Archive - 2014

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Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!)
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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience
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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships
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Halloween at Rochester
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Free Lessons at Eastman
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Don’t Be Haunted by Private Loans
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Life as a Campus Times Editor
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5 Reasons to Love Rachacha!
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Super Student Employment
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Welcome to Sophie 101

Know the True Nature of Your Enemy (In This Case, the Common App Essay!)

It’s the middle of November, and this means different things to different people; for some, it may mean Thanksgiving, changing colors of leaves, quickly approaching winter (perhaps too quickly), or maybe even pumpkin spice latte. But the biggest thing on most high school seniors’ minds these days are… the Common App essay! Don’t just narrate—persuade.[…]

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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience

While the Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Rochester is busy finalizing logistics and exciting new offering for next summer, we wanted to share the experience of one student who was nominated and invited to participate as a Pre-College Summer Fellow. Genna H., Charlotte Latin School Check out the video Genna made as[…]

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Exploring the World of Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are a wonderful thing. What exactly is an outside scholarship? First of all, it's free money. It's free money that comes from an organization outside of your school. There are thousands of outside scholarships out there just waiting for the right student to win their metaphorical hearts! (Source: whitepicketcollege.com) Once you start thinking[…]

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Halloween at Rochester

Hello my dear students! Welcome to the class I call "UR 201: Happy Halloween!" Fall is always one of my favorite seasons in Rochester and celebrating Halloween at Rochester is another one of my favorite things to do on campus! Follow me and let's find out what's unique about Halloween at Rochester! My Halloween celebration[…]

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Free Lessons at Eastman

One of the many reasons why I was so attracted to the University of Rochester was actually because of one of its schools, the Eastman School of Music. As a music lover, living so close to the best music school in the country provides a world of unbelievable opportunities. Imagine all the concerts, shows, and[…]

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Don’t Be Haunted by Private Loans

I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories about private student loans: overwhelming interest rates, crummy customer service, bait and switch marketing techniques, and beyond. It can be scary out there! That’s why we offer alternative loan counseling to first-time borrowers of private loans. And don’t worry—Wallis Wallet has some helpful advice! How to Avoid a Haunting[…]

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Life as a Campus Times Editor

When I wandered into the Campus Times office the Wednesday of my first official week of college, I had no idea how much the place would come to mean to me. A freshman straight out of Orientation, I had no way of knowing that the office would eventually feel like more of a home than[…]

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5 Reasons to Love Rachacha!

Six or so weeks into the fall semester, we students get to bask in the glory of a four-day weekend known as fall break. We’ve soldiered through enough papers, exams, and homework assignments to deserve this downtime. In fact, until this weekend, I’ve been so busy I haven’t slowed down, gathered my thoughts, and reflected[…]

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Super Student Employment

Did you receive a Federal Work Study award in your financial aid package? Are you looking for a job on campus? Got questions? We can help! Allow us to answer your top five questions about student employment at the University of Rochester: (Source: warnerpacific.edu) Why should I get a job while I’m in college? Studies[…]

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Welcome to Sophie 101

Hello all! Welcome to Sophie 101! In this introductory “class,” you will be learning a lot about me and my general college life at University of Rochester! This is the class to prepare you for higher level UR 200 series class in the future! So now please follow me and let’s start an amazing journey together![…]

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