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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Public Health

Eliz Rivera-Torres is a sophomore at Rutgers who plans on double majoring in Public Health and Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Health & Society. For Eliz, healthcare was always a field of interest, but it was in public health that she found her niche.  “I…

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RA Insights: Bernard Lin

Bernard Lin, a fourth-year Classics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, is unlike most Rutgers students in that he has spent the entirety of his college career living in the same building on the same floor. After being placed on the honors floor of Lynton Tower North during his first year, Bernard decided…

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Senior Reflections: Nick Rapon

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 Rutgers graduating senior Nick Rapon, as he…

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When You Intern At NY Fashion Week

One of the best parts of going to Rutgers is having New York City right in your backyard. And if you’re planning on pursuing a career in arts, entertainment, fashion, finance, or really anything you can think of, New York is an intern’s and a new graduate’s playground. This past week, I had the incredible…

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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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