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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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Returning actress Jessica Lange is playing Supreme witch, Fiona Goode. She has no time for games and is prepping these youthful witches for an oncoming war against voodoo, witchcraft’s nemesis. Lange nails every line not only on point, but with utter and upfront honesty that is eerie in itself. Her carnivorous candor slays with hints of humor that add spunk. When she says, “don’t make me drop a house on you.” you can’t help but to laugh and to fear her as well. 

Newcomer to the series, Kathy Bates, plays Madame Delphine LaLaurie, a socialite and serial killer of slaves in an 1834 New Orleans. The episode opens with her hosting a dinner party with grace and poise for all of her guests to admire. We soon cut to her attic, which is filled with scarred, dismembered and shrieking slaves. One particular slave is shackled and strung up, awaiting his impending torture. This so-called classy lady now flips the switch and becomes 100 percent horrifying. Bates embodies this real-life figure with pure evil and is absolutely cringe-worthy with her brutal inflictions.

Although she makes a brief appearance in the season opener, Angela Bassett makes a strong impression. Playing Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, she has it out for LaLaurie and confronts her face to face with revenge in mind. Bassett shines with her wrath, mysterious demure and Cajun accent. Laveau doesn’t appear very long on screen, but through a flashback and connection to LaLaurie, the Voodoo ride has just begun and isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

While these three women steal the show, supporting characters can’t be ignored, because they too are great. Returning cast members Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga and Sarah Paulson all start off strong for the first episode. They’re no beginners to the crazy and scary ways of the series and it shows. Each one sinks into their characters and is ready for what is thrown at them.

The series has been known to take on controversial issues in the past and they don’t stop with this new season. With a rating of TV-MA, they have good reason to be rated so. It’s packed with controversy, which includes scenes of rape. For those who aren’t aware of how the show likes to push the limits (in their first season subtitled “Murder House,” they had a school shooting apart of the storyline), then “Coven” and previous seasons are not for the easily offended. This show is without a doubt for mature adults only.

“American Horror Story: Coven” delivers an enormously entertaining episode that packs a punch. It’s here to shock, entertain and push the limits for television. This episode is an immense thrill ride that immerses the audience into a true American horror story: the spooky and eerie magical past of New Orleans.

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