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The Latin Circus Comes to Rochester

Lejla Zornic , Marketing and Outreach Coordinator September 26, 2023

When most people think of the circus, they think of men dressed in clown costumes with red and white paint splattered across their faces. I, too, thought that way until Rochester Fringe Festival hosted...

The Secret Life of Blue Avocado

The Secret Life of Blue Avocado

Jess Cocivi , Staff Writer September 25, 2023

Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with the star of YikYak, “Blue Avocado,” via Zoom. For confidentiality purposes, the icon was off-camera with the screen name “Blue Avocado” and no audio...

Spiegeltent at One Fringe Place (Photo by Mallory Schake)

The Fringe is Back in Town

Brooke Eastman , Managing Editor September 18, 2023

Since its debut in 2012, the Rochester Fringe Festival has become the largest multi-arts festival in New York State. It is a 12 day event comprised of over 500 visual and performing arts shows in downtown...

Jack Lewis stands inside a ring of fire. (Photo provided by Jack Lewis)

Meet “Snapchat Kid”: The Person Behind the Screen

Sophia Smith , Staff Writer September 18, 2023

On Friday afternoon, I sat down with “The Snapchat Kid” for an interview. You may know him for his frequent appearances on the Class of 2027 Snapchat story, which is public to any Fisher student signed...

Peyton Nolan dives for the endzone (Photo taken by Nicole Pomerleau @frames_by_nicole)

Fisher Football Wins Home Opener in a Lopsided Affair With Hilbert

Nick Kehoe , Sports Editor September 16, 2023

On a misty September Saturday, the St. John Fisher Cardinals crushed the Hilbert College Hawks in a 62-7 blowout victory. Both teams came into the game looking to bounce back after week one losses. Fisher...

St. John Fishers Club Hockey Team at Involvement Fest (Photo taken by Jess Cocivi 26)

Experience Involvement Fest 2023

Jess Cocivi '26, Staff Writer September 15, 2023

Welcome back Cardinals! The Fall 2023 Involvement Fest was a total success according to all I interviewed. By hearing from students of all years, it is safe to say everyone had a blast. I spent most of...

A few of the Met Gala looks

The Best Looks of the 2023 Met Gala!

Brooke Eastman , Staff Writer May 3, 2023

  The annual Met Gala was held last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in honor of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who administered fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi,...

Photo by Mallory Schake

This Summer’s Gonna ROC: A Guide to Local Festivals and Events

Mallory Schake , Managing Editor April 29, 2023

With summer right around the corner, many of us are wondering what we’ll do for the next four months. Some may be leaving for the different cities they call home, and others may be staying local. For...

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Brightspace: A New and Improved Learning Innovation Platform

Adelisa Badzic , Staff Writer April 28, 2023

Say goodbye to Blackboard, and hello to Brightspace. After 18 years of using Blackboard, the university will be making a switch. Brightspace will be taking over campus for our new web-based course-management...

Christian Maloney throws a pitch (Photo provided by Hanife Gundogdu)

Fisher Has a Hit Parade in 15-4 Win Over Houghton

Nick Kehoe , Sports Editor April 26, 2023

  On a day when Mother Nature spun her roulette wheel for Pittsford and landed on sunny and warm, the St. John Fisher baseball team sent the Houghton University Highlanders home in a 15-4 shellacking....

Crunch Time Self-Care Tips for Students With ADHD

Crunch Time Self-Care Tips for Students With ADHD

Erin Dickinson , Editor in Chief April 24, 2023

While it can be easy to skate by in the early weeks of the semester, it all comes out in the wash during finals season. Students must balance personal responsibilities with numerous culminating projects,...

Photo from the Muslim Student Association and the Asian Student Union

Muslim Student Association Hosts Ramadan Dinner

Nya Robinson , Staff Photographer April 23, 2023

Students at St. John Fisher University attended the Muslim Student Association’s Dinner to celebrate Ramadan. In honor of the Muslim religion, students enjoyed a very large dinner while being taught...

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