Author - Charlotte Pillow

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Rochester Appreciation Post
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Just Touched Down in London Town
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College Exams? Don’t Panic!
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What is Public Health?
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Allergy-Friendly at Rochester
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Meliora Weekend: Year 2!
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Meeting Rochester Off Campus
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Char’s Philosophy on Campus Tours
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Packing List Essentials
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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

Rochester Appreciation Post

Putting me into a totally new setting abroad has given me a cool perspective on my home University. I’ve spoken to lots of American students from other universities and lots of British students about their experience with “uni” as well. I’d like to share my thoughts with you on how I’ve come to appreciate the[…]

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Just Touched Down in London Town

I was truly a bunch of nerves the entire day before my 9:30 pm flight from JFK in New York to Heathrow in London. I was worried about forgetting a bag or missing my flight in the moment, but I was also worried about #fomo (fear of missing out, a fairly new term that I[…]

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College Exams? Don’t Panic!

Got your first college exam coming up? It’s time to assess your study skills and figure out which methods work best for you. Read on to learn about a few methods I’ve utilized while studying at the University of Rochester. Create a master notebook Integrate your notes from class with your notes from the textbook[…]

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What is Public Health?

Are you interested in the medical profession? In policy making? In current events related to global and national health? In helping others? Yes? Then, have you looked into a public health degree? I am a health, behavior, and society major, which is one of the five specializations within the public health major. There is a public[…]

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Allergy-Friendly at Rochester

There is an exciting, new addition to the dining services at the University of Rochester! (Drum roll, please…) The gluten-free pantry at Douglass! Keeping up a gluten-free diet, whether for medical reasons or a personal choice, can be difficult when you are first taking control over your eating habits. Having the gluten-free pantry is super[…]

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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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Meeting Rochester Off Campus

  Don’t have time to visit campus? No worries—there are tons of ways to “meet” Rochester without traveling far away! The admissions interview During my interview at the off-campus admissions event in New Jersey, I broke into a coughing fit. I was so nervous that I choked on my own words! Let my experience be a[…]

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Char’s Philosophy on Campus Tours

As a high school junior and senior, I was reluctant to travel to different college campuses. During the car ride, I would get grumpy and come up with absurd reasons why I would never attend the school I was visiting that day. In retrospect, I realize that I was letting my nerves about the college process get in[…]

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Packing List Essentials

Get your college packing list ready! Here are a few things you might need to add: 1. Fans The good news is the dorms are very equipped for the cold. The bad news is, during the first few weeks of school, it is very warm indoors. The solution is to bring along a fan (or two or[…]

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Freshman Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

As I look back on my first two semesters of college, I realize I’ve learned a lot.   Be yourself. It sounds cliche, but I felt a lot of pressure as a freshman to fit in. I was concerned with who my friends would be, would I join a sorority, would I be forever alone? But here’s[…]

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