Bob Moses, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at Age 86

July 26, 2021

Civil Rights activist Robert Parris Moses has died at age 86. Moses was shot, beaten, and in jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s. Later on, Moses helped improve minority education in math. Bob worked to dismantle segregation as the Mississippi field director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating […]

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Delta Variant on the Rise Causes Increase in Vaccination Turnouts

July 26, 2021

Across the country, mask mandates are making a comeback in places like Los Angeles and Massachusetts in an effort to keep the COVID-19 Delta Variant surge at bay. According to Governor Cuomo’s office, nearly 60 percent of New York State has had at least one dose of the vaccine. Over at Rochester’s R-Center on Flint […]

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Kayne West Debuts New Album in Atlanta

July 25, 2021

In preparation for his upcoming album, Kayne West held his Donda Listening Event in Atlanta. Kanye also received an honor from the city. According to TMZ, on the same day as his listening event, the City of Atlanta presented Atlanta-born rapper West with a plaque backstage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and officially proclaimed July 22 Kanye […]

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Youngest Olympian, Hend Zaza, Makes her Debut

July 25, 2021

12-year- old Hend Zaza from Syria made her debut in the Toyko Olympics this year. Zaza is a table tennis player and in order to make it into the Olympics, Zaza played a woman more than three times her age at the women’s singles preliminary round. She beat a 42-year-old Lebanese player when she was […]

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Returning to the Runway is Rochester Fashion Week

July 25, 2021

Over the weekend, Fashion Week returned to Midtown Athletics club. This was the 12th fashion week to date. They held two shows on Friday and Saturday at 6:30. The ‘Hot Summer Nights’ runway show was held at an outdoor pop-up event space this year due to social distancing guidelines. At the show, patrons enjoyed a […]

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U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Opt Out Of Olympic Village Accommodations

July 24, 2021

After a team member tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team decided to not stay in Tokyo’s Olympic Village for safety reasons. According to NBC News, USA Gymnastics stated that the squad had always intended to stay at a hotel instead of the sealed-off, a waterfront section of Tokyo reserved for the 11,000 […]

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Tokyo Olympics Has *Somewhat* Relaxed Its Rules On Athlete Protests

July 24, 2021

Let the games begin. The Olympic games kicked off yesterday and some rule adjustments were made on the rights of athlete protests. Currently, the rules on expression pertain to Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” […]

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SUNY Chancellor announces $24 Million in Federal Funding to Aid student mental health

July 24, 2021

It is no secret that the past 2 years of our lives have been an uncertain rollercoaster. Luckily for us, it seems to be looking “back to normal” in a post-pandemic world. While many are excited to get back to a sense of normalcy, others have some anxiety. Jaiviana Jones, a senior at SUNY Brockport, […]

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Federal Officials Invite Rochester Community Talk About Gun Violence

July 23, 2021

Federal officials are inviting the community to take part in a conversation about stopping the gun violence in the City of Rochester. The Federal Violence Prevention and Elimination Response Task Force is working with a number of federal and local agencies. Prosecutors also promised a 60-day surge to “target the worst of the worst” offenders. The […]

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RCSD board of education to vote on naming School #3 after local Alice Holloway Young

July 23, 2021

Thursday night, the Rochester City School Board decided whether or not to rename a local school after the city’s first Black school principal, Alice Holloway Young. Right now, the school is named after the founding father Nathaniel Rochester. However, his past has some concerned. Rochester was a slave owner and with such a diverse student […]

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