Author - Natalie Ziegler

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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia
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Campus Jobs: An Extracurricular Opportunity
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A Glimpse Into the Students’ Association Government
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What I Gained By Having an Internship During the Semester
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“What Made You Choose Rochester?”
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The Importance of Taking Chances
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A Crisis of Curiosity
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A Spirit of Activism at Rochester
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5 Reasons to Love Rachacha!
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3 Reasons to Complete an Admissions Interview

Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia

As February begins, I write from the comfort of my living room in my family’s Akron, Ohio home. I’ve been home for the majority of the six weeks or so since I moved out of my suite in Hill Court, though I’ve been fortunate to do some traveling to visit college and high school friends around[…]

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Campus Jobs: An Extracurricular Opportunity

When relatives or friends from home ask about the highlights of my college experience, they’re often surprised when I mention my various jobs in addition to academics or friendships. As it happens, my experiences with student employment have genuinely been a highlight for me the past two-and-a-half years. My jobs during college have been some[…]

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A Glimpse Into the Students’ Association Government

Throughout most of my two years at the University of Rochester thus far, I’ve been involved with Students’ Association Government (the formal name for Rochester’s student government body, which is colloquially referred to by students as “SA Government” or ”SA Gov”). During the spring of my freshman year, I served as a member of what[…]

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What I Gained By Having an Internship During the Semester

After spending several weeks at home for winter break reflecting on my fall semester, I’ve come to the conclusion that the past semester was one punctuated by surprises. From forming deep friendships with previous acquaintances to declaring my majors (truly a feat, if you consider how undecided I was less than a year ago), I surprised[…]

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“What Made You Choose Rochester?”

  “Why are you going there?” In my hometown of Akron, Ohio, many high school graduates attend college locally at one of the nearby state schools. Others migrate to the outskirts of the state but remain comfortably and securely within Ohio, and a small few disperse across the country. In that culture, I was kind of an anomaly in[…]

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The Importance of Taking Chances

The May 1 enrollment deadline has come and gone, which means Rochester’s campus eagerly awaits the newly confirmed Class of 2019’s August arrival. Of course, the feelings are reciprocated; you soon-to-be freshmen are surely brimming with excitement, curiosity, and probably some anxiety about your upcoming adventure. There’s no way to say this without sounding cliché, but[…]

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A Crisis of Curiosity

When I arrived at college during scorching heat and clear skies, I (naively) had my life all mapped out. As the warmth transitioned to a comfortable fall breeze and now finally to frigid February cold, I came to the realization that, as it turns out, I don’t exactly know what I’m doing with my life.[…]

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A Spirit of Activism at Rochester

As mentioned in my first post, one of the major factors in my decision to come to Rochester was my admissions interview. I remember hearing that "a spirit of activism permeates this campus." Even though the phrase was broad and relatively vague, it was enough to entice me. I'd been active in social justice campaigns[…]

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5 Reasons to Love Rachacha!

Six or so weeks into the fall semester, we students get to bask in the glory of a four-day weekend known as fall break. We’ve soldiered through enough papers, exams, and homework assignments to deserve this downtime. In fact, until this weekend, I’ve been so busy I haven’t slowed down, gathered my thoughts, and reflected[…]

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3 Reasons to Complete an Admissions Interview

Fall is fast approaching, and along with the calm of the falling leaves comes a certain degree of stress for high school seniors. The Common Application/Universal College App looms ominously in their minds, whether they’ve already sent it to a multitude of schools or have yet to even create an account. Seniors are also routinely[…]

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