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issue 01

April 2018

Stockton Univeristy A modern college magazine



NEW CAMPUS? MORE COURSES Come Fall of 2018, there will be a new campus in Atlantic City. With the upcoming expansion of Stockton University, students will now have the chance to pursue a change in scenery for their studies. Students who take courses at this campus location will be offered more than one-hundred courses. In addition, those of who have been overwhelmed with parking will now have the opportunity to park in parking garages that will have more than five-hundred students spaces for their beachfront housing. “I did not know about a new campus opening, this is great news to me because I live closer to the Atlantic city area so it will make my commute a lot easier and I am happy that the parking situation may be much better now come Fall.” Junior, Alondra Gammara said. Students who decide to live in the beachfront apartments on the Atlantic City campus, will be able to cook in their apartments or dine in on campus. Although these attributes are similar to the main campus location, Atlantic City offers a different experience for the average Stockton Student. Where the main campus offers a quiet environment surrounded by nature, the Atlantic City campus offers an urban social atmosphere. There will be so much to do inside and outside of campus such as walking the Boardwalk, hanging out at beach, and exploring the casinos if you are twenty-one or over.

The Atlantic City campus will offer a wide-range of courses, internships, service-learning, and student engagement programs. Furthermore, courses will not be limited to selective majors. Whether you are performing arts, hospitality, or an accounting major, there will be classes available to you on this campus. In any instance there is a class you have to take that is not offered at this location, but the main campus instead, Stockton will have its new and improved shuttle service system. “It was always frustrating for me when I wanted to sign up for a course and I couldn’t because it got easily filled, this will make things a lot easier because there will be more course options.” Freshman, Alaina Rush said. The Atlantic City campus will offer new courses in addition to new opportunities for all Stockton students applying to attend. Come Fall 2018, the Atlantic City Campus will be making its debut.

Stockton Selling Seaview     Stockton University has just announced that one of their campuses, Seaview resort, will no longer be in their position by the end of this decade after nearly ten years of being part of Stockton’s residence. According to Stockton University’s president, Harvey Kesselman, the reason they are selling this resort is due to a combination of the opening of the new campus in Atlantic City and the constantly high expense of maintaining Seaview. So as a result, It was solely in the best interest of Stockton’s management that Seaview be sold to ease the financial stress of the university. Thus the new beachfront housing for 533 students at the new Atlantic City campus will serve as its spiritual replacement.      Now President Harvey Kesselman has stated that the name of the potential buyer and the sale price will not be released until the sale is completed. Meaning that they haven’t found a buyer yet, though it has been speculated that they will find one with in the year due to the high value of the property. Many of the 267 students that are living at Seaview are a bit saddened by this, especially since it was were students who are having trouble finding residence in Stockton’s standard campuses often go to as a last resort. It is a very enjoyable last resort for them too, with their gulf club, fancy rooms that many celebrities have visited, and their peaceful view of the Atlantic City shoreline. Parting will truly be sweet sorrow once the purchase is complete.


STOCKTON VISITS FOX 29       On Friday, March 2nd, some of Stockton University’s Communication Studies students headed to Philadelphia for a day trip to Fox 29 studios. The students were able to take a tour of the studios, see some behind the scenes action, and be a part of a live studio audience for Phillybased talk show, The Q, with host Quincy Harris. It was an experience for students studying media studies, production, or any concentration in communication studies and a great opportunity for students to get to know each other.          The students started the day off early and made their way to Philadelphia, via bus. Once there the students toured the studio, filled seats and the floor director prepared the crowd for when the show was on air. After the show ended, Host Quincy Harris and FOX 29’s News Director, Jim Driscoll, spoke to the students and gave them some advice that they can take along with them on their future endeavors. The students then proceeded to take a tour of the rest of the studio, led by the interns, allowing the students to observe the interns on the job. The students were able to see behind the scenes of FOX 29 Studios and how it functions. 


        The students were accompanied by adjunct faculty member, Professor Toby Rosenthal. Professor Rosenthal teaches the Media Aesthetics course as well as the Ethnicity Through Film course at Stockton. When asked about her experience with students on this trip, she stated, “I’m proud of our inaugural spring trip to Fox 29 in Philadelphia. Being part of a studio show at a television station in the 4th largest market in the country was a huge opportunity for our students. Receiving behind the scenes access to the station’s news department and technical facilities provided amazing insight into the operations of a network-owned major market station.” 

Stockton Men’s Basketball: Season is Never Over

“The better the players get, the more the team improves.”


Despite the basketball season being over, the players are still working on their game rather than going out and partying every day. The players set expectations high for one another for the following year. Every Monday and Wednesday, at three in the afternoon, the players lift for an hour. They can choose whether they play pick up after or not. Most of them, if not all of them, do. “Players are made in the offseason,” coach Scott Bittner explains, “the better the players get, the more the team improves.” The Stockton Ospreys strive to improve from what they were last year, finishing with a record of 15-10. Not only did they not meet expectations, but they didn’t make the playoffs. The team did face difficult challenges, ranging from injuries and players not being able to play. The coaches were always out scouting, to see who would fit perfectly with their style of play. Coaches don’t always go for someone who scores 30 a game, they tend to go for someone who plays hard on both ends and someone who stands out. The off-season is the time where players are made, seeing if they have improved. If the players want to see improvement from the team, then they should take the off-season as an important time. 

