Archive - January 2014

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The Bite-Sized Bucket List (Come On, Let’s Be Real Here!)
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It’s Cold Outside!
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What is Independent Study?
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Sue B. vs. The Quad: Why it’s Worth Burying the Hatchet
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A Guide to Auditing Courses
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How to Set Yourself Up to be a Successful Senior
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5 Things I Love about the University of Rochester
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New Year’s Resolutions for Smart Spending
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I Cannot Wait to Go Abroad!
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What the Simon Scholars Competition Taught Me

The Bite-Sized Bucket List (Come On, Let’s Be Real Here!)

After nearly four years in Rochester, this place has become one of my many “homes.” This spring semester, realization hit home; I might only have four more months in Rochester because I don’t know where I am definitely going to be next. It brought with it bittersweet memories. Needless to say though, this life where[…]

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It’s Cold Outside!

I love winter. I love snow. I can usually handle cold weather, but lately it’s been pretty darn cold in Rochester. For example, there’s days like this: Of course, with this weather comes certain distinctions. The University of Rochester was recently ranked the 3rd snowiest school in the nation. What does that mean? Well, it means[…]

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What is Independent Study?

Oftentimes you hear this term being thrown around by upperclassmen, but what really is independent study? According to the College of Arts & Sciences, its purpose is “to provide opportunities for independent study of subject matter not included or not treated in sufficient depth in a regularly offered course.” In other words, independent study gives a student[…]

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Sue B. vs. The Quad: Why it’s Worth Burying the Hatchet

Among the many idiosyncrasies that characterize student life at Rochester is the infamous feud between freshman housing locations. Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall (known to most as “Sue B.”) vs. the Residential Quad (typically shortened to “The Quad”). Both Sue B. and The Quad have a unique list of pros and cons that make it difficult,[…]

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A Guide to Auditing Courses

At the University of Rochester, it is very possible to actually sit through an entire course, have access to course materials, and NOT be enrolled in the class. Here are some basic steps to help you get through the process! Register for classes: Toward the end of every semester, you will register for four or five[…]

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How to Set Yourself Up to be a Successful Senior

As my last semester at the University of Rochester begins and my senior year comes to an end, it is bittersweet. It is terrific and terrifying to be entering the professional world in less than a year. It is great that I'll be able to start the next chapter of my life shortly, but sad[…]

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5 Things I Love about the University of Rochester

Now that I’m back for my second semester here at Rochester, I feel like I should start off the new year by talking about the things I have come to enjoy and appreciate about the school. Here’s a list of my five favorite things about the University of Rochester, in no particular order. 1. Academic[…]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Smart Spending

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're almost three weeks into 2014, and you've likely made a resolution or two. If you made a resolution to spend wiser this year, but you already feel like you're slipping, never fear. Wallis Wallet is here with some tips for seriously smart spending!  Wallis Wallet wants YOU to start 2014 off on[…]

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I Cannot Wait to Go Abroad!

It’s been far too long since I’ve last had the opportunity to blog. Last semester was quite the experience between overloading (taking 21 credits), adjusting to becoming an RA, and continuing to participate in my extracurriculars (brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and president of the 2016 Class Council). After spending my break relaxing, I[…]

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What the Simon Scholars Competition Taught Me

Written by Kate van der Sloot, Class of 2017 and winner of the Simon Scholars Case Competition, 2013. When I first heard about the Simon Scholars competition, I had no intention whatsoever of applying to compete. I didn’t know much about business at all. Sure, I had taken a couple of business classes in high[…]

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