Letter to the Editor: WALL\THERAPY

By Erich Lehman | Sep. 19, 2014

To whom it may concern,

My name is Erich Lehman, co-curator of WALL\THERAPY. I also work full time here at RIT, which is where I read the article with Alex Vadas in your September 2014 issue. While Alex is absolutely entitled to his opinion about our efforts, I was troubled by a number of factual inaccuracies that he chose to share that were not fact-checked by the writer.

In regards to WALL\THERAPY, Alex had inquired twice about being a muralist. Both times our roster for each event was booked, and I asked him to send samples of his work, but he never did...

Terrence Pegula: Big Buffalo Spender

By Kim Persky | Sep. 19, 2014

Terrence Pegula, current owner of the Buffalo Sabres and multi-billionaire, has acquired the Buffalo Bills for $1.4 billion in a deal that has many Buffalo residents and fans excited to see what the future for the team holds.

Beyond the Bricks

By Dominique Hessert | Sep. 19, 2014

In this week’s Beyond the Bricks, a raging California wildfire has forced Californian authorities to evacuate hundreds of homes near Silverado Canyon. A coalition of countries is now banding together against ISIS after Obama gave the go-ahead for a series of airstrikes in Iraq. Obama’s health care program might have another series of complications for millions of Americans, which may cost them profoundly in the long run.

Bojack Horseman Season 1 Review

By William Hirsh | Sep. 19, 2014

"Bojack Horseman" is Netflix's latest show, but does it stand above the everyday sitcom?

Who Do Game Journalists Really Work For?

By Tim Henry | Sep. 17, 2014

Gamergate has sparked a lot of angry discussion on the internet. The main issue behind it can be traced back to game journalists...

RIT to Launch the Wegman's School of Health and Nutrition

By Juan Lachapelle | Sep. 12, 2014

Wegman’s had partnered with RIT to create a new School of Nutrition attached to the College of Health Sciences. The Objective is to train students to become nutrition leaders...

Crisis in Ukraine

By Dominique Hessert | Sep. 12, 2014

The current crisis in Ukraine has grabbed the attention of major headlines around the world. As Ukrainian forces battle pro-Russian rebels, the world watches attentively to see the events unfold. Here's a timeline of the major events leading up to the situation.


Beyond the Bricks

By Kimberly Persky | Sep. 12, 2014

Obama made an announcement on ISIS and the threat from the Middle East, the Men’s Rights Activists meet in Detroit, and Scotland is close to voting for Independence from the UK.

Scholarship to be Enacted in Hayes’ Memory

By Kimberly Persky | Sep. 12, 2014

Jennifer Hayes, a highly admired and respected interpreter and faculty member passed away last spring. A memorial scholarship is being set up in her honor; the scholarship will provide one hearing and one interpreting student the money to study abroad.

The Net Must Remain Neutral

By William Hirsh | Sep. 10, 2014

An overview of what net neutrality means, how its demise will affect you and what you can do to keep it alive.

Cheap and Easy Dorm Recipe: South-Western Risotto

By Gino Faneli | Sep. 10, 2014

A simple, cheap and easy rice recipe for apartment living.

Letter to the Editor: Response for Message Center Remembrances

By Sandra Johnson | Sep. 9, 2014


I am writing in response to the letter to the editor by Ms. Martha Vargas Bogliani regarding Message Center Remembrances. 

There is no doubt that the death of a student is a traumatic event that impacts the entire community. To serve the needs of the family, students, faculty and staff, it is our protocol to send a campus wide notification to share information available to the University of the untimely passing and to inform the community of the support services available. In all cases, it is our intention that such messages are done with the utmost respect to the deceased student and their family...

(Not So) Daily DIY: Washtub Bass

By Gino Faneli | Sep. 8, 2014

A history of the washtub bass, accompanied by a step-by-step guide on building your own!

SG Update: 9/5/2014

By Juan Lachapelle | Sep. 7, 2014



During the September 5 Student Government Meeting, the progress of an alternative to SIS was discussed and the latest project based around creating petitions was revealed as ready to be rolled out.

Album Review: Place To Be by Eyes Lip Eyes

By William Hirsh | Sep. 1, 2014


3/5 Stars

Follow-up albums can be hit or miss for many bands...

Album Review: true that, by Michael Cera

By Nicole Howley | Sep. 1, 2014

4/5 Stars

Yes, you read that correctly. Michael Cera, the “Juno” actor and professional woman and child lookalike, came out with an album this summer...

Remembering Timothy Holmes

By Juan Lachapelle | Sep. 1, 2014


On August 29, the annual AppleFest was held outside the Student Development Center. A time of festivities and celebration for NTID students, it continued until 7 p.m. when the crowd of nearly 100 students and faculty filled the M-lot circle for a special ceremony. Candles were passed out and lit, posters with farewell messages were shown and laughter lingered in the air for deceased 24-year-old Timothy Holmes...

SG Update 8/29/2014

By Juan Lachapelle | Sep. 1, 2014


At the August 29 Student Government (SG) meeting, Senate members introduced themselves and went over procedures and basics. The director of clubs and organizations was voted on during this meeting. Updates and projects worked on over the summer along with future projects in the works were presented.

Director of Clubs and Organizations

The position of director of clubs and organizations was not filled last semester and was voted on during today’s senate meeting. Ashley Carrington, SG president, had chosen David Gustafson for the position, which the senate had to approve. A short discussion was held and he was voted in unanimously...

(Not So) Daily DIY: The Home-Brew and You

By Gino Faneli | Aug. 31, 2014


Why would you home-brew?

It’s a question that seems complicated, with a response that would theoretically be filled with snobby references to unidentifiable flavors, loose throwing around of the word “passion” and of course..

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on Message Center Remembrances

By Martha Vargas Bogliani | Aug. 29, 2014

I am very upset over the way the RIT administration handled notifying the death of a friend of mine. His name was Dominic Clemente-Gould and he was a very special person in the lives of many.

One of the hardest things for me at the moment is to refer to him in the past tense ... Especially since he was the closest to the epitome of a vibrant and lively soul that I have encountered to date.

On Thursday, August 20, Dom passed away quietly and alone. He did not make headlines in the papers nor was he mourned in a Robin Williams-styled social media grieving wave. He has a cluster of close friends, family members and acquaintances that have been deeply affected by his passing...


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