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College decides against ungraded option, extends withdrawal period

After a challenging semester spent online in the midst of a raging pandemic, the College, despite a Change.org petition that has garnered nearly 2,000 signatures, reaffirmed its position today against an ungraded option for the fall 2020 semester. 

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.

Freshmen reflect on first virtual semester at the College

On a humid August morning, incoming freshmen at the College opened their emails to find a long-awaited message from President Foster. In the midst of the pandemic, the College chose to follow a remote-only learning path, enacting strict regulations and preventing students from attending class in person.

Lions’ Plate: Filling French Comfort Stew

Although winter doesn’t officially start until Dec. 21, as soon as people start writing December on the top of their notebook or catch a glimpse of it on their lock screen, they are dead set in winter mode. Puffy jackets, snow boots, holiday films, and comfort food are a go once midnight strikes on Dec. 1. For many, winter brings Christmas cookies and morning cups of tea. For others, it is steaming bowls of homemade stew that kick off the cold weather.

Vital Signs: Surviving finals week

This year’s exam period is unlike any other, with exams being administered remotely due to the pandemic. Normally, we would have access to the library's study rooms to prepare for finals. Although campus is closed, here are some tips to help you study and plan out your finals week.

Six months out, what does life look like for 2020 graduates?

When Kim Tang graduated from the College with a degree in communication studies, she was hoping to start her career and relocate to New York. She never expected to have a virtual graduation, or to spend the first six months as a college graduate in her living room.

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? 

TCNJ Alumni In The Arts: Holly Black

Holly Black is a No. 1 New York Times best-selling author. She is best known for penning, alongside Tony DiTerlizzi, “The Spiderwick Chronicles” — a renowned children’s fantasy series that began in 2003 and was adapted into a film by the same name, which was released in 2008. She has received a Newbery Honor Award, a Nebula Award and a Mythopoeic Award for her work over the years. Black has since released dozens of other novels, exploring fantasy worlds full of magic and faeries. Though she now lives with her family in New England, she got her start here in Ewing, as a member of the 1994 graduating class at The College. 

Music department holds virtual recital

The TCNJ Music Department held their first Virtual Tuesday Recital on Nov. 10. Normally Tuesday Recitals are performed live in Mayo Concert Hall, but due to the pandemic they have been moved to virtual performances.

‘Alex Rider:’ a pioneer of YA book adaptations

“Alex Rider,” The IMDb TV adaptation of the famed book series written by Anthony Horowitz, has just been made available to stream in the US through Amazon Prime Video. 

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!
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