Author - Alycia Abbott

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Relaxing the Stress Away
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Hijabi for a Day
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Alternative Spring Break with Habitat
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Zipping Around Town
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It’s Cold Outside!
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Don’t Judge a Conductor by His Choir
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Campus Lore: Myths and Superstitions
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Revenge of the Shirt: Part II of ‘A Year in T-Shirts’
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A Year in T-Shirts
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Learning How to Weld: A Spring Break Story

Relaxing the Stress Away

My life as a student gets pretty busy: classes, labs, independent research, jobs, and four or five of our 250+ student organizations. Plus I have friends who occasionally want to hang out with me. It can be a lot to handle. Some days, I feel like this: (Source: dropouttodeanslist.com) But more commonly, I feel like[…]

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Hijabi for a Day

Here at the University of Rochester, we have great campus diversity, and part of that diversity includes females who wear the hijab, which is a head covering traditionally worn by some Muslim females. Women who wear a hijab are known as hijabi women. Earlier this month, I participated in a new University of Rochester event called[…]

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Alternative Spring Break with Habitat

This past spring break, I went somewhere warm with a group of fellow college students. However, instead of going with just the intention of relaxing in the sun, we went to volunteer. Fifteen University of Rochester students, including myself, drove to Goldsboro, North Carolina to spend a week building houses at a Habitat for Humanity build[…]

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Zipping Around Town

As many of you know, freshmen are not able to have cars on campus. Although I am no longer a freshman, I am also among the carless. However, this past weekend, I did something exciting: I drove a car! How, you ask? Did my car magically drive itself here from New Hampshire? Did one of my[…]

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It’s Cold Outside!

I love winter. I love snow. I can usually handle cold weather, but lately it’s been pretty darn cold in Rochester. For example, there’s days like this: Of course, with this weather comes certain distinctions. The University of Rochester was recently ranked the 3rd snowiest school in the nation. What does that mean? Well, it means[…]

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Don’t Judge a Conductor by His Choir

If you're a frequent reader of my blogs (as I assume everyone is), you may have noticed that I'm a fan of campus events. I like to plan them, I like to attend them, I like to get free T-shirts from them . . . Recently, I attended a Brass Choir Concert. However, this was no ordinary brass[…]

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Campus Lore: Myths and Superstitions

Since its founding in 1850, the University of Rochester has had a long and proud history. And during our journey to become a top private university, we’ve collected our own share of myths and superstitions. Myth: The ghost in Rush Rhees Library Pete Nicosia was a worker helping to construct our famous Rush Rhees Library[…]

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Revenge of the Shirt: Part II of ‘A Year in T-Shirts’

Hi, my name’s Alycia, I like to get free T-shirts, and this is part two of my blog about them. If you haven’t already, read my Part I of “A Year in T-Shirts”, then you can catch up on all the T-shirts I obtained first semester. And now that you’ve thoroughly enjoyed my wit, I[…]

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A Year in T-Shirts

Now that I’ve been home from college for over a month, I (and my mother) would like to say I’ve fully unpacked. And while it may seem unbelievable that it took me so long, I claim that it is due to something other than working, being busy with friends, or summer lethargy. I claim it[…]

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Learning How to Weld: A Spring Break Story

Now that Rochester has experienced warm enough weather for me to have worn shorts for a week, I figure it’s about time I talked about my spring break. (And because Rochester thinks it’s wicked funny, today it decided to snow.) Don’t worry, I’m still wearing shorts. The part of spring break I was most looking[…]

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