Ed Observers

Being a gay woman in Trump’s America

If we take Trump and Pence at their word, a vote for Trump effectively gave this government a mandate to enact policies that could set human and civil rights back decades.

Reconciling feminism with sports is tough, but worth it

I will be frank: Due to obvious gender stereotypes, I’m by no means expected to be a fan of, have a passion for, or even have an emotional connection to sports.

How to beat Trump

America's liberals and Democrats have succeeded in laughing themselves to the brink of Armageddon.

Kim Kardashian deserves sympathy, not sarcasm

When you’re a woman who watches the news, tragedies cease to be surprising.

Self-perception and the value of criticism

“Despite what your parents have told you, you’re not special and you’re not perfect—you’re all worthless.”

Making mind out of matter

“Don’t lose your science,” she would tell me, “Draw, paint, write, but whatever you do, don’t lose your science.

How to be happy

The advice I am about to give about course planning at UR will, of course, not apply to everyone.

The ‘major’ major decision

The prominence of our majors to our lives as students and the pressure of job security can make our majors seem crucial, tantamount to future success.

Here’s some advice

You really don’t need my advice—and that’s why I’m going to give it to you.

The real Rochester

Although Rochester was once an American boomtown, hurled into the spotlight of the photographic industry, this did not last.