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The last words: a senior staff writer’s farewell

CT staff writer Daniel Gorman Jr. reflects on his four years at UR.


Legalize it, once and for all.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is one of the most widely used drugs in America. Its legalization movement has spread rapidly across America as people …


Bundy Ranch not Ruby Ridge

Rancher Cliven Bundy’s decades-long fight with the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been garnering a lot of attention in recent weeks due to …


You can’t rebuild Rochester with fairness

What do University of Rochester President Joel Seligman, RIT President Bill Destler, Wegmans CEO Danny Wegman, and Mayor Lovely Warren all have in common? From …


What’s right with UR

Last week, I discussed various problems that should be fixed at UR. Now I’d like to discuss the best parts of the school. In some …


Death of the vegetarian lifestyle

Seven years ago, I woke up one morning and decided to become a vegetarian cold turkey. In my then-crazed obsession with the Beatles, I thought …


Make meliora a reality: what’s wrong with UR

Make meliora a reality: what’s wrong with UR

I love this university, but I feel a responsibility as a senior to identify some problems here, so that they might be corrected. Meliora must …


Why I’m voting Sanchez-Sands

The student government elections are upon us. Presumably, if you’re reading about this, you care about such things. If not, you should — the  Students’ …


Care about the SA

In between going to workshops, studying for midterms, preparing for the night’s social event, and getting caught up in their own problems, students at the …


Come to oppose the Common Core

Bill Gates has called it a “big win for education”. Its website prominently displays the noble mission of “preparing America’s students for success”. U.S. Secretary …


Animal testing needs to go

The controversy surrounding animal testing has recently become a major international news story with the European Union, India, and Israel banning  animal testing for cosmetics …


Don’t be a bystander on Ukraine

In times of great political upheaval, there is nothing more dangerous than the passive acceptance of crimes committed on an international scale. While to many …


U.S. should embrace moderation

Last November, the West watched in disappointment as the President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, suspended EU negotiations. Disappointment turned to hope as this became the …


We don’t want war

I cannot stand the media coverage offered by both the Western and Russian, my own country’s, news sources. On one hand, the western news has …


Putin

Putin aims to lift reputation with Olympics

Liz Beson, Illustrator

Sochi. A city which you’ve probably never heard of until only a few months ago but have heard  mentioned a dozens times …


Warily optimistic of on-campus dining

The University of Rochester has offered me a wonderful place for education and living. I enjoy my classes and continue to further my education. Living …


What’s the fracking problem?

In 2008, New York banned hydrofracking in order to study its effects on the environment and public health. Current governor Andrew Cuomo has upheld this …


Sustainability Does Make Sense

While walking through the halls the other day, I noticed something bewildering, but not surprising:  Some people speak different languages.  Having grown up in a …


Income Inequality: Let It Be

Income inequality. It surely doesn’t sound like a good thing. I’d imagine that no one particularly enjoys being financially ‘worse off’ than anyone else, and …


The Scientific Christian

In light of several recent debates about faith and science, I have decided to input another, rarely acknowledged, perspective: that of the faithful Christian who …


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