UR is cold. It snows a lot here. Outsiders wonder how we can survive the winters. I don’t know how either, but one thing does help – tunnels.Once you learn how to navigate the tunnel system, it becomes your best friend. After walking through the tunnels everyday, one begins to wonder why the school didn’t build tunnels under every part of the campus.Anyone who has been on the UR campus for more than a day has heard rumors of at least one secret tunnel from Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls. One rumor states that a tunnel runs from a residence hall on the Residential Quad to the main tunnels. Another rumor focuses on the spooky basement of Sue B. With numerous doors lining various wings on the basement level, students are bound to be curious. Curiosity peaks when a student attempts to open those doors and find they are locked. What is behind those doors? Unbeknownst to Sue B. residents, there is a whole network of offices below their feet. In addition to offices, a key shop and mechanical shop are also conveniently located underground and out of sight.As for a possible tunnel to Rush Rhees Library or the Residential Quad or anywhere else, sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no such thing.Assistant Director of Residential Life Services Brian Fleming has heard rumors of multiple Sue B. tunnels as long as he has been employed at UR. “There might be a small crawlspace for pipes and cables, but that’s about all you’ll find down there,” Fleming said.The only tunnel leading from Sue B. goes directly to Spurrier Hall. Sue B. was originally the women’s dormitory and Spurrier Hall was originally the women’s gym, so a tunnel between the two makes sense.As much as we would like tunnels to run underneath the whole school, only a few areas of campus can boast that privilege.



UR Baseball beats Hamilton and RIT

Yellowjackets baseball beat Hamilton College on Tuesday and RIT on Friday to the scores of 11–4 and 7–4, respectively.

A reality in fiction: the problem of representation

Oftentimes, rather than embracing femininity as part of who they are, these characters only retain traditionally masculine traits.

5 students banned from campus for Gaza solidarity encampment

UR has been banning community members from campus since November for on-campus protests, but the first bans for current students were issued this weekend.