Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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What Are Students Doing?
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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought
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Meet Zophia!
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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student
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Celebrating Halloween ft. Covid-19
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Unexpected Everyday Upsides of the Pandemic
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Adjusting to Campus in the Time of Corona
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My Little Trip to Lake Ontario
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My Summer in Quarantine
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Keep the Music Playing: The University of Rochester Pep Band

What Are Students Doing?

You may be wondering what students are doing with their time now that college life has changed dramatically. What do we do when we can’t go to our friend’s dance performance or go to parties? Here are some examples of activities U of R students are keeping busy, active, and social while staying safe. Apple[…]

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College: A Melting Pot of Diverse Thought

If there was one thing I was not prepared for prior to coming to college, it was the amount of diverse people I would meet. I come from Omaha, Nebraska. In-comparison to high school, I found the University of Rochester to be extremely diverse along racial and ethnic lines. Yet, from my experience, the student[…]

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Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student

After leaving Rochester last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was already eagerly awaiting my return to campus in the fall. However, with all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, I ultimately chose to study remotely this semester. Although I miss seeing my classmates in person, I’m thankful to say my college experience has remained[…]

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Celebrating Halloween ft. Covid-19

I have always loved Halloween – loved, loved, LOVED it. I love candy, I love making Halloween cookies and other snacks, I love carving pumpkins, and I love dressing up. This year is obviously different, and as Halloween fast approaches, college students everywhere are trying to figure out how to still get into the sinister[…]

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Unexpected Everyday Upsides of the Pandemic

With everything that has changed since March, it’s easy to focus on how upset our day-to-day lives are due to COVID-19 measures. However, I have noticed several silver linings to these changes. Masks There are some unexpected upsides to not showing the bottom half of your face. Something stuck in your teeth? Who cares, nobody[…]

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Adjusting to Campus in the Time of Corona

  Hi friends! Welcome to the wonderful world of navigating online classes! With everything going on in the world recently, I’m mostly just so glad that people are able to be on campus. But I know a lot of people are struggling with navigating this “new normal.” So, I thought I’d create a little update[…]

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My Little Trip to Lake Ontario

In an effort to see more of the sights around Rochester before I graduate, I took advantage of one of the nice September Saturdays to go to Lake Ontario with a friend. We were going to go for a walk at Corbett’s Glen before heading to the beach, but the parking lot was full, so[…]

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My Summer in Quarantine

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I’m sure most people would agree that summer 2020 was unlike any other. However, despite the unusual circumstances, I’m grateful for the memories I made, and I’m happy I can look back on this summer fondly. So, it seemed fitting to dedicate my first article of the semester to sharing[…]

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Keep the Music Playing: The University of Rochester Pep Band

The fall 2020 semester is like nothing ever seen at the University of Rochester. The shift to hybrid classes has been difficult, but professors and students are working to make the transition as smooth as possible. One of these new changes is limiting social gatherings for student organizations. Since acceptable rehearsal space is extremely limited,[…]

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