As Long as There’s Music—Surviving Freshman Year

The featured image is provided by Gameblast. The views and opinions expressed in this editorial are the author’s alone and do not reflect any official policy or position of the SAS Honors Program. Mild spoilers for the Bayonetta series ahead. I don’t have many role models—least of all those who exist in the real world. This isn’t to say there aren’t amazing people out there … Continue reading As Long as There’s Music—Surviving Freshman Year

Making Myself Uncomfortable: On Easing Out of the Comfort Zone

Quick and necessary confession: I sleep with my baby blanket. And, yes, I realize this fact may make some of you cringe in your seats, twitching to exit this post as quickly as possible so as to swiftly erase the (inherently disturbing) image of a 21-year-old woman cuddling a baby blanket out of your mind. You have my deepest apologies, but I urge you to … Continue reading Making Myself Uncomfortable: On Easing Out of the Comfort Zone

Canvas – A Student’s Comrade

Ever since Rutgers discontinued its use of Sakai, Canvas has become the student’s ideal friend for managing courses and semester schedules. In this article, I will give a few tips that you can incorporate into your Canvas app/website to customize it and make Canvas your comrade! Open up the Canvas Student app (either in the Apple or Play store). Sign in using your Rutgers credentials: … Continue reading Canvas – A Student’s Comrade

Cruising Through Finals *Disney Style*

Finals are just around the corner, and the dread is slowly creeping up on all students, irrespective of schools and majors. Instead of frantically looking through your textbooks while being swallowed by the intense waves in the sea of finals like our poor friend Mickey, why not surf through the waves and cruise through finals fever into summer break? Here are eleven tips to help … Continue reading Cruising Through Finals *Disney Style*

A Week in the Life of an SASHP Junior

Hi there! This is Isabella Brewer and welcome back to my channel! Or…that’s what I might say if this were a YouTube video. As you already know, this is not YouTube, however, feel free to visualize this post in the format of a vlog. With this, I hope to give you all a glance into the daily life of a struggling-and-thriving SASHP junior: the fun, … Continue reading A Week in the Life of an SASHP Junior

Making Seconds Count: How to Stop Feeling Like You’re Running Out of Time

Picture this: you’ve been in and out of classes since 10 o’clock in the morning (on the DOT). It’s a beautiful, sunny, warm day (“In March in NJ?!” you stage-whisper. Just stick with me, okay?), and you’ve spent it frantically checking bus arrival times, eating in between, reading in between, etcetera, etcetera. At 6 o’clock, you finally extend your leg out the door of your … Continue reading Making Seconds Count: How to Stop Feeling Like You’re Running Out of Time

Little Things You Can Do to De-Stress This Semester

If you’re anything like me, then you were late to your classes within the first week of in-person. And, if you’re really like me, then you felt so embarrassed to be the last person into class that you apologized to your professor. And promised never to do it again. Or…was that just me? Cue face-palm. After that ordeal, which happened in both of my classes … Continue reading Little Things You Can Do to De-Stress This Semester

3 Ways to Keep Cool During Midterms

It’s well-known that there are four seasons in New Jersey: fall, winter, spring, and summer. However, there’s also another season that arrives twice a year and only lasts around one to two weeks each time. This is known as midterms. With big exams, papers, and mid-semester projects all being due and assigned at similar times, most can agree that the midterm shakes and nerves are … Continue reading 3 Ways to Keep Cool During Midterms

Getting My Life Together: Resetting for the Semester & Settling Into a New “Productive”

To be frank, this past semester (Fall 2021) kicked my butt. Apologies for the lack of eloquence, but the sentiment is genuine. To illustrate, this is the first blog post that I have written for the Honors Program since April 2021. Granted that I was able to write about a post per month during the 2020-21 school year, this nine-month gap is something I’ve been … Continue reading Getting My Life Together: Resetting for the Semester & Settling Into a New “Productive”

Top 10 Apps to Have on Your Phone: Student Edition

In today’s world, our phones are our close buddies. They help us stay connected with our friends and family, stay updated with the latest news headlines, and become more aware overall. But, aside from the social aspect, our “smart” friends can help us be on top of our game academically. In this article, you can read about my top 10 picks for academic/study apps (sorted … Continue reading Top 10 Apps to Have on Your Phone: Student Edition