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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#iamrutgers: New School Year, New Ambitions

During the afternoon hours of the first Friday of the Fall semester, College Avenue was bustling with students. The biannual Involvement Fair, which features over 400 student organizations in an open setting, was attracting students from all over the University. Any student could walk right up to a table and start getting involved on campus. The area by…

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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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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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Convocation: Welcome to the Scarlet Knight Experience!

Another summer has come and gone and it’s time to welcome the class of 2017 to the Rutgers community. First-year students entered the High Point Stadium where they were greeted with free t-shirts and began their journey by ringing the bell, symbolizing the start of their first year. Pre-convocation festivities included performances from various student…

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