A Stroll Through Rutgers Gardens

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life to appreciate a little bit of nature at Rutgers Gardens. If you haven’t been to Rutgers Gardens, it’s about time you go check it out. You have to take a car to get there, but it’s worth the trip. Not only are there beautiful…

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Scarlet Lore: Rutgers Mascots

Did you know that the Scarlet Knight wasn’t always the mascot for Rutgers University? In the early days of intercollegiate athletics, Rutgers athletes were known by several different names. Join Zack Morrison as he explores the history of these mascots, and how one of them came from a very unlikely place. [youtube id=”wZW59qz_L6M” width=”600″ height=”350″]…

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Scarlet Lore: The Birthplace of College Football

Did you know that the Rutgers football stadium in Piscataway, NJ is in fact NOT the birthplace of college football? The game was played across the river in New Brunswick on a grassy field between College Avenue and Bartlett Street called College Field. While this site doesn’t exist anymore today, Zack discusses which buildings on…

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Scarlet Lore: The Grease Trucks

The Grease Trucks have long been a popular food vendor in New Brunswick. Often a hot post-game activity and a staple of the night-life on campus, these legendary food trucks have gained celebrity status across New Jersey, and around the country, with profiles on The Food Channel, Man VS Food, and Maxim Magazine. To celebrate…

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Scarlet Lore: Willie The Silent

Do you know why there is a statue of William, Prince of Orange on Voorhees Mall?  Do you know why he’s nicknamed Willie The Silent?  Zack explores the origins of the statue, it’s donor, and current myths surrounding Willie The Silent in this episode of Scarlet Lore.

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By Zack Morrison

Scarlet Lore: Clay Pipes

Did you know that upon graduating Rutgers University, students historically would break clay pipes overtop the Old Queens Cannon?  This tradition, which dates back to the 1800, is symbolic of students parting ways with undergraduate life and making the final transition into adulthood.  Zack discusses the significance of this historic tradition and its current state…

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Scarlet Lore: Old Queens Gate

Did you know that walking through the Class of 1902 Memorial Gateway on Old Queens campus in New Brunswick could result in a student not graduating on time? Zack discusses the origins of this myth on this episode of Scarlet Lore.

By Zack Morrison