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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.
Carey Williams gives the needle a twist and pulls it free from its cap before securing it onto a syringe handle. She locates the mare’s jugular vein with her left hand, pressing with her thumb until the vein bulges from the shaved patch on its neck.Williams, associate director of outreach at the University Equine Science Center, steps back and turns to her two new students, holding up the 18-gauge needle so they can see its bevel.
Gregory Jaffe, the director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, dispelled several myths about genetically engineered foods yesterday during a lecture at the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building on Cook campus. Genetically engineered crops, or biotech crops, are not nutritionally better or worse than organic crops, Jaffe said. “… The industry has been arguing for a decade now that they will have more nutritious crops coming out,” he said.
There are more than 20 eateries on campus that offer a wide
range of foods, but finding a meal that is both healthy and
inexpensive could prove difficult for some students. Among food
vendors on campus, those with higher fat and caloric content are
generally cheaper than those with lower caloric content. For
example, an Au Bon Pain chicken cobb salad with avocado has 410
calories, 24 grams of fat and 10 grams of saturated fat, according
to the restaurant’s website.
The Center for Latino Arts and Culture explored social themes
found in city life on Friday when it screened the movie “Money
Matters” at the Douglass Campus Center. Ryan Richmond, the film’s
director, said the idea behind the movie first came to him during
his time as a college student. The story gained a popular
following, inspiring him to extend it out into a feature-length
film. “The movie started as a seven-minute short film while I was
studying at New York University,” Richmond said.
Students and faculty gathered yesterday to find ways to produce
plants with healthy roots.The Department of Landscape Architecture hosted the “Harvard Soils
Project” at the Douglass Campus Center, yesterday to learn about
ways to maintain soil organically while preserving the appearance
of the land.Balancing the soil involves certain planting methods, proper
preparation, and pruning techniques, said Eric Fleisher, director
of Horticulture at Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.
While sitting with University students last night, Kathryn Ott,
assistant professor of Christian social ethics at Drew University,
discussed the dynamic relationship between sex and Christianity.
Over tea and cookies in the dining room at the Trinity house on the
College Avenue campus, Ott framed the talk around two so-called
“myths” of sexuality, including “hook-up culture” and planned
Through food, film and speakers, the Palestine Children’s Relief
Fund showcased Middle Eastern culture yesterday in the Rutgers
Student Center on the College Avenue campus.
The Middle Eastern Cultural Festival included film screenings, a
market and guest lectures in an effort to draw attention to the
lack of medical care available to children in Lebanon, Palestine
and Syria in a non-political manner, said Abdul Khan, PCRF
The Women Farmers Project, a program launched in part by a
University professor, centers on training Turkish women how to grow
Examining the concepts of life and death, New Brunswick
residents celebrated El Día de los Muertos, “The Day of the Dead,”
Friday evening during an art exhibit at the First Reformed
Church.The exhibition was organized by Raíces Cultural Center, a nonprofit
organization that seeks to preserve Latin-American culture, to shed
light on the lack of respect ancestors are given in today’s
culture, Co-Director Francisco Gómez said.
In my personal experience, the eating culture in America is
quite different from the eating culture in Europe. It isn’t so much
about the dishes on the Old Continent or the traditional ways of
preparing them then it is about the ways of eating. They just take
much more pleasure in eating than Americans do. There is a balance
between the way they eat, their attitude toward food and the
rigidity of meal times — that is to say, fast food at any point of
the day isn’t a regularity.
New Brunswick is home to 50,000 residents. The Latino population
accounts for 40 percent of the New Brunswick population in
comparison to an average of 13 percent in other New Jersey cities,
according to the United States Census Bureau.To serve this community, New Brunswick hosts a number of Latino
groups to spread their culture and further organizational works
promoting issues surrounding education, healthcare, immigration and
civil rights for immigrants, said William Ayala, Executive Director
of the Latino Health Institute associated with the Latino