Rutgers Cans Unhealthy Takeout Options

It appears the days of greasy takeout are numbered at Rutgers University.

“In a makeover of its dining hall menus, Rutgers University plans to eliminate chicken nuggets, hash browns and other unhealthy foods from its takeout section and incorporate more nutritious options in the all-you-can-eat cafeterias.

By the end of the fall semester, Rutgers expects chicken wings will be baked instead of fried, hot sauce from the jar will be replaced with fresh spices, and processed meats will be traded for poached salmon or turkey roasted and smoked by university chefs, among other changes.

The food on the new menus will be more than just healthy, it will be “absolutely good,” said Ian Keith, the Rutgers chef leading the menu overhaul.

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For Rutgers students, that means takeout chicken fingers will be replaced with grilled chicken, and hash browns will swapped out for Peruvian hash made from heirloom potatoes, spinach and roasted onions.

Instead of pork sausage, Rutgers will serve smoked chicken sausage with spinach on a whole grain English muffin. A new bagel bar will feature a vegetable cream cheese mixed at Rutgers and loaded with broccoli, squash and scallions.

Plant-based meal, such as tofu and broccoli stir fry, will become more prevalent.”

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Boiling. My blood is boiling. More bad press for good old Rutgers. You can’t take away chicken nuggets and fries from a school cafeteria, you just can’t. That’s like taking bread and milk out of a supermarket. Baked chicken wings, fine. But replacing hot sauce with “fresh spices”? I must be poorly educated (I went to Rutgers) because I’m almost 25 and never knew that hot sauce was some destructive condiment for morbid gluttons. Learn something new every day. I love when Rutgers tries to be all fancy. One of my favorite saying is as follows. You. Can’t. Shine. A. Turd. Might get that put on my headstone (that day might be here sooner than I think from all that hot sauce). Actually I had to look this up because I just don’t buy it. Here’s what I found:

“But let’s not ignore all the benefits of hot sauce because it really does do a lot of good for the body. Capsaicin, which is responsible for making chilis spicy, has been reported to decrease inflammation, relieve soreness and help fight prostate cancer.”

“Spicy peppers have amazing health benefits, but there’s a catch, of course. If spicy food is your thing, you could be eating your way to better health via your favorite condiment. A recent scientific study says hot sauce is good for you, especially if it’s paired with a little fat.”

Could be fake news but go ahead and ask me if I trust Google or Rutgers more. Damn. Tough one. I also love how the chef spearheading this says it will be “really good” Now I’m sold! Get this guy on Shark Tank with that pitch! Last time I trusted someone at Rutgers (an advisor) I ended up being a senior on the verge of not being able to graduate. The roasted turkey doesn’t sound too bad but the “chicken sausage with spinach on a whole grain English muffin” and the “vegetable cream cheese mixed at Rutgers and loaded with broccoli, squash and scallions” and “tofu and broccoli stir fry” is where I draw the line. This isn’t going to make students healthier. It’s going to leave them emaciated! There are two ways to curb hunger at Rutgers now. Drugs… and this new menu. At least it shouldn’t be too hard to fit into that formal dress now right? You want to make students healthier? How about renovating the College Ave Gym? Make it less of a sweaty shoebox and more of a, ya know, health and wellness facility? Or how about extending the hours? Maybe people want to get a lift or run in past 6pm on a Saturday before they get shitfaced? This news is tough to swallow both literally and figuratively but hey, at least you can wash it down with a coke product now =).

You can check out the full article right here:

http://www.nj.com/education/2017/03/rutgers_dining_hall_menu_chicken_nuggets_healthy_f.html

Rutgers Business School Rejects Kids From Career Fair For Wearing Blue Or Light Grey Suits

Rutgers. It was hard enough to get into a party on a Friday night back in my day. Now it’s apparently a struggle just to get through the door of a career fair.

“Several Rutgers Business School students were barred from entering their annual career fair last Friday at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick for dress code violations.

Rutgers Business School sophomore Tyler Farnsworth said he was unable to enter because he wore suede shoes, and that a majority of students prevented from entering were wearing blue shirts, blue suits or brown shoes. He estimates that about 40 students were turned away from the fair for dress code violations.

This year’s career fair dress code flyer tells male students to wear “clean, polished dark dress shoes,” but no sneakers or boots. Men should also wear black or dark gray professional suits. This flyer is linked on the school’s career fair web page.

Last year’s flyer also prohibits sneakers, but tells students only to wear “dress or hard bottom shoes,” as well as a “dark, conservative suit.”.

