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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"

7 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

5 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

5 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

7 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

7 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

7 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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Specifically, Steinberg noted that the average wind farm "requires as much as 10 to 80 acres per megawatt of electricity generated."

In comparison to a nuclear power plant, which "...can be built on a 1,000-acre tract of land," a "...solar energy plant with comparable generation capability would require 80 square miles - or 51,200 acres - and a comparable wind farm would require 200 square miles," according to Steinberg.

Dr. Julius Adekunle, a professor of history and anthropology specializing in African studies, said that the transition towards solar power might not be as smooth as expected.

He said, "The complication I can foresee is the ability of African producing countries to come up with quality production that will meet the needs in UK or elsewhere. The quality and ability to meet the demands from consuming countries will drive the competition for the importation of African solar."

Adekunle noted, however, that the benefits to African nations is apparent. The industrialization required to make the TuNur project possible would create jobs as well as improve the standard of living.

Wind-Turbines-from-energy-koreaAdekunle said that solar exports overtaking natural gas exports is reliant upon the "...quality and quantity of production."

"Here in the US, [solar and natural gas] are still used, and solar has not been able to completely displace natural energy. In Africa, it may take a longer time since Africans are just gradually getting into the culture of using solar energy," Adekunle said.

With 2018 as the goal for implementing this plan, one of the biggest questions is whether projects like these can lessen the global usage of fossil fuels.

Zak Fama, a sophomore history and political science major said, "This is an excellent opportunity for both the UK and the continent of Africa. The TuNur Project aims to build in the Tunisian desert, so the construction will not be impacting a large settlement of people."

He continued "In exchange for cheap solar energy to the UK, some of these African nations will be opening the door to possible investment in the event that this project is a success."

Fama questions the possibility of the US using a similar method to import renewable energy. "Since 2010, Transcanada, a Canadian oil giant has been working with the US State Department to finalize the construction of the Keystone XL. This is a new pipeline that aims to bring very dirty and expensive tarsands" oil from Canada into the US."

Fama said that the US dependence on oil and natural gas causes a "high risk" to the environment due to the "volatility of the crude oil itself." He reasoned, "If one of the pipes were to burst, the consequences most likely would be comparable to the BP oil spill in 2010."

A complete transition to solar power appears to be long off, as Steinberg acknowledged the necessity to "maintain a backup source of energy."

"You can't change the entire energy game," said Steinberg on the possibility of the US importing solar. "Even if you have the technology and the equipment, you will always need a backup particularly in the case of solar and wind."

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