Former Guerrilla Girls share secrets behind their masks

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.


1st annual FORM fashion show showcases fashion, styles

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.


Body positivity takes full form with 'Pretty Big' performance

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.


HAIRitage Conference celebrates black history, culture, beauty

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.


Ring in Pan Asian Lunar New Year, year of the crow

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. 


Biking culture 'on the Banks' can revitalize your commuter

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.


City, University Latino groups celebrate culture

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 Leadership Alliance.

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