As the semester winds down, we’d like to mention some of the good and bad ideas that have occurred over the past year.

Cheers to registration for running unusually smoothly this spring. We appreciate the level of organization and efficiency on the part of the administration.

Jeers to the weather, particularly the ice storm in early April and the unexpected snow on Wednesday. The expression “April showers bring May flowers” does not apply to showers of freezing rain that leave the flower beds, along with everything else in the city, buried in ice.

Cheers to Greek events raising money for charity. They remind us all to think of those less fortunate, while at the same time giving us the opportunity to throw pies at people.

Jeers to the tuition hike. Many students are already struggling to pay their tuition and will face considerable difficulties next year trying to meet the new financial demands.

Cheers to bringing speakers to campus and allowing the UR community to be exposed to ideas from the outside world.

Jeers to the French fry machines in the tunnels. They waste unneceessary amounts of energy, make the hallways around them uncomfortably hot and perfume the air with the unmistakable and nauseating odor of stale grease.

Cheers to dining servies and ARAMARK for their recent updates and the improvements made to the dining plans for next year.



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