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News

Annual Festival of Languages Celebrated

2 DAYS AGO  |  MARK MARRONE | STAFF WRITER

The Department of World Languages and Cultures presented the Festival of Languages in the Wilson Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The festival was celebrated by world language students and professors who showcased their language skills through artistic talents including song, dance, poetry, videos, and presentations.

The festival began with the...

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Opinion

Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, & Rook: Which Company has the Best Coffee?

2 DAYS AGO  |  EMILY CONDRON | STAFF WRITER
Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, & Rook: Which Company has the Best Coffee?

Being at Monmouth University has made me realize that I am not alone when it comes to loving coffee. Though many students on campus use coffee for its caffeine after staying up studying or writing a paper, there are also those who see coffee as a flavorful treat to enjoy at any time of the day.

The common question among the student population is wha...

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Sports

Women’s Soccer Ends Season in NCAA Tournament

2 DAYS AGO  |  MARK D’AQUILA | STAFF WRITER
Women’s Soccer Ends Season in NCAA Tournament

Women’s soccer was defeated 4-0 on Friday night by 13th ranked Princeton in the first round of the 2017 Women’s Soccer Tournament.

On Monday, Nov. 6. the first-round matchups were determined during the Tournament selection show, which gave Monmouth the 13th seed and a date with 4th seeded Princeton at Roberts Stadium.

This was Monmouth’s third trip t...

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Entertainment

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Doesn't Disappoint

2 DAYS AGO  |  MARK MARRONE | STAFF WRITER

Imagine living the perfect childhood. You have it all: a big house, wealthy parents, any item desired, and above all, great health. However, one morning it all comes crashing down. You wake up for school and cannot get out of bed. It’s not because of a big exam you didn’t prepare for or meatloaf day at the cafeteria.

You toss and turn, frantically l...

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Features

Contagious Senioritis: How to Push Through Until the Finish Line

2 DAYS AGO  |  MARIE SOLDO | STAFF WRITER
Contagious Senioritis: How to Push Through Until the Finish Line

Senior year of college certainly is an exciting time as you prepare to start the next chapter of your life. However, with senior year comes good old senioritis. Senioritis kicks in when you’ve lost all motivation and you’re in what seems to be a slump. All you want to do is cross that finish line, but not do all the work that will get you there.

Acc...

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Lifestyles

Best Foods for this Thanksgiving Season

2 DAYS AGO  |  OMAR MOUSTAFA | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Best Foods for this Thanksgiving Season

October has officially come to a close. Our focus begins to shift once we toss out all the extra Halloween candy. Stores have already begun decorating their shelves with gifts, vibrant lights, and counterfeit snow. Christmas season is officially here. This tradition of skipping over one of the most important holidays is nothing new, but still rathe...

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Politics

Did Hillary Clinton ‘Rig’ the 2016 Democratic Primaries?

2 DAYS AGO  |  NICHOLAS COSCARELLI | CO-POLITICS EDITOR
Did Hillary Clinton ‘Rig’ the 2016 Democratic Primaries?

Donna Brazile, former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, ignited controversy after releasing an excerpt from her upcoming book, Hacks . In the excerpt, published by Politico on Nov. 2, Brazile says she found a fundraising contract between the DNC and Secretary Hillary Clinton’s campaign, insinuating the primaries had been rigged against ...

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Club & Greek

Club and Greek Announcements 11/15/17

2 DAYS AGO  |  NICOLETTE PEZZA | CLUB & GREEK EDITOR

Counseling Student Association

The Counseling Student Association has teamed up with The Ashley Lauren Foundation to host its first ever Dance-A-Thon, Dance for Hope, fundraiser. The Ashley Lauren Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Spring Lake, NJ, that supports children with cancer and their families. They will be dancing for the ...

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Leisure

Campus Viewpoint 11-15-17

2 DAYS AGO  |  NICOLE RIDDLE | VIEWPOINT & PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR
Campus Viewpoint 11-15-17

What are you thankful for?


Emily Blaser
Junior

"I am most thankful for my mother. She has given me everything. Growing up with divorced parents, she was my rock."

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Online Exclusive

Men's Basketball Defeats Lehigh 80-72 || Sports

2 DAYS AGO  |  ZACH COSENZA | SPORTS EDITOR

Men’s Basketball defeated the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 80-72 despite turning the ball over 27 times to earn their second win on the season on Tuesday night. Freshmen combined for 30 of the 80 total points on the game.

Our effort has been tremendous in all the games we've had so far,” Head Coach King Rice said. “But you can see, we're pretty raw right now...

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Editorial

Daylight Savings Time: Is it Worth it?

2 DAYS AGO  |  EDITORIAL STAFF

Twice a year, we must remind ourselves to change the clocks and get used to a new schedule.

It’s Daylight Savings Time (DST): an annual obligation to adjust to brighter mornings in the summer or darker evenings in the winter, and more people question its relevance to our modern society.

In its conception, DST was useful for agricultural societies in ...

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Comics

Knowledge and Quinn #8

9 DAYS AGO  |  BRIAN TURCZMANOVICZ | COMIC ILLUSTRATOR
Knowledge and Quinn #8

© Copyright 2017 Brian Turczmanovicz
All Rights Reserved

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Group costumes can be worn as a toddler or an adult. These are meant for big groups such as families or a group of friends. Popular group costumes are 1920s themed costumes, superheroes, Disney princesses and television, movie and game characters. All of these costumes vary in price.

Jennifer Shamrock, lecturer of communication, celebrates Halloween every year. She even dresses up her pug in a costume. “One year, I dressed in a Winnie the Pooh adult costume from the Disney store, and my pug dressed as Winnie the Pooh too in a child’s version,” she said.

Halloween can be an expensive holiday, especially for a college student. A solution to this problem is making a costume yourself. Various ideas can be found on websites like Pinterest, which shows a picture of the costumes and usually gives step-by-step instructions on how to make it. If Pinterest does not have a costume that appeals to you, marieclair.com features an article with 10 easy DIY celebrity and movie icon costume ideas. The story has a picture of the person you wish to dress up as and lists each item with its price and where to find it.

A simple DIY costume is a cop. According to ehow.com, all you need are a few things to create your own cop outfit. Most cops only wear navy so a navy button down shirt is essential. Then you need a pair of shorts, pants or a skirt in your choice of color. The shirt is worn and tucked into the shorts, pants or skirt. Accessories like handcuffs and sunglasses can be purchased at a dollar store but other items can be made, such as a police badge. It can be made out of cardboard, markers and a little creativity. All of these items can create a cheap and easy to put together cop costume.

When all else fails, face paint can be used to create a costume  in minutes. A few examples are using black and white face paint to draw a skeleton face, and using pink and black face paint to draw a nose and whiskers for a cat or bunny. Face paint can be found at Party City and is fairly inexpensive with prices ranging from $0.99 to $9.99.

If you are still looking to save, borrowing an old Halloween costume from a friend is another way to go.

Elisabeth Medino, senior and social work major, has done this several times before. “I didn’t want to spend the money on a brand new costume so I borrowed my roommates cop costume for a Halloween party,” she said.

Even though the costume was worn before, no one had known. Plus, you can make the costume original by doing your hair and makeup differently than the person before you. You can even use different accessories to put a new twist on an old outfit.

According to the Wall Street Journal, this year’s most popular costumes will include Walter White from “Breaking Bad,” Miley Cyrus, and the minions from “Despicable Me 2.”

The key to creating a Halloween costume is creativity and thinking outside the box.

When asked if you are ever too old to celebrate Halloween, Shamrock responded, “Never too old!”

PHOTO TAKEN from tokyofashion.com

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