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South Brunswick Public Library (SBPL) is hosting a Career Development Program online on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. to help Middlesex County residents pursue their careers. 

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The Monroe Township Public Library is hosting free virtual resume writing training on Feb. 25 from 7-7:45 p.m. via Zoom  to educate anyone who is interested in learning how to write professional resumes.

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Middlesex College’s dance program is continuing to adjust to virtual classes via Zoom during the spring semester as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. 

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The Middlesex College Library is hosting a "Virtual Creation Suite: Poster Session Workshop” via Zoom on March 1 at 3 p.m.  to teach students a common presentation format in collegiate and professional settings.

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MC’s Library and Tutoring Center showcased their website during the first “Stay Connected Hour” of the spring semester to inform new and current students of the ongoing changes for their response to COVID-19. 

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The Perth Amboy Center is hosting a series of Zoom webinars between Feb. 18 and May 6 to help students, including English as a Second Language (ESL) students, achieve their goals and decide their careers. 

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The Middlesex College Food Pantry, MCC Cares, is encouraging students to donate and utilize the pantry throughout the spring semester to focus on meeting the community’s basic needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Middlesex College’s Dance Program encourages students to take the improvisation and composition (DAN-202) course in future semesters to find their creative movement voice and learn how to use their own moves to compose dances. 

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Tatwa Vaidya, a Middlesex College student and Quo Vadis managing editor, had one of his photos published on Middlesex County’s Instagram account (@middlesexcntynj) last month. 

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Middlesex College’s Counseling Services encourages students to seek virtual appointments if needed as the spring semester begins. 

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The Middlesex College Honors Program and Student Life is partnering to present “Conversation Series: Black Lives Matter Movement” via Zoom on Feb. 17 from 2 – 3 p.m. to celebrate Black History Month. 

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Middlesex College’s Department of Facilities Engineering will be working on capital construction projects on campus grounds in Edison during the spring semester as scheduled to maintain the safety and security of infrastructure through regulatory procedures.

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The College is rebranding and changing from Middlesex County College to Middlesex College and the Blue Colts will now be renamed to Middlesex Colts starting Jan. 1.

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Given the circumstances of the past year, many events that were supposed to take place had to get put on hold. Even though this had to be done for everyone’s health and safety, these precautions left many people longing for the day that they can go back to their favorite events. One event th…

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By Caprice Benifield-Sanchez, Staff Writer MCC’s Library and Academic Advising Center shared the new updates and events on Student Life’s Stay Connected Hour for October to support students online. According to the Student Life Canvas page, Stay Connected Hour is a monthly virtual interactiv…

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By Sanjana Butala, Staff Writer, The Middlesex County College New Brunswick Center organized a guest speaker panel to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This event was held in collaboration with EMPOWER, a college preparatory program for high school students, and was conducted virtually over…

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By Tatwa Vaidya, Staff Writer The South River Department of Parks and Recreation is holding a Halloween House Decoration Contest for the residents of South River on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. to celebrate Halloween. Lakisha Thomas, recreation director, said that the administration came up w…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief Middlesex County College reopened at an extremely limited capacity on September 8 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, resulting in normally heavily populated areas looking empty and abandoned.

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By Cassandra Maisonet, Editor-in-Chief The Middlesex County College Bookstore is operating on a temporary schedule that began last month to reduce the store’s capacity in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Bookstore is now open from Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p…

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Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief Businesses across Middlesex County are posting various signs illustrating the required precautions customers must take before entering their facilities to protect against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief The MCC Feminist Collective is planning remote activities for the fall semester in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  The collective’s faculty advisor, Denise Rompilla, said that the club is planning to hold remote meetings in the fall.  R…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-In-Chief   Middlesex County College has altered its fall 2020 schedule to reduce on-campus interactions and mitigate exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic within the campus.  Students were informed that this new schedule will include three different pot…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Editor-in-Chief The Middlesex County College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is beginning to make plans for the fall semester amid coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. The College’s Phi Theta Kappa faculty advisor, Charlotte Quigley, said that the sudden switch to remote lea…

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Academic Advising made changes to the way they operate this semester to continue helping students plan their schedules online amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  John Kruszewski, director of the academic advising department, said the department has alwa…

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor MCC’s cooperative education program made adjustments to their course requirements this semester, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Arianna Illa, the coordinator of civic engagement and community partnerships, said, “The students had to do 180 hours …

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Jennifer Applebee, a statistics professor at MCC, participates in multiple organizations outside of her work on campus.  Applebee said she is a recording secretary for the Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District.  “[Th…

