Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Meliora Weekend at the University of Rochester
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Who Am I?
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Beware! The trees are getting undressed in public!
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Our New Lives
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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)

Who Am I?

Hello, hello. My name is Deb Youn. I was named after Deborah, the headstrong Prophetess who ruled Israel for 40 years. She is known for her fiery, bee-like spirit. That's what Deborah means in Hebrew: "Bee." I've always been like a bee myself. I spent most of my childhood chasing squirrels with my water gun[…]

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Beware! The trees are getting undressed in public!

Winter is on the horizon, and the weather of autumn is working its magic and washing the chlorophyll that masked the beauty of the trees for a long time, revealing the splendid true colors of my surroundings. So, the summer is taking its mask down revealing what was hidden, leaving all of us standing in[…]

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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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