Renée@Rutgers
Stories from a California transplant.

April 21 2014, 11:23 AM

This semester’s tap dance. Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 (why we’re all wearing Rolling Stones t-shirts); choreographed by Emily Davis.

April 21 2014, 10:58 AM

I was in this dance, but I’m not really in this video. Also from last spring.

Choreographed by Kelly Terez.

April 21 2014, 10:57 AM

From last spring. 500 Miles by The Proclaimers, choreographed by Emily Davis.

April 21 2014, 10:56 AM

This is from last semester, but since I was looking for videos on youtube I thought I’d share. And this is from the not-dress rehearsal on show day, I couldn’t find one from the actual show.

Choreographed by Emily Davis.

April 21 2014, 10:50 AM

Here’s another one. I’m hard to see in this one, but I start out on the very far right. Say Something by Great Big World, choreographed by Erica Katulak.

April 21 2014, 10:46 AM

I did this! This is one of my dances that I did this semester. The song is Be Still, by The Fray, choreographed by Megan Doorly.

April 18 2014, 8:19 PM

Killing time between dances at Rutgers Performing Dance Company spring showcase.

April 17 2014, 2:41 AM

Dodgeball at the gym last Wednesday.

Went for a walk Friday evening. George St., the side of Alexander Library, and a random wall with a door on Easton Ave.

April 12 2014, 3:56 PM

So I did five different climbs, even followed a route on one of them. Tried to on the last one but got halfway up and ran out of arm strength and finished without caring about the colors. In addition, I also bouldered about half the wall—you can free climb as long as your feet stay below the red line. So in the first picture, I went from the corner to about where the 10 is written on the wall.

My hands are seriously hurting right now, it’s been way too long since I climbed. Definitely need to come here more often though, today’s been really fun.

And in the last picture, the girl near the top is my roommate’s identical twin Jess, and Emily is in the gray shirt on the ground giving directions.

The last climb I did is where Caroline is (gray shirt, bottom left). Near the top the wall has some geography that my tired arms did NOT like.

April 12 2014, 2:06 PM

Took almost three years but I’m finally climbing on the rock wall.

Took almost three years but I’m finally climbing on the rock wall.

April 8 2014, 6:36 PM

There were some deer right next to the path when I was walking to the bus stop.

There were some deer right next to the path when I was walking to the bus stop.

March 25 2014, 8:02 PM

City man charged with fatally beating student in New Brunswick 

I don’t know if I ever talked about this, but a former Rutgers student was found dead by blunt force trauma in a backyard a few blocks off campus a few weeks ago. They caught his killer.

March 25 2014, 7:58 PM

One dead, four injured after train strike near New Brunswick station 

I was in class but apparently there were four helicopters circling near my dorm after this happened.

March 25 2014, 1:25 AM

Something.

Pulp Fiction. Sooooooooooo good. Hooray for cinema studies classes/special interest sections that get you to watch things that you’ve been meaning to watch for a long time.

So I mentioned my professor Trip once before. He teaches my Logic, Reasoning, and Persuasion class. And he’s a cool guy. But he’s stuck teaching a bad class. We look at passages and break down their argument structure. Main conclusion at the point, branching out into levels of the argument and each sentence supports the main conclusion or an intermediate conclusion. So one way of figuring out the tree is the therefore test: “[sentence 1] therefore [sentence 2],” and if it “sounds right,” then you know that sentence 1 supports sentence 2 in your tree.

So we had the first exercise (read: quiz) in class before break and we were discussing it today (in a lecture hall with 200+ seats, mind you) and a lot of people disagreed with what he had as the answer. Which makes sense, because what “sounds right” to one person may not sound right to another. So trying to grade it is just a nightmare.

Also read Cocteau’s The Infernal Machine, which is an interesting play adaptation of the Oedipus myth. I read Oedipus Rex in high school, but this was a bit more…graphic than I remember.

March 24 2014, 12:02 PM

Last night’s sunset.

Last night’s sunset.