Archive - 2016

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Why I Chose Rochester
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Allergy-Friendly at Rochester
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Senior Year Coping Strategies
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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Being Musical in Rochester
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Fall Reflections: Things To Do On and Off Campus
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Discovering Rochester: The Memorial Art Gallery
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10 Keys to Help You Push through the Mid-Semester Blues
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College in the US vs. Europe
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Research Rochester, Admission Interviews, and Campus Growth

Why I Chose Rochester

As a senior interviewer and campus tour guide (Meridian) at the University of Rochester, “Why Rochester” is the question that parents and prospective students ask me most often. Thinking back to almost four years ago during my undergraduate application process and reflecting on the last three-and-a-half years here, I want to share why I chose[…]

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Allergy-Friendly at Rochester

There is an exciting, new addition to the dining services at the University of Rochester! (Drum roll, please…) The gluten-free pantry at Douglass! Keeping up a gluten-free diet, whether for medical reasons or a personal choice, can be difficult when you are first taking control over your eating habits. Having the gluten-free pantry is super[…]

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Senior Year Coping Strategies

While senior year of college is somewhat different from senior year of high school (we’re older and wiser and have the “real world” waiting for us next year), in many ways they feel the same. There’s the anxiety about the future, the lack of motivation in class, the nostalgia of going through a year of[…]

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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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Being Musical in Rochester

One of the main reasons why I chose to attend the University of Rochester is because of its many musical opportunities and events. You can take free lessons at Eastman, join orchestra or band, or even form your own musical group with friends. There are many exciting performances to attend, especially towards the end of[…]

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Fall Reflections: Things To Do On and Off Campus

On campus, the last of the vibrant leaves meander gradually to the ground from their arboreal abode, bolstered by the cool breeze. Time continues to fly by, encapsulated by the chaotic flurry of a relentless academic to-do list. The brutal deadlines on research papers, perplexing calculations on lab reports, and colossal demands of midterms are punctuated[…]

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Discovering Rochester: The Memorial Art Gallery

Although Rochester might be seem like a sleepy little town in Upstate New York (and the size of New York City certainly overshadows that of Rochester in comparison), Rochester is not as deserted as it might appear. Rochester is home to some really famous places: the Eastman School of Music, various cinema theaters such as the Little[…]

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10 Keys to Help You Push through the Mid-Semester Blues

It’s the middle of November. The days are getting grim. The sun no longer shines like it used to. It snowed. Binge eating and drinking coffee are your number-one activities. And it’s finally settling in: Rochester is actually your new home. All the introductory lectures have passed, you’re actually seeing grades on Blackboard and the “hoorah”[…]

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College in the US vs. Europe

Before making the decision to leave my friends and life in Germany behind in order to attend college in the United States, I had to actively contemplate on whether that would be wise. In fact, one of the questions I’m asked the most since being at the University of Rochester is, “Why would you come[…]

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Research Rochester, Admission Interviews, and Campus Growth

To any high school seniors considering attending the University of Rochester, I strongly encourage taking part in a Research Rochester event. My first visit—and my experiences with students and faculty alike—cemented my decision to enroll here. In that one day, I was exposed to the main facets of life on the River Campus that I[…]

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