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

Love and Thunder Fell Short…

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has long since cemented itself in the movie industry as one of the most consistent sources of cinematic entertainment. And by “consistent,” I don’t necessarily mean quality. The MCU is consistently putting out multiple films every single year, but it seems that every other film ends up falling short. In the case of Thor: Love and Thunder, reviews are mostly in … Continue reading Love and Thunder Fell Short…

My Summer Studying Abroad in Lewes, England

I know what you’re thinking, probably. You’ve never heard of Lewes, the little town in England where I spent the majority of my Rutgers study abroad experience. If you were thinking that—or even if you hardly noticed the name, never mind thought of going there—then you may actually have something in common with the average British person: they’ve never been there either. So, what was … Continue reading My Summer Studying Abroad in Lewes, England

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

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

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

Tech Corner: Should You Have Mouse Acceleration On or Off?

I had no idea until just a few weeks ago that my Windows 10 cursor had mouse acceleration turned on — in fact, you probably do as well. But let’s back up a bit first: What is mouse acceleration? Mouse acceleration is essentially a curve that resembles an exponential function, with velocity of the computer mouse’s sensor on the x-axis, and the velocity of the pointer on-screen … Continue reading Tech Corner: Should You Have Mouse Acceleration On or Off?

How to Make Winter a Little Brighter

Welcome to February. The winter wonderland that grazed us last weekend is melting and our streets are starting to look like a graveyard-flavored Slurpee from 7-Eleven. ‘Tis the season where skin gets drier by the minute and nature loses some of its beauty. But not all is lost! A change in seasons gives you an opportunity to change your routine. In the case of winter, … Continue reading How to Make Winter a Little Brighter

“No Way Home”: A Marvel Cinematic History Longer than Even “Endgame”

***SPOILERS AHEAD (OBVIOUSLY)*** Hype It’s no surprise that Spider-Man: No Way Home has already crawled its way to the top of the charts, finding a spot at #8 (as I write this, it’s moved up to #6!) on the list of highest-grossing movies (not adjusted for inflation). The film had built up countless theories and attention from various media outlets, mostly regarding the leaks about … Continue reading “No Way Home”: A Marvel Cinematic History Longer than Even “Endgame”

Senior Spotlight Fall 2021: Eric Mooney

Congratulations to Eric Mooney on receiving a Senior Spotlight for the Fall 2021 semester! At Rutgers, Eric double-majored in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and worked under the Nieuwkoop Lab as part of an Honors Lab Research project. His post-grad plans are to pursue a PhD in synthetic biology and begin his own lab. Read more about Eric below. See high-quality PDF version below. Continue reading Senior Spotlight Fall 2021: Eric Mooney