First-Generation Student Spotlight: Briana Vazquez-Torres

First-generation college student. Does that word ring a bell? A first-gen student is an undergraduate enrollee whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree. Many of these students typically come from underrepresented ethnic groups or from low-income families, but do not let those factors stop them from being the first in their family to graduate […]


How to Take a Break From Social Media

How many times a day do you check your social media feed? How many times a day do you find yourself on social media in awkward situations? Social media has become an essential part of our lives that’s hard to live without in some cases. In today’s world, most people have at least one social […]


Tips For Making Friends As We Return to Campus

Now that there are more people on campus and several restrictions have been lifted since last year, there are more opportunities for students to go out, meet new people, and make friends. However, making friends is easier said than done—especially for incoming first-year students who are experiencing college for the first time, or for those […]

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Hurricane Ida Causes Devastating Damages For Students

A category four storm, known as Hurricane Ida, ravaged the east and southeastern part of the United States from August 26th to September 1st, including a few inches of rain in the Monmouth area.  William Siemer, Executive Director for Campus Planning and Facilities Management, said that Hurricane Ida did not impact the campus community as […]

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No Weed for Thee

With marijuana now legal in New Jersey, it calls to question what right a location has to ban the substance. Many private properties such as colleges, stores, and hotels have made it clear that the smoking of the substance will not be permitted on a property’s respective premises. While this may seem unreasonable to people who have waited a very long time for marijuana to be legal in the state of New Jersey, private properties are entitled to make these decisions.