My Experience as an Orientation Leader: Pearl

Pearl Jasmin Lariza is a sophomore at Rutgers majoring in Nursing. She worked as an orientation leader for New Student Orientation this past summer. Going into Rutgers, I came in with the mindset of wanting to start fresh but I didn’t really know how. However, when I went to my orientation, I was blown away by…

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Community Service at Rutgers: Start With Service Stories

Shireena McGee is a junior at Rutgers majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy and Spanish. She is currently an Alternative Breaks Site Leader and participated as a Start With Service Leader during the first ever Start With Service program. I remember the day that I received an e-mail about applying for a position called…

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Community Service at Rutgers: Palak Shah

Palak Shah is a sophomore in the Rutgers Business School. She is majoring in accounting. The members of the Student Volunteer Council were eager and excited to host the 8th annual Scarlet Day of Service. With an overwhelming number of students registered for this event, we were not only thrilled, but extremely proud of the growth…

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Community Service at Rutgers: Imani Reed

Imani Reed is a Rutgers junior studying Linguistics and Spanish and is a Service Day Coordinator for the Student Volunteer Council. Recently I had the opportunity to take a tour of New Brunswick. It was a very interesting experience for me because I thought I knew New Brunswick well, but aside from my occasional walks…

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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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Rutgers Slam Poetry Team Success

If you have ever taken a look at the list of organizations found at Rutgers, you’d see that we have almost every club imaginable. If not, there’s always the option of creating your own. This is what occurred 3 years ago when several members of the student body felt that something was missing from their…

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Speak Out

I AM Rutgers sat down with the founders of one of Rutgers University’s newest student organizations, Speak Out. Fullamusu (Musu) Bangara and Kenya O’Neill revealed their inspiration for starting the organization, shared their current perspectives on women’s rights issues, and discussed their new and upcoming newsletter. Speak Out is a newsletter focused on highlighting the…

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Rutgers Childhood Leukemia Foundation

The organizations at Rutgers University are driven by their passion to make a difference in their community. The Childhood Leukemia Foundation (CLF) at Rutgers is one of those organizations that takes pride in the changes they have made. I Am Rutgers spoke with the President and Secretary of CFL, Hannah Whitman and Kristen Olsen. I…

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ROAR for the Kids!

Rutgers ROAR is a great way to get involved on campus if you’re interested in volunteering with children. The organization is a chapter of the national non-profit Reach Out and Read . The organization promotes early childhood literacy by volunteering with the children at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center and creating fundraising events to…

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Rise of the Machine: Rutgers Ultimate Frisbee

Everybody knows that Rutgers held the first college football game against Princeton.  But, did you know Rutgers is the birthplace for another college sport? That sport is Ultimate Frisbee.  I Am Rutgers sat down with Albert Alarcon, Matt Weintraub and Jibran Mieser, the captains of Rutgers Machine, the club Frisbee team for Rutgers University. We discussed Ultimate…

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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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Audacity of Hope: Inspiring Environmental Change

The Students for Environmental Awareness at Rutgers University strive to make students aware of environmental issues going on around us. They attended the rally against the Keystone Pipeline in D.C, went to the Environmental Film Festival during spring break, volunteered to restore a beach, and are working on a campaign to have Rutgers divest from…

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