The “Hip” in being hipster: Kean’s hipster culture


By: Sonia Aquije   The Hipster scene has boomed from TV shows like “Girls” on HBO, “Portlandia,” and movies from “500 Days of Summer” to “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” They have catapulted the subculture into our mainstream world. People are asking themselves, what’s so cool about being hipster? Can I be a hipster? Hipsters are usually people in their […]

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School of General Studies holds Advisement Week


By Elizabeth Bracey   Advisement Week kicked off this past week for the first time on Oct. 7 in the Center for Academic Success building. The Kickoff Event was sponsored by the School of General Studies and took place between 11:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. The event featured the various colleges, schools, departments and programs at Kean as well as […]

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Skydiving: The thrill of a lifetime

By Matthew Brittain It’s a beautiful sunny day in the middle of summer. The temperature is in the 80s and there is a nice swift breeze. Why not jump out of a plane? In the 1700s Bill Booth invented a three-ring release safety device, which allows a skydiver to cut away from a malfunctioning parachute and be able to deploy the backup […]

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Athlete proves nothing can stand in her way

By Annalise Knudson Being diagnosed with a physical disability at a young age has not stopped Caitlin Goerlich from devoting more time and effort to the sports she loves to play. Track and field, table tennis, archery and fencing are just a few of the sports that Goerlich, junior, has been participating in for the past 14 years. Pursuing these sports has taught […]

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Michael A. Worlds: The sigma, the public servant

By Gabrielle Gale Prendatt-Carter Michael A. Worlds, a Kean College graduate and member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., is the acting Associate Director of Transfer Student Services at Kean University. Worlds received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kean College in 1986. Upon completion of his degree, Worlds was hired as the Assistant Director in Undergraduate Admissions at Kean […]

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Hook up culture at Kean University

  by Elizabeth Bracey College is known for education, partying, and hooking up of course, but how much is too much? Professor Bodin-Lerner who teaches interpersonal communication decided to create a survey with her class. The survey asks students if their is a hook-up culture at Kean and if the students like it or not. Each class member has to […]

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Nancy Thompson Library Sponsors Video Contest

By: Keanu Austin The Nancy Thompson Library is sponsoring a video contest this semester to increase student awareness on how the library’s staff and resources can make a difference to Kean students. “I think we’ve got a lot of resources here and the students need to know,” said Librarian Luis Rodriguez. “I spoke to students who needed a place to […]

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Year of the Snake Celebration

  By Michelle A. Bingham Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Asian Studies Degree Program [ASDP] here at Kean presented their annual Chinese New Year celebration, also known as Spring Festival! It consisted of stories from students that visited the Wenzhou Kean campus in China, entertainment, food, and so much more! Walking into the room, there were tables set up for […]

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