SSTV: AN UNDERRATED CLUB THAT OFFERS A LOT FOR STUDENTS   At Stockton University, there are many great clubs and organizations to join. There is a variety for any and all majors. One club, in particular, that offers a lot to people, whether if they are a Communication Major or not, is Stockton Student TV. They are a club made to create programming for Stockton Students covering news about the school or events ran by the school. Students are also able to work on their own personal projects. They allow students to rent equipment to work on those projects, as well. This club is a great opportunity for students to learn more about film and TV production. 

      After speaking with Jackson Boisvert, a freshman at Stockton and member of SSTV, he stated, “ I joined SSTV because I’m interested in doing something TV related when I’m older and I enjoy doing on camera productions. Plus I really wanted to get involved with something communications related as a freshman.” Jackson spoke about a project him and fellow classmate, Colton Van Cleave, started in the Fall 2017 semester, called “The Nest”, which is a weekly news show in which Jackson and Colton cover Stockton events. This project was their idea as well, which SSTV helped execute by providing equipment and support. Jackson also said “If you’re interested in getting involved with the communication program here at Stockton, or you’re interested in film or camera work or even editing, you can find something to do in SSTV.”       Jackson is a great example of finding this opportunity, and now he has began his resume building thanks to SSTV. The club offers a lot to students and if interested in joining, check out their studio on the second floor of the campus center! This club would be great for any student O Minvolved. ADIC | 24 at Stockton, and it is never too late toNget

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE      Stockton University held an event March 20th at the campus center theater that featured a program centered around the horrifying experiences of those Africans ripped from their homes to be sold in the transatlantic slave trade. The program was presented by Dr. Janice Joseph and featured the perspectives of  Dr. Kameika Murphy and Dr. Raz Segal. The presentation was offered free and without need of tickets to the Stockton community as a way of raising awareness of people who have suffered in the past and of those who continue to suffer today because of expulsion and slavery.


The presentation featured clips from HBO's documentary, "Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives," where the experiences of slaves are offered with gruesome details. Emotional experiences and physical abuse, as well as day-to-day life for the average slave are all outlined in the documentary. To enhance the impact that the documentary had on the audience faces and names were given so the viewer could connect with the stories of those who have passed on. Between each of the experiences shown, Dr. Murphy and Dr. Segal gave an in depth perspective on the circumstances that the slaves had to endure. The presentation served as an eye opener for those who were not too familiar with the gruesome details of the events of the slave trade. It is one thing to learn and memorize the facts in school, and it is another to see and hear the most detailed accounts of experiences of those who were enslaved. Chelsea Aquino, a student of Dr. Segal, stated, "It was something that made me very uncomfortable. But I guess that was the point, it wasn't meant to be something that was going to make you feel good." The presentation was an open analysis of the working of the transatlantic slave trade, the treatment of the enslaved people, and how it has affected society in its long-term effects.

For the first time on May 7th, Stockton University will be joining over 160 universities in hosting the Lavender Pinning Ceremony. Laurie Dutton, Director of the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Center and member of the Lavender Graduation Committee, detailed what the event is, “The Lavender Pinning Ceremony is based on the Human Rights Campaign, Lavender Graduation that is done by a number of schools. It is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally students, and to acknowledge their contribution to the university.”        While this is a first at Stockton, the origins of this ceremony dates back to 1995. The first Lavender Graduation Ceremony was pioneered by Dr. Ronni Sanlo, a Jewish Lesbian. She was denied the ability to attend the graduations of her own biological children, because of her sexual orientation. Dutton added, “It was from that experience that she came to understand the pain felt by her students”. This, plus encouragement from the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan, lead to Dr. Sanlo creating the first Ceremony, involving three graduates at the University of Michigan. “The reason why it is lavender is that it is a combination of blue and pink, so the middle ground is lavender” Dutton detailed. Lavender has always been a significant color to LGBTQ history, dating back to Nazi Germany, where gay men were forced to wear pink triangles in concentration camps, and lesbians had to wear black triangles as political prisoners.

    When asked about the significance of bringing the event to Stockton, Dutton detailed the impact she hopes this will make. “I think it’s needed, I don’t think we do enough to acknowledge the LGBT students here on campus” Dutton commented, adding “we can always do more”. Last year, Stockton answered a survey called the Campus Pride Index, receiving a 3.5 out of 5 stars on it. Discussing the score and results, Dutton went on to say, “First time around, it’s not too bad, and it answers how we take care of LGBT students regarding residential life and the missions, wellness, and counseling. When we received the feedback one of the things we saw we can make better is in the field of academics and recognizing our LGBT students.” To participate in this ceremony, you only have to be LGBT or an ally. “It’s really just a way to honor and acknowledge our LGBT students and allies” Dutton stated, going on to describe the reasoning of the pin. “The reason why we choose a pin instead of a lavender cord is for a couple of reasons, one being that the cord falls more under like an academic type program, and that not what this is. This is really something under Academic Affairs. The pin, you can come back to Stockton events and where it proudly.” Dutton states.


Stockton magazine 2018  

Adaptive AC first issue publication.

Stockton magazine 2018  

Adaptive AC first issue publication.