CHEERS to Richard Feldman, who not only quickly picked up the mantle of Dean of the College from our beloved Dean Green, but ran with it. His enthusiasm in tackling strategic planning is amazing, and if UR pulls it off, all the better.

JEERS to Amnesty International, who ended up on probation by not listening to the simple demands of the Students’ Association Senate’s Policy Committee by using SA money for illegitimate uses. Getting yourselves put on probation hurts all the students involved and hurts a valuable cause.

CHEERS to SA President Alexander Pearlman, who has brought a new energy to the President’s Office. Pearlman has done exceptionally well in delivering on his promise of communication with the student body, establishing the Town Hall Meetings and keeping the Senate energized.

CHEERS to URTV, who have really stepped up their game this year. It has actually become a pleasure to turn on channel four even when it’s not late at night after a party.

JEERS to the poor manners of the students attending the first three Town Hall Meetings. The school is doing something completely new to help connect to the students. Instead of giving constructive criticism, students in the logo town hall meeting tore down every suggestion. Students in the dining town hall meeting focused relentlessly on Fair Trade. College students should be able to be both respectful and insightful, and it didn’t seem until last night’s meeting that anyone was capable of being so.

CHEERS to Dining Services for all their hard work again this year. We have stated this several times in the past, but it cannot be overemphasized – Dining Services does an excellent job. They carefully plan out everything, communicate and take suggestions very seriously, but still do not get enough credit from students.

Find X: Identifying humanity in “Homework, Horizons, and Hellscapes”

Underneath the graphs, hidden behind rational squares and plotted timelines, are thousands of unnamed voices, crying out from between x and y. 

A retrospective, After Hours

It is After Hours’ soloists that really make the EP, with voices from graduates I haven’t heard in years.

LSU-Iowa matchup unexpectedly captivates Women’s Basketball

In lieu of the perennial powerhouses, Iowa and LSU made their first appearances in the national championship.