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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.

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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.

About 1,800 students playfully emptied packets of powdered flower petals on themselves, their friends and strangers Friday afternoon for Rutgers’ “Holi Moli,” on the Livingston campus to celebrate the Hindu tradition, Holi. Holi, also known as the “Festival of Colors” or the “Festival of Love,” is a spring celebration widely celebrated in areas of South Asia and is meant to welcome the arrival of spring and the end of winter, as well as the triumph of good over evil. MICHELLE KLEJMONT / MANAGING EDITOR
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‘Holi Moli’ will bring Hindu festival of color to Rutgers

On Friday, April 14, the Rutgers Hindu Students Council (HSC) will bring a cultural color wars to the Banks as a way to celebrate Holi at Rutgers. Many people only associate the Hindu festival of colors with the excitement of throwing color powder on a sunny spring day, but there is a whole history behind the holiday that is often forgotten about. Most people do not realize that Holi occurs at the same time — at the beginning of spring — every year for a reason.

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Women's Leadership Conference connects professional women with U. students

In accordance with Women’s History Month, the Rutgers Women’s Leadership Coalition (WLC) held its 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference last Friday, March 24, with this year’s theme being "Speak Up, Speak Out: Advocating For Yourself and Others." According to the event’s pamphlet, the WLC’s mission is to “inclusively bring graduate students together from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds and promote personal, academic and professional development.” The free, all-day conference offered empowering workshops and discussion panels that gave Rutgers women an opportunity to network for educational and professional opportunities.

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Empowered women inspire DRC students

During spring break, instead of spending days on the beach or sleeping in, I was trudging through the snowbanks in a dress and high heels. And it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Last week, I hit the road with an amazing group of women from Douglass Residential College to attend a Women in Congress seminar in Washington D.C.

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In cold Canada, warm up with local drinks, dishes in bar scene

Spring break can be a week-long period notorious for debauchery and wild behavior. While fellow Rutgers students were in warm, tropical places like Cancun or Florida, I bravely drove six hours north to freeze in Montreal, Canada — and I don’t regret a thing, except for my frost-bitten toes and wind-burned face. Montreal, it turns out, has a lot of options to offer a college student looking to destress from the first half of spring semester.


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