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News

Students Compete in Model UN

3 MONTHS AGO  |  JAMILAH MCMILLAN | MANAGING/NEWS EDITOR
Students Compete in Model UN

First Time Position Paper Award Winners


A delegation of 14 University students simulated the United Nations (UN) at the National Model United Nations Conference (NMUN) in New York from Sunday, April 9 to Thursday, April 13.

NMUN is the world’s largest international college-level experiential learning program in which participants cooperate to discuss...

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Opinion

I don’t like goodbyes, so I will say see you soon... | Jessica Leahy's Senior Goodbye

3 MONTHS AGO  |  JESSICA LEAHY | ADVERTISING MANAGER
I don’t like goodbyes, so I will say see you soon... | Jessica Leahy's Senior Goodbye

I remember my freshman orientation over the summer like it was yesterday. I remember feeling insecure and nervous around so many smart and capable individuals. I was doubtful of my own capabilities at first, but once I started classes at Monmouth University, I saw how much I could achieve and I grew so much as a person during my time here.

I am prou...

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Editorial

Welcome to the Family, Prospective Student…

3 MONTHS AGO  |  THE OUTLOOK STAFF

Dear Prospective Student:

We, The Outlook Staff, want to welcome you to what could be the most incredible college experience in your lifetime. Deciding to go to Monmouth University will be the greatest life decision you make; trust us, we know from experience.

There is so much to love about being an MU student. It’s impossible to share with you every s...

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Sports

Forever Royal | John Sorce’s Senior Goodbye

3 MONTHS AGO  |  JOHN SORCE | CO-SENIOR/SPORTS EDITOR
Forever Royal | John Sorce’s Senior Goodbye

Ever since I realized I wasn’t going to play Major League Baseball, I knew I wanted to write about it. I still love the game as much as I did when I was five years old, when I began playing Little League with my dad as the coach. When I tell people baseball is my life, I mean that. That’s why they call me Johnny Baseball.

I grew up watching a lot of...

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Entertainment

Forever Thankful | Allison Perrine's Senior Goodbye

3 MONTHS AGO  |  ALLISON PERRINE ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Forever Thankful | Allison Perrine's Senior Goodbye

“Come take a tour of Monmouth with me,” said my childhood best friend, Jessica Porter. I originally did not want to tour the University at all; it was less than an hour from home and I did not want to hear the comments of how I didn’t get a ‘real college experience’ because I go to school ‘too close to home.’ However, she persuaded me to tour the c...

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Features

Vegan Foods Meet Food Trucks: The Man Behind Try Vegan, NJ

3 MONTHS AGO  |  ZACHARY KARVELAS | STAFF WRITER

Vincent Gulino, the owner of New Jersey food truck, Try Vegan, has made a huge splash in the mobile food industry. What started out as dream once never thought to become reality, became more than just a job. Gulino has been serving smiles and a positive, can-do attitude, oh and some of the most delicious vegan food you can get on the road, for over...

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Lifestyles

The Importance of Punctuality

3 MONTHS AGO  |  KAAN JON BOZTEPE | STAFF WRITER
The Importance of Punctuality

Punctuality is what separates those who are in the minor leagues and those who are in the major leagues. To be punctual is to be properly on time and prompt. Being late is not only rude to those waiting for you, but makes it appear that you have poor self-control. Distractions, disorganization, laziness, and lack of focus all correlate to those who...

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Politics

“And so the Adventure Begins...” | Jasmine Ramos' Senior Goodbye

3 MONTHS AGO  |  JASMINE RAMOS | CO-POLITICS EDITOR

If my 15-year-old self saw how far I have gotten in my college career, and just knew what was ahead, she would not believe it. To be honest, my 19 year old Jasmine would believe this life belonged to someone else.

Although I have a semester left before graduation, getting this far has been a huge accomplishment for me. There were times when the drea...

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Club & Greek

Alpha Xi Delta Presents: Karaoke For A Cause

3 MONTHS AGO  |  DANIELLE ROMANOWSKI | STAFF WRITER
Alpha Xi Delta Presents: Karaoke For A Cause

Alpha Xi Delta held its annual philanthropy event, Karaoke for a Cause last night in Pollak Theater to raise money for Autism Speaks.

This event is one of six national philanthropy events that Alpha Xi Delta’s all over the country organize to raise awareness, understanding, and money for Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks is a dedicated philanthropic organ...

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Online Exclusive

Surfing Jersey’s Summer: A Surfboard Buyer’s Guide || Opinion

3 MONTHS AGO  |  RYAN GALLAGHER | STAFF WRITER
Surfing Jersey’s Summer: A Surfboard Buyer’s Guide || Opinion

It’s time to assault the beach. Winter has waned and Spring is (kinda) springing. While devoted wetsuit warriors are still charging cold swells on the Atlantic, the water and weather are slowly starting to warm. Soon surfers will molt their outer layer of neoprene in response to rising water temperatures. Contrary to popular belief, surf season in ...

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Group costumes can be worn as a toddler or an adult. These are meant for big groups such as families or a group of friends. Popular group costumes are 1920s themed costumes, superheroes, Disney princesses and television, movie and game characters. All of these costumes vary in price.

Jennifer Shamrock, lecturer of communication, celebrates Halloween every year. She even dresses up her pug in a costume. “One year, I dressed in a Winnie the Pooh adult costume from the Disney store, and my pug dressed as Winnie the Pooh too in a child’s version,” she said.

Halloween can be an expensive holiday, especially for a college student. A solution to this problem is making a costume yourself. Various ideas can be found on websites like Pinterest, which shows a picture of the costumes and usually gives step-by-step instructions on how to make it. If Pinterest does not have a costume that appeals to you, marieclair.com features an article with 10 easy DIY celebrity and movie icon costume ideas. The story has a picture of the person you wish to dress up as and lists each item with its price and where to find it.

A simple DIY costume is a cop. According to ehow.com, all you need are a few things to create your own cop outfit. Most cops only wear navy so a navy button down shirt is essential. Then you need a pair of shorts, pants or a skirt in your choice of color. The shirt is worn and tucked into the shorts, pants or skirt. Accessories like handcuffs and sunglasses can be purchased at a dollar store but other items can be made, such as a police badge. It can be made out of cardboard, markers and a little creativity. All of these items can create a cheap and easy to put together cop costume.

When all else fails, face paint can be used to create a costume  in minutes. A few examples are using black and white face paint to draw a skeleton face, and using pink and black face paint to draw a nose and whiskers for a cat or bunny. Face paint can be found at Party City and is fairly inexpensive with prices ranging from $0.99 to $9.99.

If you are still looking to save, borrowing an old Halloween costume from a friend is another way to go.

Elisabeth Medino, senior and social work major, has done this several times before. “I didn’t want to spend the money on a brand new costume so I borrowed my roommates cop costume for a Halloween party,” she said.

Even though the costume was worn before, no one had known. Plus, you can make the costume original by doing your hair and makeup differently than the person before you. You can even use different accessories to put a new twist on an old outfit.

According to the Wall Street Journal, this year’s most popular costumes will include Walter White from “Breaking Bad,” Miley Cyrus, and the minions from “Despicable Me 2.”

The key to creating a Halloween costume is creativity and thinking outside the box.

When asked if you are ever too old to celebrate Halloween, Shamrock responded, “Never too old!”

PHOTO TAKEN from tokyofashion.com

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