Author - Alap Patel

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Spring Break in Boston!
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Fraternity Retreat at Letchworth State Park
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The Periodical Reading Room
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The Start of a New Semester
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The End of Fall Semester: Finals Week
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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity
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Rochester Bhangra!
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Getting Involved with Residential Life
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Get to Know Alap Patel!

Spring Break in Boston!

This spring break, I decided not to go back home to California, but instead travel to Boston for the week. I stayed at a friend’s house and took the bus over. One thing I love about the east coast is that it is so easy to travel from one city to the next. Going from[…]

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Fraternity Retreat at Letchworth State Park

This past weekend, I was able to go on a weekend retreat with my fraternity and it was amazing! Although the U of R has a beautiful university campus, it was nice to be able to explore the natural beauty of the east coast. We were about an hour away from campus at this fantastic[…]

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The Periodical Reading Room

By far my favorite place on campus is the Periodical Reading Room (PRR), one of the quiet study halls at the University of Rochester. Yes, it is a library, but to me it is so much more. It is a place where students' academic interests are shared with each other because on any given day,[…]

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The Start of a New Semester

Nothing feels better than traveling back to school after spending a few relaxing weeks at home. I am rested, rejuvenated, and ready to get back to work! It is important to work hard during the semester, but it is important to stay well rested too, which I’ve been doing whole-heartedly this past holiday. I am[…]

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The End of Fall Semester: Finals Week

After a long finals week, I am so happy to be writing this blog post from home! The end of the semester tends to get tense with exams and final papers all winding down. But I wouldn't want to be anywhere else other than Rochester because even though everyone is stressed studying for exams, students[…]

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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity

One of the biggest events of the fall semester is Delta Upsilon Fraternity’s Dance 4 Charity, held in U of R’s Strong Auditorium. It’s the campus’s only competition between the various dance groups on campus, with all the proceeds going to a local Rochester charity. This year the proceeds went to benefit Mary’s Place, a[…]

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Rochester Bhangra!

At the University of Rochester, one of my major activities is being a member of the University of Rochester Bhangra Team, a dance group that focuses on the traditional Indian style of dance that originates from the state of Punjab in western India. To give a little bit of background on my organization, UR Bhangra[…]

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Getting Involved with Residential Life

The University of Rochester has such a unique way of integrating new students into the Yellowjacket Family. You’d be surprised to know that as a mid-sized university, students know tons of other students all because they build a strong relationship with others from the get go. I’d say this is because of the strong bonds[…]

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Get to Know Alap Patel!

Hey, everyone! My name's Alap Patel and I'm currently a sophomore at the University of Rochester, one of the best universities in New York! I hope this blog will give you more insight to a student's life at the University, and I'll be sharing tons about my activities, academics, and interests here at one of[…]

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