Now that the first semester is halfway over and I am ~finally~ settled in at Rutgers, here are some helpful tips that I have learned throughout the past two months. 1. Focus, focus, focus. I have heard countless times that time management is so crucial in college, and boy is it true. College classes are … More Making the Most of Your First Year of College
So taking a break from the dining halls, I would like to talk a little bit about Figs: First Year Interest Groups, here at Rutgers University. Figs are one credit courses that provide a focus in a specific subject or career area. For example, my Figs is Exploring Business. This class focuses on exploring the … More FIGS: First Year Interest Groups
As an incoming freshman one of the most daunting and frustrating tasks entering the academic year was purchasing my own books. Previously, I’ve been guided by my school system as to which books were required or simply given the books directly by the school to be returned at the end of the year. Now, after a … More How to Buy Textbooks at Rutgers (Economically)
Being an International Transfer, I have experienced both the Indian education and US education system of higher studies closely. I would say not only the course structure and the workload is more dynamic in US system but also the Midterm exam is a salient grading criteria of this system. The challenging part is that the … More The Rutgerian Chronicles – Easing through the Midterm Waves
Halloween is a national and cultural tradition, candy-filled and fun-themed, celebrated by young children trick-or-treating for candy – and yes, for young adults as well. In college, the act of trick-or-treating is not parallel (in practice) to that of young children. Children leave the house at a specific time, and depending on their ages, they … More Have a Safe RU Halloween!
So scheduling is just beginning to start and like many other freshmen, I am very intimidated. In middle and high school, and on APA Day someone else has done my schedule, so I have literally never done this before. On top of that there are many different websites to go to. There is Degree Navigator, … More Figuring Out How to Schedule
Alright! So a lot of people say that the Livingston Dining Hall is the best, but Neilson is always close in the competition. At Neilson, you can expect to have best fresh food. Also, the variety is amazing! An awesome option for anyone looking to switch things up are the pre-made tiny subs. As soon … More Neilson Dining Hall
We all know that image: the deafening sound of a ringing alarm, sun barely above the horizon and our own bed warmer than ever, subconsciously calling “Stay with me!” . It is so hard just to get up, especially when the upcoming day seems like it’s going to be unbearably long and challenging; so much work to … More RU Biking?
When I moved to this country, the many differences that were striking right away were not only connected to the people-, but also tech-related. In fact, coming to the US was followed by a number of thoughts about computers and their everyday usage. Living here is much more technologically based, which, I believe, makes life a … More People++
It’s Halloweekend, and I’m happy to say I started off the celebration by volunteering for the 13th Annual Monster Mash. The Monster Mash is a community outreach program taking place in the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center. The event is hosted by Rutgers Residence Life and Recreation. Families, with children in elementary and/or middle schools, from the … More Monster Mash
Surely people have their own ways of studying. I’ve used the flashcard technique, make-an-outline technique, and just-reread-the-whole thing technique. The thing is, a stellar grade in most college courses will heavily rely on just two exams, dubbed “Exam I” (or “Midterm”) and “Exam II” (or “Final”). That being said, and with Midterms upon us right now, … More How to Study Properly
For most of us Rutgers students, midterms are just about over (thankfully) and this can only mean one thing…Halloween is fast approaching! This can either be the most exciting or dreaded holiday, and if you are panicking because you “have literally no idea” what to be, fear not! Here are some easy and cheap costumes you … More 4 Easy, Last Minute Halloween Costumes
One thing about college that I learned. The classes are much more difficult than in high school and I have gone to lecture and sometimes think the teacher was speaking Latin. And when I am studying my notes, I can’t figure out what these symbols and letters mean. So here’s a simple solution: Ask for help. … More Asking for Help
Going into college, numerous people told me it would be beneficial to ditch my high school boyfriend and start over in college. They said that I wouldn’t get the “full college experience” and would feel left out, held back, and aggravated about the distance situation. My boyfriend and I had just started dating right before … More Should You Stay With Your High School Boyfriend/Girlfriend?
Turning corners on College Avenue or Livingston campus, student bodies are seen crowding around ‘RU Voting?’ tables, tucked underneath orange trees near bus stops – or in front of busy student halls and department buildings. The encouragement to vote is strong this season; for many young students, this is the first election in which they … More To Encourage Voting Inspires the Importance of Rights
I’m sure most of you have seen a few polls around campus with people urging you to vote in the NJPIRG Referendum lately. I get that feeling. You just want to get to your next class or stop by to eat at the student center. But then a poll worker shouts out to you to … More The NJPIRG Polls
Looking to explore some of Rutgers great attractions? The Zimmerli Art Museum is the place to start! Located at 71 Hamilton Street on the College Avenue Campus, next door to Scott Hall. Zimmerli is chock full of different art pieces, ranging from American art, European art and Russian/Soviet nonconformist pieces. I myself took a trip … More Rutgers Attractions
I come from a small town, and even smaller high school. Everyone knows everyone else’s business. A single rumor could destroy somebody’s reputation. People seemed two-dimensional and boring, and people’s status depended upon the wrong things. I so desperately wanted to leave my high school and move onto a different atmosphere with people who had … More Top 10 Differences Between College and High School
“Are you a freshman?” This is my least favorite question to be asked, considering almost every student living on campus is 1-4 years my junior. Queue the awkward laugh and explenation of being a first-year-transfer-second-semester-sophomore who is almost 23 years old, and alas you have my first interaction with almost everyone I meet. Needless to say, I was … More Transitioning to University at 22
Are you hungry, or RU Hungry? Rutgers is full of many surprises given its size. One of those that I’m going to talk to you about is the RU Hungry truck, home of the Fat Sandwich. It is located on College Ave right next to the Alexander Library and is open every day. I always … More Fat Sandwich Review