Scarlet Lore: The Birthplace of College Football

Did you know that the Rutgers football stadium in Piscataway, NJ is in fact NOT the birthplace of college football? The game was played across the river in New Brunswick on a grassy field between College Avenue and Bartlett Street called College Field. While this site doesn’t exist anymore today, Zack discusses which buildings on…

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Scarlet Lore: The Grease Trucks

The Grease Trucks have long been a popular food vendor in New Brunswick. Often a hot post-game activity and a staple of the night-life on campus, these legendary food trucks have gained celebrity status across New Jersey, and around the country, with profiles on The Food Channel, Man VS Food, and Maxim Magazine. To celebrate…

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A Feminist with Douglass Pride

Cunning, fierce, and vivacious are three words that best describe Jennifer. A feminist and current senior at Rutgers University, Jennifer Osolinski, is majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and minoring in Social Justice. She is also working on a certifcate in Women’s Leadership. Her current pride, aside from being an involved Rutgers student, is being…

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Scarlet Lore: Willie The Silent

Do you know why there is a statue of William, Prince of Orange on Voorhees Mall?  Do you know why he’s nicknamed Willie The Silent?  Zack explores the origins of the statue, it’s donor, and current myths surrounding Willie The Silent in this episode of Scarlet Lore.

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By Zack Morrison

Rise of the Machine: Rutgers Ultimate Frisbee

Everybody knows that Rutgers held the first college football game against Princeton.  But, did you know Rutgers is the birthplace for another college sport? That sport is Ultimate Frisbee.  I Am Rutgers sat down with Albert Alarcon, Matt Weintraub and Jibran Mieser, the captains of Rutgers Machine, the club Frisbee team for Rutgers University. We discussed Ultimate…

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Student Spotlight: Raymond Croft

Raymond Croft is a 20-year old senior in the Mason Gross School of Arts under the concentration of graphic design at Rutgers University. Growing up in Jersey City, he attended schools participating in the fine arts. This is where Raymond developed a love for graphic design, videography and photography. In his second year at Rutgers…

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Inspiring Through Adversity

On September 10th, nearly 600 students packed Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center for a night with RJ Mitte, one of the stars of AMC’s Breaking Bad. Though many flocked to the event in hopes of hearing some spoilers, the event, co-sponsored by RUPA and the Office of Disability Services, addressed topics affecting anyone,…

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Scarlet Lore: Clay Pipes

Did you know that upon graduating Rutgers University, students historically would break clay pipes overtop the Old Queens Cannon?  This tradition, which dates back to the 1800, is symbolic of students parting ways with undergraduate life and making the final transition into adulthood.  Zack discusses the significance of this historic tradition and its current state…

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Fall 2013 Involvement Fair

No amount of rain could stop the 2013 Fall Involvement Fair! On September 2nd, thousands of first-year students were introduced to the 400+ academic, recreational, and volunteer student organizations inside the Rutgers Student Center and College Avenue Gym. From government to Greek life, students had their first glimpse of what awaits them this year. [youtube…

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The 2nd Annual First of the First BBQ

Starting off the second week of school with an on-campus, social Greek life event was definitely a great idea. The four organizations hosting this event are labeled as the first established Greek organizations within the African-American and Latino communities. This is “The 2nd Annual “First of the First BBQ.” On September 8th, 2013 an array of cultures gathered on…

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Composing Through College

Sam Bobinski is a recent graduate of the BFA music major at Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has been playing bass since he was 10-years-old. Bobinski loves playing music, regardless of the medium, but chose to focus his studies on bass because it is the foundation of music and for the instrument’s low…

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Scarlet Lore: Old Queens Gate

Did you know that walking through the Class of 1902 Memorial Gateway on Old Queens campus in New Brunswick could result in a student not graduating on time? Zack discusses the origins of this myth on this episode of Scarlet Lore.

By Zack Morrison