RU Voting? Voting is obviously a privilege that all US citizens should take advantage of since Americans have fought for the right to vote throughout history. It is constructed into our history since patriots fought to have a voice in the Parliament in the late 1700s. In addition women and blacks have fought for a … More RU Voting
After spending a month in US, I can say that ‘The Great American Dream’ not only means getting to US but the real part of struggle to achieve your dreams here in the States. From the dynamic to expensive lifestyle, from travelling to studying and finally adapting to the Americans is not as easy as … More Rutgerian Chronicles – A reality check !
Ah, so it is finally fall. Put away your shorts, flip flops, and short sleeves and trade them in for rain jackets, hoodies, and boots! For many, fall is the most wonderful season, because what can be better than apple cider, bright colored leaves, and pumpkin-flavored everything? Here are a few things to look forward … More New Seasons Bring New Adventures
Hi everyone! My name is Dishant Shah and I am currently a freshman in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers. I love to go out and socialize, meeting new people and experiencing new things. I am pursuing a BS degree in Computer Science, and am also on the pre business track, as I … More About me
It is too easy to surrender to grey feelings, brought to the surface by murky weather, first exams, and stress-inducing papers. And as autumn marks its cold and wet stamp on campus, anxious blood flows through my veins and pounds with my heart. Year after year, this happens – this change in mood; this change … More Not Alone
Coming to Rutgers, I wasn’t given the impression I’d be walking a lot. For some reason, the whole idea of buses made me think that I’d be maneuvering by foot a lot less than most traditional campuses that do not require public transportation. However, I was completely wrong. These past few weeks at Rutgers I’ve … More Walking Around Campus: Footwear
Joining the Health and Medicine Living Learning Community is the BEST decision of my life (not sorry for the pun)! Not only do you get to live in B.E.S.T (Busch Engineering Science and Technology) hall, you get to live with a diverse group of people who also have the same career goals as you. We … More BEST is the Best
Hey everyone. So I am Akhila and I’m and part of the class of 2020. So my first life lesson and tip for college that I learned very quickly. Don’t lose your things. It sounds stupid and obvious but I learned very quickly that it is very easy to lose track of your stuff. So … More Tips for Keeping Track of Your Things
I can’t believe it’s October already. That means one month has passed since college year started. I’m sure many of you have felt this way before during all beginning school years. But how does it feel to be in college? How different do you think it is compared to high school life? For me, I … More Managing your College Schedule
Being an only child who grew up in Brooklyn, New York, coming to another state to spend the next four, maybe eight years of my life as a pre-med student is a change that may seem intimidating at first. However, the move-in team, and living in BEST with other pre-med students in the Health and … More What Transition?
Rutgers is Disney World. Each campus is a different kingdom, connected by a bus system that’s finicky at best and exasperating at worst but always takes you to your destination. You spend a lot of time on transport here, bobbing your head to your music or playing Bejeweled on your iphone. But honestly, when those … More Now Approaching Magic Kingdom
Okay! So, I have been at Rutgers University for almost one full month now, and I think that I have gotten a pretty good feel for the dining halls here. I can say honestly that the Livingston Dining Commons is my favorite, and that’s not just because the hall is the newest. Well, I guess … More Livingston Dining Commons
Classes, study sessions, extracurricular activities, socials, parties- these are all aspects of college life that take up a majority of every student’s time. And in the back of their minds, they’re thinking about money. Whether in need of money to pay off college debt or just wanting to be able to buy things while out … More Being a Student Worker for RU
As a freshman, I was told it was a necessity to go to a football game. So I went. Honestly I didn’t have a lot of Rutgers gear and didn’t want to wear any of the free Rutgers tees I had to the game, so I just wore a t-shirt and shorts (not even school … More RU Ready?
Time flies. I’ve had a first hand experience of this statement quite often lately: when thinking of the things I haven’t done and would never have an opportunity to do; when I see photographs from the past and notice how some people have changed, and finally when I realize that it has already been a month since I … More The Immigrant Song
Rutgers is a big place. Believe it or not, it’s even bigger for commuters. It’s easy to get lost and feel lonely. You don’t know if your house is your home or if school is. Here’s a checklist to minimize that lost feeling, because nobody really wants that. Be prepared. This means prepping your car … More Checklist for Commuters
So picture this: I’m from a small town in New Jersey. Where I live, there is an overwhelming amount of corn, farmland, horses, and peace and quiet. To get to the grocery store, I have to drive 25 minutes (20 if I go fast). I was comfortable with the long commute to school and work, … More Home Away From Home
I’ve never tried rowing before. My entire experience was limited to watching eight tall guys doing their best : oaring to endurance limits. It always seemed to me very competitive and challenging and I don’t think I ever pictured myself as one of them, working together in a crazy pace to first hit the finish … More On the banks of the old Raritan…
“Welcome to Rutgers” is the first thing you see anywhere near the New Brunswick campus during or before your orientation week. As an international and a transfer student, Rutgers made an overwhelm-free transition and an awesome beginning into this world of scarlet. Starting with the organizers who deserve a special “Thanks,” the orientation days were … More Orientation to a New Home
After about two weeks, I can finally say I am adjusted to “college life.” The campus doesn’t seem as huge as it used to appear, and I have more trouble finding rooms as opposed to buildings for class- an improvement. I know where to catch a bus, what “LX” means, and the best (and the … More Find A Mentor!