Author - Kayla Zilke

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EarthFest 2019 at UR
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IB vs. UR
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Going to College Close to Home
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A Cappella at Rochester
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Hit the GIM!
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Study Breaks at Rochester
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UR Students Go to Students for Zero Waste Conference
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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

EarthFest 2019 at UR

EarthFest is an annual event at Rochester held by the student group Grassroots in honor of Earth Day. What happens each year varies, but the activities are always centered around raising awareness of environmental issues. This year, there were live birds of prey (gasp), succulent and travel mug giveaways, campus environmental groups tabling, and Grassroots’[…]

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IB vs. UR

In light of IB testing season, I thought I’d write an article for you fellow IB students out there to talk about how the International Baccalaureate program is similar to the University of Rochester. I remember my time as an IB student and being nervous about how college would compare. Rest assured, being in IB,[…]

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Going to College Close to Home

For all you folks who live in Rochester and the surrounding area, you may be wondering if it’s a good choice to go to college close to home. As somebody going to college on the other side of the country from where I call home, I can’t speak to that, so here are what my[…]

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A Cappella at Rochester

When I started at Rochester, I was taken aback by how many a cappella groups there are here. I’m not a singer and therefore wasn’t interested in joining one, but I was still curious about what distinguishes one group from another. For those of you who are also wondering this, here is a breakdown of[…]

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Hit the GIM!

GIM: abbr. General Interest Meeting General interest meetings are held at the beginning of each semester for every club so prospective new members can determine if they want to join or not. GIMs are a great opportunity to learn more about clubs you are interested in before committing, especially if dues are involved. For example,[…]

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Study Breaks at Rochester

Preparing for finals week can be very stressful. To help students relax a little and boost their spirits, many clubs and organizations host study breaks during the last couple days of classes and reading period, the few days when classes cannot be held so we can study. I went to 10 of these study breaks[…]

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UR Students Go to Students for Zero Waste Conference

For those of you who don’t already know, the University of Rochester is now a Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) member school. You can read more about what that means and entails in the PLAN blog post I wrote in September. Every year since its inception, PLAN has held its Students for Zero Waste conference for[…]

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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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