as tolerant as we had …


This finals week, I’m staying afloat

Names were changed in this article to preserve privacy.

My semesters here at UR seem to follow the same general pattern. The first period can best …


The cliche question: Who are you?

How many times have you been asked, “Who are you?” The idea of self can be defined in two ways: by how others see you …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Harder and harder to breathe

Maybe it’s just the sewage vent across the street that’s been spewing constantly for the past week, but something is smoky outside ITS. You can …


Yak in moderation

Yik Yak, a popular, anonymous social media application that lets users post and vote on “yaks” within a ten mile radius, allows people to share …


Vaccines: fact vs. fiction

With the recent outbreak of measles in the United States (121 cases in 17 states), parents who make the choice to not vaccinate their children …


Flags aren’t for fun

Most Americans are fairly knowledgeable about their nation’s flag, having been drilled through the Pledge of Allegiance daily in school and instructed in some form …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


It just gets better and better

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


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 …


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