Tagged - first-years

Breaking news: First-years still have a will to live

They are so full of hope it makes any upperclassman sick with the realization that they, too, were once full of bliss and a will to live.

New student orientation brings back traditions, excludes new sophomores

Incoming first-years and sophomores were welcomed last week with the renewal of many Rochester traditions that were cancelled last year…

Struggles of a semester abroad

On the night of Oct. 1, I made a new friend. There was precious little that drew us to one another — not taste in music, nor hair color, or even species. 

First-years talk remote learning, hybrid courses

First-years, Rilee Alverson, Nicole Smith, Miraz Sadi, Adrija Bhattacharjee, and Nhuja Maharjan, talk about the challenges of learning entirely remotely.

Not all UR dorms are created equal

Students at UR tend to prioritize AC, hot water, or a soft-serve ice cream machine over whether a dorm will offer them a residential community.

UR Snapshots Vol. 2: The First-Years

“I’ve recently received the advice not to use AP credits in all the classes that I can, and I did not follow any of it.”

Dear bushy tailed, wide-eyed, overachieving fresher

My first semester at UR was a shitshow — unbalanced, sleep-deprived, anxious, and toxic. Don’t get me wrong: I collected…