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Monthly Archives: November, 2018

Campus-wide forum addresses incidents of racial bias

As a response to the recent incidents of racism at the College, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Student Government hosted a panel titled, ‘I Am TCNJ’ at noon on Nov. 28 in Kendall Hall to address concerns about inclusivity on campus.

TMT brings popular film to life

“Little Shop” is a mix of drama, romance, comedy and adventure that creates one terrifying treat. Mr. Mushnik’s plant shop is financially failing, but when a plant appears and is captured after a solar eclipse, business begins to boom again as the plant grows. However, it appears that human blood is the only thing that satisfies the plant’s, Audrey II, hunger, and Seymour, a shop worker who falls for fellow worker Audrey, work together to save themselves from the blood sucking plant while keeping the business blossoming.

College’s orchestra performs timeless classic

The orchestra started the concert with “Pelléas et Mélisande, Suite for Orchestra op.80” by Gabriel Faure, a successor of Beethoven. The piece began lively and almost spring-like, a welcome diversion from the bitter cold weather of these last few weeks. Its rhythm and tone was quite similar to Antonio Vivaldi’s “La Stravaganza” or Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.” The tone shifted by the end of the piece, though, and the mood became quite melancholic and somber.

Holden heightens CUB Alt performance

Holden started out his set by telling everyone to take a seat and gather close around the stage. Before the music even started, he engaged in some friendly banter with the crowd, which he said he often practiced more than he did his set. He liked being comfortable on stage and familiarizing himself with the audience.

‘Bubble’ installation bursts with creativity

“(Bubble) proposes a vision for the viewer to consider,” Mahalchick said. “We are currently in a very politically divided moment in American history, a time that asks us to consider who we are as a country and as individuals, to consider who is on the outside and who is on the inside, a time to examine the borders, who and what creates them and whether or not we can overcome them.”

Event sheds light on Japanese culture

Some of the presentations throughout the night included a quiz on the Okinawa region of Japan, a tongue-twister tournament, a martial arts demonstration by Aikido and a presentation on Kabuki, a type of Japanese theater, that gave guests at the event the opportunity to have their faces painted. Students attending the event also had room to get creative. They could visit a station at the event where they could decorate little birds called kotori.

Visiting author divulges his creative writing process

Students gathered eagerly to listen to advice from an accomplished writer, a career path that most of the audience members aspired to pursue, as he read excerpts from his published works and divulged on the creative process that has lead to his success in fiction writing.

Redd pens third ‘Love Letter’ to fans

With this latest full-length project, we can bear witness to the aftermath of Redd’s public heartbreak and the music that inspired it as he jumps back-and-forth between desperately craving the company of his former lover and wishing her good riddance.

College continues to address racism

One week after an incident of racism occurred outside a residence hall, the campus community continues to question what can be done to develop a more inclusive atmosphere on campus.

Professor critiques media’s coverage of human rights

In the ninth installment of the Fall 2018 Faculty Lecture Series, the School of Arts and Communication showed a presentation titled, “What Shapes Human Rights Coverage? What Journalists Wish They Had Learned in College,” in the Mayo Concert Hall on Nov. 16.

Gas tax increase ignites unrest throughout France

More than a quarter million people took part in demonstrations in France on Nov. 17 to protest against planned increases in gas taxes. Most of the demonstrators around the country wore yellow construction vests as they protested in suburbs and more rural parts of France, where people rely on their cars to get to work, according to The New York Times.

New Yorkers protest Amazon HQ2 location

Amazon ended its yearlong search for a location for its new headquarters — the corporation opted to split its headquarters into two locations –– Long Island City, New York and Crystal City, Virginia, according to The Wall Street Journal.

California wildfires worst in state’s history

A wildfire know as Camp Fire in northern California has claimed at least 87 lives and burned more than 150,000 acres of land, as of Nov. 23, making it the most destructive wildfire to ever affect the state, according to ABC News.

Exercise essential to building healthier lifestyle

It’s that time of day again –– time for me to go to the gym. Familiar thoughts suddenly pervade my mind. “You know what, I’m tired. I don’t need to go to the gym today. I just don’t have time. I worked hard all day and I have an exam tomorrow.
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