Archive - 2016

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Four Important Facts I’ve Learned Freshman Year
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Rochester: A Great Place for Veterans
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On the Usefulness of Doubt
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Career Conferences: The Best Professional Development Opportunity Offered by Rochester
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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

Four Important Facts I’ve Learned Freshman Year

It’s about halfway through the semester and most freshmen are starting to get into the swing of things. They’ve figured out the tunnels and that tough professor’s expectations; maybe they’ve even figured out how to budget their small amount of declining money and navigate every building on the academic and engineering quads. Even though that[…]

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Rochester: A Great Place for Veterans

by Pat Toporzycki, Senior Associate Director, Director of VMFS On Veterans Day, it’s time to thank all those who have served to protect our freedom that many of us take for granted. I hope everyone will take a moment to reflect and thank our fellow servicemen and servicewomen for their sacrifices and contributions so we[…]

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On the Usefulness of Doubt

Before coming to the University of Rochester, I didn’t know what to expect. Certainly, I was excited for the experience. I recall the prior summer being dreadfully long. Still, I could not claim to know exactly what lay ahead of me. That doubt, then, would become integral to my college experience. For the next four[…]

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Career Conferences: The Best Professional Development Opportunity Offered by Rochester

In high school, many seniors have a relatively straightforward post-graduation plan: go to college. Unlike high school seniors, seniors in college face a muddier choice: Should I pursue graduate schools or dive into the job market right away? As a college senior, I have been very curious (and a little stressed) about figuring out my post-graduation[…]

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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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