Author - Ty Kelley

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Advice on Getting an Internship
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RocHack’s Spring 2014 Hackathon: 24 Hours of Making Things
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Thoughts on Common Core and the Future of Education
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How Not to Take a Test
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Learn to Code in 10 Minutes!
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Just Do It.
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5 Things I Love about the University of Rochester
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High School Seniors: 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a College
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Staying for Winter Break? Here Are a Few Things to Do!
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Music on the River Campus

Advice on Getting an Internship

Reading the news lately could cause one to think that a plain old bachelor’s degree just doesn’t cut it anymore. Unfortunately, that thought wouldn’t be too far from the truth. Employers feel that most schools thrust their graduates into the workforce woefully unprepared, so getting a summer internship (or some other form of job preparation)[…]

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RocHack’s Spring 2014 Hackathon: 24 Hours of Making Things

Last month, students from both Rochester and RIT got together for RocHack’s first 24-hour Hackathon. The start of the 24-hour event on Saturday, April 12, in Rettner Hall on the River Campus. Photo by Jack Valinsky, Class of 2017. What’s RocHack? It’s a group on campus for students who like to write cool software, mess[…]

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Thoughts on Common Core and the Future of Education

Bill Gates has called it a “big win for education.” Its website prominently displays the noble mission of “preparing America’s students for success.” US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan claims that it will “set loose the creativity and innovation of educators at the local level.” The Common Core What am I talking about? That would[…]

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How Not to Take a Test

This unfortunately true story comes from my own experience during finals last semester… There are plenty of resources out there for test-taking help and preparation. A quick Google search will get you millions of ways to properly ready your mind and body for the stress of tests. With midterms in the air for many students,[…]

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Learn to Code in 10 Minutes!

It's pretty much a universally agreed upon fact: the ability to make computer programs is one of the most valuable skills to have in the 21st century. However, most people also assume that learning to code is an impossible task that takes years of training and a mastery of everything from mathematics to quantum physics.[…]

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Just Do It.

No, this isn't some advertisement for Nike, but there's something powerful about the three words that have become synonymous with the clothing company. I think that there are too many people in this world who have something they want to achieve, but for some reason or another, they never get around to it. Whether it's[…]

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5 Things I Love about the University of Rochester

Now that I’m back for my second semester here at Rochester, I feel like I should start off the new year by talking about the things I have come to enjoy and appreciate about the school. Here’s a list of my five favorite things about the University of Rochester, in no particular order. 1. Academic[…]

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High School Seniors: 5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a College

**Disclaimer: I’m a Rochester student, as you may have guessed, but I’ll keep this one as unbiased as possible.** For most high school seniors, the stressful time of simultaneously juggling applications, SATs and ACTs, and everything else that comes with applying for college, is finally winding down. Now this is the part where I’m supposed[…]

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Staying for Winter Break? Here Are a Few Things to Do!

While most students would like to be able to go home to their families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, the reality is that many of us, especially international students, will be spending winter break here at Rochester. Now, December 22nd to January 15th is a long time, so I've come up with a[…]

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Music on the River Campus

Like I mentioned in my “About Me”┬ápost a while back, I’m a clarinetist and saxophonist. Since I ended up applying to Rochester for computer science, and not the Eastman School of Music, I assumed that music would take a back seat when I got to college. Thankfully, I was completely wrong. Within the first week[…]

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