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

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

A Life of Living

Senior Speaker Remarks by Joshua Gole | SASHP Class of 2022 Senior Speaker Each year, the SAS Honors Program selects a member of the graduating class to deliver a speech at the annual Senior Gathering ceremony. Here are Joshua Gole’s remarks from this year’s Gathering! If you could skip to the end of your journey, would you do it? A once in a lifetime opportunity: … Continue reading A Life of Living

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

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”

Senior Speaker Remarks: Let Us Meet Again in Spring

By Xiangyue Max Wang | SASHP Class of 2021 Senior Leader & Senior Speaker Greetings to our beloved deans, families, friends, and, in particular, my fellow class of 2021. If for just a moment, I wish to ignore all the distance between us, and give all of you a hug. Few could understand what we have gone through in the past year—the capstone projects that … Continue reading Senior Speaker Remarks: Let Us Meet Again in Spring

Senior Speaker Remarks: My Top 5 Treasures of “Ithaka”

By Anny Lu | SASHP Class of 2021 Senior Leader & Senior Speaker Every year at the Honors Program Scholars Day, we read to our admitted students the poem Ithaka. Odysseus set off on a journey to find the treasures of Ithaka. While Odysseus focused on the destination, it was the journey that brought him troves of treasure. I have heard the poem many times … Continue reading Senior Speaker Remarks: My Top 5 Treasures of “Ithaka”

Getting To Know “Normal” Again: Confronting Change, Returning to Campus & A World Beyond COVID

When Rutgers first announced their plans for a near full return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester, though I wanted to join the collective exhale that was thousands of students’ energetic yearning to get back out there, all I could feel was a fathomless, stomach-tying sense of dread. Don’t get me wrong, underneath that dread was certainly a hefty layer of excitement. As a … Continue reading Getting To Know “Normal” Again: Confronting Change, Returning to Campus & A World Beyond COVID