Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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Hit the GIM!
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The Weird and Wonderful World of College Sports: Quidditch
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What To Do During Winter Break
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Why I Chose to Live in Southside
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Grace Hopper: A Reflection
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Who Sells the Best Coffee on Campus? – A Blind Taste Test
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How to Make the Most of the Winter Weather
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How to Survive the Rochester Winter
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5 Studying Tips for Finals
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4 Weird, But Cool, Things About Rochester

Hit the GIM!

GIM: abbr. General Interest Meeting General interest meetings are held at the beginning of each semester for every club so prospective new members can determine if they want to join or not. GIMs are a great opportunity to learn more about clubs you are interested in before committing, especially if dues are involved. For example,[…]

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The Weird and Wonderful World of College Sports: Quidditch

Who here loves Harry Potter? I sure do, but even if you scoff at the book series, you probably have still heard of the wizarding sport Quidditch. But Quidditch is no longer only an invention by J.K. Rowling, safely tucked within the pages of a few novels—it has made its way into the real world.[…]

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What To Do During Winter Break

Staying on campus during winter break? There’s still so much you can do! Winters at Rochester can be brutal. But that doesn’t mean your break has to be the same. If you find yourself in Rochester during a winter break, there are still lots of things that you can do! Catch up on studying. If[…]

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Why I Chose to Live in Southside

When I was first presented with the housing options for my sophomore year, I did not even consider living at Southside: far distance, potential disconnect with others, and limited dining options. Here is what immediately made me, to my surprise, change my mind and ultimately want to live in Southside. In my first year, I[…]

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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

The time is here, the Grace Hopper Celebration! Grace Hopper is an annual conference aimed towards women in computer science. The University of Rochester Computer Science and Data Science Department sponsors a group of women to attend every year. This year, I was fortunate to be sponsored to attend. Overall, Grace Hopper was more than[…]

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Who Sells the Best Coffee on Campus? – A Blind Taste Test

Disclaimer: I am not a scientist. In fact, this experiment might be the most “science” I have done since arriving at the University of Rochester a year and a half ago. But it was finals week recently, and I decided the best way to honor that (and the best way to procrastinate) was to take[…]

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How to Make the Most of the Winter Weather

Four tips on how to make the most of the winter weather: If you are thinking about applying or attending the University of Rochester, or really anywhere in Upstate New York, you make have already heard about the weather. The winter weather this season is projected to be warmer and rainier than normal with average[…]

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How to Survive the Rochester Winter

Let’s address the elephant in the room, or rather the Yeti… Rochester’s notoriously brutal winter. The mean temperature for the month of November was around 30°F but winter 2018 is slated to start on Friday, December 21. We have already begun to see tons of rainfall and quite a lot of snow, but don’t let any[…]

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5 Studying Tips for Finals

Hi everyone! It’s December, and we all know what that means… FINALS! If you’re like me, and get super stressed during exam times, don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you study and succeed this exam season: 1. Take breaks  This might seem unusual, but one of the most helpful things during finals week[…]

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4 Weird, But Cool, Things About Rochester

Okay so first off, along with the rest of the Class of 2022, I’m still pretty new to campus. I’ve only lived in my new home in Gilbert Hall for a few months, but I’ve loved every minute. So I knew when I decided to come here that Rochester was unique, but since moving in[…]

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