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Yep, that’s the exact reason i chose to forgo the business school. Boxers or bust and that has continued throughout my blogging career until even today. But this is such classic Rutgers it hurts. Rutgers always trying to put a shine on the turd they are and have been forever. Joining the Big Ten to look legit then being a punching bag losing games 78-0. Waiting until 2016 to be a coke campus instead of Pepsi. Denying their own students entry to further their careers based on how they dress. Don’t they understand their students are broke because they have to pay for books, rent and… like…tuition? Or parking tickets and booze but same difference. Nobody’s hopping on NJ Transit and going to Barney’s in the dead of winter so they can impress someone at a career fair. That comes after you land the ballin job. Plus half the time the people representing these companies at the career fairs are former Rutgers students themselves, just a couple years removed from walking the streets at night in booty shorts and jerseys or racially insensitive mixer costumes. Plus, it’s 2017. Everyone should have taken note of those nerds out in Silicon Valley who are changing the world in ripped jeans and a t-shirt. Here’s to needing 11:1 ratio and a black or dark grey professional suits.

You can check out the full article right here:

http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2017/02/rutgers-business-school-turns-students-away-from-career-fair-for-wearing-light-grey-blue-suits

Have You Seen The Uconn Dude Who Loses His Shit Over Bacon Jalapeno Mac And Cheese Yet?

OK, this one is a doozy. A Uconn student walks into the student center visibly fucked up (probably on more than just alcohol, oh those crazy college kids) and gets denied service because well, he’s belligerent and that’s like not ok in public or something. Instead of obeying the worker that denied him he did what every drunk person would do and refused to leave, however this kid took it to the Nth degree and that’s when shit got out of control. He berated the worker, insulting him about his job, even physically assaulting the dude too. Other workers came for backup and tried to handle the situation but it got so bad that eventually the cops showed up and the kid ended up being thrown on the ground like a rag doll and then arrested in a grade A display of public embarrassment. You can check out the video right here:

Now I’m not going to further lambast the kid for his actions, I think the video alone says everything that needs to be said about this kid and his bacon jalapeno mac and cheese/ substance issues. The thing that really stuck out to me was how fucking soft the Uconn student body was throughout this whole ordeal. This shit show went on for a whole 9 minutes and all anyone did (besides the workers of course) was just stand there and watch it all go down. Now, I can’t really speak for other schools but let me tell you this is not how shit would have went down at Rutgers. Alissa Munoz would have told this kid to shut the fucking fuck up and then proceed to ridicule the kid for not even demanding foodie quality bacon jalapeno mac and cheese bites in the first place. Briana Addone might have right hooked this kid (if she didn’t have previous plans at 1 am). Nana would have delivered this kid such an african beating that they would have given the poor schmuck 18 credits for a semester abroad. And the workers? Well the employees here weren’t exactly pussies but if this happened at Jimmy’s Pizza on Easton Jimmy would have taken whatever bottle the kid had on him and smashed it over his skull while delivering his signature line in Johnny Drama fashion, “go fuck your mother”. I’ll give Uconn a pass just this one time because I was really impressed with how demonstrative they were during their NCAA championship riots so I know they have it in them, just gotta step their shit up in the future.

Jackass Stiffs Belmar Waitress, Writes ‘LOL’ On Receipt

So a Rutgers student was waitressing at D’jais (one of the Jersey shore’s cornerstone establishments, WHOOSH!) when she received a rather cruel surprise as compensation for her services. Instead of a tip, she looked at the receipt to see ‘1 hour for food LOL’ instead of a numerical amount.

“On Aug. 17, Jess Jones of Belmar, a 2013 Manasquan High School graduate, was waiting on a party of eight people at the landmark restaurant and night club on Ocean Avenue. After the $112.03 bill was paid for by credit card, Jones discovered that her customers had left her no tip. Instead, the texting acronym “LOL” — for laughing out loud — was written on the tip line of the receipt next to the words, “1 hour for food.”

