Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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A Little About Myself
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Darien Lake!
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The Lilac Festival
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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”

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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Darien Lake!

For my last day of school, our senior class all took a trip to Darien Lake. Ever hear of it? Around Rochester it is very popular. It is a huge amusement park and water park. Also, lots of concerts and events happen there all summer long. Warped Tour comes in the summer, and many famous[…]

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The Lilac Festival

Approximately a year and some months ago, no one ever thought the school year would be over so soon. From a freshman’s point of view, the year ahead looked very long, quite packed, and sometimes unpredictable. Classes. Assignments. Clubs. Friends. Foods. Places. Not-so-exciting moments. Meetings. Parties. Elections. Formals. Tours. The list goes on and on.[…]

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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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