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News

Honors School Sends Students to Present in New Orleans

5 HOURS AGO  |  NICHOLAS COSCARELLI | SENIOR/POLITICS EDITOR
Honors School Sends Students to Present in New Orleans

Four students from the Honors School presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s conference in New Orleans, LA, from Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10.

The acceptance rate of abstracts into this conference was 68 percent, with 398 students from around the country participating in total.

Students representing Monmouth were: Skylar Daley, a senior English student; Mehdi H...

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Opinion

Monmouth University: "A Green Campus"

6 HOURS AGO  |  RYAN THOMPSON || CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Monmouth University:

Any time you receive an email from a faculty member on campus, you will see on their signature right below the Monmouth University logo, a green leaf. Next to the leaf, it reads, “We are a green campus. Think before you print.”

It’s blasphemous that this “green campus” does not practice what it preaches.

In my junior year at Monmouth, one thing has never changed: our lack of recycling. Sure, you see...

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Sports

Upcoming Games 11-13-19

4 HOURS AGO  |  EVAN MCMURTRIE | SPORTS EDITOR

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Men's Basketball at Kansas St.
Fort Meyers Tip-Off
Manhattan, KS 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15

M/W Cross Country
Mid-Atlantic Regional
Bethlehem, PA TBA

Men's Basketball at Kansas St.
Fort Meyers Tip-Off
Manhattan, KS 8:00 p.m.

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Entertainment

Elton John Says Farewell to Philly

4 HOURS AGO  |  MARK MARRONE | ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Elton John Says Farewell to Philly

Last ‘Saturday Night’ was ‘Alright for Fighting’ because Elton John brought his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to Philadelphia on Nov. 9. This was the second time John brought his farewell tour to Philadelphia (he had two consecutive sold out shows on Sept. 11 and 12, 2018) and it attracted back-to-back sellout crowds.

This tour was John’s most technically ambitious one yet. The stage featured a h...

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Features

Student Spotlight on JP Suttile

6 HOURS AGO  |  MELISSA BADAMO || FEATURES EDITOR
Student Spotlight on JP Suttile

Jon Suttile, known by his peers and professors as JP, has an exciting few months to look forward to.

A senior political science student, he was recently selected for an internship with The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia’s Strategic Communications Department. After pursuing the internship from Jan. 27 to April 30, he is set to graduate with his political science de...

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Lifestyles

Ask Chloe

6 HOURS AGO  |  CHLOE BARONE
Ask Chloe

Every guy I start to like winds up leading me on and/or only talking to me for academic help. Why can’t I find a nice guy who shares my interests to build a relationship with? - Anonymous

Anonymous-- - Finding the right person to be with takes time, and in many cases, a series of trials and errors. No matter if you have a crush, or are ready to get into a serious relationship, you have to mentally ...

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Politics

Polling Institute on Presidential Primary

14 DAYS AGO  |  MONMOUTH POLLING INSTITUTE || PRESS RELEASE
Polling Institute on Presidential Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the clear front-runner among likely Democratic voters in South Carolina.  The Monmouth University Poll finds little has changed in overall presidential primary support, but there is evidence that black voters’ preference for the front-runner varies significantly when age and education are taken into account.

Biden currently holds 33% support among South ...

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Club & Greek

Club and Greek Announcements 11-6-19

7 DAYS AGO  |  RAY ROMANSKI | CLUB & GREEK EDITOR
Club and Greek Announcements 11-6-19

WMCX

WMCX is a student-run radio station, and we’ve been Rockin’ the Shore since ‘74. Learn how to operate the studio’s machinery, make connections, and host your own show! Meetings are held every other Wednesday in Plangere 236 at 3:15 p.m.

If you’re interested in joining, contact them at wmcxpd@monmouth.edu.

 


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Leisure

Campus Viewpoint 01-30-19

9 MONTHS AGO  |  NICOLE RIDDLE | MANAGING/VIEWPOINT/PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
Campus Viewpoint 01-30-19

Do you have a New Year's Resolution? If so, what is it?


 

Deanna Dantas

Senior

“My resolution is to say no to people who I break my back for and say yes to opportunities."

