Campus Times


Campus Times (CT) is the University of Rochester’s weekly, student-run newspaper and has been a campus staple since 1873. Every week, after a hectic production night that goes late into Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning, we publish each issue both in print and online at I entered college determined to become involved in the school paper, but I soon found out that college-level journalism is far removed from its sheltered high school equivalent, as I’m sure professional journalism is from my current journalistic experience as a university undergrad. After two semesters as one of the CT’s Arts & Entertainment editors, I’ve learned that a) a functioning paper requires substantial time commitment and discipline, and b) a thriving paper requires that much more. In my year as managing editor, I made it my goal to produce a paper defined by astute reporting, a diversity of student voices and, of course, quality writing. Since January 2015, I’ve abdicated my editorial position to pursue other endeavors, but my time spent aboard the CT has been invaluable.

Below are some writing samples from my time on the CT. Some of the pieces overlap with those under “Movies R Bliss” because I tend to post all my movie reviews on my blog, whether or not they were initially written for the paper. To view the rest of my articles, visit and type “Jonah Jeng” into the search bar.

2014 Fall Semester (Managing Editor)

UR alumnus talks filmmaking and New Orleans

Engineers without bedtimes

2014 Spring Semester (Managing Editor)

‘Her’ questions our definitions of love, sex, and human attachment

In memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Moderate the in-class essay

Summer cinema: June

2013 Fall Semester  (A&E Editor)

’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Gravity’ shine at Toronto, prompt look into the past

‘Prisoners’ delves into the heart of darkness

‘Captain Phillips’ holds viewers hostage

CT Recommends: ‘Frances Ha’

2013 Spring Semester (A&E Editor)

Dancers sweep away Strong, battle for title of top step team

Oscar Talk: Life of Pi (2012)

April movie lineup salutes a new season of cinema

Two Thumbs Up: Ebert leaves lasting legacy

CT Recommends: ‘Oslo, August 31’

2012 Fall Semester 

‘Skyfall’ keeps intensity up with aging Bond

Annual A Capella Jam hits high note with enthusiasm and musical finesse


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