Making a Difference in Tanzania

For some, volunteering simply means heading over to a local food kitchen and lending a helping hand. However, Shanzay Farzan, a second year majoring in mechanical aerospace engineering and minoring in Japanese, took a different approach. This past winter break Shanzay made a spontaneous decision to travel over 7,400 miles to Tanzania to volunteer at…


Spending the Holidays in Europe

This past winter break, Kolrick Greathouse a graduate student at Rutgers, spent the holidays abroad in the United Kingdom visiting his brother who is stationed there with the Air Force. While many of us dream of backpacking Europe, Kolrick actually got to experience it. From spending New Year’s Eve in London to taking a road…


Scuba Diving In The Bahamas

For many, the Bahamas conjures up the idea of a tranquil paradise, a place where you can escape from it all. That is exactly what Phil Lubik, a senior at Rutgers majoring in Mechanical Engineering, experienced this past winter break. When the opportunity to scuba dive in the Bahamas with Rutgers Scuba Divers arose, Phil…


Toronto Road Trip

Mason Gross School of the Arts senior, Derek Springsteen, had an interesting winter break enjoying a road trip to Canada with his girlfriend, Jen who also studies here at Rutgers. Taking a long drive up towards Toronto, they made a pitstop in Connecticut first. Jen’s grandmother currently resides in Connecticut which left them with a…


Snowy Slopes

Senior Zachary Manning experienced a competitive winter break with his Rutgers University Ski & Snowboard Team. Under the New Jersey Conference, Zachary and his team spent two days at Blue Mountain preparing to race for the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA). For this conference, his team competes against schools like LeHigh, LaFayette, Princeton,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…