Author - Kayla Zilke

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Magician Visits Rochester
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iZone: A New Place for Collaboration, Problem Solving, Studying, and More
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 UR Welcomes PLAN to Campus
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4 Things to Look Forward to
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What is Dandelion Day?
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What are EcoReps?
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4 Days, 8 Places to Eat
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Winterfest Weekend Winter Wonderland
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What’s the Deal with Wegmans?
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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition

Magician Visits Rochester

On October 18, Steven Brundage performed a magic show for the University of Rochester. As seen on America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us, Good Morning America, and numerous other TV shows, he is most famous for his amazing Rubik’s Cube tricks. He is also the star of the viral video “Magician Gets Out[…]

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iZone: A New Place for Collaboration, Problem Solving, Studying, and More

Last January, the area formerly known as ITS was closed for construction. This made many students unhappy because they relied on that space for studying and meeting for group projects, among other things. There were also many concerns about how the space was going to be changed, which designers and developers took into account. Luckily,[…]

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 UR Welcomes PLAN to Campus

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the University of Rochester is a new Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) member school! This connects anybody with a University of Rochester email address, both students and faculty, with resources to support efforts to reduce waste on campus. Watch a brief video outlining what it means to be a[…]

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4 Things to Look Forward to

There are lots of things that are great about being home, but there are also tons of things to enjoy at Rochester. Below are a list of things (in no particular order) to keep both new and returning students going as the new academic year begins. 1. Free food Who doesn’t love free food? One[…]

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What is Dandelion Day?

Dandelion Day is a Rochester tradition that celebrates the last end of the full week of classes in the spring semester with food and fun. This year’s Dandelion Day festivities covered the area between Dandelion Square and the fraternity quad with rides, inflatables, food trucks, and a stage for student groups to perform on. To answer[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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4 Days, 8 Places to Eat

This month my mom visited me, which was great. One of my favorite parts of her visit was being able to get off campus and explore the food scene in Rochester. Dining hall food is getting pretty old by now. I gathered recommendations for restaurants to go to and narrowed them down based on the kind of[…]

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Winterfest Weekend Winter Wonderland

On Saturday, February 2, the University of Rochester had another Winterfest Weekend Winter Wonderland. Say that five times fast. From 4 to 7 pm, there was a carnival of sorts with a variety of free activities for students, parents, siblings, and community members to enjoy. Outside Wilson Commons, there were s’mores kits and sticks that[…]

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What’s the Deal with Wegmans?

My first ever trip to Wegmans, with Sam (a wizened patron) to guide me Coming from the West Coast, I had never heard of Wegmans, which has a bit of a cult following in Rochester. I kept hearing people refer to it, but I didn’t know what it was, much less why it was so[…]

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Boar’s Head Dinner, A Rochester Tradition

On Thursday, November 30, the University of Rochester held its 83rd annual Boar’s Head Dinner. This tradition entails a night of great food, entertainment, and a medieval atmosphere. A ticket costs $22.24 in declining (meal plan money) or $23.89 if you pay with URos, cash, or credit. This gets you three courses of high-quality food, student performances, and a[…]

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