Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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Fall Reflections: Things To Do On and Off Campus
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Discovering Rochester: The Memorial Art Gallery
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Experiential Learning at Rochester
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Top Ten Reasons Why Rochester Is Home
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Rochester by Bike
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19th Ward Spelling Bee
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How to Navigate Meal Plans
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An Ever Better Weekend
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My Summer as an Urban Fellow
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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books

Fall Reflections: Things To Do On and Off Campus

On campus, the last of the vibrant leaves meander gradually to the ground from their arboreal abode, bolstered by the cool breeze. Time continues to fly by, encapsulated by the chaotic flurry of a relentless academic to-do list. The brutal deadlines on research papers, perplexing calculations on lab reports, and colossal demands of midterms are punctuated[…]

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Discovering Rochester: The Memorial Art Gallery

Although Rochester might be seem like a sleepy little town in Upstate New York (and the size of New York City certainly overshadows that of Rochester in comparison), Rochester is not as deserted as it might appear. Rochester is home to some really famous places: the Eastman School of Music, various cinema theaters such as the Little[…]

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Experiential Learning at Rochester

Aside from my semester abroad, the current term has proven to be the most unconventional of my college career. Of my four classes, only one is what I would consider a typical course (Social Cognition, a brain and cognitive sciences class I’m taking to finish out my natural science cluster). The other three are a[…]

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Top Ten Reasons Why Rochester Is Home

Being a Rochester native, I originally thought that I would go away for college. I had been to the University of Rochester campus several times throughout high school for field hockey tournaments and school events, but upon formally visiting the campus my junior year of high school, I was reminded of how fantastic the University[…]

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Rochester by Bike

My second summer in Rochester has certainly been one for the books. I tried new local cuisine, explored more of western New York, made new friends, and had a job that I absolutely loved. But what really set this summer apart from last year was that I spent so much of it on a bike. The[…]

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19th Ward Spelling Bee

by Daniel Aliber, Class of 2017 On April 9, 2016, the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon hosted over 70 students from five schools in the 19th Ward for the sixth annual 19th Ward Spelling Bee! Students from Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10, John Walton Spencer School No. 16, Dr. Charles T. Lunsford STEM Academy School No. 19, Adlai[…]

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How to Navigate Meal Plans

Swipes? Declining? URos? What? On the first day of college, I was very confused about the different meal plans and the different types of money. Read on so you can understand ahead of time! Swipes Meal swipes grant you access to the dining halls, either Danforth or Douglass. As a freshman, you will have unlimited[…]

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An Ever Better Weekend

My weekend started out slow; I devoted Thursday night to completing the majority of my homework for the weekend. However, Meliora Weekend quickly blossomed into one of my favorite weekends ever (I know I sound super optimistic here, but I seriously really enjoyed it!). As my mom said multiple times throughout her stay, “Everything is[…]

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My Summer as an Urban Fellow

As I set out for a semester abroad, my summer has officially come to an end. But oh, what a wonderful summer it was—full to the brim with engaging learning opportunities, an incredible internship, and countless adventures. I couldn’t have asked for a better three months, and I have Rochester’s Urban Fellows program to thank[…]

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Vocational Bliss: My Summer Internship at Writers & Books

I fell in love with Writers & Books the moment I stepped foot onto 740 University Avenue. Located in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, the building is beautifully crafted and exceedingly charming. A former turn-of-the-century police station designed by Rochester architect Claude Bragdon, the W&B building is a three-story brick masterpiece complete[…]

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