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The first time I opened the pages of The Daily Targum, I was
standing outside the Livingston Student Center on the very first
day of my college career trying to figure out what exactly a "REXL"
was — a dinosaur or a form of transportation? As a lowly first-year
student leafing through the pages of the Targum I have to say — I
was impressed. Coming in as the Editor-in-Chief of my high school
newspaper that had barely enough content or staff to squeeze out an
issue every couple of months, let alone every day, the thought of a
daily newspaper was as they say in "The Princess Bride,"
University alumnus James O'Keefe was arrested with three others
on felony charges Monday for attempting to gain access to Sen. Mary
Landrieu's New Orleans office.
With a brick wall, a microphone and a spotlight, 14 comedians
from colleges all across New Jersey took the stage of the Stress
Factory last night for the New Jersey Comedy Festival.
Members of the community, classmates, family members and
community leaders held candles, carried signs, sang hymns and
demanded change at a candelight vigil Monday night in honor of
15-year-old George Coleman Jr.
More than 800 readers of The Daily Targum Web site have
participated in a survey throughout the past few weeks that asks
where the best off-campus pizza can be found.
After a tight race between gubernatorial candidates Jon S.
Corzine and Chris Christie, students on campus were equally as
split between the two, with many stating they either did not vote
because of dissatisfaction with the candidates or were not informed
enough to make a decision.
For sports fans, there's a new downtown bar and grill in
About 100 students skipped class, stood on flower planters, cars
and the Grease Trucks yesterday to catch a glimpse of Travel
Channel host Adam Richman as the network filmed an episode of the
series, "Man v. Food" at the RU Hungry Grease Truck on the College
The New Brunswick Rocks campaign is encouraging patrons of the
city's restaurants, bars and the Heldrich Hotel and Spa to grab a
date each week for "Friday Night Date Night," taking place at all
of the campaign's participating establishments.
Three times a week, city residents can support local vendors and
pick up fresh produce all in one place at the New Brunswick
Community Farmers Market.
President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress
last night, stating he hopes to build on the parts of the current
health care system that work and fix what does not, rather than try
to create an entirely new system.
The Labor Day football season opener against Cincinnati
yesterday gave the University a chance to show off all the new
additions to Rutgers Stadium now that construction is almost
A new kind of frozen treat has landed in New Brunswick this week
with the opening of Fruity Yogurt at 38 Easton Avenue. The
self-serve frozen yogurt shop with its bright green tiling and
orange décor held its grand opening on Wednesday.
Adrienne Vogt beat incumbent Jim Cahill in a landslide election
Tuesday night for mayor of the city.
Students at the Lincoln Elementary School on Bartlett Street
received a surprise at recess yesterday afternoon when the brothers
of the University fraternity Delta Phi brought new playground
equipment for their use.
New Brunswick taxi owners lose business everyday because more
than 100 illegal, "gypsy" drivers from surrounding areas with less
expensive licenses and less strict requirements cruise the
Five honorary degree recipients will be acknowledged at the
University commencement ceremony on May 20 in Voorhees Mall on the
College Avenue campus, including world-renowned fashion designer
Marc Ecko who will deliver the keynote address.
The Board of Governors approved changing the name of the School
of Communication, Information and Library Studies to the School of
Communication and Information, despite some dissention from the
audience yesterday at the board's meeting in Winants Hall on the
College Avenue campus.
With construction for the College Avenue Greening Project soon
to come underway, the Department of Transportation Services will be
impacted for the next two years.
Web users are inundated with about 162,000 links on the Internet
every day, and readers are trying to find new ways to aggregate all
the information they are bombarded with, said researcher at The New
York Times Research and Development Labs Nick Bilton.