Archive - June 2011

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Roommates: I want to meet mine now! I think…
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt IV)
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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05
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Farewell to Freshman Year
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Virginia Beach, 2011 =D
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Making High School Meaningful: Part Four
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Arts Recruitment Poster Contest: We Have a Winner!
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Never-Ending High School
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ROC to SEA to JFK
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The Lilac Festival

Roommates: I want to meet mine now! I think…

I recently watched the movie The Roommate with my friends. Have you heard of it? It was all right. But hey, I’m not here to be a movie critic. While I was watching it, it got me thinking about my future roommate and the people I will be living with in my dorm. I have[…]

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

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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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05

Jamie graduated in 2005 with a BA in Health and Society and a minor in Psychology. While at Rochester, she was an editor of the Campus Times and served as a research assistant at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. After graduation, she earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh.[…]

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Farewell to Freshman Year

I’m not really sure how, but freshman year managed to end. I have found that people often spend so much time looking forward to things that, when they end up looking back at them, it’s unfathomable how the thing itself has passed by. I pointedly tried so hard not to do that with my first[…]

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Virginia Beach, 2011 =D

At my school, the music department takes a trip every year to some awesome place for competition. It isn’t really against other schools, because every group who performs gets a rating: festival, good, excellent, or superior. Only 5% of the groups in the nation get superior, so it is a very hard thing to do.[…]

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Making High School Meaningful: Part Four

Leadership is more important than membership. This is related to the previous topic. When students apply to colleges and universities, we see their activities sheet—their résumé. There is also a section on the Common Application where students list their extracurricular involvement. Students attempt to demonstrate their engagement in their school and home community, as well[…]

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Arts Recruitment Poster Contest: We Have a Winner!

By Justine Rumbel, Senior Admissions Counselor Every fall, my fellow admissions counselors and I visit high schools and meet with prospective students around the world to share information about college. This process includes getting lost in high schools, making your way through bustling hallways of teenagers, not knowing if you’ll be in a library or[…]

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ROC to SEA to JFK

A lot has happened in Admissions and on campus since my last post. We’ve enrolled the Class of 2015, we’ve seen the Class of 2011 graduate, and we’ve seen the beginning of construction for the new home of the Warner School of Education and Human Development. Of slightly less importance, I’ve also gotten a lot of[…]

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The Lilac Festival

Approximately a year and some months ago, no one ever thought the school year would be over so soon. From a freshman’s point of view, the year ahead looked very long, quite packed, and sometimes unpredictable. Classes. Assignments. Clubs. Friends. Foods. Places. Not-so-exciting moments. Meetings. Parties. Elections. Formals. Tours. The list goes on and on.[…]

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