Toastmasters Club of Union now at Kean University

By Keanu Austin   Toastmasters International is an educational organization with clubs in many places all around the world including Kean University. Kean’s “Toastmasters Club of Union” is a relatively new club on campus, and though most people don’t know about it, members at the university claim that the club offers an abundance of things that people—especially students—can benefit from. […]

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Kean student’s blog informs the country

By Mike Jago   Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction on the Jersey Shore that none who live there will ever forget. The storm itself became a national story, and one Kean student was there to inform. Ryan Gaydos, sports editor for The Tower, started a blog dedicated to Sandy and the destruction it brought. A resident of Keansburg, Gaydos […]

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Cluck-U looks to partner with Kean to accept Cougar Dollars

By Sonia Aquije   Local business Cluck-U-Chicken wants Kean students to enjoy the perks of using their Cougar Dollars at their location on Morris Avenue. Cougar Dollars are a form of money that are deposited onto student I.D.’s, which can be used freely around campus. Currently, Kean students receive a 10 percent discount at Cluck-U. Other universities like William Paterson University […]

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International Education Week looks to entice more students

By Trevor Conlow   International Education Week is ongoing at Kean University, yet with over 13,000 students in attendance at Kean, fewer than 150 students participate in international study abroad programs yearly. The answer to this dilemma is often times the same amongst students; the perception of financial hardship takes the dream of studying abroad far from what they believe […]

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Kean campus security guide says liquor violations, burglaries on the rise

By Christy Petillo   Every year Kean University provides the campus community, employees and prospective students with campus crime data and statistical information regarding campus security through a publication known as The Guide. Statistically, liquor law violations are the leading offense for arrests on the Kean campus. From 2010 to 2011, arrests based on liquor law violations have increased. There […]

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Fighting finals: how to come out on top this semester

By Xirena Wormley   Tis’ the season for finals and for many college students that means stress, late night studying and cramming. The increased work load from finals and the heavy impact on grades can cause feelings of anxiety and depression among students. Though joyous times of the holidays are around the corner, students must first get past the tedious times […]

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Kean University to ship books to Kenya in 2013

By Sonia Aquije   Kean students are being urged to help raise money to ship collected books and school supplies to Juja Farm Secondary School located in Kalimoni, Kenya. The Steering Committee of this project is composed of Dr. Roxie A. James, executive director of the School of Natural Sciences; Dr. Peter Kamau, adjunct faculty of the School of Natural Sciences; […]

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Kean students celebrate Thanksgiving non-traditionally

By Alexandria Addesso   As Kean University students flee the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for their short autumn break, some opt for a less traditional celebration. With less than a month before finals, some students seize the opportunity of having a few days off from school to catch up on class work and studying. “I’ll be working on a paper,” said […]

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