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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