Sexual Misconduct Allegations Build in Hollywood

by Brittany Greve Hollywood has recently come into the spotlight, not for a new movie or a recent up-and-coming star, but for an abundance of sexual misconduct allegations against A-listers in the industry. In early October of this year, Harvey Weinstein, a producer known for shaping the American film industry and championing liberal causes, was accused of raping three women and sexually assaulting and harassing … Continue reading Sexual Misconduct Allegations Build in Hollywood

Senate Institutes Sexual Harassment Training for Senators and Staff

by Mel Dikert On Thursday, November 9, a resolution was passed in the Senate that will require senators, their staff and their interns to go through mandatory sexual harassment training. The resolution was passed unanimously and “marks the first real step either chamber has taken to change training rules on sexual harassment for congressional offices,” said CNN. Including the interns in this resolution was “particularly … Continue reading Senate Institutes Sexual Harassment Training for Senators and Staff

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Rodney Gilbert Still Doing the Work

     by Alcides Costa      Whether you saw him in passing with his Gucci loafers and Canadian tuxedo or heard about his illustrious acting and directing classes or productions, you knew that the name Rodney Gilbert carried significant weight around Drew University. With notable quotes such as: “Do the Work” and “Mind. Body. Voice. Soul,” he made his statements so articulate and clear … Continue reading Rodney Gilbert Still Doing the Work

Volunteers Make Maps to Save Lives

by Katelynn Fleming Living in the U.S., where Google Maps can give driving directions to virtually anywhere, it can be hard to imagine that the whole world is not mapped out as thoroughly, but it is true. While a lack of road maps in isolated areas may seem merely inconvenient, it is actually dangerous in the aftermath of natural disasters. For example, according to the … Continue reading Volunteers Make Maps to Save Lives

New Jersey Woman Arrested in Zimbabwe Over Tweet

by Colleen Dabrowski U.S. citizen and New Jersey native Martha O’Donovan was arrested in her home in Harare, Zimbabwe, on the charge of subversion. Prosecutors cite a tweet that O’Donovan shared which featured an image insinuating the 93-year-old President Mugabe of Zimbabwe used a catheter, calling him a “selfish and sick man.” The prosecutors are escalating the accusations against O’Donovan, now claiming she was planning … Continue reading New Jersey Woman Arrested in Zimbabwe Over Tweet

Forest Findings: Fowler’s Toad

by Colleen Dabrowski The Fowler’s Toad, Anaxyrus fowleri, is native to North America and can be found throughout the eastern United States and southeastern Canada. Fowler’s Toads live in a variety of habitats, such as wooded areas, near rivers, streams or ponds, in marshlands and farm lands. According to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Fowler’s Toads are typically inactive during the day and seek cover under … Continue reading Forest Findings: Fowler’s Toad

National Parks: Sequoia National Park

by Maïmouna Kante   In the next series, the Acorn will highlight some of the most beautiful preserved jewels in the U.S. Beautiful sceneries that get an annual visit of 1.2 million. In this issue, we will go to the Sequoia National Park located in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California.   This park is solely comprised of Sequoia trees, among which is the largest … Continue reading National Parks: Sequoia National Park