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First and foremost I would like to start by saying this was NOT me or any of my associates. I’ve done some pretty stupid stuff at the shore bars (and taxis and pretty much everywhere else) but this is beyond my realm of fuckery, plus D’jais food has been shelved by the clique after Nana and I bonded via backyard throw up session after consuming calamari BUT THAT’S BESIDES THE POINT. The point is that this just ain’t cool. Listen, I hate bad service and sometimes even think you should tip less if the waitress is incompetent or rude (maybe 15% instead of 20%) but stuff like this should never happen. My whole thing with this is that it happened at D’JAIS. For those who don’t know D’jais is a bar/night club type place with a small outdoor seating area to eat. Nobody goes to D’jais for top notch cuisine or the service, you go to D’jais to get drunk and try to stick your dick in something. It’s the friggen shore, there’s plenty of nice places to enjoy a meal and the fish taste you want from D’jais ain’t the kind you see on the menu if you catch my drift (and hopefully not anything else). This is basically the equivalent to going to Mcdonalds and complaining about the salad. Poor girl is just trying to earn some paper so she too can play down the shore and have some fun. While it does suck for the waitress I am familiar with that Karma chick and trust me, she can be a total bitch.

You can check out the full story right here:

http://www.app.com/story/news/local/neptune-wall/belmar/2015/08/23/belmar-diners-leave-waitress-taunting-note-and-no-tip/32235337/

Rutgers Player Who Robbed Kid with BB Gun Kicked Off Team

So just the other day news broke that Rutgers corner back Darian Dailey was arrested for robbing a man on a bicycle with a BB gun for $20. He has now been dismissed from the program.

“Dailey was listed as a starting cornerback on the depth chart released before spring practice. A two-star prospect from Bradenton, Fla., the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Dailey was in line to potentially play a major role in the secondary this season.”

Well, he’s officially been booted off the team, faster than you can be booted from a class on webreg. In all honesty it’s sad to see this happen to someone but then again don’t fucking point a BB gun at someone and rob them. Now I guess it’s time for Dailey to do what all washed up athletes do, wrangle up 5 other has beens and move into a house all the way down Hamilton and spend the rest of your days crushing 30 packs of Keystones the way you were supposed to crush a Wisconsin running back.

You can check out the full article here:

http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2015/05/rutgers_coach_kyle_flood_cornerback_darian_dailey.html

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Top 5 Most Rutgers Songs Ever (Or At Least For When I Was There)

Ok so it’s that time where everyone starts posting sentimental shit about how they’re graduating and starting a new chapter and being a real person and all that sappy shit, and sometimes a nigga can’t help but reminisce on their own time at school and relive some memories. Music is a big part of college and a big part of Gratzfeed. The type of music you listen to can be an indicator of what kind of friends you have, what kind of places you go, and for a lot of people and institutions music contributes to their overall identity. I know Gratzfeed has millions of readers from schools all over the world, but for this post we’re sticking strictly to the filthiest, grimiest school ever, good old Rutgers. There’s been a lot of crazy ass music that we’ve all embarrassed ourselves to over the years, but these are songs that are just… well…Rutgers. In no order the top 5 most Rutgers songs are:

Stromae featuring Kanye West- Alors On Dance

Any normal (interpretive) kid wants to know what the party scene at their school is actually like. Is it like the movies? Can you actually approach a girl from behind and rub your dick on them and they go for it? My friends showed me this video of a place called “Zeta” which I’ve heard scary things about, kind of like how a mother warns a kindergartener about what happens if you don’t eat your vegetables. This was the song playing for it and the video was pure brilliance. Pretty much perfectly summed up what a Rutgers party is all about : sweat, yelling, cheap alcohol, people standing on raised surfaces, etc. I spent entirely way too much time trying to dig up the original video but of course I couldn’t find it. Footage like that is rare, definitely too valuable to just stay there out in the open on the internet. I would say luckily we have memories of the actual parties themselves, but unfortunately thats not the case, that would have been nice though.

Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso featuring Ryan Tedder- Calling

DUNNA NUH NUH NUH DUNNA NUH NUH NUH DUNNA…… this one, as they said in Blades of Glory (and Niggas In Paris), “it gets the people going!”. Seriously it didn’t matter how fucked up your cerebral cortex was, everyone was able to somehow sing the melody of this song in unison. That’s what made it so great, it was the perfect sing a long, except without the words because drinking travelers club/burnetts makes it really fucking difficult to do the whole words thing. It was also a great beat to slam things on to as well. Like while your chanting you could be smashing a bottle or your fist against the wall. Eventually, there was a version with words and if you were able to physically utter them, they were truly a blast. Also bonus points because Alesso was pretty much the first big electronic act to come to Rutgers right when the genre really got big. Nothing will be as disturbing as the people in the RAC that night, not even the basketball team themselves.

