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University of Rochester

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Meliora Weekend: Year 2!
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Guide to Finding Your Perfect Study Spot
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What To Expect 8,248 Miles Away From Home
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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play
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A Glimpse Into the Students’ Association Government
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Hello, It’s Me… Ananya
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Top Ten Reasons Why Rochester Is Home
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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor
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ROCAppella Music Festival
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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad

Meliora Weekend: Year 2!

The Pillow Family came back in Rochester for my second Meliora Weekend as a student. (Here’s a recap of my first year.) It was quite the adventure. Highlights from this year’s weekend were the huge white letters spelling “MELIORA” on the quad and all the perfectly circular blue and yellow balloons. Friday Presidential Symposium with Ken[…]

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Guide to Finding Your Perfect Study Spot

It’s the middle of the semester, which means . . . midterms! Yes, it’s time to get studying. Studying can be grueling, but I noticed that having my favorite place to study where I can really focus and get a lot of work done makes studying a lot easier. Here is my list of favorite study spots[…]

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What To Expect 8,248 Miles Away From Home

Life has an uncanny habit of cajoling you onto a path that strays substantially from your comfort zone, overwhelming you with sudden novelty. Having lived my entire life in the same house in a tranquil neighborhood of Bangalore in South India, the 33-hour journey to Upstate New York seemed like a surreal proposition found in[…]

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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play

The University of Rochester is well known for a variety of things, but their Friday nights aren’t typically one of them. Staying true to its stereotype as a bit of a “nerd school,” many students might end up studying well into a weekend night. Some, of course, are actively engaged in the Friday night life,[…]

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A Glimpse Into the Students’ Association Government

Throughout most of my two years at the University of Rochester thus far, I’ve been involved with Students’ Association Government (the formal name for Rochester’s student government body, which is colloquially referred to by students as “SA Government” or ”SA Gov”). During the spring of my freshman year, I served as a member of what[…]

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Hello, It’s Me… Ananya

Hello there! My name is Ananya Goyal, and I’m a freshman of the Class of 2020. I grew up in New Delhi, India, and am planning on majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in international relations. I spend my free time exploring the campus, meeting new people, chasing groundhogs, and writing about the same. I’m extremely excited[…]

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Top Ten Reasons Why Rochester Is Home

Being a Rochester native, I originally thought that I would go away for college. I had been to the University of Rochester campus several times throughout high school for field hockey tournaments and school events, but upon formally visiting the campus my junior year of high school, I was reminded of how fantastic the University[…]

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3 Tips from a Resident Advisor

“What is a Resident Advisor?” Many of my freshman residents asked me this question on move-in day. When I first encountered this question, I paused and thought about my role in my hall and my recent Resident Advisor training experience. A Resident Advisor (RA) is a student employee of the Office for Residential Life & Housing Services (Res[…]

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ROCAppella Music Festival

by Jalon Howard, Class of 2016, Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year student For many, the University of Rochester’s fifth-year programs offer an opportunity for students to extend their scope of knowledge and further celebrate the pursuit of creativity and understanding. For me, the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program represented this and more. Spending the year executing a novel[…]

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Susan B. Anthony vs. the Quad

Which freshman dorm will be deemed the champion? Susan B. Anthony “Sue B.,” as it has been lovingly nicknamed, has three major advantages. First, Danforth Dining Hall is on the first floor. On weekends, students can roll out of bed and head to breakfast in pajamas. The Hillside Market is also on the main level[…]

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