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Sizzle or swirl your way to these DIY dining hall hacks

Campus is coming to life as we get back into the swing of a brand new semester. Whether you’re still in the midst of recovery from the conclusion of syllabus week, stressed about the rising prices of school textbooks, or just happy to be back in Hub City, sooner or later you’ll probably find yourself bored (and hungry) at your local campus dining hall.  Gone are the luxurious summer days of familiar home-cooked meals and walking down to a packed pantry full of snacks.

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Ask a punk: Inside Beat's guide to basement shows

Summer music festivals are but a distant memory of better days, and now that syllabus week is coming to a close, you may be wondering where you can get your fix. For those new to campus and the surrounding city, you may be surprised to find concert venues are a lot closer than you think.

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5 things you experience during your summer internship

After weeks of pumping out last minute cover letters and filling out tedious applications, nothing felt better than finally hearing back from, and accepting, that coveted summer internship. You were stoked, gushing to dear old mom and dad who then made it their mission to tell everyone they’ve ever met how proud they were of you. School got out and you might have had the luxury of a week off in between to enjoy yourself. But then it hits you, your first day is tomorrow, you have no idea how to navigate the subway and you have no idea what "business casual" means. Chances are this is how your summer internship went.

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Syllabus Week Drinking Games

Now that August has once more come to its annual, bittersweet close, those who live for the warm summer months will quickly be trading sunscreen for syllabi, and beach volleyball for football games. As yet another academic year resumes in its traditional whirlwind of “hoo-rah’s” and scarlet apparel, Inside Beat likewise returns to welcome Rutgers’ newest Scarlet Knights to the collegiate community, while also offering ways to make the transition from lazy family BBQs to College Avenue “dages,” a little easier. For those 21 years old and above, and feeling a little nostalgic, jot down these simple drink recipes and games that are a throwback to childhood, and a tribute to adulthood.

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How to make the most of summer music festivals

There’s no better way to commemorate a school year well done than reveling in the glory of one of the Garden State's finest music festivals. There's no experience quite like it — people from all over gather to soak up the sun and watch live performances given by their favorite artists.

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reThink Theatrical offers immersive theatre to community

When two-time, Tony-award winning director Julie Taymor brought her Off Broadway production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to life on a meager budget of $2.4 million, The New York Times regaled it, “an auspicious reminder of what vast imagination can achieve in close quarters.” So, when Rutgers University’s own bring their “Dream” to the Hub City on a budget of zero dollar this summer, “vast imagination” will not begin to cover it.

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Surviving the post breakup binge

Temperatures are soaring, salmon-colored cargo shorts and sundress sightings are on a rise and with thesemester coming to a close in a few short weeks, the feeling of freedom is in the air. But before you whip out your stars and stripes, the coming of the long-awaited summer months can only mean one thing — lots of breakups.

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PRSSA Fashion Show debuts new styles, benefits diabetes research

As the waters warm up and the nights get longer, April’s bonfires, picnics and outdoor activities have many of the University’s chicest ladies throwing open their closets in desperation, exclaiming that they have “nothing to wear.” With finals looming closer and temperatures boiling up to the 70s, it’s safe to say that New Brunswick has officially come down with a serious case of spring fever.

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Theta Delta Chi Bros UniteD program redefines brotherhood, philanthropy

In the midst of media sensationalism concerning fraternities across college campuses this year, it appears that the true meaning of brotherhood may have been buried under a barrage of condemning, stereotypes that fail to acknowledge the benefits of Greek organizations. Alternatively, one such fraternity strives to distinguish itself prominently through its philanthropic work: Theta Delta Chi.

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Fashion photographer finds inspiration in art, environment

When she’s not behind the lens, Annie Pollock can be found nestled in Café Bene sipping on a “Very Berry Frappuccino” contemplating her next photo shoot. Pollock, a Mason Gross School of the Arts senior majoring in Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and a minor in art history, is an avid photographer with a passion for fashion and beauty, with a strong belief that fine art can influence fashion and vice versa. She received her first camera, a digital point and shoot, as a gift from her father for her 13th birthday.

Lahar Parikh, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, before donating her hair.
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Students at Rutgers Dance Marathon donate hair, undergo amazing transformation

Whether it's straight, curly or frizzy, Dance Marathon wouldn't be the same without the hair donated from the luscious locks of giving Rutgers students. Two students in particular underwent amazing hair transformations at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.     Lahar Parikh, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore and a previous hair donor, decided to style her chopped of locks with long layers that beautifully frame her face. "I volunteer at the children's hospital so I see how important it is to give and be selfless... a small gesture just like donating your hair encourages them to be comfortable in their own skin." Clayton Twidle, a School of Arts and Sciences senior, was a little unsure about what to do with his newly shortened hair, so he left it in the hands of the professional stylist who gave him a cool, slicked back look.  "Somebody needs it more than I do." Don't they look great?     


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