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Monthly Archives: August, 2017

Students should look forward to the coming semester

When the going gets tough at the College, it's difficult to be thankful for any of the stress and aggravation you may be going through. But keep in mind that being a part of this campus community is such a blessing that will truly shape who you are.

Campus construction progresses over summer break

Construction of the Brower Student Center, STEM Building, STEM Forum and chemistry addition are just about finished and ready for the fall semester.

New contract gives College faculty and staff salary increases

After more than two years of negotiations with the Office of Employee Relations, a new contract was ratified for College faculty and staff on Aug. 8, making 12-month employees eligible for step increases in their salary, according to an announcement from College President R. Barbara Gitenstein.

Lions ready to avenge spring losses

After enduring hard losses in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the men’s and women’s tennis teams look to make noise at this year’s Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Oracle Cup. Sporting a 15-3 record last spring, the women’s team was dispatched by Johns Hopkins University, losing 5-1.

Lions set to shock opponents as NJAC underdogs

After reaching the conference semifinals last season, the men’s soccer team hopes to contend for a New Jersey Athletic Conference title this season. The Lions are ranked sixth in the annual NJAC Men’s Soccer Coaches Preseason Poll. Senior forward Michael Kassak and senior midfielder Peter Dresch will strive to increase the Lion’s offensive output. With last year’s best three scorers graduated, the Lions will feature new stars to the offense. Junior midfielder Nick Sample looks to supply more assists to junior midfielder Joerg Jauk, sophomore forward Mateo Panizza and junior midfielder Aaron Conyer.

Lions cross country aims for success at nationals

After appearing in the 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, the Lions aim for the podium. The men’s cross country team will strive to claim their 24th consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference title and to finish first at the Atlantic Regional Championships. Senior Dale Johnson commands an experienced squad featuring juniors Quinn Wasko, Matt Saponara and Brian Mitchell. Last year, the Lions qualified for nationals, though an at-large bid. Johnson looks to crack the top 15 at the 8000-meter course in regionals. Meanwhile, Wasko will attempt to improve from his 43rd place finish along with Saponaro.

Portugal trip provides new perspective on drug abuse

Graduate and undergraduate students at the College had the opportunity to travel to Lisbon, Portugal this summer to learn about counseling and drug addiction.

WTSR New Noise: Gorillaz and Diet Cig

This week, WTSR Assistant Music Director EJ Paras highlights some of the best new music that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.

Literature lives in study abroad session

While studying “Literary Landscapes,” students traveled around Europe, “(bringing) literature to life,” according to English professor and director of the trip Michele Lise Tarter. After reading Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” students saw the play performed at The Globe Theatre in London and traveled to Verona, Italy to visit the play’s setting.

‘Girls Trip’ an endearing performance

The box-office hit, “Girls Trip,” is not only making critics laugh, but it’s a breath of fresh air that moviegoers have been waiting to see.

Harry finds new ‘style’ on recent album

“Harry Styles,” the long-awaited debut album from ex-One Direction member Harry Styles was finally released in May, and longtime fans and casual listeners alike are still buzzing about the latest hits.

White supremacy comes to a head at Charlottesville

A United Nations panel on Aug. 23 called upon the United States to identify and address the root of racism that fueled the tragic series of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Several new businesses come to Campus Town

Insomnia Cookies and Landmark Americana Tap & Grill, as well as PostNet, a hair salon, a nail salon and an Indian restaurant are among the new restaurants and retailers.

Football rares to get rolling in the upcoming season

With a new coach and some key veterans, the College’s football team is looking to bounce back from a tough 2016 season.

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