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CHEERS to the inclusion of the Medical Amnesty policy in the Student Code of Conduct. This is an important step toward improving student health on campus.
CHEERS to the IT Center entrance for opening on schedule ­— this is a vital thoroughfare for all of campus and its timely opening was a huge help to students.
CHEERS to the Office of Admissions for making the “Remember oUR Name” music video. Not only was the production quality exceptional, it was also highly addictive and a superb way to increase interest in the University.
CHEERS to making O’Brien Hall a high quality dorm with air conditioning, even though the door blew off after Hurricane Sandy. Jackson Court is also a great place to hang out.
CHEERS to the University for setting the Guinness World Record for the longest taco line (at least for a little while). C’mon, how could anything involving tacos not be cool?
CHEERS to finding a replacement band for O.A.R. on such short notice and not leaving us in the lurch without a D-Day concert. Jack’s Mannequin was a good option given the time crunch.
CHEERS to advancing the smoke-free campus initiative. Designated smoking areas are a great compromise and a laudable goal to strive for.
CHEERS to the University for being well on its way to completing the Meliora Challenge, a very impressive feat given the current economic climate.
CHEERS to having more gluten-free options all around campus, from Hillside Market to Douglass Dining Center — more students can now find the food they need.
CHEERS to instating Rochester Police patrols on the Erie-Lackawanna Rails-to-Trails footbridge ­— the dark and secluded area presents a clear safety hazard for students and the police patrols are an important step to improving the safety of UR students.
CHEERS to the University for finally reaching a contract agreement with the Service Employees International Union. Although both sides had to make concessions, the agreement is ultimately fair.
CHEERS to bringing Barbara Walters to UR for for Meliora Weekend. In a school that is so well-known for its sciences, it was exciting to hear from someone so highly regarded as a journalist.
CHEERS to adding the Orange Line to the bus schedule. Students now have access to the eclectic South Wedge neighborhood and both sides of Park Avenue.

Dinner for Peace was an unconventional way of protesting for Palestine

The dinner showcased aspects of Palestinian culture. It was a unique way of protesting against the genocide, against the Israeli occupation, against the university’s involvement with the genocide.

UR Womens’ Lacrosse trounces Nazareth 17-5

UR’s Womens’ Lacrosse team beat Nazareth University 17–5 on Tuesday at Fauver Stadium.

Time unfortunately still a circle

Ever since the invention of the wheel, humanity’s been blessed with one terrible curse: the realization that all things are, in fact, cyclical.