Making a community through “creating”

By Shelby Toth: It was 3 a.m. when Vincent Croce decided to plan, market and coordinate an event that aimed to bring together different Rochester-based creatives on a large scale. He instantly began working on a flyer. He finished it in an hour and fell asleep right after. Croce, a computer science major at The... Continue Reading →

The Politics of Trees

By Aaron Snyder: Being a Mayor of a village is no small feat, especially for someone who never planned on running for public office. Who knew that caring for the environment and caring for trees could lead to a life in politics? Mayor Margaret Blackman never did, and she currently is in her second term... Continue Reading →

Professor by Day, Station Producer by Night

By Alexander Ulatowski: Throughout Monroe County people quietly live their lives making an impact on their communities each day. They are teachers who help guide students with their studies, mothers who help watch and take care of children, and journalists who share stories with the world. Each of these titles help define Kimberly Young, Ph.D.,... Continue Reading →

Road to Stardom

By Zach Wagner: Poised, humble, and hungry, Marko Hernandez, professionally known as Papi Flaco, stays true to himself as he chases his dream of becoming a hip hop star. Hernandez knew early music was his passion. “Since I was a kid, I’ve been around music. My dad’s always played music. He was break dancing... Continue Reading →

Brockport Student Government Newcomers bring Fresh Perspective

By Alaina Jonathan and Lexie Cutmore: Now that the election season is over, the newly appointed members for Brockport Student Government are preparing to make an impact on campus. Sophomores, Emma Chilson Cline and Sam Druzbik plan on transforming BSG into the organization students deserve. Cline and Druzbik will be taking over for the current President Joshua Matthres and Vice President Kate Demskie. The... Continue Reading →

Brockport sexual misconduct reports rising

By Shelby Toth, Aaron Snyder and Kyle Izard: Since starting as a Title IX officer at the College at Brockport four years ago, Denine Carr has seen with some of the college’s most sensitive cases cross her desk. She is in charge of following up on reports, and deals mainly with sexual misconduct. Carr also... Continue Reading →

Destroying negativity with Smash Therapy

By Aaron Snyder and Kyle Izard: In the movie Anger Management, Dr. Buddy Rydell, an anger management therapist played by Jack Nicholson, is quoted saying “Temper’s the one thing you can’t get rid of by losing it.” Steven Shortino, owner of Smash Therapy, highly disagrees. Smash Therapy is located at 1225 Jefferson Road in Rochester... Continue Reading →

Showing Students She Cares: Jennifer Ramsay

By Jared Rosenberg, Nicholas Kobel and Patrick Maheen: Her students describe her as ambitious. “I wanted to be an astronaut,” was the first thing Ramsay said when Brockport Beat asked her to describe herself. Ramsay’s desk is covered in papers. Her drawers overflow with manila folders, knickknacks crowd her shelves. One in particular, a Jewish... Continue Reading →

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