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News

Welcome Back from the Provost

1 DAY AGO  |  THE OUTLOOK
Welcome Back from the Provost

Dear Monmouth Hawks,

On behalf of the Office of Transformative Learning, I hope that your semester is off to a strong start. I would like to introduce to all of you the Transformative Ten (T10). This is a series of ten events designed to help you connect the major to prospective career options in preparation for life after Monmouth. This initiative ...

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Opinion

Is Cursive Still Relevant Today?

1 DAY AGO  |  CAROLINE MATTISE | ASSOCIATE OPINION EDITOR

Cursive is the not writing style of choice for most col­lege students. Most college stu­dents probably have not written in cursive since they initially learned it in grade school.

I remember being very ex­cited to learn this new style because I thought that it meant that I was growing up and be­coming more like an adult. My class lea...

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Editorial

Technology in the Classroom

1 DAY AGO  |  EDITORIAL STAFF

The use of electronics in classrooms seems to be an ever-evolving topic – whether laptops are helpful or distracting; whether students take notes better if they write or type them. If a student is distracted on their computer, is it their choice as to whether they want to waste class time, or does it distract other students?

Most professors seem to ...

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Sports

Upcoming Games 9-20-17

1 DAY AGO  |  ZACHARY COSENZA | SPORTS EDITOR

Wednesday, Sept. 20

W Tennis vs. Wagner
Monmouth Tennis Courts
West Long Branch, NY 3:30 p.m.

MSOC vs. Hartford
Hess Field on The Great Lawn
West Long Branch, NJ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21

M Golf
Hawk Invitational
Deal, NJ 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 22

FH vs. Drexel
So Sweet A Cat Field
West Long Branch, NJ 4:00 p.m.

M Tennis
Joe Hunt Invitational
Annapolis, MD TBA

M...

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Entertainment

Look What Taylor Made Me Do: Swift’s New Single Slithers South

1 DAY AGO  |  COURTNEY BUELL | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Look What Taylor Made Me Do: Swift’s New Single Slithers South

Taylor Swift, usually known for her soft love songs and pop hits, decided to change her look and sound drastically recently; removing all of her social media mysteriously and releasing her first single from her new album, ominously titled, Reputation.

The single, titled, Look What You Made Me Do , does its best to tell the world that the old Taylor “i...

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Features

Tigers, Ducks, and Hawks Oh My!

1 DAY AGO  |  DOUGLAS BORNHOEFT | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Tigers, Ducks, and Hawks Oh My!

What’s better than being named a Top 10 college in New Jersey? Being named a Top 5 college! What’s better than that? Top 3! Wait, slow down everyone, we’re not there just yet. But 2018 is just around the corner and Monmouth is bound to continue to be recognized by both the state and national polls as a highly acclaimed university that excels in bot...

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Lifestyles

Fall Fashion Trends for 2017

1 DAY AGO  |  MARIE SOLDO | STAFF WRITER
Fall Fashion Trends for 2017

Fall means crisp cool air, pumpkin picking, and of course pumpkin spice lattes. With temperatures decreasing, many of us can’t wait to break out our fall apparel that mirror the many colors of the season. So if you want to look your best with a PSL in hand, keep reading to discover this season’s hottest trends.

The color scheme of fall usually consi...

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Politics

Justice Dept. Sides With Baker in Supreme Court Case

1 DAY AGO  |  ROBERT ZADOTTI | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Justice Dept. Sides With Baker in Supreme Court Case

The Department of Justice made its support for Colorado baker Jack Phillips apparent, by filing a brief in support of his case that his religious beliefs prevent him from making cakes for same-sex couples on Sept. 7.

What started as a dispute of discrimination and intolerance back in 2012 when Phillips refused to create a wedding cake for Charlie Cr...

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Club & Greek

Club and Greek Announcements 9/20/17

1 DAY AGO  |  THE OUTLOOK

Student Activities Board

Bryce Vine will be coming to Monmouth Friday, Sept. 22. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the residential quad. The event is co-sponsored with RHA.


 Model UN

The Model UN is excited to announce they will be partici-pating in a variety of competitions this year! The Model UN is a program designed to provide students...

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Online Exclusive

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

5 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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