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The hunger games: memoir of a pizza guy

The thrill of the open(ish) road. The gentle, lingering smell of mozzarella and sauce. And the sweet, sweet dosh. This is the life of the …


Feminism, Republicanism, and you

Republican as a word in our society has a negative connotation – “wingnut” can be used in normal conversation without confusion.  Because of the actions …


Say no to Mumia Abu-Jamal

In 1970, Tom Wolfe wrote a rambling, seething essay on a party held at the home of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein, then a member of the …


Emory University: A Devastating Continuation of Anti-Semitism

On Saturday, October 4th, Jews around the world celebrated the holy day of Yom Kippur, a day designated to repenting for sins and apologizing for …


The case for sleeping (in public) (kinda)

I don’t know about you, but I love sleep. A lot. But being a college student is right up there with meth addict in the …


The cost of patriotism

Last week, the Obama administration unveiled its new plan to discourage corporate tax inversions by making it much more difficult for corporations to access their …


Don’t mess with my Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday, to those who subscribe to an animal flesh and secretions-heavy diet, is a nightmare. There are no crispy cows served on a bun, …


President Obama’s plan to defeat ISIL is insufficient

The terrorist group on everybody’s mind these last few months has been the Islamic State (IS), or ISIL as the President calls them, and for …


Meatless Monday or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Walk To Danforth

Every week, our esteemed campus is privileged to host the premier dining event known as Meatless Mondays. Featuring mouthwatering gourmet creations, no expense is spared …


The End of Britain

Imagine Britain as a mild-mannered, sixty something year old man with an identity crisis. He used to be important, but he recently had to retire …


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 …


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