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Meet the Animal Residents of UofR!
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A Year in Free Plants
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3 Tips to Make the Most of Your First Semester 
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What’s It Like to Be Vegan at UR?
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Three Reasons Why You Should Live Off-Campus
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The Great Outdoors
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Interview with an International Student (Part 1: How I got here)
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Advice to Incoming Students of Color
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Photography Class, Hybrid Edition
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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?

Meet the Animal Residents of UofR!

Groundbois Groundhogs (aka “groundbois”) are a fan favorite and unofficial mascot of Rochester. Although they hibernate for much of the time that students are on campus, they are beloved. I still get excited every time I see one and it’s been 4 years. The groundboi is a quintessential symbol here, depicted on class council logos[…]

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A Year in Free Plants

There were a lot of plant giveaways this year, and you can bet I went to each and every one of them. Shoutout to Wilson Commons Student Activities for being the source of most of my new plant friends. Join me for a journey through my 2020-2021 academic year — with plants! Lucy the Lucky[…]

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3 Tips to Make the Most of Your First Semester 

Nervous about your first semester? Wondering what are the best ways to come out of your first semester on top? From a fellow student nearly done with my second semester of college, I’ve got the tips and tricks for making the most of your first semester at the UR! 1.  Prepare for classes early   The[…]

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What’s It Like to Be Vegan at UR?

There are a lot of considerations that go into deciding which college to attend, and dietary restrictions can be one of them. If you’re vegan and don’t want to give up that lifestyle (or starve), UR can work! A Day in the Life I’ve been vegan for a couple of years now, during which I[…]

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Three Reasons Why You Should Live Off-Campus

One thing that gets students interested in moving away for college is the chance to live on their own. Read this post to find out three reasons why you should actually live off-campus.   Getting your money’s worth This point will be especially important for students who are interested in saving money. For 2021-2022, the[…]

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The Great Outdoors

Hello friends! As we pass the one year mark of the Coronavirus shutting down the University of Rochester, there are several light pinpricks beginning to shine from the tend of the tunnel. Vaccines are becoming more and more widely available, a tentative hope for a fully in-person fall semester has been proposed, and the best[…]

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Interview with an International Student (Part 1: How I got here)

The University of Rochester takes immense pride in its title as a global university. When we say that the world is in Rochester, we really mean it. There are over 4,800 international students at the university who come from over 120 different countries. Not only will you be able to experience life in a different[…]

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Advice to Incoming Students of Color

As a fifth-year student (Class of 2020, e5′ 2021), I took a moment to reflect on my years at the UofR. At this point, most of my close friends are BIPOC students of color, first-generation students, etc. Through our late-night conversations and constant discussions, it’s become clear that the idea of “college” itself comes with[…]

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Photography Class, Hybrid Edition

The “Photo City” Rochester is sometimes known as the “Photo City,” and for good reason. As the birthplace of Kodak, it has a rich history in photography and is home to the George Eastman Museum, Visual Studies Workshop, Kodak’s headquarters. (Plus a whole lot of talented artists and photo geeks!) I’ve been passionate about photography[…]

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What’s it Like Living on Your Own for the First Time?

The University of Rochester has several great housing options – Phase, O’Brien, Drama House, the Music Interest Floor, etc. – all offer their own pros and cons, and I’ve had people thrilled with pretty much all University owned housing in someway. But, what if you want to live off campus? This is the first year[…]

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