Author - Charlotte Pillow

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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad
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How to Navigate Meal Plans
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A Night at the University of Rochester Starbucks…
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So You Think You Can Dance… In College
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The Freshman Year Writing Course
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Transitioning to College: Type I Diabetes Edition
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Rochester for the Holidays!
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The Dual Degree in Nursing Program
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YoUR Support System
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An Ever Better Weekend

Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad

Which freshman dorm will be deemed the champion? Susan B. Anthony “Sue B.,” as it has been lovingly nicknamed, has three major advantages. First, Danforth Dining Hall is on the first floor. On weekends, students can roll out of bed and head to breakfast in pajamas. The Hillside Market is also on the main level[…]

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How to Navigate Meal Plans

Swipes? Declining? URos? What? On the first day of college, I was very confused about the different meal plans and the different types of money. Read on so you can understand ahead of time! Swipes Meal swipes grant you access to the dining halls, either Danforth or Douglass. As a freshman, you will have unlimited[…]

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A Night at the University of Rochester Starbucks…

I decided to record some of the things people said one night at the Starbucks on campus (i.e., completely inconspicuous eavesdropping) so you could get a feel for what it’s like to relax in a public space on Rochester’s campus. I had a lot of fun with this; please enjoy!   “Wow, this pizza is so[…]

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So You Think You Can Dance… In College

You most definitely can at the University of Rochester. I started ballet at age three and continued until senior year of high school. I knew I would miss the amazing dancers with whom I grew up and my amazing instructor who became an incredible resource and friend. At the last recital, my instructor said, “Never[…]

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The Freshman Year Writing Course

WRT-105 is a required course for all Rochester students to take during one of their first two semesters. I know calling it “required” makes it seem like a boring class but I promise it is a great resource. When it came time for freshmen to register for classes, everyone was scrambling to get into a WRT-105 class[…]

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Transitioning to College: Type I Diabetes Edition

Will I fit in? How much should I explain to my roommate? How many boxes of reservoirs and sites should I pack? How should I adjust my basal rates to this new schedule? How should I handle the abundance of cookies, ice cream, or worse, alcohol? Am I allowed to eat in class? What should[…]

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Rochester for the Holidays!

While students are feeling stressed for finals, the University of Rochester was getting ready for the winter season. Check out some photos below!   Rush Rhees is glowing with spirit! Students were treated to multiple holiday-themed study breaks during finals. Lots of different clubs and organizations hosted fun activities such as cookie decorating and hot[…]

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The Dual Degree in Nursing Program

I think it is my duty to write a bit about this awesome program which I am a part of called the Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) program at the University of Rochester. What is the DDN program? As the title infers, students of the DDN program receive two degrees—one of their choice and a second for[…]

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YoUR Support System

Meet the guys and gals who are there for you no matter what throughout the freshman year journey! Resident Advisors Once upon a time, I left my keys in my dorm room. Fortunately, my RA Fiona came to the rescue with her master set of keys. Your RA has your back for any logistical, residential[…]

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An Ever Better Weekend

My weekend started out slow; I devoted Thursday night to completing the majority of my homework for the weekend. However, Meliora Weekend quickly blossomed into one of my favorite weekends ever (I know I sound super optimistic here, but I seriously really enjoyed it!). As my mom said multiple times throughout her stay, “Everything is[…]

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