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DECEMBER  2011

observer THE  OFFICIAL  STUDENT  NEWSPAPER  OF  ESSEX  COUNTY  COLLEGE

SINCE  1968

THE  STUDENT  VOICE

ECC  World  AIDS  Week   Rings  The  Alarm  

Stigma  and  Complacency  to  Blame  for  HIV  Spread

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PHOTO  CREDIT:  WINTELLA  POWELL

Dr.  Chris  T.  Pernell  leads  the  panel  discussion  on  AIDS  at  ECC.

Essex  County  Job  Fair

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IN THIS

ISSUE

EDITORIAL Moving  Forward  and  Connecting  The   Dots...p.4

OPINION Without  Limits,  All  Dimensions...p.5

REVIEWS

SPORTS

A  Review  of  “Crank”  by  Ellen  Hopkins...p.7 Meet  the  New  Women’s  Soccer  Coach...p.8

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PHOTO  CREDIT:  WINTELLA  POWELL Panelists  included  Marie-­Danielle  Attis  and  Gary  Paul  Wright.

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The  department  is  staffed  by  an   outstanding  group  of   dedicated  and  deeply  caring   professionals.

The  “Potentialist”  Dion  Jordan

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DECEMBER  2011

OPINION Letter  to  the  Editor

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arts New  Year  Horoscopes By  Salomao  Becker

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DECEMBER  2011

arts MUSIC  REVIEW Talk  That  Talk By  Robert  Colon

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sports Meet  the  New  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Soccer  Coach By  Chelsea  Wegman

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