Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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Flower City
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You’ve Never Heard of Wegmans?!
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Sick of commercialized blockbusters? Attend a local film festival!
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Come One, Come All: Rochester’s Eclectic Tastes
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Get Ready for Snow, Incoming Yellowjackets!!
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Celebrating the Legend of Bob Marley
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Outside “The Bubble”
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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot
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How to Make a Shirley Temple
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Where the bus can take you

Flower City

The end of May here in Rochester was all about the Lilac Festival. This is when everyone goes to Highland Park and walks around looking at the beautiful flowers on the trail, and there are a lot of activities and events going on. I personally just went my first time this year with my best[…]

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You’ve Never Heard of Wegmans?!

Well, as the month, weeks, and days are counting down to Orientation Day, I have been talking to some of my future classmates through Facebook and even texting. It is very exciting to meet so many new people and learn about different lifestyles around the country. One thing that has surprised me the most was[…]

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Sick of commercialized blockbusters? Attend a local film festival!

Today, I saw at least 10 billboards for Sucker Punch and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son around Paris. I couldn’t help but think, “That’s quite a waste of ad space.” I admit that sometimes I go watch these types of ‘guilty pleasures’; however, it’s a shame that other films that are just as entertaining,[…]

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Come One, Come All: Rochester’s Eclectic Tastes

By Stephen Palermo, Publications Manager First things first—Rochester is not New York City, Chicago, or Boston. But much like those iconic megalopolises, it’s jam-packed with all the same stuff. The one thing many people coming to Rochester from outside the Flower City need to understand is that much of what is superficially offered in large[…]

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Get Ready for Snow, Incoming Yellowjackets!!

My school district recently had two snow days within two weeks. This is a big deal, because Greece Central RARELY closes. We have been known to go to school with feet upon FEET of snow before. The first snow day was really more of a “cold day”; school was cancelled because temperatures were in the[…]

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Celebrating the Legend of Bob Marley

By Michelle Thompson-Taylor, Community Relations Manager Rochester is not without cultural celebrations all year round. Not only is February Black History Month, it’s also the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley. The Hon. Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6, 1945, son of a young black Jamaican girl and an older white quartermaster who was[…]

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Outside “The Bubble”

One danger of living on a campus like U of R – inclusive, thriving, and full of its own opportunities – is what I like to call the “bubble effect.” You see, it’s very easy to forget that there’s actually a world off campus. There are so many groups and events every weekend, that it’s[…]

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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

Full disclosure: I love mascots. I still remember having my Buffalo Bills plush buffalo and a Baltimore Orioles stuffed animal in my room and prominently displayed when I was growing up. For those who are wondering what a Rochester-born kid would be doing with an Orioles mascot, the Rochester Red Wings were the Orioles farm[…]

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How to Make a Shirley Temple

It was my friend’s birthday last week so we decided to go to the Distillery to celebrate.  If it’s your birthday, you get free dessert! Plus, you can use flex there. I’m not a big fan of sugary drinks with my meals, but when I’m at the Distillery, I always order their Shirley Temple. It’s[…]

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Where the bus can take you

I was going to talk about autumn (my favorite season), but then it occurred to me, autumn doesn’t just happen in Rochester, so you probably know what it’s like.  Changing leaves, crisp air, and you ladies pack away the sundresses (Barney Stinson is crying somewhere).  So I decided maybe I should talk about something else,[…]

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