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RVCC Women’s Soccer: Not About the Ego; About the Wego

By Nthabiseng Mushi

RVCC's Women's Soccer team. On the far left is coach Mathew Hann.
RVCC’s Women’s Soccer team. On the far left is coach Mathew Hann.

The “wego”, not the ego, sums up what Raritan Valley Community College Golden Lion’s women’s soccer team’s goals are for this upcoming season.  Having won only 1 game while losing 10 games last season, this year the ladies are setting high standards for themselves, and building a family in order to achieve these goals.

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Rotaract Attends Summer Conferences, Leaves with New Ideas

By Christian Rosario / Editor-In-Chief

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Raritan Valley Community College’s Rotaract attended two conferences over the summer: RYLA North America in Chevy Chase, MD, and Interota in Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Pictured above are members at RYLA.

Fifteen members of Raritan Valley Community College’s Rotaract, together with over 400 other Rotaractors from over 40 countries, spent one summer week living the Rotary motto “service above self”. Each of them came back home having made a diverse group of new friends, and with heads full of new ideas ready to be implemented.

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The proposed site for the Workforce Training Facility, located across from Lot 2. Picture by Sophia Dibartolomeo.

RVCC Plans to Replace Bridgewater Campus; Waiting for Bonds to Do So

By Christian Rosario / Editor-In-Chief

The proposed site for the Workforce Training Facility, located across from Lot 2. Picture by Sophia Dibartolomeo.
The proposed site for the Workforce Training Facility, located across from Lot 2. Picture by Sophia Dibartolomeo.

Raritan Valley Community College’s Bridgewater Campus was always envisioned as a temporary home. In 2010, RVCC rented the building that makes up Bridgewater Campus from Somerset County, and since then, it has been used to run their Workforce Development Program. Their plan for a permanent home for the program will and has to happen; but when that is depends on the delivery of bonds coming from the State of New Jersey.

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Somerset County Emergency Services Stage Active Shooter Drill on RVCC Campus

By Christian Rosario / Editor-In-Chief

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Somerset County’s SWAT, known as “Somerset County Emergency Response Team” (SCERT), participated in a full scale active shooter drill at Raritan Valley Community College. Photo taken from NJ.com.

SWAT team officers swarmed the hallways. Police officers checked every door. And Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians cared for the wounded. For a threat this serious, only full county emergency service support can deter it.

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22 Jump Street: A Worthy Successor

By Ryan Diminick

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“Officers Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) are back and ready for action in the hit comedy sequel, ’22 Jump Street.’” Picture from amcnetworks.com.

In today’s cinema world, it’s easy to notice the rising number of sequels and franchises dominating theaters. In the horror genre, there’s the Paranormal Activity series, known for its annual installments. Then there is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an expansive franchise composed of separate, yet interconnected, film series.

Though it may seem that action and science fiction seem to be the genres that dominate franchises today, the comedy series continues to exist. Released on June 13, 22 Jump Street already has proven to be a worthy successor to its 2012 predecessor 21 Jump Street. Grossing around $60 million in its opening weekend, 22 Jump Street has proven to be a box office success.

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RVCC Student Receives Award Honoring Lifesaving CPR

By Kayly Coleman / Staff Writer

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Nathan Bott receiving the Civilian Service Award.

Few of us ever imagine ourselves in the position to save a life. These emergencies require quick thinking and composure, which is difficult when another person’s life is in one’s hands. But while we cannot predict emergencies, we can prepare for them.

That is exactly what Raritan Valley Community College student and Navy veteran Nathan Bott did when his neighbor suddenly collapsed one February morning while shoveling snow.

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Philomena: Oscar-Bait?

By Tom Kaspereen / Staff Writer

Philomena (Judi Dench) and Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) look on solemnly at a tombstone in a graveyard.  Photo from Oscar.go.com.
Philomena (Judi Dench) and Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) look on solemnly at a tombstone in a graveyard. Photo from Oscar.go.com.

This article is the final in a nine part series of reviews on the Academy Awards’ 2014 Best Picture Nominees.

Every year, there are films released throughout the fall and early winter critics dub “Oscar-bait.”  The term refers to films that have a grand sense of importance surrounding them, featuring high-profile casts and directors.  Unfortunately, most of these movies are, as the name implies, bait for film awards.  They are well-made movies, but they are also relatively safe.  The story plays out in a relatively predictable manner, and the movie is usually written off and forgotten about in the following months.

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President Tours Campus on First Day

By Christian Rosario / Editor-In-Chief

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President Michael McDonough during an interview at the end of his campus tour. Photo by Sophia Dibartolomeo.

Raritan Valley Community College’s eighth president Michael McDonough started his first day in office on June 2, 2014 with a tour around campus, accompanied by faculty, Courier News reporter Michael Deak and students. The tour lasted from 2-3 pm and introduced McDonough to several busy areas on campus.

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