Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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What Are Students Doing?
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Meet Zophia!
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College Life as a Remote Out-of-State Student
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Keep the Music Playing: The University of Rochester Pep Band
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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate
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Senior Year: Take One
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Summer Highlights: Part Two
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Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular
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My Humanities Journey
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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall

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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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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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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What to Do When You Have Too Much on Your Plate

At the activities fair, people are thrusting flyers at you from all directions. Assorted sports balls are flying overhead. People are shouting to communicate. It’s all a blur and somehow by the end you’ve signed up to be on the mailing lists for a dozen clubs. A couple of weeks later you get a job[…]

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Senior Year: Take One

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA lately; senior year has been overwhelming. I’m almost at the two month mark, and to be honest, I can’t believe it. The fact that I’ll be graduating in a few months is hard to digest, because I feel like it was only months ago that I was trying[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part Two

Read Part One! It’s been around three months since the end of summer, so it’s the perfect time to look back on my experience! Just to recap quickly, I spent my summer traveling back to India, conducting research in Dr. Buckley’s lab, watching cricket, volunteering at the hospital, and ultimately, hanging out with friends. I[…]

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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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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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