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 […]
“I don’t belong here.” If you have ever thought or said this phrase, you’re not alone. This feeling of not belonging or not measuring up is called “Imposter Syndrome”. It consists of self-doubting one’s capabilities, even when they are doing well, and feeling like a fraud. In college, some examples of imposter syndrome include assuming […]
A broke college student. Who hasn’t heard or referred to oneself as that? It can be easy to spend your last paycheck going out to eat, or shopping, but it’s important to maintain some self-control when it comes to your finances. We all have dreaded bills to pay, so it’s important that you have enough […]
Picture this: You have a 10 page paper due in a couple of weeks, but also your favorite show on Netflix was finally released, and you have to watch it. You decide to put off the paper because you think you’ll get it done, but now fast forward a couple of weeks, and you have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Spring break is a time for students to kick back, relax, and not worry about assignments for a week or so. However, due to COVID-19, spring break has been canceled, and instead, students are given two single-day breaks: one break day in March and one in April.
Winter is in full force and you know what that means? It’s time for snow, hot chocolate, and having fun with the people around you. No matter what age you are, you can always have fun in the snow: even if you are in college. No one should tell you that you are too old to have fun.