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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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CNN, Comedy Central, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, ESPN, Food Network, National Geographic, People, Vice, Yahoo News, and Warner Music Group are the establishments  that are currently featured and partnered with SnapChat Discover. 

Brier Hawkins, a sophomore accounting student, said, “I think businesses who partnered with SnapChat made an inventive business decision. The videos that are advertised based on your location near an event or holiday are already innovative and now this new strategy will get companies more attention indefinitely.” 

There seem to be benefits all around for this new feature. This is surely a chance for professionals to creatively display what their companies are up to. It will also be giving users a sneak peek behind the work. 

Laurel Weber, a senior public relations student and intern for Food Network thinks the company’s merge is smart for all parties. “I think it’s really cool that Food Network is a new partner on SnapChat’s Discover. Now it is possible for users to have Food Network recipes and ideas at the tips of their fingers. Plus, the app’s reach has grown exponentially among young college students about to enter these exact professions the content is coming from.”

The ads will simultaneously increase revenue for SnapChat too. Though the money motive does not seem to be the entire factor here as in the past the owners have turned down tempting deals. The app’s creators, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook in 2013. They are now estimated to each have a $1.5 billion net worth. 

Stuart Rosenberg, an associate professor of management said, “I think it’s a smart business move, both on the part of SnapChat and the companies that are participating in SnapChat’s Discover feature. For SnapChat, it’s a way to generate revenue for its business model. For companies like CNN, ESPN, People, and others, it’s a way to expand their audience to the 13-25 demographic who are already on SnapChat for photo messaging. Because it is so easy for SnapChat users, I think it’s worth the risk.”

It also seems that other unique opportunities will be presented to artists to showcase their talent. For instance, Madonna just premiered her latest music video through Discover and the feature was only released during the last week of January. This means there is likelihood that other musicians will do the same in the future. 

According to The Verge, leaked emails from the Sony Hack exposed that SnapChat’s CEO was interested in partnering with the music industry and potentially starting a music label.

SnapChat is indeed a catchy app. It has caught this generation’s attention from the simple start where users could only send and receive photos from friends to now where intricate behind-the-scenes company news can be viewed.

The app claims Discover is not quite a form of social media. According to SnapChat’s  creators, “Discover is different because it has been built for creatives. All too often, artists are forced to accommodate new technologies in order to distribute their work. This time we built the technology to serve the art: each edition includes full screen photos and videos, awesome long form layouts, and gorgeous advertising.”

Rosenberg pointed out the distinctiveness of Discover’s media capabilities.

“There are other applications out there that users can go to for information, but the novelty of Discover is that the news is more in the control of the companies supplying the videos. For social media applications like Facebook and Twitter, what becomes newsworthy is more in the hands of consumers,” he said.

In this fast paced digital world, apps are used for a few months and deleted until the next fad comes along. For SnapChat, however, its popularity has remained consistent by adding fresh features to the mix through each update. With the introduction of Discover, it is clear SnapChat will continue to stay even more relevant than ever before with users and content creators alike. 

IMAGE TAKEN by Kelly Hughes

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