Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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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?
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A Cappella at Rochester
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Club of the Day: BCS & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council
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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

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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A Cappella at Rochester

When I started at Rochester, I was taken aback by how many a cappella groups there are here. I’m not a singer and therefore wasn’t interested in joining one, but I was still curious about what distinguishes one group from another. For those of you who are also wondering this, here is a breakdown of[…]

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Club of the Day: BCS & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council

There are many different student organizations offered at the University of Rochester. From academic clubs to sports teams to Greek life to a myriad of other extracurriculars, there is something for everyone! Today, I would like to highlight the Brain and Cognitive Sciences & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council. The club was founded in 2014 in order[…]

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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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