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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.


Get your falafel on with Mamouns Middle Eastern cuisine

On Easton Avenue, you will never need to venture far to find a slice of pizza or a convenience store. But an authentic, ethnic eatery can be a bit more difficult to find. Luckily, there lies a hole-in-the-wall falafel restaurant on the intersection of Easton Avenue and Condict Street that brings the heart and soul of Middle Eastern cuisine back to New Brunswick.


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.


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.

Photo Illustration | Thanksgiving break is the time when distant family like to get to know you better by asking the questions everyone dread. Ease the tension by playing a fun drinking game during dinner.

Sip with caution during dinner

As the long-awaited Thanksgiving holiday approaches, you might be craving a little more than turkey. Whether you’re thankful for gravy, cranberry sauce or stuffing, nothing beats a good sip of wine or champagne at the dinner table. If you’re 21 or older, these dinner table tips will have you shamelessly sipping more wine with your pumpkin pie.


Go beyond ordinary with hidden Rutgers programs

We all know college is the time to explore new opportunities, find yourself and figure out what you really want to study. But let’s be honest — how many people do you know majoring in biology, psychology or business? If the typical, run-of-the-mill majors aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unusual, hidden programs of study that might spark your interest. Here are some programs you don’t hear every day. Who knows — you might just find your future calling.

Red Oak Lane performs classical jazz style music for visitors at Zimmerli Art Museum "Art After Hours."

Spotlight: Zimmerli Arts Museum—“Art After Hours”

On a college campus where students are constantly searching for activities to unwind from their busy schedules, museums and art shows are surprisingly underrated. The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum offers a special exhibit on the first Tuesday of the month called “Art After Hours.” The event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., offers free admission, refreshments and a mini bar section for those over 21.

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