When I was seven years old, I had my lifelong dream figured out: I wanted to be a writer. I can proudly say that dream has come true.
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The year is 2008. You pop Taylor Swift’s Fearless into your CD player, and you hear the snare drum that commences the album’s titular song.
The six Jones siblings—George (21), Isabel (20), Adam (18), Emily (16), Eliana (14), and Jack (13)—grew up in the suburbs of Geneva, Illinois, just an hour away from the Windy City. It was here that they began pursuing music, going to piano lessons, taking performing arts classes at their local community college, playing in their school talent shows, and ultimately starting a family band. Originally called Summer Monkeys, the band has since changed their name to SM6.
In the “work-from-home” age of the pandemic, with most classes being held virtually at home or in your dorm room, it’s easy to find your desk overflowing with clutter. However, now that spring has sprung and finals are around the corner, it’s important to find time to clear your workspace of the various books, stationary, and even water bottles piling up at your desk.
Atlanta, Georgia, March 16. Eight people were killed in a series of mass shootings at three Asian-run spas, including six women of Asian descent, as reported by news outlets across the globe.
After a seven-year hiatus, Victoria Justice is finally releasing new music again. The 28-year-old actress and singer is best known for her lead role as Tori Vega on the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious from 2010-2013. As a part of the show, she recorded songs for three albums with the Victorious cast and released chart-topping earworms like “Freak the Freak Out,” “Best Friend’s Brother,” and “Beggin’ on Your Knees.”
The second annual Toni Morrison Day, hosted by the Department of English, took place via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 18. The all-day event celebrated the life of late African American author Toni Morrison and the conversations of race and marginalization highlighted throughout her novels. The event was co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Monmouth Review Club, and the Intercultural Center.
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The Monmouth University chapter of Active Minds, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to bringing its mission to Monmouth’s campus: to promote mental health awareness for college students.
The “Julian Abele Project,” a virtual exhibit that highlights Julian Abele, the African American leading architect of the Great Hall, was curated by students from the “Museums and Archives Management” history course in fall 2020. The exhibit features background on Abele, history of the Great Hall, an interview with Abele’s biographer, and more, which can be found as a LibGuide on the Monmouth University Library’s website.