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On Thursday, November 16, Destress Fest hosted by the Student Government Association of Kean University, took place at the Miron Student Center in the Greek Lounge. From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., students learned about ways to ease stress from midterms and other educational commitments while enjoying free Playa Bowls.
As the Christmas season is coming up, stores have decorated their places red and green for the holiday spirit. While everyone’s rushing to get gifts off their list, there are some people who may be unsure of what to get someone for Christmas as they might be on a budget. Here are some gifts under $30 that can be beneficial for people interested in all types of items.
Kean always makes sure the students are always fed, whether you dorm or commute, there are several spots on campus to satisfy your cravings. In the Miron Student Center, there are multiple options for a quick meal, these places include Smashburger, Auntie Anne’s, Jersey Mike’s, Cougar’s Den, Bamboo Asian Cuisine, Knead Pizza, and Latin American cuisine Sono.
On Thursday, September 28 The Office of Career Services hosted a Career, Internship, and Part-Time Job Fair for all Kean University students. From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., students were able to talk to employers in various fields to find potential job opportunities. Countless students eagerly walked along Cougar Walk in their professional attire as they handed out their resumes and spoke to several employers. The event was a success with over 100 organizations sharing career opportunities with students. Of the many organizations present, Army National Guard, Sherwin-Williams, Skechers, K&G Career Academy, Johnson & Johnson, Community Agency for Senior Citizens Inc., Forest Hills Financial Group, New York State Police, Pearle Vision, Internal Revenue Service, CityMD, and Groove National Dance Competition were among those in attendance. Our own Kean University participated in featuring potential opportunities for the Kean University Sports Business Club, Office of Residence Life, and Kean University Human Resources.
On September 21st the Meet the Greeks event took place at Harwood Arena from 6 to 10 pm. Meet the Greeks is an annual event for Kean University and is an important time for students who are interested in joining an organization to see what is the right fit for them. This event gives organizations a great opportunity to showcase who they are and what they are all about. Being in a sorority gives women the opportunity to be a part of a sisterhood that can build lifelong friendships, opportunities, and community service. As for the Greek senate, they feel amazed to see how successful Greek life is and how students are interested.
Happening at the beginning of the fall semester, the annual Meet the Greeks event took place at Harwood Arena on September 21. Meet the Greeks is a great opportunity for students to see which sororities/fraternities fit them in the long run. Of the bunch, many fraternities came out to represent their organization, engaging with students who were interested in joining, and also giving insight into who they are and what they have to offer.
On Thursday, September 14, the Kean Programming for Unique and Lively Student Experience (P.U.L.S.E.) Board organized the Find Your Match event for all students to attend. The event ran from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention Week is from September 10 to September 16. This important week is a time for people to partake in some of the following things:
On Friday, September 1, Kean University held the Greek Showcase and Barbeque event. New students walked to the Miron Student Center (MSC) basketball courts where the event was held to see what Kean’s Greek life is all about.
College is a time when some are completely lost. There’s no better form of advice than asking students themselves for tips on how to be productive. Students provide seven different tips on how to deal with being a college student.
Staying active is something that many college students strive to maintain. It’s challenging for students to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. At Kean University, students share their favorite exercises.
On Monday, April 3, students gathered on the Miron Student Center Patio for a special event. From 3 to 5 p.m., Kean P.U.L.S.E. Programming Board presented its latest event, “Love is in the Hair.”
The Office of Student Government ensures that students represent their peers so that everyone on campus can feel heard. This organization is represented by both the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Graduate Student Government (GSG). With election day starting Wednesday, April 5, students should know more about the GSG election candidates.
For most students, senior year can involve several pressure points. Factors like finals, internships, jobs, grades, and graduation can be stressors in one’s final year. Despite these factors, seniors at Kean can still reflect on their favorite memories and experiences at Kean.
Spring break is a time of getaway for students worldwide and Kean University conducted its recess from Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 12. Although it’s seen as a vacational period, students remained focused on their educational goals as spring break typically occurs midway through the semester. During this time, some may travel, work more hours, enjoy vacations, visit their families, and more.
As students endure the pressures of maintaining their academic and social lives, it can be hard for them to find some free time. For some, downtime isn’t a necessity and for others, it can feel unattainable. Students at Kean University explained what their downtime looked like and how they chose to spend their breaks in between classes.
During Black History Month, communities often highlight the Black innovators of the world. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman are some of the most mentioned figures in regard to Black history. The legacy of Black innovators is impactful and necessary, so it’s also important to bring awareness to those who don’t get as much coverage in the media or in textbooks.
Research Days are a great opportunity for students and faculty alike to spotlight their work and gain proper recognition. With this year’s celebration happening between Monday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 26, It’s important for students to know the deadlines so that they can participate in this year's celebration.
It’s officially that time when everyone is trying to start fresh and rebrand their lives for the new year. However, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine, less than eight percent accomplish their resolutions. Despite the bad reputation, Kean students share their goals and resolutions for this year and the spring semester.
With the start of a new year, many are partaking new hobbies while accomplishing their 2023 resolutions. Some students are completing their goals by taking advantage of Kean P.U.L.S.E. 's Sleigh Big with Kean skip trip. This trip will truly give students an opportunity to learn a skill while building friendships.