From the City to the Mountains

“There are some good things to be said about walking. Not many, but some. Walking takes longer, for example, than any other known form of locomotion except crawling. Thus it stretches time and prolongs life. Life is already too short to waste on speed. I have a friend who’s always in a hurry; he never…

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#iamrutgers: New School Year, New Ambitions

During the afternoon hours of the first Friday of the Fall semester, College Avenue was bustling with students. The biannual Involvement Fair, which features over 400 student organizations in an open setting, was attracting students from all over the University. Any student could walk right up to a table and start getting involved on campus. The area by…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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