Author - Jackie Heinzelmann

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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!
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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester
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Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema
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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus
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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life
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Classes You’re Probably Taking as a Senior, Like It or Not
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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman
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When Spring Break Turns Into Winter Break and You’re Stuck on Campus
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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student

Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!

For my spring break this year, I decided to visit Rome, Italy. This was possible by taking a two-credit class studying Latin epigraphy through the Department of Religion & Classics here at Rochester. Latin epigraphy can be found all over Italy and especially Rome, as it is nothing but the chiseling, painting, and perhaps encasing,[…]

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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester

Although many undergraduate students choose to major in the natural sciences or the social sciences, majoring in the humanities brings many benefits, particularly to those studying at the University of Rochester. Below are my top five reasons for majoring in the humanities at college! The tight-knit community Partially because campus is pretty small, but also[…]

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Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema

So, you probably applied to the University of Rochester for reasons like academics, or because you wanted to experience what real snow is like (welcome, Californians!). What you probably did not know, and what you’d love to know if you’re a movie lover like me, is that the University of Rochester and surrounding city is a great spot for[…]

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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The new year is already upon us, and with it, the second semester will start soon. Although you might not want to give school any more thoughts until you absolutely have to (last semester wasn’t easy, after all), there are a couple things that you can do right now that will make the beginning of[…]

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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life

If you’re an international student, coming to study in the United States can sometimes feel like you’ve just been transported onto the set of a movie. The picturesque and idyllic campus here at the University of Rochester only propagates this, and so sometimes international students can feel out of place. A course called CAS 170 was[…]

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Classes You’re Probably Taking as a Senior, Like It or Not

Are you a first year who has just figured out what classes you’re taking and you think you’re ready to imagine what senior year is like? Or are you a senior who’s curious to find people going through the same class struggles? You have found the right article! Below I will describe some of the classes[…]

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5 Reasons to Live in Southside as an Upperclassman

As a rising senior, the Residential Life website suggests that all doors are wide open: I may live in the fancy new apartment complex that is Brooks Crossing, or the much-praised Riverview Apartments on the other side of the Genesee River. Thus, on Monday morning, when the housing lottery opens to seniors, I will select[…]

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When Spring Break Turns Into Winter Break and You’re Stuck on Campus

If you live in the area, or have recently checked the weather app in your phone, you know that spring break at the University of Rochester has felt more like winter break instead. The buses have been running, and dining hours reduced, all while snow has been falling from the sky. But what can you do[…]

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6 Reasons to Work on Campus as an International Student

Working on campus as an international student is not always easy. Actually, I would say it is pretty hard. There are plenty of things that might make it harder for you to find or perform a job because of your status as a foreign student in the United States. But fear not! Although there are things that[…]

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