Archive - November 2013

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Why I Love Mornings!
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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!
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Using the Rochester Buses!
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Thrifty Ways to Show Your Thanks
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How I Created My Own Degree
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The “Independent Study” Decoded
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Music on the River Campus
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Ronald McDonald House Service
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A Backspin to Forever Remember
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Self-Defense Week and Being Proactive

Why I Love Mornings!

Don’t you just love that feeling of waking up early in the morning ready to do homework and get your day started briskly? …You don’t?? Okay, maybe that’s just me. But today I want to share this feeling with you! For almost two semesters already, I have been waking up at 6:30 a.m. every day,[…]

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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!

Last summer, the University hosted over 300 high school students from 24 states and 10 countries for our Pre-College Programs. Participants took advantage of numerous academic options while experiencing college life on campus in our residence halls. We were excited to have so many join us for the launch of our new three-week intensive programs in[…]

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Using the Rochester Buses!

One of my favorite things about being a student at the University of Rochester is that you really do not need to have a car on campus at all during your four years of undergraduate studies. Rochester allows students to use the Shuttle Service. The University has a variety of bus lines that take students[…]

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Thrifty Ways to Show Your Thanks

Happy fall, folks! Thanksgiving is fast approaching (my all-time favorite holiday), and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I would offer you some tips on how to be thankful and thrifty this month. To help me in these efforts, I’d like to introduce you to our new mascot, Wallis Wallet! We are launching a[…]

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How I Created My Own Degree

Open curriculum sounds almost too good to be true. I remember thinking, “No way. Open curriculum? That can’t be right.” But it is! Some courses require prerequisites, but you are otherwise allowed free reign to pick and choose whatever courses fulfill your educational goals.   In addition, the University of Rochester invites its students to create[…]

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The “Independent Study” Decoded

The University of Rochester is known for its focus on research and its encouragement for undergraduate students to partake in research in nearly every department of the University. Prior to coming here, I remember coming across various websites on the University servers that emphasized the innumerable research opportunities that we as students could get involved[…]

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Music on the River Campus

Like I mentioned in my “About Me” post a while back, I’m a clarinetist and saxophonist. Since I ended up applying to Rochester for computer science, and not the Eastman School of Music, I assumed that music would take a back seat when I got to college. Thankfully, I was completely wrong. Within the first week[…]

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Ronald McDonald House Service

Since I was young, I have been taught the importance of being thankful, and of giving a helping hand to those who are less fortunate and those in need. So a week ago on a chilly Saturday morning, I rolled out of bed at 7 a.m. (even earlier than I usually do on weekdays!) and[…]

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A Backspin to Forever Remember

Prior to entering Bronx Science for my annual presentation to the senior class on PSAT day, I have this routine. And the routine begins as soon as I walk out the same venue the year prior. I ask myself, "What can I do differently? How can I continue to keep their attention for an hour[…]

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Self-Defense Week and Being Proactive

Safety is always a concern. Whether you are living in a big city or a quiet small town, it is important to be safe and take proactive measures to ensure you remain safe. This week, my fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, has the opportunity to help others by providing a variety of self-defense related programming in[…]

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