Tech+ (Week of April 17)

by Natasha Amadasun | Apr. 28, 2016


RIT Baja SAE team (RIOT Racing) took first place overall out of 100 teams in their first race of the season. Industrial Engineering faculty member, Denis Cormier, received the Trustees Scholarship Award. RIT hosted the 2016 International NASA Space Apps Challenge.

...And Beyond

Changan Automobile Co. successfully tested a self-driving car for 1200 total miles with little human interference.  Acer unveiled a brand new range of products including a new notebook, Chromebook and various gaming products. Facebook invented a Virtual Reality (VR) camera called the Surround 360 that boasts the ability to capture 360 degree images...

1951: When the Royals Ruled Rochester

by Kristin Grant | Apr. 26, 2016

In light of the 65th anniversary of THE Rochester Royal's NBA Championship win, RIT reflects on the team's history and legacy here in the city.   

On "Think Pieces" and Journalistic Elitism

by Alexander Jones | Apr. 22, 2016

There is a truly undervalued importance in "think pieces," easily the most derided form of writing that exists today.

The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Global Village Smart Suite

by Bryanne McDonough | Apr. 22, 2016

The Global Village smart suite was big news and a lucky few got to live in them for a few days. Although the suite was dismantled, its legacy remains. 

RIT Players Presents: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

by Sara Melissa Caruso | Apr. 14, 2016

This year's featured musical is the much anticipated 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which is about a group of youngsters navigating the time honored tradition of spelling bees. Directed by Jessica VanGiesen and Vasilios Anton, this play promises to be full of laughs and surprises.

See the play April 15th through the 17th in Clark Gym:

Friday April 15th, 8pm; Saturday April 16th, 8pm; Sunday April 17th, 2pm.

Camera by Isza Ceesay, Francesco D'Amanda

Edited by Francesco D'Amanda


Album Review: "Mind of Mine" by Zayn Malik

by Grace Guadagnino | Apr. 14, 2016

Zayn Malik's solo album "Mind of Mine" takes risks that One Direction wouldn't dare to attempt – or at least the ones their producers wouldn't let them take.

Phishing for Info

by Taylor Derrisaw | Apr. 10, 2016

Reporter helps you avoid a recent phishing scam targeted toward RIT students.

Beyond the Bricks (Week of April 4)

by Taylor Derrisaw | Apr. 10, 2016

A closer look at the Prime Minister of Iceland's resignation, a new partnership between Veterans' Affairs and a local healthcare provider and a controversial law enacted in Mississippi.

Workers' Compensation Benefits: Don't Get Injured

by Rozie Yeghiazarian | Apr. 7, 2016

​How much are your body parts worth? Depending on what state you live in, the answer to that question changes drastically. 


Album Review: "This Is What The Truth Feels Like" by Gwen Stefani

by Nicholaus James Jodlowski | Apr. 4, 2016

After a ten year hiatus, Gwen Stefani has returned more vulnerable then ever.

6 Things To Know About The Election

by Frankie James Albin | Apr. 2, 2016

Confused about the election process? Reporter's got you covered.

Journey of Hope: Two Pi Kappa Phi Brothers Prepare For Cross-Country Ride

by Kristin Grant | Apr. 1, 2016

Two RIT students are preparing to journey across the country raising support for people with disabilities.

Album Review: "Yellow" by Scandal

by Nicholaus James Jodlowski | Mar. 28, 2016

The Japanese group's latest album shines bright from start to finish.

Apple vs the FBI: A Complicated Mess

by Dev Sheth | Mar. 28, 2016

Is Apple standing in the way of national security or is this a case of government overreach?

Zootopia: A Hop Forward

by Mandi Moon | Mar. 27, 2016

"Zootopia" is a children's movie that tackles some serious adult themes and moral issues.

I'm Not Going to Hell if I Don't Vote for Hillary

by Bryanne McDonough | Mar. 17, 2016

Older feminists think young women should vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she's a woman. I strongly disagree.

There's a Twitch In My Eye

by Bradley P Boice | Mar. 17, 2016

A closer look at, live-streaming website that has picked up some serious traction.

FreezeFest 2016

by Sara Melissa Caruso | Mar. 9, 2016


This year's FreezeFest surprised us with more snow than we were expecting, and it felt good to celebrate the weather. The events were as diverse as always filled with stuffed animals, food trucks, gigantic ball fights, and so much more. Here's some of the events Reporter documented as we covered this year's festivities. 

Edit and Effects: Alyssa MinkoCamera: James Abrams, Francesco D'Amanda, Isza Ceesay

Titanic II: Romanticizing a Tragedy

by Claire Fleming | Mar. 9, 2016

That's right. The Titanic is back and better than ever. But at what cost?

YouTubers React to ReactWorld

by Dev Sheth | Mar. 9, 2016

Whether the Fine Brothers were being greedy or just misunderstood, the React World fiasco exposed the lessons YouTube needs to learn.


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