Bobby Shmurda- Hot Nigga

Personally, this song made me feel many types of ways. In addition to making me want to reenact an episode of gangland, it definitely made me despise every white female in the world. But for real, everyone loved this one, it was the highlight of every pregame, every party, every person knew every word, just a straight up raucous time. It even had it’s own shmoney dance (that some did way better than others) which was just straight up silly, but just the kind of silly a college party needs.

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Diplo Featuring Nicky B- Express Yourself

Ok so there were a few other songs I was thinking of going with here. Avicii’s ‘Seek Bromance’ was huge, Meek Mill’s ‘House Party’ was probably directly responsible for at least half of all new std cases, and ‘Wagon Wheel’ while cliche as fuck is well, Wagon Wheel. However, Express Yourself started a whole new movement, the twerking movement. You know that table of girls in the library with their hair tied using a highlighter on some ratty book? Well, come night time their hands were on the floor and their feet were against a decrepit wall shaking their ass faster than a cop shuts down a day drink. There was no shame. None. While a lot of those girls now are dressed in business casual five times us a week, we’ll never forget the time where they twerked with their g-string out to some Diplo in college.

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Rihanna (And Calvin Harris)- We Found Love

“We found love in a hopeless place”, that is Rutgers my friends. I’ve been to some shitty fucking places in my life and New Brunswick is pretty up there as far as the most disgusting. Whether it be walking downstairs to finding homeless people chilling right in your living room, or places like “The Hub”, or having to ask your friend “was that fireworks or…?”, New Brunswick was pretty damn repulsive. Even the Chipotle there doesn’t taste as good for some reason. However, despite the high levels of ratchetivity, a lot of people have found a lot of love in this place. People have found their friends, their significant others, and yes, even their fiancees (I know!) in this morose setting. Truly amazing how people can come from the nicest places and end up making their strongest allies in the shittiest location. Hold up. Fuck. Sorry, let me stop being all sappy for a second… the song itself really bumped too. Definitely the definitive anthem of the 2011 tailgate season. Wait did I just say 2011? On that note, gotta run, gotta find something more profitable than blogging about fucking twerking, peace.

Social Probation! Rutgers Cancels Fun for the Rest of the Year

Rutgers hasn’t had a piece of good press in a long, long time. First they let Gratz into school there, then they had their basketball coach chucking basketballs at the team like he worked for Globo Gym, then they had to fire their athletic director, then the new one was accused of verbal abuse calling the players she formerly coached “whores, alcoholics, and learning disabled” (don’t believe that shit though Julie Herrmann is the fucking truth), and then there was a whole bunch of other shit that happened with the University both before and after. All those stories (besides them admitting Gratz) were national headlines. This year however has been particularly rough for Rutgers’ greek organizations as explained in further detail by NJ.com…

“In September, Rutgers student Caitlyn Kovacs, 19, of Monmouth Junction, died of alcohol poisoning after friends took her to the hospital after seeing her in distress at a party at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house in New Brunswick. Authorities did not say if Kovacs was drinking at the house or elsewhere that evening.

In a separate incident about six weeks later, a severely intoxicated 20-year-old member of Sigma Phi Epsilon was hospitalized. In March, the national headquarters of Sigma Phi Epsilon “indefinitely suspended” the Rutgers chapter in reaction to the incident involving the hospitalized student.

Delta Kappa Epsilon, the fraternity where Kovacs attended a party before her death, has been suspended by Rutgers pending a university review, Miranda said. Another five unnamed Rutgers fraternities are also facing campus discipline reviews for alcohol-related incidents.”

First, It goes without saying how unfortunate it is for a 19 year old person to die, regardless of how it happened, especially someone who is a part of our immediate community. The way Rutgers is handling this semesters mishaps however is a fucking joke.

You know what happens when you tell a bunch of 18-22 year olds that they can’t drink…at college nonetheless? The answers quite obvious: they shrug their shoulders, pack up their book bags and then head over to the library to get a head start on exams since they can’t party. Just fucking kidding!!!! When you tell college kids they can’t drink and party all that does is make them get creative with how they get their fix of alcohol and drugs in. Listen, I’m not saying that fraternity parties are safe, they aren’t, but at least there are sober brothers running risk to effectively handle any potential harmful situations. Also, when you have fraternity parties, they’re registered (or at least they should be) which lets the office of fraternity and sorority affairs (OFSA)  know exactly what’s happening and where around campus. When you cancel social events, then thats when all the mayhem really starts, kids will go wherever they have to to get fucked up where there are no rules, no risk, and no accountability. Random houses and apartments all over will soon play host to all sorts of fucked up activity and OFSA will have no idea where the naughty behavior is taking place.

