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Dry frats: student responses

Colleges and universities nationwide  have faced controversy surrounding fraternities and sororities for years. Drinking and hazing scandals aside, some take…

Mt. Hope cemetery review

We are outnumbered by the dead. In Mt. Hope Cemetery alone there are more dead people than living ones in…

The untold story of comfort women

Everyone wants an apology when someone has wronged them. Whether on an individual or national scale, it’s difficult to forgive…

A guide to Zen: Study space edition

As an ancient ward of the University (also known as a Take Five Scholar), I have completed my journey towards…

Unpaid internships aren’t always worth it

Internships are great. You get to put real work experience on your resume, have a resource when you need a…

Dear bushy tailed, wide-eyed, overachieving fresher

My first semester at UR was a shitshow — unbalanced, sleep-deprived, anxious, and toxic. Don’t get me wrong: I collected…

How to beat the heat when you’re stuck in a dorm room

A lot of people complain about Rochester’s winters, but in my opinion, the summer months are far worse. When it…

Dealing with mental illness in college

It was a Thursday afternoon in creative writing seminar when I wrote, “we’re all time travelers. Jesus split himself into…

‘Gender-neutral’ doesn’t mean ‘gay’

Some people have questioned my gender identity and sexual orientation because of the way I dress. I wear quite a…

Stop body shaming

My body is my most profound confidant and ally. I’ve hurt my body psychologically and emotionally, although not physically, blaming…