Opinion

Returning to Normalcy on Campus: A Semester of Progress

As the first somewhat regular semester ends, my perception of Monmouth University has changed since last year. I came to Monmouth University when it was all online with minimal to no hybrid classes. While the online format of Monmouth University for the years 2020 to 2021 was convenient, it was significantly lackluster. There were barely […]

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Who Makes The Classroom

An essential part of the classroom is the students, but possibly the critical part of the class is the professor teaching it. All professors have a different style of teaching, which may or may not fit the way you want to be taught. Some teachers like to give out PowerPoint slides for notes, while others […]

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The Metaverse

VR technology keeps advancing, and it has been primarily used to develop and play video games and other forms of entertainment. Mark Zuckerberg developed the Facebook Metaverse in order to revolutionize how people interact in their everyday life. These technological developments are likely a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is comfortable being in […]

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Is Partying Part of the Experience?

Many people believe that partying is an essential part of the college experience. Personally, I would overwhelmingly disagree – it is definitely not necessary. I don’t want to sound like a hypocrite because I do enjoy going out and did my fair share of partying as an underclassmen. However, I regret wasting a lot of […]

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The Slap Heard Around The World

By now, I am sure you have heard about what happened at this year’s Oscars. The slap that was heard worldwide was Will Smith slapping Chris Rock after Rock made that joke about Smith’s wife. Their internet went wild when this happened, and there have been so many memes created, multiple celebrities giving their opinion […]

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Katie Meyer and Mental Health

About a month ago, Katie Meyer, a star goalie on Stanford University’s Soccer team, tragically passed away after losing her battle with depression. News headlines everywhere report about this tragedy and discussed the importance of mental health in sports. Many questions arrised, why did this tragic event happen and how could it have been avoided? […]

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How Unvaccinated People Are Treated

I believe that the United States and on our local level, Monmouth University, has treated unvaccinated people unfairly. The school needs to treat unvaccinated people a lot better, and we finally need to move on from this pandemic. I think that myself and so many others here who didn’t get the vaccine have been wronged. […]

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The Food of Monmouth

The food at Monmouth University never fails to surprise us. Gourmet Dining is very creative with the food that they provide for the students and staff. As a freshman living on campus with a car, I still choose to eat the food offered on campus. One reason is that I don’t have to pay anything […]

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Finishing the Semester Strong

After being home for a week, I feel recharged and ready to finish the semester strong. Midterms were very rough for me – this was the first time I had to take four in-person tests in the past two years, and I can safely say that my thoughts on exams have not changed. I would […]

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A Mostly Maskless Spring

With the COVID-19 pandemic calming down and cases on the decline, President Leahy announced that he would be lifting the masking policy on Monmouth’s campus. Masks are now only required in classrooms. I am glad that the masking policy has been lifted. I understand that they’re for our own safety and I would gladly wear […]