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Incoming students ‘Spend a Day at TCNJ’

Separated by their educational school, no more than 125 students stood all around the turf of Lions Stadium on Oct. 9th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 18th. Each of them carried the College’s patterned bags full of decorated masks, hand sanitizers and a labeled “Lions” thermometer. Everyone wears green bracelets signaling a completed and good health pass. The reason for the occasion: “Spend a Day at TCNJ.”

Fans celebrate new Wallows EP, ‘Remote’

Wallows released their new EP “Remote” on Oct. 23, dropping six new tracks: “Virtual Aerobics,” “Dig What You Dug,” “Nobody Gets Me (Like You),” “Coastlines,” “Talk Like That” and “Wish Me Luck.” Prior to the completed EP, the band released two singles accompanied by music videos.

Fans, critics alike are ‘elated!’ for Bea Miller’s new album

Breaking her way into the music industry after getting ninth place in season two of X-Factor, Bea Miller has been releasing music since 2014. Her new album “elated!” is authentic artistry representing the struggles of young adulthood through her honest emotions and experiences.

What we’re watching on Netflix: ‘That ‘70s Show’

Similar to other comedies such as “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” “That ‘70s Show” exhibits lighthearted jokes among friends and family members while also exploring the difficulties of managing school, work and relationships.

Arts and Communication department launches ‘ArtsComm Digital’

The Arts and Communication Department held a conference on Oct. 24 to announce the launch of the College’s new digital platform, ArtsComm Digital. It is a new resource for members of the community to view and showcase the projects that students have been working on.

Johnathan Van Ness returns to the College community in virtual interview

Students from the College were excited to send in questions and attend a virtual interview with Jonathan Van Ness on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Van Ness is known for his work on Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” and has also published several books. This interview marks the third event hosted by CUB as part of the organization’s “Fall 2020 On Your Campus Virtual Tour.”

With election results underway, students are divided among party lines

 The finale of what has been described by many as the most consequential presidential election in modern history is quickly approaching, and with it, a clear-cut political divide pitting friend against friend, student against student and American against American. 

Latest CUB concert plays its cards well with The Aces

The Aces held a virtual concert for students at the College, hosted by CUB, on Oct. 21. The Aces are an indie-pop band from Polva, Utah, composed of members Katie Henderson, McKenna Petty, Alisa Ramirez and Cristal Ramirez. They released their album “Under My Influence” this July, and they plan to tour for the album next spring. 

What we’re watching on Netflix: ‘American Vandal’

“American Vandal” nostalgically epitomizes modern American high school, backing painfully familiar memories to college students. As a Netflix crime mockumentary, the two seasons follow high school students in pursuit of a different “vandal,” venturing deep into high school drama and uncovering seriously funny scandals. 

AVI holds first virtual ‘Supporting Survivors’ meeting of the year

The Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI) team held their first virtual Supporting Survivors meeting of the year on Oct. 14. The meeting was centered around power-based personal violence — a topic the moderators felt all students should be informed of. 

Adapt, adjust, pivot: Campus Town businesses continue to fight through pandemic

Imagine a bustling, modern village at the start of a new day. The sound of leaves brushing across the pavement mixes with the dull murmur of students chatting. Late for class, they shuffle and bump into each other along the paths between the many high-rise buildings. A distinct vibrancy, one exclusive to a college town, fills the air as businesses open their doors to the fresh, new day. 

ScreenAge, Ornamental and Cheyenne Dan: an inside look at college band culture

Whether it be through traditional art or a myriad of other forms, college campuses are typical epicenters of creativity. During the remote semester, college students have been looking for new ways to connect with their peers and regain a sense of community. Many have found this through their favorite student bands. Music is a way for local groups such as ScreenAge, Cheyenne Dan and Ornamental to express themselves.

This week’s playlist: addicted

Every time I hear the first guitar chord of “Can’t Stop” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers blare from speakers, a divine intervention takes place. My heart swells to Herculean proportions and starts pumping an extra liter of blood through my veins. My limbs spastically flail and dart in futile attempts to keep my dancing trunk in equilibrium, and my slightly smudged lenses through which I usually see the world are instantly replaced by a kaleidoscope of iridescent globules and blobs. 

SG votes on bill and creates new task force to improve representation

Executive President Suchir Govindarajan started the Oct. 7 Student Government (SG) meeting with business from the week before. 

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