In Other News: Week of Oct. 4 on campus

Coloring for a Cause

The College Programming Board (CPB) raised money for the Maui Disaster Relief Fund on Oct. 5 by offering coloring pages for $1 each. Programmer Christine Defeo said the cause was agreed upon unanimously by the CPB’s e-board.

Students gathered in Friends Hall for the cause and indulged in a common childhood pastime together. The available designs were rife with pumpkins, ghosts and other cute symbols of the approaching Halloween holiday.

“Halloween is coming up, next week is Oktoberfest, I thought we’d get a little spooky to get in the holiday theme,” Defeo said.

Attendees had their pick of a rainbow’s worth of markers and took their time tapping into their creative potential. Everyone enjoyed each other’s company and the pop music playing in the background.

– Danielle Bongiovanni


Barbie’s Dreamhouse

All of the real-life Barbies and Kens met up in the Pavilion for the Village’s Barbie’s Dreamhouse event on Oct. 6. As attendees entered, they were met with hot pink decorations from bright neon pink lights to the table centerpieces. 

There were plenty of activities for attendees to take part in, with tables set up by campus clubs with a dart board and supplies for making bracelets and lip scrubs. Food was served from local restaurants, such as the Chicken & Rib Crib and Mahwah Pizza & Pasta, and the cotton candy machine was a popular attraction. There were plenty of opportunities to win prizes throughout the night through raffles and bingo games. 

Denisse Gonzalez Ramirez, the Village Student Assistant Resident Director, shared about one of the night’s main events. “We’re doing a fashion show midway through the event, where everyone who dresses up can come onto the stage and show off their outfit,” she said. The two fashionable winners won Ramapo dollars.

– Jessica Hammer


Republican Phone Bank

The College Republicans hosted a phone bank on Oct. 10 to encourage voters to engage in the upcoming election. The group made calls to constituents in support of New Jersey state Sen. Kristin Corrado and other Passaic County Republican candidates. “It is so important that people come out to vote this year. It will likely be a very low-turnout election because it is not a presidential, midterm or gubernatorial year,” President Jake Higuera said in an email. “Every vote matters.”

— Rebecca Gathercole


Featured photo by Danielle Bongiovanni