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Athlete Spotlight: Alex Gilgorri, Women’s Soccer

Josephine Emanuelli Alex Gilgorri (‘19) is new to the Forest following her transfer from NJIT, but in her second semester here she is wasting no time making a huge impact on the women’s soccer team’s offense. Thus far, she has scored four goals and made two assists for the Rangers. She is second on the team for goals scored and tied for most points, with … Continue reading Athlete Spotlight: Alex Gilgorri, Women’s Soccer

Parsons Green Tube Bombing

By Inji Kim On Friday, September 15, London woke up to the news that there had been an attack at the Parsons Green tube station in the District Line, the fifth busiest line on the London Underground system. The nation has already been through numerous terrorist attacks this year such as the Manchester bombing, the London bridge attack, Westminster attack and the Finsbury Park attack … Continue reading Parsons Green Tube Bombing

Drew Music Professor’s Work Featured in Smithsonian

By Hannah Bouchard After 40 years of being a professor of music at Drew, Norman Lowrey has composed a video installation that will be featured in the Freer | Sackler Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art. Professor Lowrey earned his Ph.D. in composition from the Eastman School of Music, and was asked to bring this skill to use, as he composed music using 2,500 year-old Chinese … Continue reading Drew Music Professor’s Work Featured in Smithsonian

Violence Against Muslims Causes Mass Exodus from Myanmar

By Violet Wallerstein A mass exodus of almost 400,000 Muslims escaping violence in Myanmar and fleeing to Bangladesh has been taking place since late August according to CNN. Rohingya Muslims are leaving the state of Rakhine due to military violence. The military of Myanmar claims that they are taking measures against terrorists in their country. However, the Rohingyas have concerns that the military is killing … Continue reading Violence Against Muslims Causes Mass Exodus from Myanmar

Acorn Update: Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Hurricane Maria, Barbuda Deserted

By Colleen Dabrowski A second deadly earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, with the epicenter just 650 feet from the September 8 quake. The second earthquake was a 7.1 magnitude, a small step down from the 8.1 magnitude that struck just two weeks earlier. The quake claimed the lives of at least 230 people and caused significant damage to buildings and roadways. Experts told CNN that … Continue reading Acorn Update: Earthquake Strikes Mexico, Hurricane Maria, Barbuda Deserted

Acorn Update: Trump and North Korea

By Ellie Kreidie On September 17 at 4:53 AM, the world was treated to another tweet by President Trump. The tweet stated, “I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” With tensions at the highest levels in the history of the conflict, every day presents a weaker … Continue reading Acorn Update: Trump and North Korea

An Inside Look at the International Student Experience

By Anna Gombert Drew’s International Student population has increased by 195 percent in the last four years. Despite this increase, there still seems to be a divide between international students and students from the U.S. All international students go through a program when they first arrive called International Student Orientation, or ISO, that takes place a few days before freshman orientation. They then also take … Continue reading An Inside Look at the International Student Experience

How to be a Better Ally in Today’s Disjunct World

By Nina Campli, Assistant Student Life and Arts Editor In the wake of all the political upheaval and the ever decreasing rights of minorities, many students may be wondering what they can do to help in the fight against oppression.  A new organization, The Freedom School Initiative, hopes to help students answer this very question.  Created by Associate Professor of Sociology Kesha Moore, The Freedom … Continue reading How to be a Better Ally in Today’s Disjunct World