Rachel Narozniak


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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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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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Combating your winter beauty woes

Shakespeare once wrote “now is the winter of our discontent.” A line that might be irrelevant outside of an English class surprisingly becomes just the opposite if we imagine our respective beauty regimes as personified rebels, quoting the Bard’s line back to us in a fit of winter inspired rage.

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Valentines Day Drink

Whether you’re planning on playing footsie with that special someone at a romantic restaurant, canoodling in the kitchen while making a homemade Valentine’s day dinner, or rebelling against the holiday by taking advantage of the various heart shaped pizza deals with friends, somehow, food in its various forms always seems to steal the Valentine’s Day spotlight.

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The Evolution of Valentines Day

As the radio stations begin to play the same cycle of slow ballads, and your TV is overtaken by jewelry store advertisements, Cupid readies his bow and arrow, preparing to take aim at hearts this February 14th.

To make cutting back on junk food and losing weight easier this semester, set a realistic amount of pounds to lose and continue from there. Smartphone apps make it easier to track your daily food intake and physical activity.
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Breaking habits, avoiding resolution commitment phobia

Amidst the shouted New Year’s Eve ball drop countdown and couples lip-locking as the clock struck that fateful double digit is the promise of a new year, ripe with opportunity. When the glittery, champagne soaked excitement of New Year’s Eve fades into the confetti-strewn floor, the call to commit to a New Year’s resolution sounds. As January comes to a close, Inside Beat presents a list of the top 5 most popular (and not surprisingly, most commonly broken) resolutions, and explains how to avoid the inevitable resolution commitment issues.

Layering clothing can keep you warm and look stylish at the same time this holiday season. Try pairing knit sweaters with flowy cardigans or denim button downs for a relaxed yet fashionable outfit. Add an infinity scarf and/or bow for a more feminine touch to your look.
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Transform any staple piece into outfit for holiday parties

From your first secret Santa exchange with friends to the final toast on New Year’s Eve, the winter holiday season is arguably the most fashionable time of the year and probably the most overwhelming. The plethora of special occasions, major celebrations and gatherings with friends allow you to transform the months of December and January into your own personal runway. A stroll down any row of shops will show you a slew of metallics, florals, dark neutrals, sparkles and cable knits possibly more tempting than even the most decadent chocolate sampler.

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DIY Friends-giving

In place of travelling home, many students are creating a new sort of Thanksgiving tradition in which they forego the expense and hassle of travel and instead give thanks with friends from the comfort of the University. This growing phenomenon, dubbed “Friendsgiving,”

Photo Illustration | As the most anticipated shopping day of the year, Black Friday brings out all types of shoppers. Make sure you know how to spot and avoid each one to get the most out of your shopping day.
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Different types of shoppers you’ll encounter on Black Friday

Merely hours after the turkey has been carved and the thanks have been given, another “holiday” demands to be recognized. This event, which prompts people to excuse themselves from family reunions in favor of dashing out to the nearest shopping mall, is Black Friday. If your post-Thanksgiving plans include participating in the Black Friday shopping craze for the first time or heading out as an annual tradition, trust Inside Beat to familiarize you with the different types of Black Friday shoppers you might encounter at your favorite stores this holiday season.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Rutgers Cinema featured a variety of live performances and gave audiences the chance to participate with the cast during each set.
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Rutgers does time warp again at ‘Rocky Horror’ showing

In a time when people often watch movies on Netflix, live performances of said films have gained a sense of novelty. This past weekend, the Friday Nite Specials Cast of Aberdeen, New Jersey, returned to Rutgers for its live performance of a racy Halloween classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Rutgers Cinema on Livingston campus.

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