UR fans should be applauded

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I made the three-hour trek to Salem, Va. from my home outside Washington, D.C. to support the men’s basketball team in the Final Four. When I was at UR, back in the Paleozoic Era, real school spirit manifested itself rarely, if at all.For anyone who wasn’t there, the entire UR community should be proud of the students who made the trip to Salem. They were the loudest, most clever and most supportive group of fans in the building. They were friendly, too – I stood with them for both games, and they made me feel right at home.Nice work guys. Hope to see even more of you make the trip when the Yellowjackets make it back to the Final Four next year.-Paul SotoudehClass of 1995

Clemm misses the point

In the March 24 edition of the CT, Rob Clemm writes about the Terry Schiavo tragedy. His point, however, is muddled in misinformation, speculation and poor logic. To begin, saying that Terry Schiavo collapsed due to unknown causes is an outright lie. Anyone who has watched CNN Headline News for five minutes in the past month would know that it was a potassium imbalance caused by her eating disorder. Additionally, Michael Schiavo took the settlement money from the malpractice suit and used over $700,000 for the care and rehabilitation of his wife. The real issue he brings to this case is that taking Mrs. Schiavo off the feeding tube would be akin to killing her. His analogy with a baby starved to death simply doesn’t transfer. The mother and father of the baby have an obligation to keep it alive to the best of their ability, be it by their care, adoption or even leaving the baby at a police station or firehouse where it can then be put into foster care. Mrs. Schiavo, according to court rulings, made a choice – when she still had that ability – that if she were ever in a situation like this, that she did not want to be cared for. -Ben SnitkoffClass of 2006

Actual comedy at the Winterfest comedy night

This time, unlike last year’s Winterfest interview with Pete Davidson, each guest performed about a half hour of stand-up comedy with little to no heckling of any kind.

SA and Rochester Youth Year showcase efforts at the Community Engagement Fair

“We wanted to facilitate one-to-one contact, and it’s just good to know that people are out here doing the work,” said Witkin.

During midterm season, prioritize UR health in advance

It’s been three weeks since classes started, and if you’re like us here at the Campus Times, you’re sick and tired.