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Sunday October 2nd

Kaitlin Bavaro

Murphy was reelected as governor of New Jersey in the 2021 election, the first Democratic incumbent to do so since 1977 (Flickr / “Phil Murphy” by Phil Murphy for Governor. Aug. 31, 2016).

Murphy wins tight race against Ciattarelli in New Jersey gubernatorial election; student population awarded for high voter turnout in 2020 election

On Nov. 3, Phil Murphy was reelected as governor of New Jersey after a close race against Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli.  Though most New Jersey voters are registered as Democrats, Murphy and Ciattarelli remained neck and neck throughout the entire election, with more counties voting Republican than Democrat, according to The New York Times. This close call came as a shock to many pollsters, who had predicted an easy win from Murphy. 

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Members of Lions Composting decorate pots at Fall Fest in the Campus Garden on Nov. 10 (Photo courtesy of Julieta Altman).

‘Fall Fest’ spreads sustainability and promotes students organizations at Campus Garden

The College’s Environmental Sustainability Council and Bonner Institute hosted “Fall Fest” for the campus community on Nov. 10 in the Campus Garden to promote causes relevant to their organizations along with good habits for students. The two-hour event was cosponsored by Fernbrook Farms, Lions Composting and TCNJ on Wheelz. The event consisted of snacks and drinks, pumpkin painting and free plants for students, and the cosponsors set up their own tables to promote their organizations.

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Photo: The novel “The Deepest Well” by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the first Surgeon General of California, was chosen as the summer reading selection for the Class of 2025 to better understand resilience (

Community Learning Day provides events and panels on #resilience

The last 18 months have been challenging for people over the world. The College kept this in mind for this year’s Community Learning Day intellectual theme: resilience. To be resilient means to be able to alleviate difficulties with strength. The College’s students and faculty have especially been resilient this fall by coming back to campus after being remote for so long.

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The Oct. 27 SG general body meeting included a self-defense presentation and update on mask guidance on campus (

Patrolman Tyler McGilligan gives self-defense and situational awareness presentation at SG meeting; College mask mandate likely to continue for remainder of semester

On Oct. 27, at the student government (SG) meeting, Executive President Roshni Raji said that mask-wearing will most likely continue for the rest of the fall semester. She also said a critical conversation with College health board members will take place at the end of the semester about what was learned this fall in regards to Covid-19, as well as what the College’s protocols will be in the spring.

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