Archive - 2014

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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
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The Wonderful World of Todd Theatre: My Experience with UR’s International Theatre Program
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High School Seniors: 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a College

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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The Wonderful World of Todd Theatre: My Experience with UR’s International Theatre Program

I have always been a lover of theatre, whether I’m behind the curtain or in front of it. In high school, I was president of the drama club and have acted in a variety of shows over the years. But by the time I moved onto campus in the fall, I couldn’t wait to get[…]

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High School Seniors: 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a College

**Disclaimer: I’m a Rochester student, as you may have guessed, but I’ll keep this one as unbiased as possible.** For most high school seniors, the stressful time of simultaneously juggling applications, SATs and ACTs, and everything else that comes with applying for college, is finally winding down. Now this is the part where I’m supposed[…]

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