Stockton alumna Caren Fitzpatrick wins re-election for Atlantic County freeholder (county commissioner)

The recent November elections influenced more than just the presidential election. The past month’s elections also allowed for constituents to vote on their local and county government representatives. Caren Fitzpatrick, a renewed incumbent and Stockton alumna, was one of nine freeholders elected to serve on the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Opinion: Maintaining mental health in a “political vortex”

2020 has been quite the year. It started perfectly normal until one random day in March; our entire lives flipped entirely upside down. Most of us were sent home from school, our jobs, and our everyday lives to spend the next four months inside our homes, just waiting for lockdowns to lift, all because of the COVID-19. The world attempted to return to the way it was before the coronavirus, as governments loosened some restrictions throughout the summer.

LGBT students look for sense of community in 2020

In the year 2020, many Stockton students have faced unprecedented challenges. Some of these issues disproportionately affect LGBTQ+ students, from the looming threat of the coronavirus pandemic, to the lack of social interaction with other Queer students, to anxiety over the current political climate. Now, Stockton’s Queer students are speaking out about the highs and lows of being an LGBTQ+ student in 2020.

Everything you need to know about the NJ plastic ban

New Jersey is currently signing into law what is one of the strictest bans in the United States on single-use plastic bags. The State Assembly and Senate passed the bill on September 24, 2020. It is now awaiting a signature by Governor Murphy, and if all goes as planned, it will be in effect 18 months after being signed into law. It is not clear when the governor will officially sign the bill into law.

Campus center bookstore talks COVID-19 operations

The pandemic has created challenges for many businesses, including the Stockton University bookstore. Specifically, shipping vendors (FedEx, UPS, USPS) were challenged with delays in the face of COVID-19, as there was an extreme increase in online customer purchases. Also, course materials experienced a delay, as publisher warehouse staff also declined.