Hidden in Plain Sight: Cook Farm

Paying a visit to the Rutgers Farm on Cook Campus is an item that should be on every Rutgers student’s bucket list.  It is a great place to spend a Sunday afternoon when you have some free time. Whether you’re coming from Livingston, Busch, College Avenue, or Cook/Douglass Campus, it is only a quick walk or…

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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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Blending In and Standing Out: Rutgers Through a Global Lens

    The typical college-goers experience is generally an overwhelming one from all the change they undergo. Moving to a new city away from family and friends? Check. Starting from scratch and forming an entirely new social circle? Check. Your emotional life momentarily sent into a state of disequilibrium? Check times infinity. The amount of…

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Home Away From Home: Lauren Fish

83% of students who currently attend Rutgers New Brunswick are New Jersey residents.  The remainder of the student body, while the minority, diversify the Scarlet Knight community by contributing a wide array of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. In this series, I Am Rutgers will highlight the out-of-state student experience by detailing the journeys of a…

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How To Be the Best Scarlet Knight Fan

Well, it is that time of the year again. We’re not just talking about the start of fall semester classes; We’re talking about the highly anticipated football season! As true Scarlet Knights, we are all eager to stand on those bleachers with our faces painted and our Rutgers football jerseys on, ready to cheer for our favorite team. Let’s face…

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Following A Passion Across The Country

“If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” A lot of Rutgers students take leaps of faith and end up doing great things. The most important part of being a member of this big community is that you are always encouraged to go far and beyond. Sometimes taking that big…

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Sarah Waxman: A Professional Foodie

One of the best parts about being a student at Rutgers is meeting people who are involved in a million different activities. Sarah Waxman is a senior triple-majoring in Food Science, Nutrition, and Biology. She sat down with I Am Rutgers to talk about food, her involvement in extracurricular activities, and some words of wisdom for anyone looking to get…

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Letters To My First-Year Self: Beatrice Rivera

This piece is part of the Letters to My First-Year Self series in which students (current or past) look back on their first year here at Rutgers and give advice to their former selves. We are looking for contributions to this series; so if you’d like to participate, please send your reflection to I Am…

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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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RA Insights: Lucinda Borque

Lucinda Borque, a fifth-year Criminal Justice and Philosophy double major and Women and Gender Studies minor, is currently the RA of the third floor of Lynton Tower North.  Although she oversees and guides first-year residents, Lucinda never personally experienced Rutgers as an incoming first-year.  Beginning her college career at Kean University, Lucinda spent her first year there…

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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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Take the Leap: Megan Watts

Megan Watts is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in Psychology. After her undergraduate studies, Megan wants to attend the Graduate School of Education and work towards her dream of being a high school math teacher. Megan says that she struggled a lot with math when she was younger and feels that oftentimes, teachers…

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