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Monthly Archives: November, 2020

Six months out, what does life look like for 2020 graduates?

When Kim Tang graduated from the College with a degree in communication studies, she was hoping to start her career and relocate to New York. She never expected to have a virtual graduation, or to spend the first six months as a college graduate in her living room.

Exploring the past in writing: An interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen

When Viet Thanh Nguyen first broke onto the scene in 2015, he took the literary world by storm. 

School of Nursing hosts 50th Anniversary gala

Honoring 50 years of The College’s School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science, a virtual gala was held on Friday, Nov. 13 to celebrate the institution’s half-century-long tradition of “educating capable and impactful healthcare leaders of tomorrow,” as noted in the program’s description.

What we’re watching on Netflix: “Over the Moon”

“Over the Moon,” is a new Sony animation film released on Netflix on Oct. 16. The film is directed by Glen Keane and John Kahrs, and provides a very colorful adventure into Chinese culture. The film follows Fei Fei (voiced by Cathy Ang) and her imagination as she works to prove the existence of the moon goddess Chang’e (voiced by Phillipa Soo).

‘Jingle Jangle’ into the holiday spirit with new Netflix original

“Jingle Jangle” is a lighthearted movie designed around one idea: to get something to work, all you need to do is believe. The movie is a Netflix film, features a diverse cast and is a great holiday movie to lift your spirits after a long day of classes. 

‘User-Centered Musical Design’ students Enhance RWJUH Music Therapy Experience

The College’s School of the Arts and Communication partnered with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) to build upon the hospital’s existing holistic arts programs. The program, which currently includes wellness treatments such as art therapy, meditation, pet therapy and reiki, is now expanding its branch of music therapy. 

Middle Ground event provides platform for student opinions on contentious topics

Student Government (SG) and the Korean Student Association (KSA) hosted the Middle Ground event virtually, where students could anonymously voice opinions on several topics relevant in the 2020 presidential election. The event was originally supposed to air on Oct. 22, but because of the presidential debate, four 10-minute episodes were released as an IGTV series on SG’s Instagram between Oct. 23 and 27. 

Protesting — was it just a trend, or is it a movement?

The world turned upside down on May 25, when George Floyd, a Black man, suffocated to death under the knee of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, in Minneapolis, Minn. The incident was caught on video and set the country into a rage, sparking protests nationwide. The protests took place in major cities, and the movement reached College students as well.

Lions’ Plate: Baked Holiday Apples

Typically, holidays like Thanksgiving are all about recipes that have been passed down from generations. A lot of people are used to the turkey stuffing, cranberry sauce drama that goes on in the kitchen for these traditional recipes, but what about adding a modern touch to the buffet? 

Despite the raging pandemic, College freshmen are finding both academic and social comfort

On Aug. 3, students of all classes woke up to yet another day in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. However, this was no ordinary day, as when students went on their daily email check, they received a shocking surprise.

Trenton COO Tracey Syphax visits College virtually

Tracey Syphax, president and COO of Trenton-based Phax Group Construction and Design LLC, virtually visited the on College Nov. 18 to talk about his life experience and answer student questions about both professional and personal endeavors. 

Colleges Against Cancer hosts virtual ‘Relay for Life’

From Nov. 9 to Nov. 14, Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) hosted its annual Relay for Life event, but this year the event looked differently than years past. 

‘Where do we go from here?’ event leaves open space for political discourse

The Student Government Election Readiness Task Force hosted the “Where do we go from here: Politics and the Next Generation” discussion on Wednesday, Oct 28. Moderated by Dr. Alex Garlick, professor of political science, this event featured live dialogue between representatives from the College Democrats and the College Republicans student organizations.

Meeting friends online is a good life skill

Especially during quarantine, I’ve noticed a bit of a shift during the remote semester and not relying on a school setting to nurture old friendships and create new ones. But what people don’t realize is the relatively modern way of meeting people online that has only been made more accessible due to social media and apps.
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