Author - Kayla Zilke

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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
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Staying on Campus During Thanksgiving Break
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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions
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Rochester Public Market
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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load

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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Staying on Campus During Thanksgiving Break

Are you thinking that if you come to the University of Rochester you won’t be able to fly home for Thanksgiving? No worries! With such a geographically diverse population, you wouldn’t be the only one. I’m from Seattle, and with a roundtrip ticket costing as much as it does just to be home for a few days,[…]

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UR Thestrals: Quidditch Northeast Regional Champions

(First of all, make sure you know what Quidditch is and how to play it.) On November 18 and 19, the University of Rochester’s Quidditch team, the Thestrals, participated in the United States Quidditch Northeast Regional Championship. We entered in the third seed due to our poor tournament record, but didn’t lose a single game[…]

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Rochester Public Market

On Saturdays in the early fall and late spring, students can take a shuttle ride from Rochester’s campus to the Rochester Public Market. Last Saturday I took advantage of this to get some fruit to keep in my residence hall. At 8:30 am, I got on the shuttle with one of my friends and after half an hour I[…]

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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load

Choosing which classes I’d take my first semester in college was kinda scary, but I’m super happy with how my selection turned out. Here’s my course load: 1. PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits) 2. BCS 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science (4 credits) 3. CAS 303: EcoReps: Introduction to Leadership and Sustainability (2 credits) 4. DAN[…]

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