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The Literary Arts at Rochester
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18 Years in the Making
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Classes You’re Probably Taking as a Senior, Like It or Not
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Artistic Hubs on Campus
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High School vs. College
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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships
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The Humanities at Rochester
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Three Things I Learned This Summer
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Dorm Decorations 2k17
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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior

The Literary Arts at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 There is so much to talk about when it comes to literature and writing programs here at Rochester. So, I’m going to dive right in! Department of English Tracks: Creative Writing, Language, Media, and Communication, British and American Literature, and Theater (Available in majors and minors—even more variety for[…]

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18 Years in the Making

by Celia Konowe, Class of 2021 At age five, I sat in my first lecture hall, in awe of the built-in desks, endless rows of seats, and rotating chalkboards that seemed nothing short of magic. To my right was one of my closest family friends who, like me, was visiting campus for the first time, and[…]

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Classes You’re Probably Taking as a Senior, Like It or Not

Are you a first year who has just figured out what classes you’re taking and you think you’re ready to imagine what senior year is like? Or are you a senior who’s curious to find people going through the same class struggles? You have found the right article! Below I will describe some of the classes[…]

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Artistic Hubs on Campus

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 Whether it’s tunnel murals or student work on display, you can find visual art wherever you look at Rochester. But there are four points of interest which are truly artistic epicenters on campus. 1. Sage Art Center     The first is Sage Art Center, the glass-walled workshop between[…]

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High School vs. College

Looking back on high school, I’m amazed that I had seven classes a day and had homework in all of them due the next day. High school seems so different compared to college now, but there are still many common qualities that makes transitioning from high school to college easier. 1. College may give you[…]

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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships

I reached out to fellow University of Rochester juniors about their summer internships, jobs, and travels. I am so impressed by the range and depth of the positions they held. Out of the six friends I surveyed, three stayed in Rochester for the summer and three went back home. Two worked in different cities, and two[…]

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The Humanities at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Let’s talk about the humanities. And let’s start with the question most of us probably take for granted: What are “the humanities?” Hi! My name is Sara, and I’m the Humanities Fellow here at the University of Rochester. Throughout this academic year, I’ll be blogging and posting on social[…]

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Three Things I Learned This Summer

Hi everyone! Since summer is almost over (and fall semester is here), I believe some reflections on how I spent the past four months are in order. Unlike most of my friends, I decided to stay on campus the whole time (and be a “real adult”). I gained some amazing experiences here while working, doing research,[…]

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Dorm Decorations 2k17

I can’t believe the summer is already gone, but I’m excited to have moved into Gale (one of the upperclassmen dorms on campus) with five of my closest friends on campus. I’m living with the same girls I roomed with during my sophomore year. Our dorm for our junior year is a suite in Gale[…]

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An Honest Letter to Soon-To-Be Freshmen from a Soon-To-Be Senior

Dear incoming freshmen! Although I have no idea who you are, you may know my face and name. We’ll probably run into each other on campus at some point, so come say hi any time (if you want to). Anyway, not trying to sound too old, but when I was in your position almost four[…]

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