Involvement Fair Guide

When a new semester begins at Rutgers University, a student may get a little overwhelmed because the Involvement Fair is held before classes begin. If this is your first semester at Rutgers or if this is your first time actually trying to get involved, have no fear! Here is a guide to help you approach…

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Hidden In Plain Sight: The Writer’s House

On the College Ave Campus, in the depths of Murray Hall, there is a quiet place. Most students go to and from their classes in Murray without ever encountering it, but if you go down the stairs instead of up, you will meet the comforting golden glow that floats down an otherwise dim hallway. Chances are you…

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Be The Mentor You Wish You Had

Imagine seeing a student who was struggling with goal-setting yesterday flourish and prosper over the years to become a goal-oriented and conscientious adult. Imagine a teenager challenged with financial issues combat those barriers to get a scholarship to the dream school of his/her choice. Imagine a young adult restricted by fears, anxieties and insecurities of…

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ONE

There are many ways to affect change in the world, from collecting donations to campaigning to spread awareness. ONE is a “grassroots community to campaign and advocate for the eradication of problems such as world poverty and preventable diseases,” says Mai Tran, secretary of ONE. Rutgers’ chapter, only three semesters old, has already made waves.…

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Hack-hers

If you were to describe a hackathon, a simple explanation would probably be that it is an event in which computer programmers, engineers and software developers come together to code, design, and develop projects of their own choosing. If you were to describe a hackathon in simpler terms, it would probably be just a lot of guys in a room that…

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ZBTahiti

After a brutally cold winter, it was jarring to be outside in shorts and boat shoes. The temperature was a solid 80 degrees, and on the Busch turf fields on that Saturday afternoon everyone was feeling the heat. But there were no complaints. No “ughs” about the sweat. No regrets if anyone forgot sunscreen. No…

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Café SOLEIL

On November 21st, the radiant sisters of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – Upsilon Chapter hosted their annual “Café SOLEIL” event at the Student Activities Center on College Avenue. S.O.L.E.I.L. stands for Supporting Our Latinos to Enhance Inspirational Leaps. These sisters organized this event to showcase the diverse talent the Rutgers community has to offer.…

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Homecoming Festivities 2013

The Rutgers Greek Community sponsored Greek Week in conjunction with Homecoming celebrations this year. Together, the various and diverse organizations participated in the week’s festivities with great enthusiasm. The events included the Homecoming Bonfire in the Busch Fields, A Day of Service (involving donating to local food banks and signing cards for troops), Rutgers on…

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Inspiring Through Adversity

On September 10th, nearly 600 students packed Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center for a night with RJ Mitte, one of the stars of AMC’s Breaking Bad. Though many flocked to the event in hopes of hearing some spoilers, the event, co-sponsored by RUPA and the Office of Disability Services, addressed topics affecting anyone,…

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Fall 2013 Involvement Fair

No amount of rain could stop the 2013 Fall Involvement Fair! On September 2nd, thousands of first-year students were introduced to the 400+ academic, recreational, and volunteer student organizations inside the Rutgers Student Center and College Avenue Gym. From government to Greek life, students had their first glimpse of what awaits them this year. [youtube…

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The 2nd Annual First of the First BBQ

Starting off the second week of school with an on-campus, social Greek life event was definitely a great idea. The four organizations hosting this event are labeled as the first established Greek organizations within the African-American and Latino communities. This is “The 2nd Annual “First of the First BBQ.” On September 8th, 2013 an array of cultures gathered on…

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Annual Target Night

The annual Target Night is known for free swag, prizes and great vibes, and this year it definitely did not disappoint. As hundreds of students lined up to get inside of Target they were greeted with swag bags filled with all the college essentials. Throughout the night, an enthusiastic staff and great music helped to…

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