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Online Exclusive

Jojo Rabbit Doesn't Have Enough Hop

6 DAYS AGO  |  MARK MARRONE | ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
Jojo Rabbit Doesn't Have Enough Hop

At some point in our lives, we had imaginary friends. When times got rough where you couldn’t have that happy meal for dinner or weren’t allowed to go over Kevin’s because your room still needed to be spruced up, your imaginary friend was always there. Yeah, you looked crazy talking to a wall in your room by yourself, but they would always listen.

For Jojo, a 10-year-old boy growing up in Nazi Germ...

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Editorial

How Faculty Shape Our Future

6 HOURS AGO  |  EDITORIAL STAFF
How Faculty Shape Our Future

Throughout their time here at Monmouth, students develop different academic and personal aspirations: some wish to pursue graduate programs, while others are seeking to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Whichever path they may choose, the University faculty provide resource and guidance to get students on track to achieving these goals. 

This week, The Outlook staff shared their experiences ...

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Comics

Knowledge and Quinn #16

1 YEAR AGO  |  BRIAN TURCZMANOVICZ | COMIC ILLUSTRATOR
Knowledge and Quinn #16

© Copyright 2018 Brian Turczmanovicz
All Rights Reserved

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Enough about the food, what about the mood that running creates? It’s an unexplainable feeling, but if you ever experienced it, I’m sure you understand.

At a certain point in time, it’s like you are completely in control of your body, but at the same time have no control at all.

After running five miles, you may find your legs beginning to shake, your arms tiring, and your feet going numb.

On the other hand, your mind is telling you to keep going. It is a conflict between the body and the mind. At this point you tell yourself, “Don’t give up.”

Suddenly you find yourself increasing your speed, dismissing the conflict between body and mind and having complete control over the situation. Your mind is now only concentrated on the motion of your legs moving back and forth as they are pushing angrily against gravity, and the release of endorphins create a feeling of euphoria- otherwise known as “runner’s high.”

For us college kids, any thoughts about mid-semester college breakdowns are now erased. In fact, running clears the head from any anxieties, sorrows, or any emotion at all. For a moment in time, you are alone and at peace. You keep looking forward taking long strides, sweat pours down your face, but you feel capable to take on anything.

“Running is completely rewarding. You cannot replace the feeling after a run.” said Rachel Fox, a senior education major with a concentration in English.

Not everyone experiences the ecstasy that comes along with running. Often times people are quick to judge and make jokes about running: “If you see me running you should run too, because something is probably chasing me.” This famous e-card meme has captured the attention of many anti-runners. If people are able to endure a little bit of pain and struggle, however, they would finally see the benefits, rewards, and complete and utter bliss that running offers.

Running assists in weight loss, prevents bone loss, improves your mood, and has an effect on your life expectancy. In fact, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology stated that even running a minimum of five to ten minutes a day assists in a longer life expectancy; runners are anticipated to live three years longer than non-runners.

Running actually shows your heart a little love too. According to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, runners are expected to have 30 percent and 45 percent lower adjusted risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality. Having a constant running routine reduces the chances of heart disease, heart attack, and strokes.

The online fitness forum, The Runners Guide, states that running aids in lowering blood pressure and assists in maintaining the elasticity of the arteries- which means that you are improving your body’s functionality.

Amanda Enright, an adjunct nutrition professor, recommends interval training when running with a purpose of weight loss. “Increasing your intensity during a run will keep your heart rate up to give an added challenge to your workout.” she said.

Running is not only good for weight loss, but it is essential to our health and improves mood benefits. The American Psychological Association states that running increases serotonin, relieving chronic depression and anxiety.

In a study comparing people suffering depression, those who followed a daily running routine not only were relieved from depression symptoms, but also were less likely to relapse.

“Running is a great way to relieve stress. It is also a chance to give yourself some time to enjoy the outdoors.” said Jackie Leming, a senior health studies major.

Imagine yourself ten years from now. What do you want to look like? How do you want to feel?  Now think back to a time where you felt the most confident in your own skin. Getting daily exercise through running can optimize our body image, improving health and self-confidence.

We owe it to our bodies, we owe it to our health, we owe it to our future-self, and we owe it to our happiness to get outside, tie up those sneakers and go for a run.

Whether its five minutes or five miles, running regularly can go a very long way by providing a better future for our well-being.

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