I think the absurdity of my entire existence can be summarized in my dislike of coffee.
Despite staying up until all hours of the night, averaging four to five hours of sleep a night my first semester as editor, working in a caf? and having a java-loving roommate, I still can't stand the stuff.
With the rise of Internet publishing, upcoming reporters often wonder what prospects exist for them in the new medium. A panel of three online magazine editors, sponsored by Ed@TCNJ and Unbound, the College's online magazine, sought to give students insight in the opportunities open to them.
Students will now need to swipe their ID cards to access any computer lab on campus, as the last several labs staffed by student personnel will start using roving staff.
According to Patricia Pasinski, assistant director of User Support Services, the change is not because of budget cuts, but rather the growing number of students who don't need technical support on a regular basis.
Students studying at the library finally have a way to refresh themselves thanks to a new caf?, featuring Starbucks coffee and espresso, which opened Tuesday.
Steven Hugg, director of marketing and business development for Sodexho, said the caf? will use Starbucks products, but allow for the sale of other items and for pricing to be adjusted to the College's standards.
"The Class of 2010, large and in charge," was the rallying cry of James Norfleet, vice president of Student Life, at the keynote speech delivered for Welcome Week on Sunday.
Norfleet, who was hired last semester, gave the freshmen advice to help them in their four years at the College.
In anticipation of the arrival of the College's largest incoming freshmen class in nine years, the lounges on each floor of Travers and Wolfe Halls were revamped and redesigned.
Unlike the 2006-2007 academic year, the lounges of Travers and Wolfe will no longer be used as common areas.
The College's student chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) honored United States Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff with its Gene Carte Memorial Award last Wednesday.
However, because of security concerns, students were not informed of the event until a few hours before it began.
Music students will have to bring in their own stands to practices and recitals, at least temporarily, according to the music department.
Partly due to several music stands that went missing during Spring Break, the music department is forcing students to purchase their own stands until a resolution can be found.
Man found making sexual comments in Packer
Campus Police are currently investigating a man who was "discussing things of a sexual nature" near the men's locker room in the Packer Hall aquatic center.
According to Campus Police, the man had been harrassing a student, but had left by the time they recieved a call, and there has been no further sign of him since the incident.
Sesquicentennial celebrations win awards
The events held by the College in honor of the Sesquicentennial have earned it three awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) District Accolades Awards Program.
The College received the gold award in the category "Visual Design in Print: Logos/Nameplates" for its "Once We Were Normal" series of logos.
The College rose through the ranks to be named 19th for in-state students in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's top 100 best values among public colleges country-wide.
Kiplinger's Web site explains that over 500 schools nationwide were considered for this list, and they were ranked based on cost, quality and availability of financial aid, as well as each college's overall academic strength.
Language professor judges literature contest
Teresa San Pedro, associate professor of Spanish, served as a judge for the essay category of the Ricardo Mir? National Literature Award in Panama.
The government of Panama chose San Pedro to be on its panel of judges because of her work with Central American literature.
Rev. Darrell L. Armstrong's impassioned sermon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day spoke not only of equality among people, the value most strongly tied with King's memory, but also its ultimate purpose: freedom, and our duty to protect it.
"If you're really going to honor Dr.
SGA VP of Equity and Diversity Resigns
Joanna Holguin, SGA vice president of Equity and Diversity, resigned from her position over winter break, due to other personal interests.
The position requires at least one year experience on the SGA Senate. There are currently three candidates who are running to take over the position.