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If any historian needs a time capsule of China from fifteen years ago, that would be me. Immigrating to the U.S. at four years old, I was like an astronaut leaving Earth with a tiny suitcase from my past life — foods, movies and cultural values all frozen in the year of 2000.
Never in my life have I imagined that people
washed sidewalks the way they washed dishes. When I arrived in Hong Kong, the
first thing I noticed was how well-kept public spaces were, from the subway
system to the shopping malls. Someone was always mopping, even when the floors
already gleamed. I was in awe.
There’s a gleeful, savage kind of backlash to women suing for discrimination. Hundreds of social media followers curl up on their couches in hungry anticipation, fingers itching over their keyboards, sniffing for the first sign of blood. Ellen Pao’s recent allegations against her former employer, venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, are no exception.
“In America, they say, ‘Eighth floor, please,’ and everyone gets on the elevator one by one,” the professor explained. “In Hong Kong, everybody tries to push the button themselves and all get in each other’s way.”
If any activity is sacred to our generation, it’s watching TV. I don’t know a single college student who doesn’t manage to squeeze in an episode of her favorite series on a busy day, whether it’s winter break or finals week. In an age where sometimes our most intimate experiences are with our Netflix accounts, I’m optimistic about the potential of ABC’s new series, Fresh Off the Boat, to bring an overdue issue to light.
I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to react to that.
Posted among other remnants of last fall’s Occupy Central protests, these words
on the “Democracy Wall” at the University of Hong Kong drew me into a conflict
I was reluctant to participate in.
Darsh Patel, a Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences senior from Edison, New Jersey, was killed in a bear attack on Sept. 21 while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford Township.
Anticipating the countdown to Rutgers’ 250th anniversary on Nov. 10, 2016, the University spent this last year gearing up with “Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait.”
Years ago, when Christopher Paladino sat at the end of a conference table with future Gov. Chris Christie, Paladino joked with him about when they would order pizza.
Instead of assigning a lengthy final paper his students would probably forget about after winter break, Andrew Urban asked students to use their knowledge for the community.
Three years ago, 85 percent of wild oysters in the global ecosystems had been lost due to overfishing, causing Columbia University’s Earth Institute to deem them “functionally extinct.”
Athletics, the Big Ten Conference, faculty salaries and campus housing are just a few topics that have stirred controversy over the past few months.
Rutgers had a record-breaking attendance of 53,774 at its first Big Ten Conference game against Penn State at High Point Solutions Stadium earlier this year.
When he graduated high school in 2002, Matt Solowsky visited Rutgers with his girlfriend and knew it was the school he wanted to attend.
Mary Pat Angelini did not know what a keg stand was when she was in college.
Hannibal Buress, actor, musician and comedian at the Laugh Factory Comedy Network, performed for more than 500 students at the Busch Student Center last Thursday. Following the show, Buress spoke to The Daily Targum and offered some advice for aspiring comedians, his future plans and key moments in his career.
If you’re stuck at the bottom of a well, do you want somebody who can relate to you, or do you want a motherf---er with a rope who can pull you out of Forever 21 debt?
Nearly 90 miles south of New Brunswick, students at Atlantic Cape Community College are earning four-year bachelor’s degrees from Rutgers without ever stepping foot on Rutgers’ campus.
Society is often quick to pity those who have experienced suffering, but much slower to recognize their strength and resilience, Dr. Mads Gilbert said.
Imagine walking into a Rutgers health care center with a high fever and finding the place nearly deserted. Most of the nurses and doctors are sick, dead or too afraid to show up.