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Spring break can be a week-long period notorious for debauchery and wild behavior. While fellow Rutgers students were in warm, tropical places like Cancun or Florida, I bravely drove six hours north to freeze in Montreal, Canada — and I don’t regret a thing, except for my frost-bitten toes and wind-burned face.Montreal, it turns out, has a lot of options to offer a college student looking to destress from the first half of spring semester.
The Emerald City is home to an expansive museum scene, showcasing a little bit of everything, from art to industrial history.
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.
You could take multiple lifetimes to explore Rome. I've been here for two months, and I'm still barely able to comprehend what a truly magnificent place it is.
Sometimes an unlikely spring break adventure in Chicago arises out of visiting your great grandmother in snowy Iowa for a weekend — only sometimes.
For my spring break it was all castles, royalty and historic architecture that framed the trip and made the backdrop of my across the pond adventure in the United Kingdom.I spent the week in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England where I came across some of the world's oldest architecture and history.
New Brunswick and the neighboring Highland Park are the home to a large and vibrant Caribbean community that brings diversity and culture to the area.
On Fat Tuesday, Old Bay restaurant brought a taste of a traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration to the Banks.
OnMonday night, two of the original feminist art world activists took off their masks to share with a packed auditorium the work of the Guerrilla Girls.The Guerrilla Girls is a collective that started in 1985 in New York City focused on being the “conscious of the art world,” bringing to light the injustices regarding diversity and inclusion.The women that banded together after an exhibit of contemporary artists at the Museum of Modern Art failed to show an adequate number of female artists and artists of color.Being artists themselves, they kept their identities a secret to protect their own careers and took on the names of deceased female artists (keeping their memories alive as well).Alice Neel (1900-1984) and Hannah Höch (1889-1978) graced the Zimmerli Museum last Monday.
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.
Rutgers contributed to the Body Positivity Movement by hosting a performance by the explosive dance troupe
Pretty Big Movement, who embrace inclusivity and self-acceptance.
Sponsored by the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities (SJE) last Monday night at the Douglass Student Center, Pretty Big Movement performed to hip-hop and ethnic music for a crowd eager to experience first-hand their collective confidence and self-love.
In light of Black History Month, Livingston Campus will be hosting its first annual HAIRitage Conference, a three-day series of workshops, presentations and attractions that will celebrate the history and culture of black and Afro-Latino hair.Modinat Sanni, the chairman of HAIRitage and residence life coordinator at Livingston Campus, came across the idea when planning the usual traditional Black History celebration for the University.
To ring in or rather crow in the Lunar New Year of the Rooster the Asian American Culture Center (AACC) is celebrating with their annual Lunar New Year showcase.The event will take place this coming Friday, Feb. 3 at the Busch Student Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.
It is a sunny day in New Brunswick, and you have class soon. You could take the bus or start walking — or you could strap on your helmet and take your bicycle out for a spin on the New Brunswick pavement.Imagine having the wind rushing by your face as you see your fellow classmates squished together like sardines in a can, taking the EE down George Street.
All revolutions it seems begin with the majestic merging of sensations of gross injustice with self righteousness and end in a mass walk of determination.
Actor James Gandolfini, known for his role in “The Sopranos,” died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy.
The University’s Center for Latino Arts and Culture hosted a Caribbean conference this weekend to explore the relationship between Haiti and the Dominican Republic from a new perspective.The closing of the Transnational Hispaniola Conference was held at Hickman Hall on Douglass campus, in remembrance of Sonia Pierre, a human rights advocate who died last December. Sonia Pierre worked to stop discrimination against individuals of Haitian origin.
Come September, the controversial beef additive called “pink slime” will no longer accompany New Jersey school lunches. The decision by New Jersey’s Department of Agriculture to stop providing beef that uses the filler to school districts will result in slime-free cafeterias for students throughout the state - though several schools across the state have already removed the product from their menu.We’re glad to see the N.J. Department of Agriculture decided to stop including such a controversial and substandard product in school lunches.
At a University as diverse as ours, it may sometimes be difficult for students of different backgrounds to overcome cultural barriers that accompany life in a college community. Students here for the first time are free, in a sense, from the obligations they once had growing up. They can make their own decisions. They can choose their own interests. They no longer live under their parents’ roofs. These traits are common to almost all students.