Let's face it: There are a ton of misconceptions about the College's student body being inactive and apathetic.
Prospective students and their parents always inquire if it's true we're a "suitcase school," while many assume because we're located in the middle of nowhere, students must go to another school on weekends or trek to New York City or Philadelphia for entertainment.
Game of the Week
The wrestling team will look for another dual-meet victory on Jan. 22 when it hosts the Centenary Cyclones. The Lions won two dual meets last Saturday, defeating York College 18-17 and Elizabethtown College 25-15. The wrestling team is 10-1 on the season, including an impressive 5-1 record against ranked opponents.
The men's basketball team split the final two games of their Winter Break schedule, rallying to bury rival Rowan University 70-65 on the road before running out of gas down the stretch against Rutgers University-Newark 79-74, Saturday afternoon.
The 1-1 road trip leaves the Lions with a 6-8 overall record, and a 2-3 New Jersey Athletic Conference mark.
After two road victories this past weekend, the College's wrestling team has shown poise against yet another ranked opponent. The 18th-ranked Lions took on the 28th-ranked Spartans of the hosting York College on Saturday and narrowly bested them 18-17.
This victory was one of several strong performances for the Lions against the nation's elite as they are now 5-1 against ranked opponents on the season.
Senior center Hillary Kilmowicz netted her 1000th career point, head coach Dawn Henderson earned her 300th career win and the rest of the women's basketball team didn't so do badly themselves, racking up their eighth and ninth straight wins to wrap up a week of milestones for the Lions.
Environment-friendly has also proved wallet-friendly for the College's Municipal Land Use Center.
The center received $170,000 this month from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which kicked off the new year by doling out grants to 63 state organizations.
Grammy Award-winning hip hop artists Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco will grace the stage at this year's Spring Concert, scheduled for Feb. 27.
After learning mid-November of R&B singer Rihanna's decision to decline its bid, the College Union Board (CUB) was awarded $160,888 by the Student Finance Board (SFB) to bid for Ludacris, singer/songwriter Jason Mraz and, as an opener, pop/techno artist Lady Gaga.
The Russian state news agency reported Monday that Russia and Ukraine reached a deal to settle a gas dispute.
A suicide car bomb attack killed five people including one American soldier on a heavily guarded road between a U.S. military base and the German Embassy in the Afghan capital Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The inauguration of the first black U.S. president is a huge step toward realizing civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of racial equality, but there is still work to be done, King's nephew told a large crowd Monday at the church where the civil rights leader once preached.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Gaza's streets brimmed with energy Monday as people picked up the pieces of their lives, while Israeli officials said they planned to pull all troops from the territory by Barack Obama's inauguration as president of the United States on Tuesday.
Efforts to rebuild post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and the surrounding area are still very much underway, and 26 of the College's Bonner Scholars recently joined volunteers from around the nation to pitch in. On Jan. 18, the group returned to New Jersey after a weeklong trip to the region, though they remain keenly aware that there is still much work to be done.
Stuffed from all that turkey? Tired of all the football? Afraid to see one more fruit cake? Then you are ready for the new semester to begin. And the College Union Board (CUB)'s here to brighten it.
The festivities start today in Kendall Hall at 8 p.m. when Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, visits the College to talk about his pet project turned phenomenon.
At the College, the new year marks a plethora of new and exciting happenings. The freshly fallen snow that greeted students on move-in day, creating a picturesque setting, certainly contributed to an overwhelming sense of optimism. Members of the College community have a great deal to look forward to in the coming months.