There is something beautiful about an entire culture collectively deciding one night to make a change in their lives for the better. This is the phenomenon of New Years Eve. Everyone decides on a few minor positive alterations that begin with the annual transition (after the hangover subsides, of course.) But why stop at the … More Turn Your Dreams into a Resolution This Semester
Happy New Year, readers!! This is going to be one of my school-specific posts, directed at those high school seniors who are anxiously waiting to hear back, or have already heard back, from admissions regarding their acceptance into the Rutgers University New Brunswick School of Nursing. As a first-year nursing student who has completed her … More So You Want To Be A Rutgers Nursing Major?
Time goes by. Another year just passed and within hours, 2016 will be just a memory. It’s not an exaggeration to say that my decision to study in the United States, it was the most important year in my life so far. My life has changed a lot… I just want to share with you my personal favorites … More 2016: The Best Of
Although we are still weeks away from the start of Rutgers’ spring semester, it is important to think about the upcoming semester and what this may mean for the course of our academic careers in university. For some of us, this means we are nearing our last semesters in an undergraduate setting. For others, this … More Thoughts on the Spring Semester
As university students, in various stages of our academic careers, personal goals and individual resolutions shift from person to person. As 2017 fast approaches, it is important to think about the year’s pursuits, whether they are new endeavors or old passions that have been collecting dust in the past months. Each day should be a … More 2017: Resolutions for RU Students
2016 is finally over and in my opinion it’s been a roller coaster. From the presidential election to Rutgers 250th anniversary, and personally graduating high school and moving on to college, 2016 has been so memorable as well as long and many other adjectives. But it is also important to look back and reflect on … More Reflection
So by the time many of you will read this, your finals will be over and winter break will have officially started. So first off congrats on finishing another semester (or your first semester if you have a freshmen) and on getting through finals week. But winter break is now here and it’s approximately 3 … More
So… who else is freaking out? I am, particularly because I’m writing from the library. And on a typical day, I’d never write from the library but it’s finals week, and I’m taking a break from studying… so here I am! Obviously, this has been the most stressful time I’ve experienced as a Rutgers student … More Go to Guide to Survive Finals
Disclaimer: This post is really meant for students currently in Piscataway High School, especially those that are in the process of applying for college. I graduated from Piscataway High School, class of 2016, and will always remember the anti-Rutgers sentiment that followed me during those years just until college application time. I was like a lot … More If you’re from Piscataway…
Unfortunately, we have to get through finals before celebrating the holidays. The only thing getting me through this time of the semester is holiday spirit. I celebrate Christmas, so I’ve been listening to Christmas music while I study and planning out what to do when I go to New York later this month (besides seeing … More Decorating for the Holidays
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 … More (N/M)ovember
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 … More My Final Thoughts (for this Semester) as Final Exams Approach
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 … More Build-a-thon 2016! (Best Service Project at Rutgers)
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 … More How To Get Rid of Meal Swipes
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 … More A Guide to New Brunswick Restaurants
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 … More Making New Friends
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 … More Should I go to Med School?
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 … More “Why Rutgers,” you ask?