• Hey Kids! Can you Spot The Narcissist Hiding In The Picture? Cartoon courtesy Doug Savage

    We the Machiavellians: The Development of a Cultural Narcissism Epidemic as a Result of Parenting

    What started as a minute trend in social behavior has grown and mutated into two generations that are riddled with callous–unemotional, Machiavellian, and narcissistic traits.In the book by Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell titled The Narcissism  Epidemic, they discuss how western parenting is producing children with extreme status anxiety and, ...
  • Good-Looking Google

    Some have called Google’s new logo immature and uncharacteristic of the company. Others see imposing G-O-O-G-L-E refrigerator magnets. Still, others accept it with open arms. But what’s not talked about could be more important: Google’s appeal to the younger market, where the seeds of brand loyalty are planted by clever ...
  • Welcome to a New Year at The Record

    Welcome students, faculty, staff and other readers of The Raritan Valley Record to the start of the Fall 2015 semester. I would like to introduce myself as the new Editor-In-Chief of The Record.
  • A Farewell from the Former Editor

    The most important lessons I learned in the last two years as Editor-In-Chief of The Raritan Valley Record were not about the news. They were about myself. Now my focus is on giving future students the same opportunity to grow.
  • Student Artist Creates Ceramic, Whimsical "Moss City"

    Friday, March 27 marked the opening of the Raritan Valley Community College "Student Art Exhibition, Part I" at the college’s art gallery.  One particular ceramic piece in the show caught my attention: “Moss City,” made by artist Savannah LoPrinzi this spring for her Ceramics III class taught by Assistant Adjunct ...
  • Theatre Student’s Spell Success at “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

    Raritan Valley Community College ‘s Welpe Theatre was alive with sounds of laughter Tuesday, March 31 as a five-night run of the Tony award-winning Broadway play, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, kicked off its first night.
  • Do Your Part, Vote in the Student Government Elections

    Seeing that this semester is coming to an end, it is your responsibility as a student to elect your Student Government Association (SGA) officers for next year! Why is this so important? Why should you care?
  • Response to "Iceland Inspired"

    The Raritan Valley Community College Art Gallery presented exhibit Iceland Inspired Friday Feb. 20. On hand to give artists talks on their work were Jonathan Ricci and Anne Hughes, representing the Zia Gallery. Anne also spoke about work from the two other represented artists, landscape photographers Tom Krist and John ...
  • Response to "David's Story"

    January 30 marked the opening of the RVCC 2015 Independent Study Student Exhibition, currently installed at the RVCC Art Gallery and running through February 13. Featured in the show are select drawings, paintings, ceramics and photos, all of commendable artistry and effort. And yet, there is one offering that is able to profoundly affect the ...
  • How Do You Define American?

    Although undocumented Americans are typically depicted as adults, many come as children through no choice of their own. This raises a question: are high school graduates who were brought into this country at a young age less American than high school graduates born here? The legal answer is “yes,” which ...
  • Is Understanding Twitter More Useful than Studying Shakespeare?

    “To be, or not to be”: undoubtedly, one of the most recognized quotes in the English language. However, chances are a lot of people don’t know the details behind that quote. They may know that William Shakespeare wrote it, but not which story it’s from, nor the context behind it. ...