Whether on the College campus, in the United States, or in countries around the globe, AIDS affects everyone.
The multicultural poetry slam, sponsored by PRISM, was held on the opening night of AIDS Awareness Week last Monday. It brought creativity and a fresh outlook to this problem through student-written poems and discussions.
Last Wednesday, PRISM invited guest speaker Elaine Pasqua to speak in the Spiritual Center for AIDS Awareness Week.
Instead of the melancholy, preachy lecture some expected, students were treated to a warm, funny speaker who was serious about AIDS.
"I wanted a program that would have a strong impact and incorporate a safe-sex aspect," Angel Hernandez, AIDS Awareness Week chair, said.
Students gathered Thursday night to learn about international media efforts and performance to cover the problem of AIDS in Africa from David Gelber, executive producer of the Ed Bradley Documentary Unit of "60 Minutes."
Having worked for news networks such as NBC, ABC and currently CBS, Gelber asserts that American journalism does not report enough coverage on foreign news.
The College's women's basketball team had a brutal week as it dropped three straight games, two against New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) opponents. After dual NJAC losses to Richard Stockton College and Kean University, the Lions dropped to 2-4 overall, with a 1-2 record in the NJAC.
The College's wrestling team was powered to a first-place finish at the Scranton University Invitational on Sunday behind three individual champions and five individual second place tallies.
Junior Pat Cross captured the 184-pound title, sophomore Brett Jankos finished atop the 197-pound class and senior Keith Bjorhus took first at heavyweight to help the Lions total 168 team points in the nine-team field.
This past weekend, the Lions participated in the Rutgers University Super Splash. The women's team took home eighth place, while the men's team captured fourth place in the three-day event.
The Lions also finished with 11 NCAA Division III "B" cuts and one NCAA Division III "A" cut.
The College's men's basketball team used a second-half scoring outburst to defeat Kean University on Saturday 72-60 in Union. Senior center Scott Findlay scored 13 of his 15 points and the team shot an impressive 65 percent from the field in the decisive second half.
One could be forgiven for imagining that the Republicans are devoted to working-class Americans. After all, Bush has often talked about his belief in an "ownership society," where all Americans would have the chance to enjoy the American dream.
Strangely, however, for the past couple of weeks, Republicans have mounted a concerted effort to attack government programs that help Americans do just that.
Thinking back to my freshman year, one of the first days that come to mind is my first day at the College.
As I approached the parking deck behind Travers and Wolfe, two very helpful boys greeted me and carried almost all of my belongings up to Travers 724.
As the looming obstacle of finals approaches, so does the eventual date when the College's campus will shut down for Winter Break.
Our community will break apart, and most students will go home to the four corners of the world, though mostly in New Jersey.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn't it? Many of us have decorated our rooms, shopped for gifts or listened to Christmas music on a more regular basis, waiting anxiously for that special time: the season when nothing can go wrong and all the world is right.
For the second year in a row, the Women in Learning and Leadership (W.I.L.L.) program at the College received a grant of $20,000 from the Bunbury Company, a private foundation supporting charitable organizations from the central New Jersey area.
Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society of education, presented the College's chapter of the organization, Gamma Zeta, with its prestigious Ace of the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award, recognizing it as the top chapter in the nation. Gamma Zeta accepted the award at the 45th Biennial Convocation held in Orlando, Fla.
Earlier this semester, students participating in the Global Student Teacher program were informed that they would lose housing upon their return to the College during the spring semester.
The conflict was recently resolved, but not all students have been pleased with the solution.