Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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How to Survive the First Month at a New Internship
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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students
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The Perks of Being a D’Lion
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First Impressions of Goa, India
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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity
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A Spirit of Activism at Rochester
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Meet Lauren Bradley, Advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors!
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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!
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Congrats to the New Order of Omega Initiates!
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Halloween at Rochester

How to Survive the First Month at a New Internship

Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve written. Rochester is a land of opportunities, and it has certainly kept me busy. Besides double majoring at UR, working at a local nonprofit, and freelance writing in local newspapers and magazines, I’ve recently started a new internship. Internships can be strange, at first. You’re underdeveloped in[…]

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Dear My Fellow Humanities Students

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about my major and studying in the humanities field. As you know, I am an art history major, and when I tell this to people, it leads to some very interesting responses. Many of the adults instantly become uncomfortable and say something along the lines of “Good luck”[…]

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The Perks of Being a D’Lion

  What is a D’Lion? Most people will ask me this question whenever I proudly announce that I am part of the D’Lion Society at Rochester this year. Briefly speaking, the D’Lion Society is a freshman peer advising group on campus. Most D’Lions are sophomores and juniors, but sometimes there are a few seniors as[…]

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First Impressions of Goa, India

Over the summer, while browsing through the list of events that celebrate the International Year of Light 2015, I stumbled upon the description of a festival called “The Story of Light,” which sought to explore the intersection of science, culture, and philosophy through art and design. I submitted an application and was invited to participate[…]

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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity

The fraternity I am a part of, Delta Upsilon, hosts an annual campus dance competition called Dance 4 Charity (D4C). This past December was the fourth annual show, hosted inside Douglas Dining Hall. Yup, even our dining halls, just one part of our beautiful campus, can be transformed into a stage and show space. So[…]

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A Spirit of Activism at Rochester

As mentioned in my first post, one of the major factors in my decision to come to Rochester was my admissions interview. I remember hearing that "a spirit of activism permeates this campus." Even though the phrase was broad and relatively vague, it was enough to entice me. I'd been active in social justice campaigns[…]

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Meet Lauren Bradley, Advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors!

Today, I want to highlight one of my favorite advisors, Lauren Bradley, advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors, otherwise known as the SAAs. Lauren works for the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations and she plays a key role in helping student organizations at the University connect with their own alumni. This helps students meet[…]

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Scientific Conferences Aren’t Nearly as Boring as They Sound!

Charles Gaugh, Optics Expert, and myself at the “Frontiers in Optics” Industry Exhibit Hall Last month, I traveled to Tucson, AZ, for an annual scientific conference in optics as a representative for the Rochester’s Optical Society of America Student Chapter. Every year, one representative from the chapter is eligible to attend with all expenses covered.[…]

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Congrats to the New Order of Omega Initiates!

As president of Order of Omega, the campus Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Honors Society, I had the distinct privilege of facilitating and organizing this year’s application process, one of the most competitive of any on our college campus. Order of Omega is an Honors Society that recognizes student leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs[…]

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Halloween at Rochester

Hello my dear students! Welcome to the class I call "UR 201: Happy Halloween!" Fall is always one of my favorite seasons in Rochester and celebrating Halloween at Rochester is another one of my favorite things to do on campus! Follow me and let's find out what's unique about Halloween at Rochester! My Halloween celebration[…]

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