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Love it, hate it, can’t stand it or can’t get enough, it’s undeniable that ABC’s show "The Bachelor" is one of most successful television franchises of our time. Not only has the series sparked 19 international editions, inspired three spin-off’s in "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor Pad" and "Bachelor in Paradise" and racked in roughly $190 million in annual advertising revenue, but in the heat of its 21st season, it’s got incredible longevity for a reality show.“What I find fascinating about the program is that it treats love and desire, which appear to be natural and spontaneous, as a matter of artificiality, codes and strategies,” said Jack Bratich a professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies.As the women vie for the affections of Wisconsin software salesman Nick Viall in the franchise’s 39th collective installment, you have to wonder why "The Bachelor" has elicited such passionate sentiments of allure and disgust among millions of viewers since debuting in March 2002, especially in the college student age bracket.Burning terms like rose ceremony, date card and Fantasy Suite into the cultural lexicon, "The Bachelor" cuts through the messy rituals of 21st-century dating to construct a formal process where female contestants from all over the country gather to battle in a 12-week, elimination-style dating competition for the heart of one eligible single man.
Love them or loathe them, there’s undeniable virtue in New Year’s resolutions. The promise of a new year makes us want to stretch to be the smartest, funniest and happiest versions of ourselves.
Nearly six weeks deep into the fall semester you should certainly know if your current round-up of classes is the perfect fit or has if it has you yearning to quit.
Within the last year, three Mexican-style eateries have bunkered down on College Avenue.
Autumn is coming, and Rutgers — New Brunswick is ready. This past weekend the Scarlet Knights defeated Howard in the first home football game of the season, the closing of add/drop has officially locked us into our academic schedules and students have begun sporting flannels to class.
Now that the sun is here to stay, the chic, sleek people of the world are donning pastel and sucking down juice like they’ve never known water.
Curse the spring break gods for taking one good look at your slim bank account balance and laughing.
With Valentine’s Day on our minds, we don’t know how to express how much you mean to us. You’re our home, favorite destination, sanctuary, playground, motivation and challenge.
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but winter sports make it delightful. Attention snow bunnies and ski bums of Rutgers, your time has come.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we are absolutely broke. Through a whole semester of new textbooks, food deliveries and Spring Break down-payments can sure thin out your piggybank.
Gathering around one table to give thanks, your family is finally all together at last. After fierce cross-interrogation about your classes, GPA, social circle, love life and career plans for the next 50 years, there’s left nothing for a Rutgers kid to do but pop a bottle and embrace the evening.
Ahh, Thanksgiving dinner. You haven’t seen such a delicious bounty of properly cooked food since you kissed your loved ones goodbye and returned to campus at the beginning of the semester, but don’t think you will be chowing down so fast. The only level of anticipation surpassing your broke, collegian hunger is that of your doting relatives.Sort of a cross between an incredibly nosey first date and FBI background check, their questions are sure to flow more easily than the whiskey from the not-so-secret flask your weird uncle always pockets for the holiday season.
The hot coffee brewed as people poured through the doors of Hidden Grounds coffee shop last Thursday evening, seeking haven from the chilly rain and seeking a new fall wardrobe.A beloved Easton Avenue coffee spot, Hidden Grounds frequently hosts pop-up shops for artisan vendors, but none share the special connection quite like the one with Rad Cat. MK Rix, the brand’s founder, curator and chief operator, dreamt up the vision for the label while still a Mason Gross School of the Arts student only a few years ago.
As Cady Heron from "Mean Girls" once mused, Halloween is the one night a year that a girl can dress however she likes, and no other girl can say anything about it.
When this time of October rolls around, it can feel like the whole world turns to an overnight Candyland.
As we trudge through the thick of midterm season, the only fall on the minds of many Rutgers collegians is the possible GPA slip. Take heart, studious ones, and take a look around — the morning air is crisper, the leaves are just starting to turn and it’s absolutely gorgeous outside.
There’s no better way to commemorate a school year well done than reveling in the glory of one of the Garden State's finest music festivals. There's no experience quite like it — people from all over gather to soak up the sun and watch live performances given by their favorite artists.
As the waters warm up and the nights get longer, April’s bonfires,
picnics and outdoor activities have many of the University’s chicest
ladies throwing open their closets in desperation, exclaiming that they
have “nothing to wear.” With finals looming closer and temperatures
boiling up to the 70s, it’s safe to say that New Brunswick has
officially come down with a serious case of spring fever.
At last, spring is rapidly returning in all her verdant glory and we’ve seriously been missing her. After a cold, long winter — marked by even longer nights in the library, consider rewarding yourself with a scenic outdoor study session that’ll not only boost your mood, but your GPA.