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Vital Signs: Keys to success for studying during Covid-19

This is an extraordinarily challenging time for us all. In the absence of fall break, it can be overwhelming as you try to keep up with your assignments and prepare for your exams. Know that you are not alone, and that there are resources to help you succeed. Here are some tips to help guide you:

Lions’ Plate: Chocolate drizzled, no-bake granola bars

For many college students, granola bars, yogurt bars and protein bars make up a large portion of the weekly diet. The quick-to-grab, easy-to-travel-with items are a staple for students on the go. 

The William Green Plantation: Everything you need to know

As the controversy continues between students and administration over the William Green House, most students are still unsure of the building’s historical background. New information is being uncovered as the excavation continues.

Mental Health Services helps students virtually, continues to provide support

As the result of an online semester, Mental Health Services (MHS) at the College has adapted to supporting students remotely. The College reiterates their commitment to protecting the health and safety of its students, including their mental health. New programs are being offered to students, including racial trauma and coping with Covid-19 support groups, despite the services continuing to remain fully remote.

Lions’ Plate: Sweet potato fries make for a sugary snack

If you’ve been looking for a way to make sweet potato fries a main course instead of just a measly side dish, this recipe has got you covered. Sweet potato fries are much more than an accompaniment to your favorite diner. These crispy yet fluffy fries have endless possibilities. 

Vital Signs: Lead a balanced life with THRIVE’S wellness wheel

THRIVE week, hosted by the Health and Wellness Peer Education Program at the College, makes it clear that wellness is not merely the absence of illness or distress, but a lifelong process that consists of seven dimensions: spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental and financial. Although it may be unrealistic to simultaneously improve in all seven dimensions, individuals can make an action plan, working through the dimensions over time.

Lions’ Plate: ‘Best of both worlds’ greek salad sandwich

So you like salads, you like sandwiches and you often find yourself ordering a restaurant-curated menu combination of the two when you’re picking up takeout or joining friends for some outdoor dining, right? Trust me, you’re far from the only one, and trust me when I say you could have the best of both worlds with the following recipe. 

Educational Opportunity Fund continues to thrive despite setbacks from online semester

The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program aims to help implement students into college, reach their academic goals and graduate with positive memories of their experience — even during a remote semester amidst a pandemic.

Lions’ Plate: Two-pot stir fry has endless possibilities

Nothing is more exciting than a dish that can be made with just a handful of utensils. With less to clean and more counter space to cut up extra ingredients, a recipe requiring minimal utensils should probably be a staple on your menu at least once a week. The simplicity of a singular pot or pan is thrilling to many, so two-pot recipes often get overlooked. However, don’t count this one out just yet.

Students help fight hunger as Food Recovery Network chapter continues to grow

With food insecurity on the rise due to economic effects from Covid-19, soup kitchens in Trenton are in need of food now more than ever. The College’s newly recognized club, the Food Recovery Network (FRN), looks to give back to the community by collecting food from local stores and donating it to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).

Lions’ Plate: Overnight oats, banana bread style

Nothing tops a slice of freshly made banana bread straight out of the oven, but these overnight oats come very close to it. Overnight oats are such a wonderful concept for college students because it allows you to meal prep ahead of time and play around with flavors, textures and ingredients that are probably already lying around the kitchen. 

The pass/fail policy isn’t renewing for the fall. Here’s what students, faculty are saying

The various circumstances of the pandemic pushed colleges across the nation to offer lenient grading opportunities for students in the spring semester in the midst of quarantine and the Covid-19 pandemic. At the College, it was no different. President Foster offered the ungraded option policy. But for the fall, that policy wasn’t renewed.

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