Tag: Diversity

Someone Great perfectly encapsulates growing up

Photo courtesy of Richard Sandoval, Wikipedia Netflix’s newest original film “Someone Great” was released on the platform last Friday. This movie, while advertised as the average rom-com, was much richer in plotline and included a much-needed diverse cast. The movie follows the story of Jenny (Gina Rodriguez), a music journalist […]

The Village depicts real-life struggles of Brooklynites

Photo courtesy of Jcchoi, Wikipedia NBC premiered their new scripted drama, “The Village” a few weeks ago on March 19. The series is a mix of “This Is Us” and “A Million Little Things” as it centers on an apartment building in Brooklyn, depicting real life struggles of the tenants. […]

Intercultural dinner held to celebrate all cultures

Photo by Erica Meline There are many things to celebrate as the year comes to a close, and at Ramapo College, students united to celebrate their different cultures and backgrounds. The College’s Muslim Student Association held an Intercultural Dinner in Friends Hall last Thursday to mark the end of the […]

Latin@ Heritage Month celebrates in closing ceremony

Photo by Isaiah McCall The Latin-pop anthem “Despacito” rocked the speakers in Friends Hall this past Monday, Oct. 15 as students and faculty trickled into the area to celebrate the last day of Latin@ Heritage Month. Students from a multitude of cultures and backgrounds celebrated the event by enjoying a […]

Mercer fields complaints at State of the College

Photo by Amanda Karp The 27th State of the College address held this Wednesday revealed long simmering tensions between students, staff and the administration. Students in the Black Student Union and others sat in the audience in silent protest, holding signs which read, “Ramapo recruits us then forgets us” and, […]

Ramapo kicks off month of education for October

Photo by Erica Meline For most people, October is a month that they associate with spooky goblins and ghouls, or pumpkin spiced drinks and dishes. At Ramapo College, however, the month of October is a time to celebrate diversity and acceptance. The College, therefore, took the first of October to […]

CPB’s Food Fest showcases countries around the world

Photo courtesy of Kevin Rheese, Flickr The College Programming Board hosted their annual Cultural Food Fest in Friends Hall on Friday night, presenting a wide array of foods representative of Mexico, China, India, Greece and Italy.  “People seemed very excited to try cultural foods from around the area,” said sophomore […]

New SGA secretaries seek to enact change on campus

Photo by Hope Patti The second of two new cabinet positions created by SGA President Stephan Lally in the spring semester was filled last week, as student Aina Yudav was appointed secretary of sustainability by senate vote. Yudav follows secretary of diversity and inclusion Kate Bahaj, a junior appointed to […]

EOF Creates New Initiative to Improve Retention Rate

Photo courtesy of EOF In response to declining retention rates, Ramapo College’s Educational Opportunity Fund, also known as EOF, is concentrating its efforts on programs that address the academic, financial and campus climate concerns that impact a student’s decisions to drop out of school. “These are first generation college students […]