Spanish

Rebecca Velez is a Spanish major and Linguistics minor in the School of Arts and Sciences here at Rutgers. She may have learned Spanish at home, but her passion for the language has led her to pursue a degree in something she truly enjoys.  “I love that my classes are so diverse when it comes to…

Details

Political Science

Karimah is a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Women’s & Gender Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies, and a Certificate in Women’s Leadership. “Women’s studies have allowed me to view the world in a binary perspective, one that is highly gendered within not only…

Details

Huntington Poetry Club

If you haven’t heard of the Huntington Poetry Club, it would definitely be worthwhile to pay a visit to one of their meetings. The club started organically seven years ago with a small group of friends who had a passion for poetry. Though the group has grown in size over the years, it has still managed to…

Details

Brazil & Ballet: Nathaniel’s Journey

  Nathaniel Benavides, a Communications major in the School of Arts and Sciences, has done it all. From interning with big name fashion designers like Oscar de la Renta to working as a member of Rutgers University Student Life, Nathaniel’s interests are wide and varying. However, dancing has always been one of his main passions.…

Details

The Decoration Dilemma

There’s usually a point during the last two weeks of summer when I have this dream that my dorm room will consist of more than cinder block walls and that one poster from fifth grade with a cat in a milkshake. Right when you think you are about to go all out with decorating your…

Details

The American Bollywood Project

If you’re a hip hop dancer anywhere in this world, one of your favorite pastimes is watching choreography videos on YouTube. Some household names include Brian Puspos, Ian Eastwood, and Chachi Gonzales, and the list goes on. However, there is a hidden gem in the world of hip hop that seems to be frequently overlooked…

Details

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″]…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

Graphic Design

Dorie is a Visual Arts major and Art History minor studying at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Concentrating on graphic design, she first got her feel for the program while in high school. “I went to a technical high school and they offered different technical classes. I did commercial art, which is a…

Details