Editorial

Outlook Thoughts On Master’s Programs

The National Student Clearinghouse estimated that while enrollment in undergraduate programs for associate’s and bachelor’s degrees fell by 9.7 percent compared to 2019, enrollment in master’s programs increased by 6 percent. Amongst the Outlook staff, a discussion was had as to whether pursuing degrees that exceed a bachelor’s level are on our minds. “I am […]

Climate Editorial

Youth Anxiety on Climate Change

Bath University, in collaboration with five other universities, surveyed 10,000 people aged between 16 and 25, across 10 countries, regarding their thoughts on climate change. The report stated that 60 percent of young people surveyed felt worried or extremely worried, and more than 45 percent said thoughts of climate change impact their daily lives. An […]

Editorial

New Changes to Campus

Our campus has seen a lot of changes this fall, most of which we hope to forget. However, our University has announced a Grounds Improvement Initiative that aims to repurpose campus spaces into a more student-centric direction. Some of the changes include a new coffee bar in the Great Hall, a new occupational therapy sensory […]

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Editorial

Was Two Days of Spring Break Enough?

Since Monmouth readjusted their Spring schedule due to COVID-19 travel and safety rules, students only had two “Spring Break” days this semester; one Monday in March and one Friday in April. With the absence of an actual seven-day long Spring Break, this left many Monmouth students disappointed. One student even orchestrated a petition to get Monmouth officials to change their minds in hopes of offering Monmouth a full week-long spring break.

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Editorial

Marijuana Not Permitted on Campus

On Feb. 22nd, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the legalization of cannabis for both medical use and recreational use. On March 18, Mary Anne Nagy, Vice President for Student Life and Leadership Engagement, sent out an email to all Monmouth University students regarding the new legalization of non-medical marijuana for people age 21 and older. The email stated that the University will not permit the use of marijuana on campus or at University-owned properties. The email also mentioned that the University is subject to the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

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Editorial

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous

Students had to make the unexpected change to online learning last year. Online learning is broken down into two types of classes: synchronous, where students meet at a certain time on a certain day; and asynchronous, where students do the work as they please as long as it is submitted by the deadline. In synchronous courses, students meet with their class in real time and engage in a semi-normal classroom interaction.