Student Spotlight: Muna Ilogu

“In this generation we can be selfish sometimes. It’s not really about me. I serve a purpose on this earth.” Students at Rutgers University go through many different experiences whether they’re commuting, interning, or even traveling. Students are encouraged to participate in events on and off campus. Sometimes students participate during their travels to different countries. It…

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10 Easy Ways to Get Involved in Community Service at Rutgers

“Volunteers have a 27% higher likelihood of finding a job” – Corporation for National & Community Service Community service is more than giving back to the community. It’s an opportunity to learn about important social problems, gain valuable technical and practical skills, meet influential people, and grow as a person. Needless to say, volunteering is an…

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Working at The Medium: An Update

In 2011, I Am Rutgers published an article depicting the work environment at The Medium, the entertainment weekly of Rutgers University. Three and a half years later, I Am Rutgers revisited the student organization to get an updated look at the making of its satire publication. If you’ve ever seen someone pick up a publication at one…

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RU Pilot Me

Going to school in an urban town gives Rutgers students a unique advantage to work with the local community. As college students, we are always looking for a way to give back to the community that has hosted our years here. And a Rutgers organization has done just that. RU Pilot me is a mentoring…

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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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Leadership: A Woman’s Perspective

Since March is Women’s Herstory Month, I Am Rutgers wanted to understand and explore leadership specifically from a woman’s perspective. We attended a Douglass Governing Council meeting and interviewed Raven Jenerson, the organization’s president. Raven is an accomplished second year Social Work major and Women and Gender Studies minor. She is currently president of the Douglass Governing Council,…

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RU Scribblers

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook Regardless of what we’re studying, we all have the ability to be creative in some way or another, even if it means drawing an incredibly abstract looking stick figure. I Am Rutgers sat down with a few…

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She’s the First: Rutgers – Jersey Roots, Global Reach

Distracted by the social, academic, and financial demands of college life, students often neglect to fully appreciate the extensive educational opportunities around them.  She’s the First, a national organization with a recently established chapter at Rutgers, sponsors girls’ education in economically disadvantaged nations so that they can be the first in their families to graduate…

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Black Men’s Collective

“Each One Reach One”: short, simple, yet powerful. Originated by Julius Nyerere, founder of Tanzania, this statement has become the motto of the Black Men’s Collective, an organization that is aimed at empowering and uniting black males on campus. The Black Men’s Collective (BMC) was created in 1992 to address the low graduation rate of…

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Rutgers Alternative Breaks: Esha Vaid

Esha Vaid is a junior at Rutgers University. She is majoring in psychology and minoring in statistics. For me, participating in Alternative Breaks has been a life changing experience. I have been on two trips now and I feel like I have grown so much through each one. In March 2014, I started my Alternative…

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Instilling Change, Uniting Neighbors

On Saturday, January 26th, the Black Student Union hosted their annual Opening Ceremony to kick off Black History Month. This year’s theme was “Revival of the Renaissance: Celebration of the Arts.” The event entailed dinner, student performances, black art and poetry, great music, and inspirational words from keynote speaker Justin Rose. Every year, the ceremony not only serves…

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Community Service Redefined

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” I think we’ve heard this proverb at least once as children growing up, but as we begin to examine all the problems facing our communities, we can start to see the importance of putting…

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