Even though class can be stressful, looking at the sky from the Livingston campus can make you realize that everything is really okay.
Even on a rainy day, Rutgers students can enjoy beautiful views on their walks to classes, such as this one of the Gardner Sage Library on the College Avenue Campus.
It recently got cooler, but I can’t complain about that infamously unpredictable “Jersey weather” that I’ve experienced so far. I miss those sunny days of late October when it was so warm that I could even sit under the tree near Scott Hall and study. For the first time ever I was wearing shorts in... Continue Reading →
In the Kilmer Library, studying students come and go on the second-floor. Flowing rotations of students ascend the stairs, stay for some time, and later descend to the lower levels. While here, they occupy wooden carrels and vacant spaces with seating; they read, highlight, write, and type. There is a pleasant silence in the library... Continue Reading →
Last month, I took part in one of the most challenging yet enjoyable community service projects I've ever done in my life, the Build-a-thon. The Rutgers Build-a-thon is an event run by Habitat for Humanity where teams of 4+ people are tasked with raising funds to build a shelter which they will have to build... Continue Reading →
You paid for way too many meal swipes. You and me both. The semester is coming to an end and we are beginning the struggle to get rid of them. One person can only eat so much in 3 weeks after realizing they have food for 3 months. And of course we don't want to sacrifice our... Continue Reading →
After being at Rutgers for almost a full semester and being the food-lover that I am, I had to try out some restaurants other than the dining hall. Here are some notable favorites of mine: 1. Fritz's. Fritz's is an adorable family owned cafe-like eatery. They have amazing sandwiches, soups, salads, and homemade pastries. Perfect... Continue Reading →
So as a freshmen this year, I was so nervous and worried about making meaningful friends in college. Not just those people who are in your class, who you see twice a week in class, but friends who you can laugh and cry with. Personally in high school, I had to deal with a lot... Continue Reading →
Sadly, I still don't know the answer. I'm hoping this post will either get people to advise me or allow others in the same boat to know they're not alone. I set my mind to becoming a doctor when I was very young, even before high school. I was "really smart" and "worked hard;" my... Continue Reading →
For some of us, the title of this post brings back memories of a standard essay question on college applications… we wrote 500 words worth of what we thought were the best assets of a given university, in an attempt to “woo” admissions, showing them that: “Oh, of course we know all there is to... Continue Reading →
After the celebration of Thanksgiving, there comes a small storm of consumer-celebrated events that take place over the weekend: Black Friday, and its partner, the media-driven phenomenon ‘Cyber Monday’. Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide desirable discounts and persuasive sales, try to spend cautiously as a university student – and with good reason. The... Continue Reading →
What’s the best part of Thanksgiving? The Food.. I’m just kidding. I have to mention all the great things that I’ve encountered during this special celebration, most importantly spending time with the American part of the family again and enjoying their company. It was my second Thanksgiving. In Europe we do not celebrate this holiday:... Continue Reading →
Even though I’m a day late, Happy Late Thanksgiving and Good Luck to everyone who is going Black Friday shopping. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to make a list of everything that I am thankful for. So here I go First and for most, I am thankful for my parents who constantly support... Continue Reading →
My first experience with setting my schedule at Rutgers did not go so well. I ended up with a work load too intense for me to handle, and long breaks in between classes. I can say after a long and stressful semester I was determined to make a better schedule for the spring semester. I... Continue Reading →
It is officially two days till one of the best holidays all year in my opinion, Thanksgiving. Although we only get a few days for break, I am looking forward to it more than ever. After countless exams and papers my brain needs a little rest for sure. Thanksgiving is all about family, food, fun,... Continue Reading →
Dear Rutgers Bussing System,
Before I actually met you, all I knew were lies that people told me during the “is this the right college for you?” phase. Such tales included how you would stop getting crowded after the first two weeks, and that you really aren’t that bad. And I’ll give it to you, bus system–I guess the last thing is true; you’re easy to get used to. You’re Rutgers culture, after all, and after a while I’ve learned not to exactly mind you. Even when you bother me, I would still never change my mind about attending this school… but I’ve got a few problems in mind, so brace yourself.
Now that I’m writing it down, I guess this one isn’t primarily your fault… but some people simply lack proper bus etiquette. Either they aren’t showering, they’re eating a smelly meal that reeks, they’ve got a backpack on one of…
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Dear Rutgers Bussing System, Before I actually met you, all I knew were lies that people told me during the "is this the right college for you?" phase. Such tales included how you would stop getting crowded after the first two weeks, and that you really aren't that bad. And I'll give it to you, bus system--I guess... Continue Reading →
In my dorm room, I have a little black Sterilite container that contains some helpful medications/etc that have helped me stay healthy for this semester (so far!). I thought I would share with everyone. Hope it helps! -Halls -DayQuil/NyQuil -Delsym -Voltaren Gel (this is a prescribed medication for muscular pain, but similar OTC alternatives are... Continue Reading →
On November 10, 2016, Rutgers celebrated its 250th year as a university. This was a big deal around campus and I'll never forget that Thursday. Thursdays aren't that busy for me, so I was able to do several things during my spare time. I took a dive at the Werblin Olympic-sized pool at Busch that... Continue Reading →
When I was applying to college and I told my parents I wanted to stay on campus rather than commute, they seemed appalled. Why would I want to trade in my beautiful home for a room that's, well, just a room, share bathrooms with other people, and possibly live with a stranger?! Well, for me, I... Continue Reading →