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Inspiring Others–One Status at a Time

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Scrolling down a Facebook or Instagram newsfeed, one cannot always be sure what to expect. But friends of James McMahon always know they are in for something uplifting when they see his name pop up on their screens. McMahon’s social media profiles are peppered with inspirational quotes from historical figures ranging from […]

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The "Good Works" of One MU Student

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Ordinary college students search for the awards and scholarships that they want to apply for and complete pages upon pages of applications with their fingers crossed. But every once in a while, when a truly extraordinary student comes around, it is the professors and coaches who clamor to apply the student themselves. That was exactly […]

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Will Paris Attacks Impact Tourism?

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–For centuries, Paris has captivated travelers, dreamers full of wanderlust, and unapologetic tourists alike. Even disregarding the ubiquitous “top world destinations” lists by TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet that the City of Light has earned spots on for decades, simply asking someone for a list of cities they would like to visit usually yields an answer with “Paris” […]

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American Reporters Not Totally Free on World Press Freedom Day

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ–May 3 marks the United Nation’s annual World Press Freedom Day, which according to UNESCO is dedicated to reminding governments of their commitment to press freedom. The idea of “press freedom violations” typically calls to mind the plight of journalists in countries that are less developed half-way across the globe, but these […]

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Melodies by the Sea: Music and Food for a Good Cause

On Thursday, April 9, Monmouth’s very own Shadow Lawn will be transformed into an outdoor concert for students and faculty from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The three-hour event, called Melodies by the Sea, is the inaugural of what is set to be an annual fundraiser for a local nonprofit, Mary’s Place by the Sea.

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#TheDress Up of Domestic Violence

A week after a simple dress had people around the world sharing whether they see black and blue or white and gold, a new Salvation Army ad featuring the viral frock has people from both camps seeing the light. On March 6, the South African branch of the international charity organization released the first of a two-part ad campaign to raise awareness for domestic violence.

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"Forbidden Art" No Longer Forbidden

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – The visitor’s lobby of the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan has been housing secrets since January 21.  More specifically, this date marked the opening of Forbidden Art, a special exhibit featuring works of art covertly made by prisoners in the notorious German Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during World War […]