Barbara Shi

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In September 2017, the Rutgers chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity allegedly spiked alcoholic beverages with Xanax during a mixer with the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

    Sorority members recalled that the "jungle juice," a mix of grain alcohol and other beverages, tasted “chalky” and reported feeling unwell soon after drinking at the fraternity's house.

    Some of the women reported vomiting despite drinking small amounts of the juice at the Hardenbergh Street home, while others say they blacked out.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On October 16, art historian and curator Thomas Sokolowski officially began his position as the new director of Rutgers University's Zimmerli Art Museum.

    Sokolowski earns a $205,000 salary and replaces Marti Mayo, who has led the art museum as "interim" director since 2014, according to's Adam Clark.

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    PHILADELPHIA, PA—Jovan Antonio Mercado, a 2017 graduate of New Brunswick Health Science Technology High School (HSTHS), will be wrestling for Drexel University’s Division 1 team this fall.

    Mercado was a member of the New Brunswick High School wrestling team, as the health sciences school does not have its own athletics squads.

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    LAURENCE HARBOR, NJ—Just when it seems we need it most, the EPA is looking back on a proud past and uncertain future.

    On July 10, New Brunswick's Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. celebrated the 47th anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with environmental advocates.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Rutgers University's Zimmerli Art Museum opened their newest exhibition, "Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children’s Literature," on July 1 in the Duvoisin Gallery.

    The series depicts cats and dogs alongside each other in many adventures that display their most notable characteristics: the calm and curious behavior of cats, as well as the playful and excited behavior of dogs.