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The New Brunswick Free Public Library staff is hosting an Earth Day event via Zoom on April 24 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. to teach people one way to upcycle their old clothes. 

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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor College students and staff are preparing for their finals  in a variety of ways as  final exams will be conducted online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  MCC math professor, Thomas Sherman, said he wished there was a way for MCC to lock someone’s …

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By Madison Bara, Section Editor Scott Lombardi, father of Quo Vadis staff member, Luke Lombardi, is worried about him or a member of his family catching the coronavirus (COVID-19) because he has an impaired immune system.  Lombardi said he has an impaired immune system because he lost his sp…

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor Middlesex County College announced on April 3 that they would be giving students an option to switch grading to pass/fail (P/F) due to the stress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Gary Abbott, the chair of the ESL, Languages and Cultures department, said,…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, Copy Editor MCC’s student life office has transferred their services online to Canvas amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  According to the student life Canvas page, counseling services, information about the MCC Cares food pantry, the Quo Vadis newspaper and the …

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor and Gabrielle Ignotis, Copy Editor Middlesex County College donated supplies to local medical facilities on March 27 to help with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Thomas Peterson, the director of marketing and communications, said, “The Nursing Department…

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By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor Bernard Gillish, an 86-year-old grandfather of a Quo Vadis staff member, Madison Bara, is worried about his health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic due to its rampant spread in New Jersey. Gillish said, “There are multiple medical problems that I ha…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, copy editor MCC took part virtually in the NJCAA Region XIX Mascot/Logo Challenge poll on Twitter at the end of March to continue competition between schools while the athletic season is canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. According to https://www.regio…

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By Gabrielle Ignotis, copy editor MCC’s director of civic engagement and community partnership, Charlotte Quigley, and Volunteers in Action connected students and faculty with a live event about unemployment amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through Zoom on April 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. Ac…

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By Julia Block, copy editor While our world is practicing social distancing, it is important that we are able to find distractions from being stuck at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Gianna Fago, a business administration major in her second year at MCC, enjoys dancing and …

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By Julia Block, copy editor For the past 10 years, Melissa Ellis has worked at MCC in the registration office of student services, and she teaches PSY-123 (Introductory Psychology), but outside of  campus , she is involved in many activities and hobbies.  Ellis said she became certified as a…

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By Julia Block, copy editor At age 20, Cynthia Gallagher was already working as an assistant to Attorney Paul DeSarno in Perth Amboy, and she moved on to work for other small firms, until she began working at the McCarter & English law firm in Newark for 12 years.  Now, she works as a lead […]

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By Julia Block, copy editor Hank Kalet, an adjunct English professor and MCC alumni, has been teaching at MCC for 11 years. Kalet keeps busy by working as a journalist, a poet, a teacher at three colleges and by putting together an anthology.  Kalet said he freelances a lot now, he writes fo…

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