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Eating healthy as a college student is notoriously difficult. As Rutgers is a college campus home to a plethora of fast food spots and fat sandwiches, the legend of the freshman 15 often becomes a reality for many students.
As “The Birthplace of Football” and the newest member of the Big Ten conference, Rutgers University faithfully turns the campus scarlet and black with RU pride for its homecoming football game. Events like the Homecoming Bed Races and the annual bonfire break up the semester and build suspense toward Saturday’s game every October. This year the Scarlet Knights will compete against Purdue University, and it’s anticipated that High Point Solutions Stadium will be packed with students and alumni alike. The tradition of homecoming games is widely known as the most celebrated day in college football: intended to unite students and alumni with a day of rallies and parades that establish a university’s sense of school spirit and pride. While Rutgers competed against Princeton University in the first college football game in 1869, neither team can claim a significant part in pioneering the homecoming tradition.
Let’s face it, vegans get a bad rap — some people find their limited palate annoying and obnoxious or worry that their vegan friend will be judging them as they cut into a juicy steak.The Rutgers Veg Society is hoping to change that stigma this Wednesday with "Hug-a-Vegan Day" at The Yard on College Avenue.“The mission of this event is to interact with fellow Rutgers students to promote a sense of unity between those of different dietary lifestyles,” said Nikki Iannantuano, the public relations chairwoman for the Rutgers Veg Society.
On Saturday, Sept. 23, Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA) hosted its annual Scarlet Day of Service, which aimed to inspire all Rutgers students to give back to the community and volunteer.Scarlet Day of Service gives more than 1,000 students the opportunity to serve New Jersey by cleaning up outdoor spaces and local communities, working with youth and senior citizens, and more.At this year’s service event, students served the Rutgers Gardens and worked to end homelessness and hunger.
This Friday marks the start of the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Fall Film Festival, a month-long event featuring up to 17 films exclusively being premiered in New Jersey.The festival continues to offer a unique media arts experience and culture unlike anything else in the state, as it attracts thousands of guests every year and gains plenty of support from patrons.Past NJ Film Festivals have been praised by publications such as the Star Ledger and the New York Times, and has drawn notable guests such as Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, Paul Morrissey and many more.
On Sept. 15, The Rutgers Landscape Architecture Club hosted its sixth annual “PARK(ing) Day,” a nationally recognized day that aims to turn urban spaces such as New Brunswick into serene relaxation spots.In partnership with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) of New Jersey, members of the club worked together to turn two street parking spots on Seminary Place on College Avenue into a parklet featuring yoga and meditation sessions led by professionals, Zumba dance lessons, arts and crafts activities, a bike maintenance station and live music for the public to enjoy.
After a year of creating artwork based on female empowerment, the artistic ability of students from the Global Village is now on featured in the Mary H.
Rutgers students sat for a lecture and poetry reading provided by nationally acclaimed writer Christopher Soto on Tuesday, April 18.
The diversity and inclusivity in which Rutgers University prides itself with was fabulously showcased Thursday night at Demarest Hall’s Spring Drag Show, where students came out to perform and show support for the LGBTQ community.Aidan Cushing, a resident of Demarest Hall and organizer for the event, said the tightknit and supportive community of Demarest is what makes the Hall a perfect location for the show.
Storytelling shapes us into who we are — we tell stories to our family and friends, to mere strangers and even to ourselves as a way to convey emotion, explain ideas and give valuable lessons.As storytelling is a crucial part of our everyday lives, TEDxRutgers held its first-ever "Creative Storytelling Open Mic" night on Wednesday, April 5, where Rutgers students were free to let their voices be heard.Although known for its annual TEDx Conference and public speaking contests, Wednesday’s open mic night was the organization’s first dabble in creative performance.Held at the Livingston Student Center in collaboration with the Verbal Mayhem Poetry Collective, the non-profit aimed to explore the art of storytelling through poetry, song, personal narrative, monologue and beyond.With an initially slow turnout, Mason Gross School of the Arts student Marcus Raye Perez woke the crowd with his spoken word poem “I Met God, She’s Black,” inspired by a T-shirt donning the same phrase.
In accordance with Women’s History Month, the Rutgers Women’s Leadership Coalition (WLC) held its 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference last Friday, March 24, with this year’s theme being "Speak Up, Speak Out: Advocating For Yourself and Others."According to the event’s pamphlet, the WLC’s mission is to “inclusively bring graduate students together from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and promote personal, academic and professional development.” The free, all-day conference offered empowering workshops and discussion panels that gave Rutgers women an opportunity to network for educational and professional opportunities.
With the drinking age in America being 21, underage drinking is prevalent, especially on college campuses.
Upon arriving in Rome, I braced myself for a diet consisting of pizza, pasta and gelato, and boy, was I right about that one.
It’s the middle of the second semester, and your once fresh and catalogue worthy dorm room is now looking like any other teenage bedroom, except this time your clothes are in a ball at the foot of your bed, and if your mother saw how many plastic water bottles you’ve accumulated, she’d kill you.What gives?
The Fashion Organization of Retail and Marketing (FORM) hosted its first annual Fashion Week last Monday, jam-packed with guest speakers, giveaways and a streetwear fashion show geared towards the students.An organization on campus since 2012, FORM’s mission is to offer a community for students interested in fashion and prepare fashion industry-hopefuls for a career in the field.
Dozens of Rutgers students and non-Rutgers students alike attended the HAIRitage conference on Saturday, a Black History Month celebration hosted by the Livingston Residence Council and a number of other sponsors and on-campus organizations.In attempts to make this year’s Black History Month celebration unique and memorable, HAIRitage included discussion panels, workshops and raffles geared towards the embracement of black and afro-Latinx hair.Saturday’s conference kicked off with an address from keynote speaker Anu Prestonia, a natural haircare mogul who opened one of the first all-natural, black-owned hair salons in New York City.The entrepreneur shared with the audience her lifelong journey of self-love, a journey that started at just 10-years-old when she lost her hair to chemical relaxers.
Valentine’s Day is one of those love it or hate it holidays. Scratch that — it’s pretty safe to say most people loathe the holiday, especially those who are single.