Parking Lot Snowboarding

It was another dull and boring Saturday night for us at RIT. We were looking for somewhere to go, something to do, but just couldn’t think of anything to do. It was freezing out, another snowstorm had just hit Rochester, the roads were in mediocre conditions – with a considerable amount still on the ground. … Continue reading

Winter Season Doesn’t Stop RIT’s Ultimate Frisbee Club

Snow continues to fall, temperatures are consistently below freezing and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team is still practicing. Of course they are practicing and training inside, but they are still participating in tournaments indoors throughout the winter quarter. “We have three (tournaments) before spring quarter,” said the club’s vice-president and assistant … Continue reading

SMACS Address Social Media’s Future

Journalism entrepreneur and professor Jeff Jarvis spoke Wednesday afternoon at Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Social Media and Communication Symposium (SMACS), addressing the impact of social media on journalism’s future. “We ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” said Jarvis, author of “What Would Google Do?” Social media websites – such as Twitter and Facebook – are continuing … Continue reading

Nor’Easter Disaster

My hands are freezing, my toes are cold, I have to step into the 14 inches of snow that the most recent Nor’easter has dropped on my home in Maine to rake the snow off the roof so it doesn’t leak into my sister’s bedroom. Listening to Eminem through my brand new headphones I got … Continue reading

Back on the Grind

After a two week break of shoveling snow in Maine, I came back to RIT to find a remarkable lack of snow. A nor’easter had just struck most of the east coast – causing delays and cancellations of all kinds – and here in Rochester, NY there were just snow banks from previous snowstorms. Fields … Continue reading

Snow Biking

It may sound like something that doesn’t happen, but people biking to-and-from classes on their bikes has become a common practice at RIT. Whether it is a sunny day, a blizzard, or a typical cloudy, windy Rochester day, people are on their bikes. “I’d rather be cold for 5 minutes biking from class than be … Continue reading

Weather Check – RIT 12/7/2010

After a snow-free November in Rochester, the calendar flipped to December and swiftly has come along to dump snow in full throttle. The RIT community bundles up with jackets, hats, gloves, boots, and scarves, attempting to evade not only the frigid snow, but the 10-15 mph westerly winds as well. Temperatures have been in the … Continue reading