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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Rutgers University Aresty Research: An Overview

This piece is part of the Rutgers University Aresty Research series, in which we highlight the various experiences of Peer Instructors and former Aresty undergraduate Research Assistants.  The Aresty research program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to help professors with a variety of research projects and gain valuable hands-on experience. Some current Research Assistants and…

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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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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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My Experience as an Orientation Leader: Alisha

Alisha Fuino is a junior at Rutgers majoring in Social Work. She worked as an orientation leader for New Student Orientation this past summer. I’ll never forget my orientation experience as a first-year. I remember having so much fun and getting so excited for the next four years that awaited me at Rutgers. At the…

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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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