Editorial

Do Final Exams Benefit Students?

As the 2021-2022 academic year comes to an end, The Outlook editors sat down to reflect on their semester and to discuss their perspectives on the ever-daunting season of finals. “I think finals are an odd concept. While I understand the need for students to showcase proficiency in a topic, expecting them to do so […]

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The Impact of Inflation on College Students

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 8.5 percent for the year ended in March, according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released on Tuesday, April 12. The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the CPI as “a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a […]

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The Permanence of Social Media

Elon Musk recently became Twitter’s biggest shareholder, owning almost 10 percent of the company’s shares, and also serves as a board member for the popular social media platform. Musk launched a Twitter poll asking users if they want an edit button on Monday April 4, addressing the seemingly endless requests for this feature and further […]

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The Value of Student Journalism

Journalism is an important tool for informing the public about important issues. There are national publications that cover larger news, but campus news is equally as important for the Monmouth University community. The Outlook relies heavily on commentary from students and faculty at the University in order to publish well-rounded content that tells a complete […]

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Safety and Security at Monmouth

There has been a notable increase in safety and security concerns at Monmouth University over the past few weeks, leading many students to question how secure the campus truly is. On Feb. 24, an incident occurred in the ladies’ restroom on the second floor of Pozycki Hall in which a suspicious male was caught looking […]

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Masks or No Masks?

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced in February that the statewide in-school mask mandate would be lifted on March 7. In accordance with this update, President Leahy issued a statement to the Monmouth University community on March 3 announcing that the University’s indoor mask requirement would be lifted throughout all areas of campus, except in […]

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Goodbye Cable, Hello Streaming

Streaming platforms have become an overwhelmingly popular option for consumers to easily access their favorite movies and TV shows at their own convenience, allowing them to watch whatever they want, whenever and wherever they want. It’s easier than ever to pull Netflix up on your laptop or open the Hulu app on your cell phone […]

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‘Twosday’ 2/22/22 and Angel Numbers

Monday, Feb. 21 marked the beginning of an eight-day palindrome in which the numerical date will read the same way backward and forward, lasting from 2/21/22 to 2/28/22. Tuesday, Feb. 22 was an especially interesting palindrome, unofficially named “Twosday” because the entire date is composed of the number two. Although the date 2/22/22 has no […]

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Editors’ Thoughts on Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl LVI took place this past weekend on Sunday, Feb. 13. at the brand new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, where the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23-20.Super Bowl Sunday is notorious for being the most watched sporting event in the United States, regularly drawing over 100 million […]

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A Future Without Masks

In a bid to return to normalcy, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy is ending mask mandates in the state’s public schools on March 7, almost two years since the coronavirus gripped the United States and New Jersey. It is important to note that since Monmouth University is a private school, the ending of a mandate […]