Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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What’s It Like to Be Vegan at UR?
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Humanities Mythbusters: Misconceptions About Rochester Humanities Studies
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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?
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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast
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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now
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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides
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The Longest Winter Break
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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester
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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic
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Mental Health Resources on Campus

What’s It Like to Be Vegan at UR?

There are a lot of considerations that go into deciding which college to attend, and dietary restrictions can be one of them. If you’re vegan and don’t want to give up that lifestyle (or starve), UR can work! A Day in the Life I’ve been vegan for a couple of years now, during which I[…]

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Humanities Mythbusters: Misconceptions About Rochester Humanities Studies

I might be a little biased as a French major, but I think all the cool opportunities in the Humanities at Rochester deserve a little more buzz. So I tasked myself with unpacking some common assumptions—and misconceptions—about being a humanities major here. Rochester is a “STEM school.” False! I was certainly guilty of believing this[…]

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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?

The University of Rochester has several great housing options – Phase, O’Brien, Drama House, the Music Interest Floor, etc. – all offer their own pros and cons, and I’ve had people thrilled with pretty much all University owned housing in someway. But, what if you want to live off campus? This is the first year[…]

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From the Pacific Northwest to the Northeast

Last year, I wrote a post about the pros and cons of going to college close to home. What about people who go to college very far from home, though? As one such person, I know how daunting that idea can be. There are cultural, climate, time, and many other differences that can be challenging[…]

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5 Fun Activities You Can Do in Rochester Once the Pandemic is Over, and 5 You Can Do Right Now

We’ve been stuck in quarantine for almost a year now, and with vaccines being distributed it looks like the era of coronavirus might finally be turning. Here’s a few things I’m looking forward to doing in Rochester once we get there. See a movie at The Little Theater or Regal Culver Ridge Plaza The movies[…]

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Meridians – Rochester’s on-campus tour guides

One of my favorite things I miss about being on campus is my job – I’m a campus tour guide, or “Meridian” as we call them. Imaan Salimi, ’23, Lena Weinbaum, ’22, and Jillian Breithaupt, ’22, talk about their experiences with my favorite job on campus. What inspired you to be a meridian? Imaan: I[…]

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The Longest Winter Break

This year’s winter break was different for Rochester students as we prepared to begin the spring semester later than usual. This gave us an additional two weeks or so of hanging out during a time where we can’t go out to do much. What did Rochester students do with all this extra time before classes[…]

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10 Unique Perks of Attending the University of Rochester

When I was comparing options for college a few years ago, I always wondered what made each school truly special—in other words, the things each school offered that I couldn’t find anywhere else. After 2.5 years as a Yellowjacket, I’ve discovered even more of those qualities here than I knew about when I applied. While[…]

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Revisiting My 2020 Goals From Before the Pandemic

As the New Year begins, I recently started reflecting on my New Year’s resolutions. Towards the end of 2019, I was thrilled a new decade was soon to commence. So, in honor of 2020, I settled on 20 random goals to accomplish during the year—from trying out new activities to focusing on personal growth—and while[…]

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Mental Health Resources on Campus

Given that the pandemic has worsened many (most?) peoples’ mental health, I thought it would be good to share the mental health resources available on campus. There are many options for students to get help and support, no matter the struggles they are facing. University Counseling Center The University Counseling Center (UCC) is above University[…]

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