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Synonymous with the fall and winter months, “cuffing season” primarily affects the singles on campus. Each year, students blissfully indulge in autumnal activities. Instagram and Facebook feeds are filled with unexpected couples taking weekend trips to pumpkin patches and apple picking farms. Attention is diverted from midterms, and focus is instead transferred to potential cuddling partners, Halloweekend couple costume partners (after all, two cats are always better than one!) and ugly sweater party dates.
Between early morning commutes, memorizing complicated coffee orders and balancing a budget that involves no steady income, college students feel internships are more detrimental than advantageous in the long run. However, Lauren Berger, CEO of “Intern Queen, Inc.,” is solid proof that internships are the foundation to thriving in the real world. The brand provides a free website that gives young people the opportunity to apply to various internships around the country.
In a room illuminated by Christmas lights and adorned with tapestries proudly hanging on the walls, students and fans alike fled to take cover with their favorite bands this past weekend at The Bomb Shelter, one of the underground basement venues in the New Brunswick independent music scene.
Even after successfully putting together the avante-garde electronic Omega Sound Fix music festival three years ago, curator Mark Weinberg still had trouble mustering the creativity to get the ball rolling this year. It was not until he ran into a fellow musician at a nearby coffee shop that his inspiration really flourished.
Cosplay and comics took to the Big Apple this past weekend at the annual New York Comic Convention popularly known as Comic Con. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the event started last Thursday and ran all weekend. Attendees were able to dress up as their favorite characters from anime to the Avengers, as well as meet the people who design and create their favorite comic books.
The busy lives of college students seem to be never ending. This month, midterms and papers are taking over, and with hectic schedules, it can be hard to find the time to cook a healthy meal. Keep yourself from substituting fruit and veggies with that box of cookies or bag of chips conveniently sitting in your cabinet by making this easy snack in less than 10 minutes.
Students do not need to trek to Machu Picchu or the Amazon to taste authentic Peruvian cuisine. Teté Bistronomie prides itself on serving high quality and fresh ingredients directly from Peru. Peruvian food distinguishes itself from other South American foods by its fusion of European, Asian and West African dishes.
Between a packed schedule of back-to-back classes, working to pay those water and phone bills and completing assignments two minutes before that 11:59 p.m. deadline, college isn’t always as easy or fun as your Facebook album makes it out to be. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your spirits —and sanity— at an all time high.
In a world swamped by social networking sites, avid fans are finding it slightly to easier connect with their favorite artists through various forms of media. The founders of emuze.com, Brett Segall and Maxwell Zotz, use the website as a platform to allow artists to connect with their fans. They also use more physical platforms: stages at colleges across the country. In collaboration with Rutgers University Programming Association, “The Verge Campus Tour” will be visiting Rutgers on Friday. Chance the Rapper is set to perform at 8 p.m. in the College Avenue Gym.
We all know college is the time to explore new opportunities, find yourself and figure out what you really want to study. But let’s be honest — how many people do you know majoring in biology, psychology or business? If the typical, run-of-the-mill majors aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unusual, hidden programs of study that might spark your interest. Here are some programs you don’t hear every day. Who knows — you might just find your future calling.
Amy Levin, founder and creative director of CollegeFashionista.com, found a way to combine fashion and business by launching a website that connects students to the latest trends, beauty tips, campus events and opportunities according to their particular university. Originally she started it out as a personal blog at Indiana University, Levin decided to launch the site in 2009 by expanding to different universities. Since then, the fashion blog has swept hundreds of different campuses and was re-launched this past September.
On a college campus where students are constantly searching for activities to unwind from their busy schedules, museums and art shows are surprisingly underrated. The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum offers a special exhibit on the first Tuesday of the month called “Art After Hours.” The event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., offers free admission, refreshments and a mini bar section for those over 21.
In a large school like Rutgers, students have encountered an endless amount of people without actually getting the chance to dig past the basic and trivial facts. Each person has a side of himself or herself that tends to shy away from the spotlight, a talent or even passion they hide. Haley Temin, a Mason Gross School of the Arts senior, is a prime example of how sometimes, one’s artistic side can become buried and lost when making the busy college transition.
As the semester settles in, midterms and projects are consuming students’ schedules. During this stressful time, a hot cup of tea is perfect to increase memory and brain flow, create positive mood and reduce stress.
Delving once more into my mindwhose greatest accomplishmenthas been recollection,I resume.Old experiences resurface, and it isalways I who seduces them.
Just as the weather slowly sheds its heat and students start to trade tank tops for oversized sweaters and flip-flops for fuzzy socks, cue DJ’s Dessert Shop on Easton Avenue to save us from these cold-weather blues.
Dating back to the 1970s, New Brunswick has been a reliable platform for bands to showcase their music and unique sound. Even today, musicians and music lovers still manage to keep the underground basement shows thriving.
Let’s face it — no one really wants to study, ever. But we all want that high grade to make future employers think that we actually accomplished something productive within our four years in college.
The weather may be cooling down, but culture in the good old 08901 is only heating up, as we head into October. Don’t let the dwindling daylight hours or intensifying classroom pressures get you down because there is so much to look forward to throughout this wonderful month of pumpkins, mischief and full moons. Here are the top 10 autumn activities to make this month of harvest your best at Rutgers yet.
In a society where second screens such as iPads, laptops and cell phones have replaced the now obsolete VHS tapes and DVDs, theater still grasps on to what is left of Disney fairytales. This past weekend, at the New Jersey State Theatre on Livingston Avenue, NETworks, a theatre production company, brought Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” to life.