Thursday, June 24, 2021

Elliott Nguyen

RecWell hosts Football Combine, other in-person events

The College’s Department of Recreation and Wellness hosted a Football Combine tournament on Wednesday, April 28. The event, which was held from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Lions Stadium, marks a continued increase in in-person events on campus.

NJ reexamines gun laws as mass shootings continue

Following a wave of mass shootings, like the recent shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Gov. Murphy has reopened discussions on the state’s gun laws. He has made attempts to do so in the past, but they have been unsuccessful. 

Vaccinations rise in NJ as cases fall

Cases of Covid-19 in New Jersey have begun to decline following the recent rise. New cases in the state had been rising since late February of 2021, according to the New York Times. Across the state, daily cases reached as high as 5,608 new cases on April 1.

College hosts virtual Accepted Students Day for incoming students

The College hosted its annual “Accepted Students Day” on Saturday, April 10. Unlike previous iterations, this year’s events were held virtually

College AAPI community responds to recent rise in racist incidents after Atlanta shooting

Trauma reverberated in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community following an Atlanta shooting that left many horrified as a gunman opened fire on spas in the city and surrounding area, killing eight people. Six of those victims were Asian women, leading many to label the shootings as hate crimes.

A return to in-person instruction: students share thoughts on fall 2021

After more than a year of social distancing, mask wearing and virtual learning, current and incoming students are curious about how the future of the pandemic will affect the chances of the College and other schools continuing to expand in-person activities in the coming fall. 

Vaccine shopping: Students share thoughts on vaccine availability

With the recent emergency approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there are now large amounts of vaccine doses available to the U.S. 

Single-dose vaccines now available from Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson received approval from the FDA on Saturday, Feb. 27 to begin offering their single-dose vaccine. The New Brunswick-based company made the announcement on their website, promising to deliver 20 million doses to U.S. citizens in March.

Marijuana legalization and the College: Campus Police discuss ‘substantial changes’

Gov. Murphy signed three bills on Monday to legalize marijuana for those over the age of 21, ending a stalemate that prevented Murphy from fulfilling one of his early campaign promises. 

Mercer County consolidates vaccination centers, cites low vaccine supply

Mercer County moved all vaccination centers to two sites, the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton and Mercer County Community College’s West Windsor campus, according to the Mercer County website. 

CVS Pharmacy and Rite-Aid open vaccination sites at New Jersey locations

Gov. Murphy announced that new vaccination locations would be open to New Jersey residents beginning in February at stores like CVS and Rite Aid, according to reporting from NJ.com.

Hayley Williams tackles heartbreak on surprise follow-up solo album: ‘FLOWERS for VASES / descansos’

Just eight months after her chart-topping debut solo album gave fans a pleasant surprise during the early months of quarantine, Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams is back with her second effort, “FLOWERS for VASES / descansos"

Stalemate continues over NJ marijuana bill

Progress has stalled on the bill to legalize marijuana in New Jersey after 67% of voters voted yes to the ballot question in November of 2020, according to NJ.com. 

Students react to Trump impeachment hearing updates

The House of Representatives officially passed an article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, Feb. 1. The Senate will begin the trial after allowing two weeks for President Biden’s cabinet hearings.

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