I’m a Communications major buying a new
laptop. What do you think: Mac or PC?
When I’m asked this I always say that it’s a personal preference.
What do you do on your computer? Both Macs and PCs
can handle writing, art, music, and games. I don’t feel there is a
“right” computer for a major (I know engineers with Macs, and art
students with PCs). Being in communications, you’ll probably be
doing a lot of typing, so go somewhere that you can test computers,
like Best Buy, to get a feel for typing on it.
Next, look at features and ease of use. Macs have the advantage
of not having many viruses they can “catch”; the same can’t be
said of PCs. So, if you don’t want to deal with infected computers,
a Mac may be for you. Most PCs run the same operating system
(Windows) but each will be slightly different in speed, graphics,
and even keyboards. Compare a PC you like to a Mac. Look
at how much can you afford to spend. PCs usually run cheaper
There is a lot to consider in getting a computer that works well
for you and your lifestyle. If you don’t really care about specif
icat ions, you can always go with what makes you feel
A while ago, I was driving around campus with my friends when
we saw something in the middle of the road. It was a turtle with
an injured leg, so I took it home with me. I know we aren’t allowed
to have pets in the dorms, so I’ve been keeping him in an
aquarium on the nature trail. I want to nurse Henderson the
Turtle back to health as best I can. Is there a rule against this?
Does RIT ever patrol the nature trail?
I spoke via e-mail with Director of Public Safety Chris Denninger about
this issue. Public Safety does indeed patrol the nature trails on their Segway
PTs. However, this doesn’t mean that either yourself or Henderson is
in trouble. RIT doesn’t have any specific rules against having Henderson
in a box in the woods or against feeding him. I was told, though, that
some species are protected by New York State, so if you are unsure of the
legality of the animal, Denninger and I suggest checking out the following
If ever you find another injured or distressed animal on campus, you can
contact Public Safety at 585-475-2853 and they will deal with the matter
When I moved into my dorm, my roommate seemed to be exactly my kind
of person. We had the same sense of humor, similar hobbies, and got along
really well. There is one hobby we don’t have in common: She’s a bit too
“open” for my taste. Her new nickname is “floor whore” and I’ve had to wait
outside several times while she’s bumping uglies with a random guy. On
top of that, every time I do get a chance to enter my room, it smells like
sex. She tries to cover it up with Febreze, but it only winds up smelling
like musty sex juice and flowers. Any help?
First, look on the bright side: she could have been totally inconsiderate
and not bothered to buy a bottle of Febreze at all.
You can always request a room change through Housing, but keep in mind
that means you’ll probably end up on a different floor and maybe even
in a different building or the RIT Inn. Seeing your current floor friends
might not be as easy as walking across the hall. Perhaps you have two
“floor whores” you can convince to live together.
On a deeper level, she could be having sex with so many guys because it
makes her feel needed and boosts her self-esteem. Does she have other
friends she goes out with? It might not hurt to try to hang out. Have a
girls’ night with some other friends so she will have people to chill with
besides the guys looking to bang her.
I do recommend setting up a time to talk about this as you don’t want to
be trying to ask her to hang out through the door (and over the screams).
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