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In his first Super Smash Bros. tournament at his high school, Neil Ciurpita, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, said he ranked as one of the top three players entering. A girl in the school brought a wildcard into the tournament — her cousin from out of state. The tournament was a best-of-one series, and Ciurpita said he felt unprepared for his match.
A group of Super Smash Bros. competitors play in the North Tower on Livingston campus. Neil Ciupita, center, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, is challenging all takers.
The newly founded Jewish Artist and Activist Community held its third event in its history yesterday at the Douglass Campus Center. The community brings together students who identify as Jewish, want to explore Judaism and are interested in activism and the fine arts. For last night’s event, the group hosted a secular Hanukkah celebration, said Kate Thomas, JAAC’s founder and event organizer.
The Jewish Artist and Activist Community held their “Festival of Rights” event yesterday at the Douglass Campus Center to celebrate Hanukkah and activism.
Rutgers students can now join a team of like-minded companions in tackling the 25-foot rock-climbing wall located on the College Avenue campus. The Rutgers Climbing Team was established in Sept. 2013 and is a recreational club sport set to launch in the spring of 2014.
Justin Lamarche, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior, climbs the 25-foot rock wall at the College Avenue Gymnasium.
The Rutgers Climbing Team was established in September and is set to launch as a recreational club sport in 2014.
Gautum Singh, a School of Arts and Sciences graduate student, climbs at the College Avenue Gymnasium.
When Jeffrey Gugliotta was a child, he made a promise to himself that he would one day beat his father in chess. Gugliotta, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, joined the University’s chess club in order to fulfill his promise, and he has done just that. “I don’t know how I lost to my dad one time,” he said.
Rutgers University Libraries organized “16 Books for 16 Days,” an exhibit that displays posters and books that focus on violence against women and human rights at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library on Douglass Campus. The exhibit, organized in conjunction with the Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance, started yesterday and is scheduled to go on till Dec. 10, which is International Human Rights Day.
“16 Books for 16 Days,” began yesterday at the Mable Smith Library on Douglass campus. The exhibit displays a collection of books and posters on violence against women and human rights and will run till Dec. 10.
A four-foot wide hot pink volleyball served as a symbol for the fifth annual Rutgers “Big Pink Volleyball Tournament” Saturday evening. Nearly 450 students participated in the sporting event created to support the fight against breast cancer.
Teams from residence halls compete Saturday at the 5th annual “Big Pink Volleyball” tournament to raise funds for breast cancer awareness at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus.
Students play with a 4-foot wide hot pink ball.
Olympia Snowe refrained from seeking re-election to the House of Representatives last year, yet the former U.S. senator from Maine came to Rutgers yesterday evening not with resignation, but determination to change the state of Congress. Snowe spoke yesterday night at a lecture and book signing of “Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix The Stalemate in Congress” at the Douglass Campus Center to students, politicians and faculty.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics hosted former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe yesterday at the Douglass Campus Center, who discussed her book, “Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix The Stalemate in Congress,” which talks about bipartisanship in Congress.
Gabrielle Gatdula, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, recalled watching an Oscar-winning documentary called “Born Into Brothels” during her senior year of high school. Three years later, she took a course at Rutgers with the director of the film, Ross Kauffman. “Born Into Brothels” inspired her to become a documentary filmmaker, Gatdula said, so she considered it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be taught by Kauffman.
Robert Mason participates in discussion about homelessness after A-Nam Nguyen presented her documentary “I’m Not Looking for Coins, I’m Looking for Change,” yesterday in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center Old Student Lounge.
Leah Darrow said she had been called to live her life with purpose and asked students to consider whether they believed they were destined to greatness. Darrow spoke to the Catholic Student Association, which hosted the event, and other students last night at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus about her time as an America’s Next Top Model contestant and her religious conversion.
Leah Darrow, who was a contestant on “America’s Next Top Model,” spoke about her life when she was working in reality TV yesterday in the Rutgers Student Center.