Hallelujah! It’s raining meteorologists: Dry and calm

September 23, 2003 Kelly Meisberger 0

If you were anything like me last weekend, the threat of hurricane Isabel had you glued to your TV, searching for weather updates from any channel that could provide them.

As was to be expected, most channels served up big helpings of meterologists such as Al Roker, reporting live from the heart of the storm. […]

USA Patriot Act — A threat to personal privacy?

September 23, 2003 Lindsay Knight 0

Is it possible that the FBI has a record of every book you have checked out of the Roscoe L. West Library? Doubtful, but indeed possible, under the USA Patriot Act. This act was the topic of the Politics Forum held last Tuesday by Daryl Fair, constitutional law specialist and political science professor at the College. […]

Lot changes limit commuter parking

September 23, 2003 Catherine E. Galioto Tracy E 0

Parking continues to be a problem on campus, especially for commuters whose have fewer spaces due to construction.

Previously, students with Lot 6 parking decals were allowed to park in Lots 6, 6A and 6B. Resident students with Lot 9 decals were directed to park in Lot 9 and in the gravel lot between Lots 8 and 9, designated Lot 9A. […]

Sorority gives scouts a taste of College life

September 23, 2003 Tammy Tibbetts 0

The sisters of Kappa Delta Sorority hosted an enriching day of college life for 132 local Girl Scouts to commemorate National Women’s Friendship Day on Sunday, Sept. 21.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Girl Scouts ranging from sixth to 12th grade attended classes designed to develop their practical skills. […]

Faulty air units are not cool

September 23, 2003 Audrey Levine 0

Many air conditioners in New Residence Hall (New Res.) haven’t been working since the beginning of the semester.

According to Joe Sullivan, director of facilities, there are several problems, such as clogged filters.

In some rooms, the valance system, the pipe that pumps the chilled water, leaks. […]

VOX, men’s soccer request new budgets

September 23, 2003 Donna Kardos 0

Two organizations, Vox and Men’s Club Soccer, requested new club budgets from SFB although they had received previous budgets.

Neither organization requested funding last year.

Vox, the Voice of Planned Parenthood, received full funding, $771, with a vote of 7-0-6. […]

SGA applauds administration-student communication

September 23, 2003 Liz Goldstein 0

Communication between students and administrators regarding the reorganization of the office of Student Life seems to be improving, according to SGA President Christina Puglia.

During the SGA meeting last Wednesday, Puglia said that there is a great improvement since the first meeting held on Sept. […]

Students confused by reorganization

September 23, 2003 copress 0

Students involved in campus activities and clubs had a surprise waiting for them when they returned to the College after summer break.

Over the summer, the College began to reorganize the Student Life Office, which meant new advisors, new staff members and new offices for student organizations to report to. […]

Isabel causes College blackout

September 23, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

For 11 hours last Friday, a blackout impaired students’ ability to do work, go to class and eventually led to the evacuation of some residence halls.

According to Joe Sullivan, director of facilities, a large tree fell across the main electric line that feeds the campus at 9:30 a. […]

New Science complex reveals old problems

September 23, 2003 Meghan Condron 0

As the Science Complex nears completion, the College is still hindered by previous problems with construction companies.

When construction began on the Science Complex in 1998, the College practiced a “multi-prime methodology,” which required hiring five separate contractors. […]

Fesko, 21, loved teaching, friends

September 23, 2003 Ashley Marty 0

Most students call the College “home” during their four or five years spent working towards a degree. But for Ryan Fesko, the College was like his own personal backyard from birth until his death in a car accident this summer.

On the night of May 17, Fesko was in a car with friends. […]

Quaker finds liberation within theology

September 23, 2003 Matthew K. Fair 0

Hanging on the office door of Alvin Figueroa, associate professor of modern languages, is a sticker that reads in bold letters, “Drama Queen.” And, yes, it would be very easy to expect a life of drama for Figueroa, an openly gay Quaker. Attending classes at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, where he studies liberation theology, Figueroa said, he feels comfortable with his spirituality. […]

My little collection — the ’80s

September 23, 2003 Teresa Rivas 0

Ah, the ’80s. While some people may write this decade off to spandex, big hair, and voodoo economics, there is something about this decade that makes it the best in history – we were born in it.

Sure, we’ve grown up and out of our legwarmers and Transformers pajamas, but many children of the ’80s still carry a special part of this decade with them in their heart. […]

Buy me that! Marketing — are we paying attention?

September 23, 2003 Matthew K. Fair 0

The current crop of 21-year-olds in America have been exposed to an estimated 23 million marketing messages in their lifetime, according to an article by Michael Weiss in the Sept. 2003 issue of American Demographics. That’s 3,000 messages per day. This isn’t surprising when one considers that this increasingly important demographic spends about $187 billion a year on consumer goods. […]

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