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Get artsy by visiting MFA exhibition 'All Night Long'

Talk about an art show I could view "All Night Long".  With the new semester comes new art, and with new art comes a remarkably stunning exhibition from Rutgers' very own Mason Gross School of the Arts entitled, “Daylight All Night Long.” The exhibition is part of the graduate program's MFA Thesis Exhibition Series, which will be broken down into three parts over the course of the semester. The first exhibition is a stunning portrayal of our society as a whole and the things that surround us in our daily lives. The mix of neutral and bright colors throughout the show gave a sense of daily life and the neutral colors presented more of a grim look of how our society has blended with industrial life, while the bright colors added a much needed levity to the show as you ponder over the deeper meanings behind some of the works of art. What really captured my eye was the main display that is presented as you enter the exhibition room.

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Enjoy Southern barbecue at Brother Jimmy's

You can't help but notice the bright, red fluorescent BBQ sign directly across the street from Jimmy John’s with its flamboyant southern-style decor lighting up the storefront of Brother Jimmy’s on Easton Avenue.  When you walk into the restaurant, the first thing you see is a bright, blue sign that says “Put some south in yo’ mouth,” as you are greeted by a hostess.

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'Jersey Collective' helps us get in touch with our state roots

We are not called the Garden State for nothing! Over at the Rutgers Art Library on College Avenue, a new exhibition is being shown called the "Jersey Collective", that is holding free viewings for the public until February 18th.  The "Jersey Collective" was founded by former Rutgers Art Library intern Keri Sullivan, a 2015 alumna of the Masters of Library and Information Science program, in March 2014.

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Snowed in Rutgers University edition

Waking up this morning was like a scene straight out of the film "Frozen". The only difference was I didn’t have a snowman companion, and the cold truly did bother me anyway. Without even the slightest tinge of desire to go outside and explore the new winter oasis, I did what most active college kids would do.

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Let's go back in time with 'Somewhere in Time'

Old hats, vintage clothing and bric-a-brac line the window of Leonard Paolillo’s 115 French St. antique store, Somewhere in Time. The abundantly decorated storefront sits pretty on a New Brunswick block that also features Dollar Discount, Hub Liquors, Latin markets and NAPA Auto Parts that can seem like a mirage at first.

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Demarest Hall's art decoded

Art sometimes doesn’t make any sense, and can often be hard to decipher. An artist’s mind is like a creative black hole, and you don’t know what is going to come from their imagination. We explored the basement of Demarest Hall and found an endless amount of color and unexplainable paintings.

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Rutgers alumnus opens Cypress Brewing Co.

Rutgers University was founded in 1766 as Queen’s College, but what Wikipedia won’t tell you is the reason that Rutgers went through the name change.  The college was renamed in 1825 after Colonel Henry Rutgers, due to his generous donation that allowed the school to reopen after years of financial difficulty.

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Beating Boredom During Winter Break

Congratulations! You’ve finally made it through finals, and now it’s time for Winter Break! Whether you’re looking forward to spending time with old friends or opening gifts with family, the joyful holiday spirit is around us at this time of year.  For those of you who experienced college Winter Break before, you already know what’s coming.

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Start your new year with yoga

While it may be difficult to think of anything other than getting through finals, lack of sleep, junk food and the approaching Winter Break, you might also be thinking about giving yourself a little change for the New Year.


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