RU Homecoming needs new chant, same student support

As “The Birthplace of Football” and the newest member of the Big Ten conference, Rutgers University faithfully turns the campus scarlet and black with RU pride for its homecoming football game. Events like the Homecoming Bed Races and the annual bonfire break up the semester and build suspense toward Saturday’s game every October. This year the Scarlet Knights will compete against Purdue University, and it’s anticipated that High Point Solutions Stadium will be packed with students and alumni alike. The tradition of homecoming games is widely known as the most celebrated day in college football: intended to unite students and alumni with a day of rallies and parades that establish a university’s sense of school spirit and pride. While Rutgers competed against Princeton University in the first college football game in 1869, neither team can claim a significant part in pioneering the homecoming tradition.


Suicide Prevention Month starts conversation about self-care

National Suicide Prevention Month is coming to an end, but the discussion on campus is far from over. Suicide prevention is a topic that, unfortunately, many people are afraid to discuss because of the various stigmas attached to it, but resources at Rutgers University can help weaken those barriers.  According to the  Suicide Prevention Resource Center, "suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 20- to 24-year-olds.” There are many resources available for those struggling with suicidal thoughts or tendencies on campus that all students have access to. The issue has also garnered unique, national attention this year after Logic's live performance at the Video Music Awards.

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