Author - Jamie Rudd

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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology
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The Campus Visit: A Trip Worth Taking
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The Art of Living in a Triple
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Sue B. vs. The Quad: Why it’s Worth Burying the Hatchet
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The Wonderful World of Todd Theatre: My Experience with UR’s International Theatre Program
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My Thanksgiving in Rochester, Making the Best of Staying on Campus
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Finding Your Study Sanctuary
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About Me: Who I Am and Why I’m Here

How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology

A year ago, if someone had asked me to define ‘anthropology’ I would have struggled to come up with a confident answer. Truthfully, I really had no idea what anthropology was until last summer when I began investigating every unexplored field of study offered at my university-to-be. I’d put international relations on the “intended major”[…]

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The Campus Visit: A Trip Worth Taking

When it comes to the college search, anyone will tell you that visiting potential schools is a good idea. Campus visits not only give you the chance to see the school in person, but they allow you to get a feel for the student community. Prospective students who participate in overnight visits get the added[…]

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The Art of Living in a Triple

When it comes to the college transition, there’s a lot to adjust to—a new schedule, new food, and new freedom. But among the many things that freshmen have to get used to is the unfamiliar territory of dorm life. Communal bathrooms, rowdy hall-mates, and washing machines that charge you flex all must be adapted to,[…]

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Sue B. vs. The Quad: Why it’s Worth Burying the Hatchet

Among the many idiosyncrasies that characterize student life at Rochester is the infamous feud between freshman housing locations. Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall (known to most as “Sue B.”) vs. the Residential Quad (typically shortened to “The Quad”). Both Sue B. and The Quad have a unique list of pros and cons that make it difficult,[…]

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The Wonderful World of Todd Theatre: My Experience with UR’s International Theatre Program

I have always been a lover of theatre, whether I’m behind the curtain or in front of it. In high school, I was president of the drama club and have acted in a variety of shows over the years. But by the time I moved onto campus in the fall, I couldn’t wait to get[…]

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My Thanksgiving in Rochester, Making the Best of Staying on Campus

After the marathon of exams and studying that is November, University of Rochester students are rewarded for their efforts with a few days off for the greatly anticipated Thanksgiving Break. While the majority of students head home to their families for the five-day vacation, several hundred individuals spend their Thanksgivings on campus. As a freshman[…]

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Finding Your Study Sanctuary

While the U of R student body is an extremely diverse group of individuals who participate in a wide range of unique activities, we all share in the glorious practice of studying. Studying is one of the main staples of college life no matter where you go. With a limited amount of time in the[…]

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About Me: Who I Am and Why I’m Here

Hello everyone! My name is Jamie Rudd and I’m thrilled to be a member of the University of Rochester Class of 2017. As a student blogger I have the exciting opportunity to share my college experience (and tips) with all of you. But before we embark on the adventure the next four years are bound[…]

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