A Dog’s Senses

When we were younger, we were often asked what we wanted to be when we grew up or what superpowers we would want. Today, I wonder what animal feature I would want. Would I want to be sly like a fox, have a trunk like an elephant, the speed of a cheetah, or the long […]


Homecoming 2021: New and Improved

Homecoming is this Saturday, Oct. 2, and I could not be more excited. Everyone has a different idea of what makes homecoming fun. It’s an event that brings students, families, and faculty together in a setting outside the classroom. An environment where everyone can let loose and enjoy themselves. Some people would agree that the […]


Seasons Change

“September, Halloween,  Thanksgiving, Christmas. That is how I categorize the last few months of the year. Some people say summer ends on Labor Day, others say it ends when school starts, and some say it is at the fall equinox on Sept. 21. When I was younger, Labor Day was what ended summer for me. […]


Always Remember

“Always Remember.” That is what everyone says every year on September 11th.  In truth, unless most people were directly affected by the events on 9/11, they don’t pay much attention to it. Growing up, 9/11 had more than one day dedicated to it. It seems as if people post things on social media on that […]


Welcome Home Hawks

I remember when I was a freshman. It was both liberating and terrifying. Leaving home and all that was familiar was not easy. I was excited to see who I was without the direction of a parent. I think the hardest thing about going to college was learning who I am. I have always been […]

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Together but Alone

Today we live in a world controlled by social media. People walk with their heads buried in their phones, and they care more about likes or the latest trends than they do for each other. Many are spending time trying to perfect the latest TikTok challenge rather than with their friends and family.

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Chivalry Reborn

You know, it’s funny—people say chivalry is dead but really, it was just reinvented. According to the Oxford Dictionary, chivalry is, “the medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code; Knights, noblemen, and horsemen collectively; the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.” Many people believe that chivalry is actions taken to make women feel good or impress them. Today that might be true, but that was not always the case.

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: Shannon Hokanson

It has been 20 years since Shannon Hokanson joined the Monmouth University faculty. Hokanson is one of the most well-loved professors, not only in the communication department, but also on campus as a whole. Hokanson is a friendly and energetic person who loves dogs. Anyone who has ever had Professor Hokanson in the classroom knows that she is a huge advocate for pit-bull rescue—she even has a pit-bull herself that you can often find in his comfortable jammies.