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News

Honors School Sends Students to Present in New Orleans

3 DAYS 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"

3 DAYS 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

3 DAYS 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

3 DAYS 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

3 DAYS 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

3 DAYS 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

17 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

10 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

9 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

3 DAYS 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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As catchy as it is, the band did not choose the name “Idol Threat” because it sounded cool (that was just a bonus). “We’re not fans of people idolizing—‘I want to be just like so-and-so.’ So we changed it from I-D-L-E Threat, to being a threat to your idols, with the intention of just being yourself and not worrying about being someone you’re not,” explained Robbie.

Idol Threat has played many local venues, but name Brighton Bar as their favorite, despite the “beer-smelling microphones.” “It’s so close to the college so all of Robbie’s friends always stop in,” said Pat. “It’s just such a cool place to play. It has such a good vibe to it and it’s really fun.”

The band’s album, “Blood Brothers,” was released over the summer and features four of Idol Threat’s original songs. It includes tracks such as “Victim (I’m Not),” an R.E.M.-esque song with a mellow vibe picking up in the chorus when the band chants, “I’m not your victim.” The title track, “Blood Brothers,” has a deeper and more self-empowered feel emphasized by echoed vocals. Songs from the album can be heard on the University’s radio station, 88.9 WMCX.

Recording the album was a big step for Idol Threat. “We just enjoyed the studio process because you get to play the songs the way you actually hear them in your head like you don’t really get a chance to do playing live,” said Robbie.

“It was a very new experience but the whole time we were having a lot of fun and learning a lot of things. Then it just comes out on a record,” added Pat.

Idol Threat has no intentions of slowing down after the release of their album.  “We’re going to keep writing songs, keep playing out, making new fans and basically growing and getting bigger and better,” said Pat.

Idol Threat is in the process of booking shows for this year and will perform at The Headliner in Neptune on October 6 for the Hurley Family Benefit.  The event is from 2 pm to 6 pm and will raise funds for the family of Billy Hurley, who suffered physical and mental injuries from a motorcycle accident in May.

So what is it like working in a band with family? “It sucks,” Robbie said playfully. Judging from their laughter on the subject it was clear that Pat and Robbie had a great working relationship. However, every relationship has its flaws. “Sometimes…we’re all thinking in different ways. It’s the hardest teamwork experience ever, pretty much,” Robbie laughed.

Pat added, “But we have fun, in our own ways. We have our ups and downs that we go through together, but in the end it’s all good. We keep moving forward.”

“You really can’t escape practicing, let’s put it that way,” the brothers joked.

For anyone interested in purchasing Idol Threat’s debut album, “Blood Brothers,” it is available on iTunes or in person from Robbie. Fans can also go to their website, theIdolThreat.com or facebook.com/theIdolThreat.

PHOTO COURTESY of Idol Threat

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