Mystery article, caption offends Travers resident

Campus Police was dispatched to Travers Hall on March 3 at 3:10 a.m. on the report of harassment.

A resident told the officer that she opened her door at 3 a.m. and found a piece of paper lying on the floor. The paper was a photocopied article entitled “Random Loudness.”

It was accompanied by a picture that depicted cartoon women with large mouths with a caption that read “It’s called a lounge for a reason, bitch. Calm the fuck down.” The victim said she found the picture and caption offensive.

Prior to discovering the paper, she and her roommate had been working on homework in their room and were being noisy.

When she opened the door to go to the bathroom, she noticed the piece of paper but didn’t know the source.

She also said that around 3:00 p.m. on March 2, a red Solo cup containing what Campus Police suspected was apple juice was placed near her door.

She was unsure if the incidents were related.

ResEd Staff was on the scene when Campus Police arrived and said the incident would be documented.

There is no further information at this time.

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An activated fire alarm and a possible smoke condition in Brewster Hall were reported to Campus Police on Feb. 28 at 1:20 a.m.

When the two officers arrived on scene, they discovered there was no sign of smoke or fire but an unknown individual had discharged the contents of a two dry-chemical fire extinguisher into the second floor hallway.

The powder had activated several smoke detectors in the building, which caused the building to be evacuated.

There is no further information at this time.

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At 7:55 p.m. on Feb. 27, Campus Police was dispatched to the Student Recreation Center on report of an intoxicated female.

A witness said he had observed the individual staggering and being helped by friends to maintain her balance.

The individual said she had consumed five shots of vodka in Centennial Hall approximately one hour before.

Lions’ EMS responded and treated the intoxicated individual. Pennington Road EMS then arrived and transported the individual to Capital Health Systems Mercer Campus for further evaluation.

The accused was issued a summons for underage consumption of alcohol.

There is no further information at this time.

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On March 26 at 7:00 p.m., Campus Police received a report of a theft at the New Library.

The victim said she was in the 24 hour study area at 2 a.m. when her black 80-GB Apple iPod was stolen.

She said the library was closing so she had gathered her things and left the area.

Later, she realized she had left her iPod behind one of the desks in the library.

When the library opened later that day, the iPod was gone. It had not been turned over to the library staff.

There is no further information at this time.

Katie Brenzel can be reached at brenzel2@tcnj.edu.