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Sunday October 2nd


(Photo courtesy of Karla Fonseca / Staff Writer)

The College hosts the kickoff for 2022 NJ Ballot Bowl

The College hosted the kickoff for the 2022 NJ Ballot Bowl on Sept. 20, with special guest New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way, as well as a number of public officials and students from other universities, including Princeton University, Georgian Court University, Centenary University and Kean University.  

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(Photo courtesy Elizabeth Gladstone / Photo editor).

The College ranks fifth in best universities of the North

The College once again ranks among the top regional universities in the north region according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings released on Sept. 12. The College placed first among Public Regional Colleges in the North and fifth overall among all colleges in the region. It ranks right above Emerson College and below Loyola University Maryland.

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MUSE directors Tracy Kress, a biology professor, and 
John Leonard, a music professor, posing in front of a 
list of MUSE presentations (Photo courtesy of Rachel Lea / Contributor).

MUSE revealed: Students share their experiences before they present their research

The Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience program, or MUSE, is an eight week summer program in which students conduct research under the supervision of a professor. On Friday, Sept. 16, these students presented their work to the College in the Recreation Center. This year’s program was particularly special, since it was the first time it ran since the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Campus Town downtown (Elizabeth Gladstone / Photography Editor).

How meal plans have changed and what this means for you

The College has reinstated the meal plan option of meal equivalency: an $8.50 balance every weekday that can be used in retail dining locations on campus. The option resumed at the start of the Fall ‘22 semester. The College also added 100 Campus Town dollars which can be used at several off-campus locations. 

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(Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone/ Photo Editor)

Campus Town welcomes dessert shop to its lineup

Crepes & Churros D’France has been added as the newest dessert shop in The Shoppes of Campus Town. Carlo Ramos is the son of the dessert shop’s owner and one of the two general managers, along with Omar Gomez. Ramos commented on the successes the dessert restaurant has had since opening. 

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(Stephanie Shen / Photo Editor)

Student Government: Goals, Function, and What They Really Do for TCNJ

Many students at the College are somewhat familiar with Student Government as a concept. Every semester, the student body is encouraged to vote in their elections. Students see the campaigns of our peers as they run for Student Government positions. Of course, their job is to “govern” the school, but how exactly does it function and what achievements has it made for the College? 

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