Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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A Little About Myself
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Making High School Meaningful: Part Five
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt IV)
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt III)
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On Making Mistakes
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)
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Coming to a close
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My FutURe!
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The Roots of Success
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt I)

A Little About Myself

Hey, my name is Devin Embil, and I am a student of the Class of 2013 at the University of Rochester. I was born in Florida but have lived most of my life in Istanbul, Turkey. I went to an English-speaking Turkish school and consequently am fluent in both English and Turkish (and I can[…]

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Making High School Meaningful: Part Five

It’s okay to enter college undecided. Some of you know what you’re going to be when you grow up, and some of you have no idea. Some of you who think you know will change your mind. Most of my friends in college changed their minds, as have many current college students I know. College[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt IV)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt III)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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On Making Mistakes

People say that challenges inspire us. They make us grow. We learn about others and ourselves by overcoming obstacles—they are beautiful, in a way. But in the moment, it’s hard to overlook the fact that challenges suck. They really do. Headache-y, awkward, squirmy, anxiety-provoking, and sleep-reducing, obstacles rarely make us feel good when we encounter[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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Coming to a close

In Modern Art class, we just covered the political implications of Conceptual art, arguably an endpoint for the trajectory of the Western Classical art movement. (Art historians, please feel free to correct me—we have one class left in the semester, so I might not have the whole picture yet!) Speaking of endpoints, though, I’ve been[…]

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The Roots of Success

By Dale Leyburn, Senior Assistant Director, Career and Internship Center One of the great things about my job as a counselor in the Career and Internship Center is that I get to help students and alumni identify and achieve their career goals. As the person in charge of all things survey-related, I can tell you[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt I)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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