Instead of taking punitive measures, it’s time for Rutgers brass to take a more proactive (and realistic) approach to greek life rules and regulations. There’s so many pre-existing rules, so what does that say about their effectiveness if shit like this keeps happening? Some of the rules for greek life social events are so archaic it’s laughable. Take this one for example, for all the 21 year olds who can drink at a party (because you can obviously only drink if your 21 duhh!) you’re allowed to bring one six pack of beer for yourself and that’s your alcohol for the evening. Most kids drink six beers before they even fucking shower and shave their pubes (not recommended though) and then go to the liquor store to get their real alcohol for the night. Not saying that it’s unreasonable to expect greek students to have only six drinks but…it’s unreasonable to expect greek students (or any college aged student) to have only six drinks. The thing is that’s not even the point, the point is that nobody follows that rule anyways, and that more focus needs to be on implementing real strategies to deal with real issues, like what to do when its 3 am and a freshman girl is on her back heaving at your fraternity house. Fraternity leaders (the presidents, vice presidents etc.) commonly known as the “exec board” are often the ones who have to go to the OFSA meetings that address these issues when they are elected, but thats only a handful of brothers and the majority of the brotherhood doesn’t have any real training on what the hell to do in case of a crisis. From my point of view, it seems that Rutgers is less concerned with the well being of its greek students, and is more concerned with protecting themselves from any potential lawsuits or crisis that they could be liable for.

I’m also sick of this preconceived notion that since someone was at a fraternity party, then the fraternity is the one at fault for someone in the hospital. That needs to be squashed, right now. Showing up at a party that’s full of your peers sober can be awkward, that’s why its common practice to drink before even going out. That’s what us young people like to call “pregaming”, which is often times done with our immediate circles of friends before venturing out and seeing the rest of the characters our age. You know where one of the biggest hotspots to pregame for young naive freshman is? Right there in the dorms, the very property of the university. So what happens a lot of the times is these kids get so amped to go out and be a college kid, they slam back a sickening amount of shots from a plastic bottle that costs less than 10 bucks and can be likened to battery acid, and then go out and roam around the campus without a clue of what the fuck is actually happening. Fraternity houses and house parties are just the end destination, and doesn’t mean that all the drinking for the night, if any, actually took place there. Unfortunately though given the stereotypes any set combination of greek letters carry, they are an easy scapegoat for the university. There’s no real due process either, at least at Rutgers anyways. If a freshman girl gets blacked out and stumbles into a fraternity house, then ends up in the hospital and her friends say she came from ________ fraternity, then that fraternity is going to get fucked by OFSA, hard, without a real investigation as to what actually transpired that night. It’s very possible she drank way too much in a brothers room before she got sick, but it’s also very possible she drank way too much in a Rutgers dorm room, with her RA (that Rutgers hired and is paying for their room and board) down the hall either oblivious to what was happening or just not giving a fuck at all and letting it happen. Sadly, just her being there at ________ is enough to hand down a harsh sanction to the fraternity and that’s that. Seems fair right?

For this post I originally planned to crack a few jokes about how much Rutgers greek life sucks, hit a few punchlines, and move on with my day. But after seeing this story make national headlines, and waking up to a text from my mother (a jewish mother so it’s even worse) asking what I thought about the matter, I decided to…expand a little bit. When I pledged our chapter advisor came in and talked to our pledge class about what it means to go greek. The part that resonated the most was that every damn day you’re going out to fight a stereotype about greek life. It’s unfortunate that these incidents happen. Normally, this wouldn’t be national news, but ever since “there will never be a nigger SAE” and Kappa Delta Rho at Penn State’s Facebook group (went there once, had a blast), any negative news about fraternities and sororities is going to get blown the fuck up by the media to paint the picture that greek life is made up of purely barbarians. What do I think? I think Theta Chi does awesome things for The Wounded Warrior Project, I think Theta Delta Chi does awesome things for Autism Speaks, and I sure as hell think Sigma Chi does awesome things for The Children’s Miracle Network. I think it’s sad that these incidents keep happening. I think… actually I know, that greek life indeed parties hard as fuck (fuck yeah we do) but that there’s also a lot of good that can come from greek organizations. But I also think Rutgers (and the media) tends to ignore the positives and focuses on the negatives and that it’s time for each respective party to take a long look in the mirror.

You can check out the original article right here:

http://www.nj.com/education/2015/04/partys_over_at_rutgers_university_bans_fraternity.html#incart_pop_thishour

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