Author - Ruki PV

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Advice to Incoming Students of Color
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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought
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Getting Involved in Research
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What is Imposter Syndrome?
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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities
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Grace Hopper: A Reflection
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My Summer Abroad in China
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Thanksgiving in Tennessee
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The Final Stretch, AKA Finals!
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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College

Advice to Incoming Students of Color

As a fifth-year student (Class of 2020, e5′ 2021), I took a moment to reflect on my years at the UofR. At this point, most of my close friends are BIPOC students of color, first-generation students, etc. Through our late-night conversations and constant discussions, it’s become clear that the idea of “college” itself comes with[…]

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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought

If there was one thing I was not prepared for prior to coming to college, it was the amount of diverse people I would meet. I come from Omaha, Nebraska. In-comparison to high school, I found the University of Rochester to be extremely diverse along racial and ethnic lines. Yet, from my experience, the student[…]

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Getting Involved in Research

As most of you may know, the University of Rochester is classified as an R1 Doctoral University⁠—otherwise known as a tier 1 research university—by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. R1 universities “provide a lot of resources for research and have a lot of people conducting research at their respective institution.” Hence, a[…]

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What is Imposter Syndrome?

I first heard of the phrase “Imposter Syndrome” in the fall of my junior year. I was sitting in the office of Brynn Wilkins, my undergraduate computer science coordinator, feeling extremely stupid and incompetent. I fell into the trap that many other college students have also fallen into, convinced that I was not intelligent and[…]

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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities

We’ve all seen those memes and read those tweets ridiculing the liberal arts, basking in STEM major egotism. As many prospective students may know/have read, the University of Rochester curriculum has students pursue clusters in all three areas of study: social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Hence, one can take advantage of the curriculum in[…]

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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

The time is here, the Grace Hopper Celebration! Grace Hopper is an annual conference aimed towards women in computer science. The University of Rochester Computer Science and Data Science Department sponsors a group of women to attend every year. This year, I was fortunate to be sponsored to attend. Overall, Grace Hopper was more than[…]

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My Summer Abroad in China

The University of Rochester offers students funding for select summer research through the Discover Grant sponsored by the UR Fellowships Office. I was fortunate enough to receive a grant for my ethnographic research project in Beijing, China. My project sought to analyze the conceptualization of race and ethnicity in China, both American notions of race[…]

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Thanksgiving in Tennessee

As a precursor, I am from Omaha, Nebraska. Hence, one of my biggest concerns coming to Rochester was how I would spend my breaks because I am not in the position to go home for every break we have. Rest assured for anyone in my same position, you will be fine. 🙂 I spent my[…]

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The Final Stretch, AKA Finals!

It’s that dreadful time of year: finals season. During my first year of college, finals went exactly how you would have expected: endless all-nighters, running solely on coffee, ramen, and snacks, and living in my pajamas. However, the next two semesters, I was determined to figure out a strategy to never face such misery again. Here[…]

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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College

You look at your schedule. Classes from 9 am to 4 pm followed by extracurriculars, work, and a party. Within the first five minutes, you already find yourself exhausted—constant coughing and sneezing. It’s easy to overwork yourself in college. Here’s your guide to taking a break and getting better. 1. Don’t over-exert yourself. Seriously. That weekly club meeting?[…]

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