Ed Observers

Reaching our potential

There’s a lot to celebrate at CT, but much more work needs to be done on outreach.

Dealing with growth, change, and a receding hairline

Change is one of the inevitabilities of life, and how we deal with it defines how we live it. I…

My overwhelming dislike for Peeps

Here is a brief list of things I love: the crunch of a salt and vinegar chip, Bananarama, creepy old…

UR can do ‘ever better’ in honoring Native American land on which it stands

The 17th-century contact with European conquerors, the history of genocide and forced migration, and broken political treaties continues to disadvantage…

The nature of complaining

We get it. It’s cold in Rochester. It snows here more than in the majority of the U.S. and we…

Hands off humanities majors

Aren’t we all striving for the same thing here — a way to understand our world?

Registrations runs its course

T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land” begins by reminding us that “April is the cruelest month.” April 1 kicks off…

Finding my way with Google Earth

Instead of having friends when I started high school, I played around in Google Earth. When you’re starting to leave…

It’s always about race

Being a black person means you have to live in a world where you are constantly reminded of the color of your skin.

With hobbies, put enjoyment before achievement

I’m not a musician. I haven’t been dancing since birth, nor have I been playing the same sport for 10…