Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular
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My Humanities Journey
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EarthFest 2019 at UR
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Alternative Spring Break: My Experience in Miami
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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break
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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall
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Top Five Spring Break 2019 Moments
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Going to College Close to Home
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What’s “Special” About Special Interest Housing?
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Who’s Making Waves?

Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular

We offer two styles of debate in the University of Rochester Debate Union (URDU): British Parliament (BP) and Policy. The main difference is that policy debate offers the opportunity to prepare in advance, while in BP, you’re only given 15 minutes to prepare once the motion (topic to debate) is announced. We also have a[…]

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My Humanities Journey

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Hi everyone! My name is Emily Tworek, and I’m a rising senior at the University of Rochester studying English, theatre, and business, with a minor in Spanish and certificate in literary translation studies. Whew, that was a mouthful. I’m originally from Edinboro, Pennsylvania, which is just south of Erie.[…]

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EarthFest 2019 at UR

EarthFest is an annual event at Rochester held by the student group Grassroots in honor of Earth Day. What happens each year varies, but the activities are always centered around raising awareness of environmental issues. This year, there were live birds of prey (gasp), succulent and travel mug giveaways, campus environmental groups tabling, and Grassroots’[…]

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Alternative Spring Break: My Experience in Miami

Picture spring break, specifically spring break in Miami. What comes to mind? Lots of drinking, partying, beaches, and overall chaos, right? What if I were to tell you I spent my spring break in Miami this year…doing volunteer work? Might you change your mind? It’s not exactly typical I know, but don’t write me off[…]

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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break

Every year around spring break, University of Rochester students are scrambling to finalize their plans and keep up with the current midterm season. Spring break this year at the University of Rochester was from March 8–17, giving students a little over a week from freedom from their rigorous class schedules. Here are some of the[…]

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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall

Hi everyone! Now that spring of my junior year is underway, I thought I would share with you what fall of my junior year was like. Overall, I would give it a big thumbs up, given that I learned to manage my time better and put more effort into my classes and extracurricular activities. But[…]

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Top Five Spring Break 2019 Moments

Hi everyone! Now that spring break is over and we’re all back to the normal hustle and bustle of campus, I thought I might share what I did over break with you all. After going back and forth for over a month, I decided to *drumroll* go to New York City with my roommates! This[…]

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Going to College Close to Home

For all you folks who live in Rochester and the surrounding area, you may be wondering if it’s a good choice to go to college close to home. As somebody going to college on the other side of the country from where I call home, I can’t speak to that, so here are what my[…]

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What’s “Special” About Special Interest Housing?

As hard as it is to believe, we’re already hitting the middle of the spring semester. You know what that means—it’s time for midterms, mud, and deciding where you want to live for the following semester. Sorry to those of you who live off campus, this post is going to be for people who are[…]

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Who’s Making Waves?

Waves? How? When? And who? What’s the next big thing on campus? All of these will be answered in this blog, which is the first in a series of blogs that intends to spotlight the people, clubs and organizations who are working to shake this campus. PASA, or the Pan African Students Association, is one[…]

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