Archive - May 2011

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt III)
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The Great Housing Debate
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On Making Mistakes
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Making High School Meaningful: Part Three
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)
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UR a Champion!

No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt III)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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The Great Housing Debate

Members of the Class of 2015: Your next major milestone will be getting your housing details squared away. Here, Christopher Bierasinski and Leah Squires, both members of the Admissions staff and Class of 2010 alumni, share their memories about their own freshman housing experiences and debate which hall reigns supreme. Christopher Bierasinski (CB): Susan B.[…]

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On Making Mistakes

People say that challenges inspire us. They make us grow. We learn about others and ourselves by overcoming obstacles—they are beautiful, in a way. But in the moment, it’s hard to overlook the fact that challenges suck. They really do. Headache-y, awkward, squirmy, anxiety-provoking, and sleep-reducing, obstacles rarely make us feel good when we encounter[…]

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Making High School Meaningful: Part Three

Find your cocurricular passions. Do the things that are important to you, not the things you think are important to an admissions office. At times I am asked, “Do you think this particular experience will be helpful for me to get into your university?” This question points to a student who is thinking through an[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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UR a Champion!

By Tyler Socash ’09, Admissions Counselor Intramural sports are a quintessential cornerstone at most institutions of higher education. Aside from earning a bachelor’s degree, it is possible that the most significant achievement during your college years is winning an Intramural Championship. Nothing is more exciting than having eclectic groups of students from all facets of[…]

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