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It is that time of the semester--finals season. December can be one of the most stressful months of the fall semester as students are trying to cram for tests, hand in papers last minute, and finish all projects. All of these can be overwhelming, so Kean University students do their best to host events where students can just take a breather and relax.
Every year, Delta Phi Epsilon (DPhiE) Sorority hosts Deepher Dude, a male pageant show where money and awareness is raised for cystic fibrosis. All funds that were made during this pageant directly goes to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), one of the three charities DPhiE donates to every year. CFF is a non-funded organization that conducts research to find a cure for cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects various organs including the lungs, pancreas and kidneys.
On Monday, Nov. 20 around 7 p.m. in the Cougar's Den, music filled the area. Students eating outside of the lounge immediately looked over and wondered what event would take place. That night, the Poetry Club hosted its Bars For Blessings event, which was an open mic event where they performed spoken word poetry or music and raised money to create winter care packages for the homeless.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, Kean University hosted a book signing on Ian Volner's biography of Michael Graves, the American architect. Volner's biography of Michael Graves highlighted his life, travels and achievements. The book signing took place at the Green Lane Academic Building (GLAB) room 406 and the room filled with design and architecture majors of all sorts.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, a line formed throughout the hallway on the third floor of the Miron Student Center (MSC) room 315, for the Global Harvest. An event hosted by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, many student groups and cultural departments came out to be part of the event. Students who attended the event came to support and enjoy food from the Asian studies department, the Africana studies department, Filipino Uniting Nations at Kean (FUNK), and Kean University Hillel.
At Kean University, there are more than 160 student clubs and organizations that are active. From cultural groups to student government, there are so many opportunities for students to be involved and informed. This fall 2017 semester, four new student groups have been created and added to Cougar Link.
This campus is full of familiar faces, but everyone has a unique story. Some students may know her from the Silver Leadership program, but others may know her as an usher for Kean Stage. Kiara Ramirez, sophomore English literature major, has achieved so much in just two years.
It is no surprise if students question what will happen to them after graduation. Right now, everyone seems to focus on the goal of graduating, but after that can be a mystery.
Love video games? Well, there are a ton of students at Kean University who love to play video games, especially the most iconic games in the Super Smash Bros. series. Kean Smash at Kean University is a non-funded student organization that hosts meetings every Friday at the Nathan Weiss Graduate College student lounge, room 203. Their meetings are not just any other club's regular meetings -- they play Super Smash Bros. from 4 to 10 p.m., sometimes even longer!
Thanksgiving is coming up and it is a time to celebrate what people are thankful for. Although, some people tend to forget those who are not able to spend Thanksgiving in a warm house full of food.
Most people believe that the youth grows up to be an outcome of their environment. So does that mean people should support the belief that adolescent students from different backgrounds will not achieve greater academics?
Wàn shèng jié kuài lè! Or, happy Halloween!
Yevgeny Kutik, a violinist from Russia, will appear at Kean Stage’s Enlow Recital Hall Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. He will perform Russian miniatures by a variety of composers, which holds dear to him and his family who immigrated to the United Stages in 1990. It was music that his mother packed into the family’s suitcases as they fled Russia. Kutik brought this to life on his 2014 album, "Music from the Suitcase: A Collection of Russian Miniatures," that debuted at number five on the Billboard Classical chart.
The women's swim team at Kean University will participate in its first and only home meet in the D'Angola Gymnasium Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. This is an exciting moment for Kean Athletics as it marks the return of the women's swimming program. After being an inactive program for more than a decade, the women's swim team is now back in action.
Every year, Kean University does its absolute best to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the month of October, student groups and the Kean community have come together to create events and activities to get students and faculty to reach a goal of $5,000. As the month comes to an end, the Kean community can look back and see the many things they did to raise awareness and money to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
As October comes to an end, it has become the time to register for classes again.
Everybody knows about studying abroad, but what about interning abroad? Kean University lives up to its reputation for delivering world class education with its endless opportunities to go abroad.
Premiere Stages, Kean University's professional theater company, will be accepting unproduced script submissions from Friday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Dec. 15 for its 14th annual Premiere Play Festival.
Ever wanted to sing karaoke at Kean University? Well here is the chance!
Winners for homecoming king and queen were announced during halftime of the football game between Kean University and William Paterson University. On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, everyone who attended the game found out that the two lucky winners were Kevin Macalos for homecoming king and Fatizenebu Oyibo for homecoming queen.