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Can meditation have an impact on brain activity? That was the question that led Middlesex College student Ankitha Nagineni into a year-long research study testing the effects that various forms of meditation can have on brain waves. 

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Middlesex College Student Government Association (SGA) held their annual public meeting virtually on Nov. 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. to address various student concerns and provide proper student representation. 

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The Johnson Park Animal Haven, located in Piscataway, New Jersey, is being closed down due to threats of climate change following Hurricane Ida. 

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The Metuchen Downtown Alliance will be hosting their annual Small Business Saturday event in Metuchen on Nov. 28 to give small businesses exposure and support. 

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Middlesex College conducts a mandatory Daily Health Assessment on the school’s webpage this semester that all students must take before in-person classes to be eligible to attend class.

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Middlesex College student, Ssanyu Lukoma, is releasing a children's book on Nov.18.

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Middlesex College students Zachary O’Connor and Rebecca Alfrey find employment opportunities at Disney World with the Disney College Program or as a direct employee. 

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Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman, Borough Council, and The Central Jersey Arts Council are organizing the Carteret Comic Exhibit at the Blazing Star Cultural Arts Center on Oct. 27., at 6 p.m. 

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Brenda Cavanaugh, a French teacher at Middlesex College, said she considers France her home away from home. 

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Middlesex College New Brunswick Center will host “Time Management Strategies for College Students” on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 2-3 p.m. via Zoom.

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The Middlesex County Office of Parks and Recreation hosts their annual Fall Trails Day on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m.-noon at the John A. Phillips Park and Preserve in Old Bridge to exterminate invasive species and clean the trails. 

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The Middlesex College Library hosts “The Spooky Selfie Backdrop” on Oct. 25, at 2 p.m., in the library to allow students to take pictures with friends and connect with the college community. 

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The Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching (CELT) and eLearning hosts a faculty event called “Canvas Studio: Making Your Videos Pop” on Oct. 21 from 2-3 p.m. via Zoom.

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Alumna Kathleen Morgan wants to encourage every woman, no matter their age, to put effort into their degree because it will help them in life.

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North Brunswick Public Library hosts part two, “It All Falls Into Place: Save Time & Tidy Up,” on Monday, Oct. 18, from 7-8 p.m. via Zoom.

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As the acting associate chairperson of Middlesex College’s English department, professor Ray Dademo has seen his fair share of significant pieces of literature. In fact, as a writer, he views education as a way to stay inspired. 

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Middlesex College offers a multi-faith prayer room in College Center, Room 314, from Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m to 7 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for students, staff and faculty who may be interested in praying without any disturbance while on campus. 

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Educational Opportunity Fund, Organization of Latino Unity, and Student Life is hosting a Bailando Virtual Dance Party from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 14.

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Humanities Honors Society recently published their fifth Issue of “Free Thought/Pensamiento Libre'' featuring essays and artwork of students from fall 2019 to spring 2021. 

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Middlesex College Ecology Alumna, Megan Martinez, lands an internship she loves with Cape May Whale Watcher & Research Center, documenting whales and dolphins while educating tourists. 

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The East Brunswick Public Library will host a virtual class on September 30, from 7-8 p.m., for residents to learn Microsoft Excel skills to update their resumes.

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Metuchen Chamber of Commerce will host their annual town-wide garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to allow Metuchen residents to sell their old items to the public. 

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The Middlesex College Library and Tutoring Center are providing additional features to their virtual experience such as assignment calculators, research assistance and an online chat for questions, while also adding in-person tutoring and in-person study spaces to the Middlesex community thi…

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Middlesex College has a brand new dental hygiene program starting the fall 2021 semester for registered dental hygienists who have been out of the field or need a clinical refresher course. 

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Middlesex College’s Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host a virtual event, “Hard Conversations: Managing Controversial Topics,” on September 28 at 2 p.m. 

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Franchesca Rodriguez, a recent Middlesex College alum, leads by example to show that students can become well-rounded with their education and career by being involved in their community.

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Julia Block, a graduate of Middlesex College, has built a stellar resume of Internships that will help her flourish in a career in journalism. 

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Middlesex College’s MCC Cares became the Community Resource Hub & Food Pantry over the summer to provide students with additional resources in addition to serving as the food pantry.

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 Student Life services will extend its virtual-only protocols until Oct. 15 to prevent any large coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreaks.

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Here are the facts regarding the College’s COVID-19 planning processes, protocols, and communication with employees as well as how the College is operating at this time:

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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…