This is going to be one of my more personal posts, but I’d like to speak on something on behalf of the Honors College students. First of all, the “Honors College” is the body of students with the title and not just the name of the dorm. The Honors College is different from the Honors … More “I live in the Honors College”
With so much food at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to eat healthy and prevent weight gain. There’s always worry over the “freshman fifteen” but not much talk about what can be done to prevent it. Organizations such as RU Healthy may push students to go for the greener dining option, but remember that the … More Personal Training at Rutgers
Rutgers is a humongous institution. Its size is easily noticeable when it comes to soft data: the number of students (that nearly exceeds 40 thousand on New Brunswick campus), the countless number of extra-curricular activities, and finally, the unlimited number of sport organizations that one can join here. Without a doubt, it is excellent to … More Crew: The Forgotten Scarlett Sport
It’s already the second week of a new semester, and I am already exhausted. Yesterday I was doing my Calculus homework all day and I honestly got burnout because it took forever. Luckily for me, it wasn’t too bad and I was able to start studying again a couple of hours later, but being burned … More Preventing Student Burnout
This semester, I am taking an online course for the first time in my college career. My online course’s accessible platform through eCollege has offered me the tools to succeed in a virtual classroom: there is a textbook to read, a forum for professor-student discussion, and a grading book in which I can keep track … More Online Courses: At Your Own Pace
My team! RUAB The Right to Rights. Getting involved on a college campus can be intimidating, and on a campus as large as Rutgers University- New Brunswick, it can almost seem impossible. For freshman especially, joining clubs and really becoming “a part” of something is not fun when every one else seems to already know each … More RUAB: Rutgers University Alternative Breaks
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