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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.

Lions’ Plate: Baked Holiday Apples

Typically, holidays like Thanksgiving are all about recipes that have been passed down from generations. A lot of people are used to the turkey stuffing, cranberry sauce drama that goes on in the kitchen for these traditional recipes, but what about adding a modern touch to the buffet? 

Environmental groups at TCNJ strive for change

Dr. Miriam Shakow’s Anthology 246 class is different from an average college course. Instead of the focus on studying, tests and homework, students learn to get active and make a difference in campaigns that tackle major environmental problems. 

Students share how they plan to celebrate Thanksgiving break amidst pandemic

Many students at the College have been in quarantine, or at least living with adapted routines, since the initial Covid-19 shutdown in March. As the end of the year approaches, holidays and family gatherings are being postponed, altered or canceled all together.

Vital Signs: Planning your COVID-19 Thanksgiving

We’ve had to reschedule, postpone and recreate many experiences lately. As Thanksgiving approaches, public health officials have a few tips for families to safely celebrate the holiday:

Lions’ Plate: Cocoa vanilla creme pie — the perfect Thanksgiving dessert

So you like pie, but you’re looking for something more than the fruit that comes with them. Trust me, you’re not alone. While people enjoy a slice of pie now and then, many would rather enjoy the flavors of a traditional cake instead. Nobody says you can’t have both!

Students weigh in on ‘new normal’ of college exams, preparing for finals

In giving professors the option to implement the use of lockdown browsers, shifting to accommodate open-note testing and asking students to take exams while on Zoom, the College community has experienced drastic change.

Students react to ‘Spring Flex Plan,’ removal of spring break

As a result of the projected plan to open campus in the spring, the College community is adjusting their academic and social plans for next semester. In an effort to limit the potential cases of Covid-19, the College has replaced “the weeklong spring break with two single days off during the semester, Thursday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 30,” according to College President Kathryn Foster’s campus-wide email.

Lions’ Plate: Harry Potter and the ‘Butterbeer’ cookies

Can you believe that the very first Harry Potter movie, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,” was released in theaters 19 years ago this week? That’s right: the first film of the global franchise came out on Nov. 14, 2001. In honor of Mr. Potter, the Weasleys, our favorite know-it-all Hermione Granger and the whole Hogwarts gang, let's make the famous “Butterbeer” cookies. 

Blocked by the president: how one alumnus got under Trump’s skin

For a moment, on his flight aboard Air Force One from Puerto Rico to Washington D.C., President Trump’s focus wasn’t on rebuilding after Hurricane Maria — it was on blocking a student from The College of New Jersey on Twitter.

Vital Signs: Coping with an uncertain future

In an already stressful year, the presidential election has brought even more anxiety. Alongside the Covid-19 pandemic, racial strife and uncertainty in returning to the classroom, the stakes seem high. No matter the determined future, know that there are some resources and events happening at the College to help cope during this difficult time.

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.”

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