Author - Jamie Rudd

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Study Abroad: Finding the Perfect Program
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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond
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5 Reasons Why I Love My On-Campus Housing
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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families
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Life as a Campus Times Editor
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Year Two: Crossing Off the Bucket List
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The 24 Hour Play Festival: An Orientation Must
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Getting the Most Out of a Hometown Summer
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Six Things I Didn’t Know I Couldn’t Live Without
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Rochester Withdrawals: Making the Transition Back Home

Study Abroad: Finding the Perfect Program

For years I’ve dreamed of studying abroad—the time when I’d get to live somewhere completely new, immerse myself in a culture different than my own, learn about the unique complexities of another society, and have all kinds of extraordinary experiences. While I hope to spend the rest of my life traveling, studying abroad is an[…]

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Students Helping Honduras: Doing Extraordinary Things at Rochester and Beyond

A little over a month ago I sat down at my computer and attempted to write this blog. I had just returned from my spring break service trip with Rochester’s chapter of Students Helping Honduras and wanted to write about my experience. But try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out where to start.[…]

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5 Reasons Why I Love My On-Campus Housing

Now halfway through my second year at Rochester, I’m pleased to report that it has thus far been even better than my first. I’ve learned how to better balance my workload, I get off campus one or two times a week (rather than once or twice a month), and I have a solid friend group[…]

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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families

During a recent conversation with my financial aid advisor, I was reminded was once again of how lucky I am to be at a school that is so accommodating to students with military benefits. I am currently in the unbelievably exciting process of planning a semester abroad, and after going to an info session, meeting with[…]

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Life as a Campus Times Editor

When I wandered into the Campus Times office the Wednesday of my first official week of college, I had no idea how much the place would come to mean to me. A freshman straight out of Orientation, I had no way of knowing that the office would eventually feel like more of a home than[…]

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Year Two: Crossing Off the Bucket List

I’ve been back in Rochester just about a month and I couldn’t be more pleased with the current state of affairs—weekend treks off campus, evenings cooking my own food in the dorm kitchen, classes filled with lively discussion with my brilliant professors, a surplus of free time with my friends, and it’s even beginning to[…]

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The 24 Hour Play Festival: An Orientation Must

Orientation 2014 is almost here and I couldn't be more excited. In just a few days I get to move in early, put on a bright yellow shirt, and welcome the freshman class to one of the best places on Earth. As move-in day approaches, I can’t help but think back to my own orientation[…]

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Getting the Most Out of a Hometown Summer

When I made my decision to attend Rochester, my parents’ approval came with one condition—my first summer would be spent at home. This was hardly a sacrifice considering I was only able to make the 2,500-mile trip home once during the school year. By the time May rolled around, I was more than happy to[…]

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Six Things I Didn’t Know I Couldn’t Live Without

So maybe “couldn’t live without” is a bit of an exaggeration. However, having theses things certainly made my first year of college much more comfortable and easy than it would have been without them. Obviously, this is not a complete list of what you need for college, but these are things that many students might[…]

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Rochester Withdrawals: Making the Transition Back Home

Summer has barely begun and I’m already missing Rochester. I miss my friends, I miss my campus, I miss my classes, and I miss my independence. Don’t get me wrong, it’s been wonderful to be back home—getting to spend time with my family and friends, eating home-cooked food, and enjoying the beautiful landscape of rural[…]

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