The Daily Targum is Rutgers University’s award-winning, student-written and student-managed daily newspaper, published Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 1869, it is the second oldest and one of the most widely read (with a circulation of about 18,000) university newspapers in the U.S. 

With no prior journalism experience, I started writing for The Targum my senior year of college and quickly moved from contributing writer --> staff writer --> correspondent in as little as four months. My first article, “Homecoming brings large crowd to U.”, was featured on the top half of The Targum’s front page. In the span of six months, I covered and wrote next-day or next-hour deadline-driven headline news articles ranging from Johnson & Johnson’s drug recalls to a feature on artist and university alumna Joan Snyder. 

The following is a sample of the 40+ (2-3 articles per week on a full-time student schedule) stories I covered. For a full list of my articles, visit  


Alumna provides personal insight to her art

University alumna Joan Snyder displayed a selection of more than 100 of her abstract prints at her first retrospective exhibition, "Dancing with the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010," at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.   Read More >>

Johnson & Johnson finds defect in syringes

New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, issued a recall on 70,000 syringes of Invega Sustenna, an injectable antipsychotic drug, and 395 syringes of Simponi, a rheumatoid-arthritis drug, over the past week.   Read More >>

NBPD hires officers from neighboring town

With a recent federal endowment, the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) swore in five new police officers who were laid off duty from another township in an ongoing effort to recruit more officials on the task force.   Read More >>

Professor teaches how to turn talent into jobs

The traditional nine-to-five workday has become a fact of life and cross-cultural phenomenon to many people, but University professor and career counselor Paula Caligiuri wants to show people how to get a life, not just a job.   Read More >>

Students concoct heart-healthy beverage

While some students at the University look to their professors for advice and inspiration, CEO of Heart Juice Ray Li used his instructor's life story as a muse for a new product.   Read More >>

Prescription drugs up hospital visits, federal study says

While television's "House, M.D." may glamorize protagonist Dr. Gregory House as he diagnoses some of the world's rarest diseases with bursts of creative insight and a bottle of Vicodin, a recent federal study shows the misuse of prescription drugs accounts for about 2.1 million emergency room visits in the country.   Read More >>

Physics experiments bring waves of children to annual lecture

With demonstrations like exploding hydrogen balloons, a physics professor lying on a bed of nails and shattering glass through the use of sound, the University's Department of Physics and Astronomy entertained children and adults of all ages with its 13th annual Rutgers Faraday Christmas Children's Lecture.   Read More >>

Organization showcases water sustainability at Zimmerli

As an extension to the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum's exhibition on water, the University's Engineers Without Borders discussed its program "Clean Water Projects Around the World," a series of projects that help international communities with limited water resources develop and promote water sustainability.   Read More >>

Homecoming brings large crowd to U.

 Rain may have stopped Friday's Homecoming Kickoff Festival and Pep Rally at Buccleuch Park, but blue skies set the scene for the remainder of the annual two-day celebration at the University.   Read More >>