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Tuesday February 27th

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The Lions huddling up (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone / Multiamedia Coordinator).

Women’s soccer beats Rutgers University-Newark, with all players getting to contribute

On Oct. 7, the College’s women’s soccer team defeated Rutgers University-Newark by a score of 9-1. The Lions dominated the ball from the very beginning, scoring their first goal only seven minutes into the game.  “I felt so happy that we started off the game on a strong suit,” said senior forward Sophie Vieira, who scored the first goal. The Lions put up a persistent fight, scoring four goals in the first half. They also took a total of 21 shots to the Scarlet Raiders’ one during that time. “We started really strong, which was a pretty big objective,” said Coach Danny Blank. “We knew that that’s a team that plays on a lot of emotion, and we didn’t want to give them a chance to build any emotional momentum.”

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(Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone / Multimedia Coordinator).

OPINION: I love weekend serenity on campus

There is a noticeable discrepancy in the amount of students on the College’s campus during weekends compared to weekdays. Between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, many students pack up their belongings and go home for the weekend. With a fairly empty campus, the College is a great place to spend a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. 

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Commuters often need to devote extra time to driving and finding a parking space. (Photo courtesy of Flickr / “2018 Parking Lot” by Matthew Paul Argall / October 30, 2018).

OPINION: Getting the “college experience” as a commuter student

I knew when I first came to the College last year that being a commuter student would involve discipline. I lose over an hour a day of relaxing, doing homework, eating or pretty much anything I could just do if I were staying on campus to drive, so I need to use my time wisely. There were a few things, however, that I hadn’t expected about campus life, and they required a bit of personal adjustment.

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(Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Gladstone / Multimedia Coordinator).

OPINION: The Roar app should NOT be used as social media

Most students are encouraged to download the Roar app during their transition into the College. It is advertised as a resource for academics, extracurriculars and community. Unfortunately, because of the way that some folks use the app, what could have been an asset has turned into an irrelevant social-media-like platform. 

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