In the mind of many students, it must seem that student life is filled with hard work, frustrations and pent-up youthful energy demanding an outlet. In New Jersey, numerous Rutgers students were arrested recently and charged with a crime due to a raucous celebration on Delafield Street that connotes the end of the school year. New Brunswick police arrested eight students and issued citations to another 16 for violations of city ordinances.
The bash is apparently intended as a response to the decision of the University to cancel an end-of-year concert called 'Rutgersfest.' In 2011, Rutgersfest was reportedly tainted with violent disturbances that resulted in the University canceling it for the future. More than 500 were at this event, which students have dubbed Delafest. They're accused of setting mattresses and couches on fire in the street.