Salaries and scandals and Superman, oh my! This week in Around the Dorm, we debate Ryan Howard's salary increase, Kelvin Sampson's scandalous recruiting policies and the legitimacy of Dwight Howard's super dunk. Staff writer Brandon Lee, senior editor Lauren Kohout and arts & entertainment editor James Queally are the contestants, and last week's winner, staff writer Duncan Slobodzian, is the ref.
The College kicked off the championship season this past weekend with the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The first portion of the meet, the weight throw competition, was held on Friday.
Senior Brian Donatelli defended his championship title and was named a Gerrity Award winner as the Most Outstanding Male Athlete.
The wrestling team repeated as the Metropolitan Conference Championship (METs) winner on Sunday at Wilkes University, posting a top-three finisher in eight of 10 weight classes.
The No. 17 Lions' total of 90 points was top in the nine-team tournament that included five nationally ranked squads.
The Trenton Devils snapped a 10-game losing streak when they scored four straight goals to take out the Johnstown Chiefs 4-3 Sunday night.
It looked as though the losing streak would continue until a power play goal began a rally for the T-Devils. A charging center Jim Henkel scored his 15th goal of the season off a pass from forward Jason Bonsignore 9:31 into the second period to climb to a 2-1 score under the Chiefs.
The men's basketball team was eliminated from New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) playoff contention on Wednesday night when it lost to the Rowan University Profs 65-62. The Lions also dropped their season finale 80-77 in overtime on Saturday as they visited the Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers University-Camden.
The Lions had an eventful week as their best scorer, junior center Hillary Klimowicz, reached quadruple digits in career points and the team took sole possession of first place in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) South Division.
The College claimed the division title and a first-round playoff bye with a victory over Rutgers University-Camden Saturday and Kean University's upset loss at Rowan University the same day.
After stellar performances over the weekend, the College is poised to have a postseason for the ages.
The men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed in the 2008 Metropolitan Conference Championships (METs) at Rutgers University, which wrapped up action on Sunday night.
A certain letter was brought to my attention that concerned WIRED 2008.
In this letter, two men, David Adams and Alex Seise, commented on the show, more specifically Dan Keyser and Vincent Scafuto's short titled "Suite!" Adams and Seise went on to say how the play had unnecessary and offensive remarks that demeaned the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and that these attacks on the LGBT community should be treated with sensitivity.
The first of (hopefully) many snow days this semester came on Feb. 22. The 289 tree-lined acres of the College's suburban Ewing Township campus were transformed into a magical winter wonderland dotted with snowmen, igloo forts and snow caterpillars.
Many students enjoyed their day off from class in true College spirit.
Please note, I mention blacks repeatedly in this article, but my thesis applies to people of all skin colors. It's just that I've seen examples made of blacks more often than other races.
Also, I myself am not black, but some of the statements I make explain how I imagine I would feel if I were black.
A presentation given by two executive board members of the Biology Teachers Association of New Jersey (BTANJ) on Feb. 21 provided students with insight into how to stay connected in teaching.
The biology department sponsored the talk on networking by Bunny Jaskot and Sharon Weiss of BTANJ that offered resources for students interested in studying education.
The Secondary Education Teacher's Association (SETA) this semester established a petition demanding secondary education be recognized as a dual major. According to the SETA proposal, the secondary education program "greatly exceed(s) the amount of credits required by the state to be considered a major.
The office of the President announced on Friday, Feb. 22, that Carol Bresnahan had been chosen to fill the position of provost/executive vice president at the College.
Bresnahan is currently the vice provost for Academic Programs and Policies and professor of history at the University of Toledo.
A resident of Wolfe Hall was charged with the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages after he was found urinating on another student's bed while she was in it.
On Feb. 17 at 8:35 a.m. Campus Police officers were dispatched to Wolfe, where a resident said she returned to her room from using the bathroom and saw the accused urinating on the lower bed-bunk while her roommate was in it.