Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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Um, I don’t drink, no thanks.
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The Weary Don’t Want to Rest – That’s Why They’re Weary
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Fall Leaves, Fall!
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Inspired by a Fortune
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The Club Life (How it Got Me Through)
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Rochester in the Fall
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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”
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The Tears and Joys of Filmmaking
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 6
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How Spring Break Saved My Life

Um, I don’t drink, no thanks.

It seems as though a lot of prospective students are concerned about the party scene.  I’ve heard questions such as, “Do I have to drink?,” “Are they going to judge me if I don’t?,”  “Maybe I shouldn’t go to parties at all…” Take it from someone who goes partying almost every weekend. I’m allergic to[…]

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The Weary Don’t Want to Rest – That’s Why They’re Weary

So. We’re probably halfway through the semester and my fifth class just started. I’m recommissioning a geartruder extrusion device in senior lab, learning about Noh theatre in my Japanese culture class, and designing process flows — all while trying to convince myself that quantum theory isn’t just some joke that physicists are playing on the[…]

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Inspired by a Fortune

“This is crap,” says a friend sitting next to me at The Commons (formally known and preferred as the “The Pit”), as he reads his fortune from the Panda Express.  I began to reminisce about a fortune cookie from the past… Two years ago, during a time when I was stressing over college applications, I[…]

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The Club Life (How it Got Me Through)

By Brien I don’t know about you guys, but during my freshman orientation the thing I most looked forward to most was the activities fair.  For me, college was going to be my chance to really get out there and try a bunch of things I hadn’t tried before.  Of course, as a typical high[…]

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Rochester in the Fall

By Stephania Romaniuk Ahhh… Fall in Rochester.  The best season there is. I have always loved the moment I see leaves turning yellow – just a peek here and there at first – because I know that the long, glorious weeks of colorful trees, crisp Fall mornings, and new adventures are about to begin.  Rochester[…]

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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”

By Bradley Booke This past week, during a high school visit, I had the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite places in Rochester… Dinosaur BBQ. The student I was talking with had recently visited Rochester and had been impressed with what he found.  Nothing impressed him more, though, than the culinary delight that[…]

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The Tears and Joys of Filmmaking

I got the worst farmer’s tan. My meals consist of donuts, fast food, and caffeinated drinks. My wallet is nearly empty. A day never goes by without arguing with one of my crew members. I guess the film industry is not as glamorous as it seems? Well, frankly, I DON’T CARE. Nothing brings me more[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 6

Born and raised in Boulder, CO., Carlin moved to Rochester, NY after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. By Carlin Gettliffe It will be a while before[…]

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How Spring Break Saved My Life

Yes, yes, I am an engineering student. When I give tours, I invariably get questions about my life or lack there of. Being an engineering student is hard no matter what university you attend. You do the work because you love it, not because its easy. At the University of Rochester you learn to be[…]

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