Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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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
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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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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

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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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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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

The time is here, the Grace Hopper Celebration! Grace Hopper is an annual conference aimed towards women in computer science. The University of Rochester Computer Science and Data Science Department sponsors a group of women to attend every year. This year, I was fortunate to be sponsored to attend. Overall, Grace Hopper was more than[…]

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