Author - Natasha Chainani

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Committed to Rochester Already? The One Decision that Changed My Life
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Summer Plans Are Looming
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Rochester’s Curriculum: Keeping You on Your Toes. Always.
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The Bite-Sized Bucket List (Come On, Let’s Be Real Here!)
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The “Independent Study” Decoded
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Seven Things I Can’t Live Without at College
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Ain’t No Time Limit on Learning
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Declining Overload! How to Spend Remaining Meal Plan Balance
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Reflections of a Travel Buff: Part 1
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“What’ll be Your Space Jam,” Rochester? — Applying Kid President’s Philosophy

Committed to Rochester Already? The One Decision that Changed My Life

The first time you got an A in math class. The time you won your first track race. The time you made your new best friend in your fifth high school in yet another different country. It is the memories of those life-worthy milestones that you cherish forever. Around this time of year four years ago,[…]

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Summer Plans Are Looming

Summer is coming. Yes, its been an unusually long, harsh winter here in the US, but that is all going to be over and done with soon. This usually makes people tingle with excitement. But with that realization also comes the reality of, “What am I going to do this summer while on break from[…]

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Rochester’s Curriculum: Keeping You on Your Toes. Always.

"Does the University of Rochester have an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum?" "No." "So . . . we choose an area of interest when we come in and study that for the four years?" "Umm . . . not quite." Rochester's Open Curriculum At this point, any prospective student or parent (or even someone I get[…]

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The Bite-Sized Bucket List (Come On, Let’s Be Real Here!)

After nearly four years in Rochester, this place has become one of my many “homes.” This spring semester, realization hit home; I might only have four more months in Rochester because I don’t know where I am definitely going to be next. It brought with it bittersweet memories. Needless to say though, this life where[…]

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The “Independent Study” Decoded

The University of Rochester is known for its focus on research and its encouragement for undergraduate students to partake in research in nearly every department of the University. Prior to coming here, I remember coming across various websites on the University servers that emphasized the innumerable research opportunities that we as students could get involved[…]

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Seven Things I Can’t Live Without at College

I recently discovered mashable.com, a multi-faceted news website with interesting articles on the latest news, opinions, and tips for everything under the sun. Browsing through it, I discovered this post about things you have to have at college. Yes, why didn’t I think of this when I was a freshman? I definitely still have keepsakes from[…]

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Ain’t No Time Limit on Learning

Summer 2013 has come to an end. Wow, I needed to actually write that out to reinforce it to myself because I've been in denial. Yup, breaks my heart to say summer is over. But on the bright side, now I've transitioned completely to the fall semester, which means getting back down to senior year[…]

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Declining Overload! How to Spend Remaining Meal Plan Balance

Contrary to popular belief among the Rochester student community, at the end of the semester, upperclassmen with overflowing declining balances do exist! Whether you get too much take-out or just have a poor appetite, if there is more than you can spend, here are some ideas to run it out! What are declining dollars? Declining[…]

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Reflections of a Travel Buff: Part 1

I've been off blogging for a little while, but what better way to come back to it than with a post about what makes me the happiest: being continuously on the move, visiting new places, and soaking in their cultural identity. Spring Break 2013: Before I knew it, March was upon me and I was on[…]

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“What’ll be Your Space Jam,” Rochester? — Applying Kid President’s Philosophy

I first saw this video when every single one of my Facebook friends was posting this. I usually don’t watch every video on Facebook, but when this kept showing up, I couldn’t stop myself. I too got sucked into the world of Kid President. Since then, his video has gone viral with more than six[…]

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