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RU! Rah! Rah!

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Born in 1915, the Rutgers University Band is one of the oldest in the country.

Starting as an 11-member band, it played the music for the Rutgers College Cadet Corps’ weekly drills. It soon grew into other aspects of the school, such as playing its first football game in 1921.

The band now has over 200 members.

Their song traditions include:

“The Bells Must Ring” – Played for every touchdown with the blast of the cannon, and includes the famous “RU Rah Rah” cheer. This song is named for Olde Queens Bell which is rung for every winning season.

“Colonel Rutgers” – Played for the football team as they enter the field and at the start and end of each half at Basketball games.

“Loyal Sons” – Played at the close of each home football game. A tradition that has endured throughout the years.

“Knight Call” – Played as the defensive battlecry of the Scarlet Knight.


The Rutgers University band performing at Yankee Stadium during a football game between Rutgers and Army.


Written by Paulo Loreto

January 26, 2012 at 9:13 PM


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Located on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada; the fifth most populous city in North America. The city celebrated its 175th anniversary on March 6, 2009.

The ciy was first purchased from the Mississaugas, established as the town of York, and in 1834 was named Toronto.

Throughout the late 20th Century, Toronto began to surge above Montreal as Canada’s most populous city. As the Quebec Sovereignty Movement came about, maybe companies relocated from Montreal to Toronto.

A view of Toronto from atop the CN Tower.

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 24, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Posted in Canada, Toronto, Travel

Magnolia Bakery

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With locations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dubai, Magnolia Bakery has become known as one of the best bakeries. According to their website:

“Magnolia Bakery specializes in hand crafted classic American desserts. We make everything fresh from scratch in small batches throughout the day using only the finest ingredients. We bake the old-fashioned way without the use of preservatives or stabilizers so our desserts are meant to be enjoyed fresh from the oven.”

Made red with cocoa, a little vanilla and a lot of southern mystery -- with its own special whipped vanilla icing.

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 12, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Ice Cream

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With origins in Brooklyn, NY, Häagen-Dazs has grown to one of the largest and best known ice cream chains in the world. The company started with three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and coffee.

Häagen-Dazs is distributed by Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc.

In January 2011, Häagen-Dazs arrived in South Africa.

Written by Paulo Loreto

January 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM