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The Goose: TCNJ Curriculum to be replaced by pop culture references

Hailing from the infamous page on Instagram, The Goose provides ‘the most reliable fake news at TCNJ.’ 

What We’re Watching on Netflix: ‘Cobra Kai’

There were a host of reasons why people this past December looked forward to the New Year. For fans of the “Karate Kid” saga, however, this Jan. 1 came with an extra gift: the long-awaited release of the third season of “Cobra Kai,” the karate series that has taken Netflix by storm.

Analyzing Capitol insurrection: College political science professor weighs in

If these three claims do not hold up under scrutiny, what claims do? We should be clear that enormous damage was done to American democracy on January 6th, 2021, that the insurrection constitutes a clear manifestation of white supremacy’s durability, and that Trump’s encouragement of anti-democratic racists has made the US a more dangerous place for non-White Americans to live.

Virtual Showcase reflects dedication of College choirs and bands

The Virtual Showcase for the College’s Fall 2020 Ensembles streamed live on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. through the School of Arts and Communication’s Facebook and Youtube accounts, illuminating the perseverance and creativity of the music department through an unusual semester.

‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’— a feel-good Netflix film to watch during the holiday season

“The Christmas Chronicles 2” is a family-oriented film, perfect for enjoying with your loved ones this holiday season. The Netflix original and sequel to “The Christmas Chronicles” emphasizes why it is important to believe in yourself and one another, and to never forget what it means to be a “true believer.”

What we’re watching on Netflix: ‘The Royal House of Windsor’

To celebrate the 100th year of the Windsor's reign, Netflix released “The Royal House of Windsor” in 2017. The docuseries explains and examines the lives of the royal family using never-before-seen televised documents including letters, photographs and video evidence.

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. 

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).

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.

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.

What we’re watching on Disney+: ‘The Mandalorian’

The “Star Wars” series, now several episodes into its second season, is a space-western created by Jon Favreau that first premiered on Disney+ last November. The show, set five years after the events of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” follows the adventures of the titular character, the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal), and his life as a lone bounty-hunter. 

‘Borat 2’ is a remarkable commentary about the U.S. political scene

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was a great success. The revival of the Kazakhstani reporter’s over-the-top, real-life scenarios was timely given the current condition of the U.S.A.

School of Business holds virtual leaders talk

The School of Business virtually hosted their monthly business leaders talk on Nov. 5: a one-hour seminar open to all students from the College. 

At annual Stigmonologues, students find power in vulnerability

Uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure are words held by Dr. Brenè Brown when speaking about vulnerability. The mental health supervising peer educators held Stigmonologues virtually for the first time over Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 29. Sharing their vulnerability over the course of an hour, six students from the College discussed their experiences with mental health. Each student found a sense of community in the audience of over 100 people that attended. 

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