Archive - October 2016

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Spring Semester: Scheduling Tips and Interesting Courses
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From IB to Rochester
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A Day in the Life of a BME Major
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Meliora Weekend: Year 2!
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Guide to Finding Your Perfect Study Spot
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What To Expect 8,248 Miles Away From Home
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How to Win the College Fair Game
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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play
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Experiential Learning at Rochester
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Meliora Weekend 2016

Spring Semester: Scheduling Tips and Interesting Courses

Hello, all! Spring semester registration is upon us and its time to go through the (stressful) process of picking classes once again. If you’re applying to colleges, you’ll experience this soon. Now, you may be one of those people who already has a good idea of what their schedules will look like. But if you’re[…]

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From IB to Rochester

Over these past few weeks, I had the chance to swing through Europe and visit seven United World Colleges. Their locations defy simplicity in planning travel. To get to them, you must navigate from the remote mountains of Armenia, be ferried across fjords in Norway, and trek to castles on the coast of Wales. While[…]

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A Day in the Life of a BME Major

It’s Monday. This is my first realization when I am woken up, early, by my roommate’s alarm ringtone, one of Fall Out Boy’s many rock numbers. It is immediately followed by another realization: Wow, this song is effective in destroying any remnants of sleep, especially when it’s on full volume. Back to more important things: Monday.[…]

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Meliora Weekend: Year 2!

The Pillow Family came back in Rochester for my second Meliora Weekend as a student. (Here’s a recap of my first year.) It was quite the adventure. Highlights from this year’s weekend were the huge white letters spelling “MELIORA” on the quad and all the perfectly circular blue and yellow balloons. Friday Presidential Symposium with Ken[…]

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Guide to Finding Your Perfect Study Spot

It’s the middle of the semester, which means . . . midterms! Yes, it’s time to get studying. Studying can be grueling, but I noticed that having my favorite place to study where I can really focus and get a lot of work done makes studying a lot easier. Here is my list of favorite study spots[…]

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What To Expect 8,248 Miles Away From Home

Life has an uncanny habit of cajoling you onto a path that strays substantially from your comfort zone, overwhelming you with sudden novelty. Having lived my entire life in the same house in a tranquil neighborhood of Bangalore in South India, the 33-hour journey to Upstate New York seemed like a surreal proposition found in[…]

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How to Win the College Fair Game

If you’ve ever attended a college fair, you know the drill: tons of colleges and universities set up tables or booths and display all kinds of brochures, hand-outs, and information for students to browse. Students typically walk around, pick up pieces, and maybe chat with a counselor or two. So, you might be wondering how[…]

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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play

The University of Rochester is well known for a variety of things, but their Friday nights aren’t typically one of them. Staying true to its stereotype as a bit of a “nerd school,” many students might end up studying well into a weekend night. Some, of course, are actively engaged in the Friday night life,[…]

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Experiential Learning at Rochester

Aside from my semester abroad, the current term has proven to be the most unconventional of my college career. Of my four classes, only one is what I would consider a typical course (Social Cognition, a brain and cognitive sciences class I’m taking to finish out my natural science cluster). The other three are a[…]

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Meliora Weekend 2016

Just over a year into college, I can say that Meliora Weekend is my favorite Rochester tradition. Once a year, alumni, celebrities, and families visit the University of Rochester for an exciting, eventful weekend. Events range from reunion breakfasts to a keynote address with “Morning Joe.” Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Steven Colbert,[…]

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