Opinions

How not to have class discussions

There’s a difference between engaging with the material and engaging with your own ego.

Online courses don’t have to be a pain

In a hybrid world, technological aptitude is an important aspect of teaching, and we need Zoom courses to work in order to get our money’s worth.

COVID-19 steals the spotlight from performance ensembles

We’re jigsaw pieces of the same ensemble that don’t quite fit as well as they used to. Cues and chord changes are lost in translation, and sometimes I just feel lost in general. 

The marginalizing power of Unemployment

I can take care of myself well enough. I’ve always believed that. But so often the people who are supposed to help me take care of me haven’t done so.

Absentee voting matters

If you’re eligible, you can participate in something larger than yourself.

A tale of two cities

Rochester champions people who fought for the less fortunate, and perhaps that makes it more able to accept that things need to change, rather than simply looking the other way. 

UR needs to do better on reporting COVID-19 cases

We should not have to read between the lines to know how safe our University is.

Computer science education needs a reboot

What we need is the best of both worlds: a university CS curriculum that incorporates the tactics of coding boot camps.

Laundry room etiquette during COVID-19

It’s already a sin to take someone’s wet clothes out of the washer (and not put them in a dryer), but it’s even worse to do that when we’re in a pandemic.

Consider a social media detox. Seriously.

It’s a wonderful way to stay in touch with people, but sometimes I wonder if we’re losing touch with ourselves in the process.