Author - Julia Sklar

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A Valentine Birthday
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2013 in Review
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Luck of the Irish
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Home, Sweet Home
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The Brain Game
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Pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Dinner
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Lessons from Meliora Weekend 2012
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Study Abroad: It’s Tea Time, Mates!
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For Luke
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The Rochester Bucket List

A Valentine Birthday

Having a birthday on Valentine's Day can be complicated. I have to contend with all the significant others of the world, but I also kind of get double the love on my birthday.  One of the weirdest parts of having a Valentine's birthday is that until this year, I had actually never been out to[…]

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2013 in Review

It's that time of year. Everyone and their brother is making lists, so, why not jump on the bandwagon?  This has been a pretty surreal year for me, and in just a few short hours, the year will officially be the same as my class year at Rochester—you know what that means … GRADUATION TIME![…]

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Luck of the Irish

There is truly no greater feeling than being awarded a leadership position, having a checklist of accomplishments you hope the group can achieve in the coming year, and little by little getting to check off those accomplishments. I've been a member of the campus Irish dance group, UR Celtic, since my first week here as[…]

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Home, Sweet Home

Buying toothpaste never seemed like it had the potential to be a horrendously overwhelming experience. That is, until I tried doing it fewer than twenty-four hours after coming back from a semester in London. I know how ridiculous that sounds because . . .  toothpaste? So bear with me as I explain.  After studying abroad[…]

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The Brain Game

Have you ever wondered what your brain looks like? I mean, what really is that mush between your ears anyways? I think it's natural to wonder about this organ that controls every single thing you do, even the automatic things, but as a  Brain & Cognitive Sciences (BCS) major, for me it's more than just[…]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is such a weird holiday—paradoxically variable and consistent throughout the country. Most people’s dinners involve turkey, and thus involve spending at least an hour, if not more, waiting for that stupid popper thing to stick up. Most people endure a phenomenal array of family oddities at their finest, and most people acknowledge that this[…]

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Lessons from Meliora Weekend 2012

Meliora Weekend 2010 — my freshman year and my first foray with this crazy campus event — I unknowingly broke my foot. Meliora Weekend 2011 — I nearly died in a head-on collision between midterm hell week and the surrounding festivities. But Meliora Weekend 2012, I am happy to report, went off rather beautifully and painlessly[…]

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Study Abroad: It’s Tea Time, Mates!

Seeing as it's mid-October, I will fully admit that it took me an embarrassingly long time to jump back on the blogging horse once I got to school this fall. . . . (Like, this has pretty much been me for the past few months.) The upside, however, is that I only fell off a[…]

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For Luke

As a kid, one of my favorite movies was Harriet the Spy, and, to this day, I still heed an important tenet I picked up from the protagonist: “I learn everything I can and I write down everything I see. Golly says if I want to be a writer then I’d better start now.” I[…]

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The Rochester Bucket List

I have a really quick question for the readers out there: Does anyone have a solid handle on how time works? If so, could you please explain it to me? The fact that it’s summer 2012, meaning I am now halfway done with college, makes about as much sense to me as Inception did the[…]

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