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“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook Regardless of what we’re studying, we all have the ability to be creative in some way or another, even if it means drawing an incredibly abstract looking stick figure. I Am Rutgers sat down with a few…

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Senior Reflections: Cierra Kaler-Jones

I Am Rutgers will be counting down the days until the Class of 2015 graduation with our weekly series called Senior Reflections. Tune in every Thursday to learn more about your fellow peers as they tell us about their past few years at Rutgers. This week we are featuring graduating senior Cierra Kaler-Jones, as she explains…

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RA Insights: Ismelka Gómez

As a Voorhees Hall Resident Assistant, Ismelka Gómez oversees first year students and aides in their transition to college as they become acquainted with life at Rutgers.  While this is her first year working as a Residence Life RA, Ismelka’s experience as an RA of the SAS Education Opportunity Fund Program for the summer of…

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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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Letters To My First-Year Self: Masiel Torres

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 Rutgers…

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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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Letters To My First-Year Self: Gopi Patolia

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 Rutgers…

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Consider Studying Here Instead

With that first wave of exams about to crash (or maybe it already crashed), the main libraries and student centers will soon be overpopulated with students trying to cram in all of the studying and paper writing they’ve had the past month or so to do. Whether you’re trying to avoid the rush or are part of the…

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Is Off-Campus Housing for You?

So the housing lottery went out, you diligently filled out the roommate questionnaire, and you submitted your application in a timely fashion. Fast-forward a couple of days later and you get an email in your inbox. Your lottery number has arrived! You just can’t wait to move into a suite or one of those coveted…

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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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Shakespearing at Rutgers

“I should write a book” is a passing thought that many of us have. However, it is usually followed by something like “should I order pizza or sushi for dinner?” Joe Mankowski, a senior at Rutgers, thought about writing a book and ended up drafting seven by the age of 22. Joe is majoring in…

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