RU Voting

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... Continue Reading →

New Seasons Bring New Adventures

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... Continue Reading →

About me

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... Continue Reading →

Not Alone

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... Continue Reading →

Walking Around Campus: Footwear

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... Continue Reading →

BEST is the Best

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... Continue Reading →

Managing your College Schedule

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... Continue Reading →

What Transition?

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... Continue Reading →

Now Approaching Magic Kingdom

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... Continue Reading →

Livingston Dining Commons

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... Continue Reading →

Being a Student Worker for RU

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... Continue Reading →

RU Ready?

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... Continue Reading →

The Immigrant Song

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... Continue Reading →

Checklist for Commuters

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... Continue Reading →

Home Away From Home

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,... Continue Reading →

On the banks of the old Raritan…

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... Continue Reading →

Orientation to a New Home

"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... Continue Reading →

Find A Mentor!

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... Continue Reading →

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