Author - Bianca Hall

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Summer Chronicles: The Initial Nostalgia of Powerful Friendships
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How to Fail a Test
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An Ode to Diversified Learning
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First Semester Victories!
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10 Keys to Help You Push through the Mid-Semester Blues
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The Tale of a Proud Early Decision Yellowjacket

Summer Chronicles: The Initial Nostalgia of Powerful Friendships

Well, there you have it: another ending is upon us. Whether it’s the end of a turbulent freshman year or walking to the end of the platform and collecting a diploma, the academic year has ended. That’s it. Bye. Or so you think. For some reason a rush of emotions begins to swell and suddenly[…]

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How to Fail a Test

As I sit here one hour before my freshman organic chemistry exam, I begin to reflect heavily on why I am not sleeping but instead trying my best to get in a last bit of information. Fresh from my eye-opening, even life-changing, spring break back in my home, Jamaica, I was filled with positivity that[…]

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An Ode to Diversified Learning

While the University of Rochester is known for being a science-based school, it is surprisingly full of opportunities to learn and excel in the social sciences and humanities. While I am one for Rochester puns and plugs, (GO, YOU JACKETS!), I am not going to tell you about different aspects of academia at Rochester, but[…]

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First Semester Victories!

Life is suddenly moving as fast as it ends. Suddenly, the slow and simple high school life we once lived is thrust into a time warp—just as quickly as the summer before your first year of college ends, so does the professor invigilating your final exam declare, “Time’s up!” It seems as if the universe has[…]

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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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The Tale of a Proud Early Decision Yellowjacket

Firstly, it’s freezing. I know it’s still a bit early in fall but I’m already freezing. Walking through Eastman Quad, I’m wondering, “Why New York? Why Rochester, New York? Have you ever even been this far north? You’re from the islands—what are you doing here? But it’s such a beautiful campus. There are so many[…]

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