Author - Jamie Rudd

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Campus Entertainment: Four Years of Ticket Stubs
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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time
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At the Center of it All – Exploring Northeastern Cities Outside of Rochester
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Senior Year Coping Strategies
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Experiential Learning at Rochester
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Rochester by Bike
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Wilson Day 2016: Plug into Rochester, Connect to Your Community
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Finding My Place as a Freshman
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How I Spent the Summer Before College
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The Anatomy of a Chaotic Semester

Campus Entertainment: Four Years of Ticket Stubs

Some of the coolest things about being part of a campus community are the frequent events and entertainment sponsored by student groups and the University. During my time at Rochester, I’ve been able to attend all kinds of spectacular shows, riveting talks, and excellent events. Here’s a sampling of my top three concerts, plays, comedians,[…]

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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time

During my three-and-a-half years at Rochester, I’ve done quite a lot. I’ve nearly completed two majors in anthropology and English. I’ve been involved with hall council, the International Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and Students Helping Honduras. I’ve both participated in and been the program leader of the Rochester Urban Fellows Program. I’ve spent[…]

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At the Center of it All – Exploring Northeastern Cities Outside of Rochester

The advantages of Rochester aren’t limited to the open curriculum, fantastic professors, and passionate student body. Becoming a Rochester student also comes with the perk of living in a place within easy driving distance of some of the most exciting cities in the country that can provide easy entertainment and stress relief for antsy college[…]

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Senior Year Coping Strategies

While senior year of college is somewhat different from senior year of high school (we’re older and wiser and have the “real world” waiting for us next year), in many ways they feel the same. There’s the anxiety about the future, the lack of motivation in class, the nostalgia of going through a year of[…]

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Experiential Learning at Rochester

Aside from my semester abroad, the current term has proven to be the most unconventional of my college career. Of my four classes, only one is what I would consider a typical course (Social Cognition, a brain and cognitive sciences class I’m taking to finish out my natural science cluster). The other three are a[…]

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Rochester by Bike

My second summer in Rochester has certainly been one for the books. I tried new local cuisine, explored more of western New York, made new friends, and had a job that I absolutely loved. But what really set this summer apart from last year was that I spent so much of it on a bike. The[…]

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Wilson Day 2016: Plug into Rochester, Connect to Your Community

My summer jobs It’s hard to believe how fast the past two-and-a-half months have passed, but somehow here we are with less than one month left before school begins again. I’ve spent this summer juggling two positions at the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (the University’s office dedicated to community engagement). The first—Rochester Urban Fellows Program[…]

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Finding My Place as a Freshman

Among the typical anxieties about beginning college is one that seems to rise above all the rest—Is this really the right place for me? This complex and bothersome sentiment is often accompanied by other equally vexing concerns about starting a new life as a college student: Will I make friends? Will I be homesick? Will the[…]

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How I Spent the Summer Before College

In just a few days I’ll be making the journey home to Oregon to attend my brother’s high school graduation. While I’ve decided to stick around for another lovely summer in Rochester, I’m lucky enough to have a job that’s given me a few days off to celebrate this important milestone in my little bro’s[…]

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The Anatomy of a Chaotic Semester

It’s here. The end of spring semester is upon us and somehow (likely due to the fact that I stretched myself a bit too thin this term), I’ve gone three months without blogging. To make up for my unfortunate hiatus, I’ve decided to write about the things that have kept me oh-so-busy this semester. While my[…]

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