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor MCC student Julia Block was recently awarded the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society scholarship at Rutgers University in New Brunswick for the School of Arts and Sciences due to her outstanding academic achievements. According to the Rutgers admissions websi…

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Claire Condie, a natural sciences professor at MCC, has a passion for multiple environmental sciences that encompasses many aspects of her life.  She said she started her journey in the environmental science field at Brookdale Community College, where she majo…

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Healthy Active Minds is remaining  virtually active  for the rest of the semester to continue to help students combat stress despite multiple activities getting canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Celia Winchester, faculty advisor of Healthy …

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor  Various religious groups  in Middlesex County were forced to change how they practiced their religion over the past few months due to government restrictions prohibiting people from mass gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.  M…

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By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order last month that set a curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and closed all nonessential businesses to prevent people from going outside of their home unless it is an emergency amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Eli…

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief Alexander Salazar, a student preparing for his last semester at MCC this fall, finds new ways to keep himself and others entertained while being a remote student at home.  One of the ways Salazar keeps himself busy is by creating content for his followers on…

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By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order last month that ensured all consumers have to wear face masks whenever they enter a store to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID -19).  Elijah Perez, an MCC student, said, “I bought my mask on Amazon, it has…

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor The Middlesex County College Bookstore adjusts to working remotely for the remainder of the spring and beginning of the summer I semester, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Josie Tavarez, the bookstore manager, said the physical bookstore is closed,…

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief Middlesex County, in partnership with Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository Infinite Biologics (RUCDR), Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health (RWJ) and Accurate Diagnostic Labs (ADL), is offering a saliva-based test for coronavirus (COVID-19) to the Middl…

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By Sebastian Casado, Copy Editor New Jersey grocery stores have made changes to their daily operations due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) starting March 21, when New Jersey came under a stay-at-home order, as certain stores are deemed essential businesses, still open to the public for acquiri…

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief While social distancing and stay at home order remain active in Middlesex county, multiple essential businesses have cashed received prize money for selling Winning Lottery tickets.  A sole ticket won the Powerball jackpot with an annuity value of $190 milli…

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor Rafael Gonzalez, a philosophy professor at MCC has worked in various  jobs before coming to MCC. He has  worked in a monastery, been a missionary and served in Iraq for the military.  Gonzalez said he first joined the military so he could give something back …

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief MCC professors Claire Condie, Richard Thompson and Mathew Siegel have been named recipients of the College’s annual Excellence Awards. A reception to recognize the winners will be held in the fall, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) causing the spring semester to…

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Quo Vadis staff members, Sebastian Casado and Cassandra Maisonet, won the New Jersey Press Association online video third place award last month for their YouTube video titled “Interviewing Rebecca Lescano”.  Casado said that he was shocked when he found out t…

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief The College announced that classes for the Summer I Session, which starts on May 11, will begin via remote instruction due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Scherr said, “We have two summer sessions that start …

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Copy Editor Professor Susan Altman, the assistant chair of the visual, performing and media arts department, is adjusting her traditionally hands-on studio art classes to an online setting as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues.  Altman said she teaches two se…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Copy Editor MCC Professor David Cantos is adjusting his traditionally hands-on public speaking classes to online learning as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues.  Cantos said he teaches two public speaking courses this semester as an adjunct professor.  “Befor…

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief Students in the College’s Dental Hygiene and Radiography programs who are taking courses with required clinical hours will have their spring classes extended into the summer or fall, depending on when students return to on-campus classes, due to external acc…

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By Harsh Godhani, Editor-in-Chief Guisseppe Rotolo and Anthony Celi, philosophy professors at MCC, created a podcast called “For the Love of Sophia!”, which releases new recordings every two weeks, during the school semester.  Rotolo said, “We started this podcast because we wanted to extend…

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor Mary Tivenan-Mackintosh, the director of the College’s daycare center has started doing a story time reading which is published on Facebook and YouTube so  children can still have some kind of routine while at home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. …

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Madison Bara In March, my best friend and I got the bright idea to start a YouTube channel. Over spring break, we planned meticulously to publish a wide variety of content on the channel weekly. However, we did not have the equipment to do so. One evening during that week, we decided to go to […]

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Madison Bara Last December, I decided to start posting videos of myself singing on YouTube. I thought it would be a great way to express myself, since I’ve always loved to sing. However, I didn’t have the proper equipment to do so. Thankfully, I worked at a store that sold electronics, and o…