Friday, June 25, 2021

Catherine E. Galioto

Coming soon to a theater near you–lower prices: Save on your next trip to the movies with these tips

If you've been to the movies lately, you might have noticed the steadily climbing prices of tickets and concessions in direct proportion to the rate your wallet has been thinning. If you're not already choking on dry movie popcorn, the price of those kernels is enough to make you gag - $4 and up for a large.

So fresh — Outkast’s new release strikes gold twice

Outkast just don't make the same album twice. Instead, the genre-pushing hip hop act released two different albums at the same time. The much-anticipated double album, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" gives the duo of Big Boi (Anton Patton) and Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) the forum to stand on their own respective feet, making this release a pseudo-solo album for members of a band that is still together.

Fit to be teed — salvage your favorite shirts

Most everyone has one - a favorite T-shirt. Maybe the color looks good on you, or it fits a little too well. Perhaps it's got some quote or picture on it that serves as a window to your soul (or it is just really cool). Chances are, your favorite T-shirt is worn often and is now bordering on ratty, tattered, rundown.

UL supports in-state tuition

A Trenton-area high school student graduates first in her class, but, because she is an illegal immigrant, colleges and universities will ask her to pay tuition often double the amount in-state students pay. Uni?n Latina (UL) is behind the College's efforts to implement a reversal in the current law, which requires non-citizens to pay out-of-state fees.

Phi Beta Lambda sent to Dallas on next year’s budget

SFB granted the first conference request from next year's operating budget last week, giving $7,586 of the requested $12,315 to Future Business Leaders - Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). The annual National Leadership Conference, will be held late June in Dallas, Tex.

Budget investigation leaves Crew Club without funding

TCNJ Crew Club will spend the next week without a budget, as SFB investigates whether it can give a student organization funding for Recreation Center equipment. The new club asked the board to approve a $1,766 budget, the bulk of which would cover the cost of two rowing machines.

Irish American Club celebrate a week of St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish-American Club's weeklong observance of St. Patrick's Day was both a serious study of Irish culture and a light-hearted celebration of it, club officers said. Beginning March 17 with a lecture on Irish stereotypes and ending Thursday with a performance from an Irish-American modern rock band, the week provided some well-rounded programming, Robert Hedden, president of the Irish American Club, said.

Senior Week funding approved

Nearly 100 percent of funds requested this week were granted, in a change of pace from previous weeks when the board cut proposals by more than half. Members unanimously voted to give the Student Government Association (SGA) $39,390 to help fund Senior Week, a three-day celebration that follows graduation and is open to the senior class.

Conference participation limited

While SFB waffled on how many participants of Union Latina should be sent to a conference, the motion to send eight people for $6,752 won out 11-3-0. After debating how many students may reasonably attend the same conference, SFB approved $6,732 to help send eight participants to a week-long race and ethnicity seminar.

Personal trip costs lowered

After debate over the personal contributions of several conference requests, SFB approved a total of $5,512 in student trips. SFB passed three such applications with $1,404 for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), $2,654 for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and $1,454 for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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