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University of Rochester

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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
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Rochester in the Fall
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 5
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Fight to the Top *Update*

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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Rochester in the Fall

By Stephania Romaniuk Ahhh… Fall in Rochester.  The best season there is. I have always loved the moment I see leaves turning yellow – just a peek here and there at first – because I know that the long, glorious weeks of colorful trees, crisp Fall mornings, and new adventures are about to begin.  Rochester[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 5

Born and raised in Boulder, CO., Carlin moved to Rochester, NY after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. This blog post is part of a continuing series[…]

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Fight to the Top *Update*

Jonathan Vazquez is stepping out in the spotlight these days and with good reason.  His story of hard work and accomplishment is an example that anyone could learn from.   A week after the University of Rochester officially honored its commitment to the Geneva Boxing Team, Rochester’s local news station, 13 WHAM News, ran a[…]

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